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Weekly Update: Jan 30

Good morning everyone!

Hope you all had a great racing weekend. We have lots going on this week so please pay special attention to this week’s weekly update.

Monday, Jan 30: Appleby Racing (SL full gates): Heidi, Jacob & Tyler to meet each other at the gate cabana at 4pm. Please set on our regular race lane: SL full gates, banner and 2 nets at bottom. There is no high school racing this evening, so please tear down after their regular training time 5:30-6:30pm.

Tuesday, Jan 31: TNT. Pending snow condition, please set GS on race lane with 2 nets and tower net & SL full gates on old t-bar lane with banner, no nets but make sure that the course ends before the banner at bottom. Evaluations due to Will P at beginning of the night, He will re-distribute at the end so you can hand out to racers.

Wednesday, Feb 1: Same set-up as Tuesday’s TNT. Racer evaluations due to Emilie at beginning of the night- they will be handed back to you at the end of the night for distribution to your racers.

Thursday, Feb 2: Same set-up as Tuesday’s TNT and Wednesday training except for Full gate SL on old t-bar lane, please set stubbie SL. Is anyone available to come out and help with set-up crew this day? please email me asap! thanks! Racer evaluations due to Kent/Emilie at the beginning of the night- we will hand them back to you at the end for distribution to your racers.

Friday, Feb 3: K2 & J training day at Moonstone- GS. Coaches confirmed so far: Rick & anyone else wanting to work, please email me. Do note that the preference for coaching will be awarded to coaches who coach K2 and J first.

Saturday, Feb 4: JHL race #1- DD group will be fore-running. Teams training at home will be free skiing in the morning during the race and training in gates in the afternoon.

Sunday, Feb 5: Away Training day to Moonstone for racers not attending All stars: includes Snowboard, Freestyle, K2 and J racers: coaches confirmed: Kent, Heidi, Tyler, Dylan, Hans? and Dave? Please note that MHRC will be absorbing the cost for tickets and lane space for this training day.

Hosting J ALL stars: so far coaches confirmed: Rick, Meghan, Will, Emilie. if anyone else is available to work this day, let me know- I’ll be sending an email to the coaches working with a timeline for the day’s events.

And that is all, so like I mentioned, we have lots on the go this week! A reminder that when you are getting your shift covered due to a coaching conflict or other, you must email myself letting me know of the switch- thanks.

If you have any questions. let me know!

thanks

em

Weekly Update- Jan 23rd

Good afternoon everyone!

My apologies with the delay in getting this weekly update out! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for week 3 of programs?! I have a few items to bring to your attention this week but first things first, here’s a rough outline of what this week has in stores for us:

Mon: Freestyle and snowboard development team

Tue: Adult Houseleague and Masters; we have a timing night on our schedule and we will go ahead with this plan for now. I would like to use the brower timing system and simply count this a timed training night. We will set GS Full gates on race hill (outside of the tower). Depending on conditions, we can see about setting a second course for training, but with today’s rain, I am worried about snow depth. Tuesday night certifying folks & apprentices… please meet Kent for 7pm unless you are running the session, then meet him for 6:30pm in clubhouse.

Wed: Tyler is in charge of the set as it is his night to run a session- he will be setting GS panels on OLD T-Bar Lane. Please set 2 nets for the finish area. If snow allows, I would also like to set another GS course on Boomerang since all teams are racing GS this weekend.

Thur: Snowboard race team will train. Martin will be setting for the K1s as it is his night to set, he will be setting a pannelled SL course down our normal race lane. We will also be setting a FUll gate SL course for the K1 groups who are training this so do prepare your groups for full SL gear if applicable.

Fri: extra training. Stubbie SL and full gate SL training. Please push with K1 parents who need to get their kids feeling more comfortable with training full gate SL courses.

Sat: all teams are away. JHL will be spirit day. an email to come from me

Sun: all ski teams away. Snowboard race team away. Freestyle at home.

A few other details:

  • A reminder that as an employee, if you are unsure about something relating to your employment or have a question, please inquire with your evening supervisor or myself. I ask that all coaches take responsibility for their own employment. Although as supervisors, we want to provide great customer service, we will no longer be answering about coaching and employment questions through the employee’s parents.
  • Hours are due this week. Please make sure to complete hours for the pay period ending this week.
  • Coaching conflicts: I know some of you will have conflicts for the Feb 4th and 11th weekend, please refer back to the contact list I sent you at the beginning of the season and contact coaches who are NOT normally coaching on these days to fill in for you. A few suggestions: Scott, Mike B, Danielle, Heidi, Meghan, etc….and any K2 and J coaches who normally would be free on a Sat.
  • Great job making Smurf Day fun folks! thanks for keeping in with the smurf spirit!
  • All stars- as some of you may know already; We will be hosting All stars this season again and will need all hands on deck. Please email me or let me know in person if you are available on Feb 5th and can come out to help. I will be blogging about coaching arrangements and team training for this day once plans have been finalized.
  • Mid – season is upon us. Evals are due next week. I will be posting today or tomorrow more details around mid season racer evaluations.
  • Supervisors will also be completing coach evaluations this week and next and you will be asked to meet and sit down with a supervisor to go over your evaluation shortly.

As always, if you have any questions, please ask! Have  a good week everyone!

emilie

 

Interested in extra hours?

Hope everyone has had a great start to 2012! I am still looking for another person interested in working set-up crew on wednesday nights from 4:30-6:30pm.. anyone interested?

Second, if you have not yet emailed me and you are interested in working Monday nights HS, please let me know, sorry if I have experiencing short term memory on this one, so far I have the following people:
– Katie A, Harrison L, Chris D, Graeme M, Heidi H.

I probably need another 2-3 extra coaches. Remember, the commitment is only for 4 Monday nights from 6:30-9:30pm.

Thanks!

emilie

 

Weekly Update & Ski swap volunteering?

Hello coaches!

A few updates for this week:

1. Dryland begins this Sunday 10am. Please join us if you are keen in getting in shape for the ski season!

2. Make sure to have looked at the important dates on the calendar for training, etc… on the BLOG. do let me know if you have any conflicts.

3. A few of you have been emailing me re: Stratton trip; I promise that I will provide details as soon as I have them! I hope that we can nail down details this week so we can promote registration at dry land.

4. If you have not yet paid your dues, please do so asap. A reminder that everyone MUST complete educational and risk management credits in order to be licensed for the season. A reminder that it is NOT enough to just pay your dues, you must also complete these credits in order to be ensured as a coach for the ski season. For those of you signing up for your CSCF level 1 coaching course, your membership dues and your licensing requirements are included in the fee of the course for the 1st season- you will have to worry about this next season!

5. I highly encourage you all to register for the RaceLINE articles if you have not yet done so. This is a great way to stay updated on what is happening at a high level in AOA.

6. Coaches’s Conference is happening on Fri October 28 & 29. We would like to ensure that we have a good MHRC representation at this conference so do please take a look at your schedule and see if you can attend. Please send me an email if you plan on attending so I know who will be there from our club.

7. Planning on attending a coaching course this season? If so, please send me an email letting me know when you think you will be attending and which course you are interested in… a reminder that the club does reserve some funds for dedicated and senior coaches who wish to continue their professional development.

8. Prospective apprentices- please ensure that you have submitted your resume and cover letter to me via email along with your interest to apprentice for the 2011-12 season. Please do take a look at the required dates for training on the calendar in “important dates”. do let me know if there are any conflicts.

9. Our ski swap is fast approaching and as you know, we are always looking for some wonderful and keen volunteers like yourselves! so please read the info below and email the correct person if you are interested in volunteering:
For those of you who haven’t experienced this event…. the MHRC Swap is the
2nd largest in Ontario….. run by volunteers from our club, Glen Eden staff
and our partners (Corbett’s and McMaster Sports). It is our largest
fund-raising activity; without it our program fees would increase
significantly.

I ask that you look at the duties and work-shifts below…. choose
something that suits you and contact Erin  by e-mail at
erin.horniak@sympatico.ca

We will offer training on Thursday evening for those of you who have not
participated before.

Thanks in advance for your support.

SWAP Coordinator

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3rd – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FACILITY SET-UP

CHECK-IN TRAINING

CASHIER TRAINING

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4th – 9 am to 5 pm

SET-UP

EQUIPMENT CHECK-IN

COMPUTER CHECK-IN

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4th – 5 pm to 10 pm

EQUIPMENT CHECK-IN

EQUIPMENT RUNNERS

COMPUTER CHECK-IN

CASHIERS

SECURITY

FLOOR SALES

SNACK BAR

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th – 9 am to 1 pm

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th – 1 pm to 5 pm

EQUIPMENT CHECK-IN

COMPUTER CHECK-IN

CASHIERS

SECURITY

FLOOR SALES

SNACK BAR

BBQ TEAM

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th – 9 am to 3 pm

CASHIERS

FLOOR SALES

SECURITY

SNACK BAR

BBQ TEAM

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th – 3 pm to 6 pm

TEAR DOWN

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th – 6 pm to 8 pm

CASH OUT

EQUIPMENT RETURN

CLEAN UP

That is all for now

I will be back with some more updates shortly so do make sure that you are checking in the blog on a daily basis as I will be increasing my posting frequency from now on! Also, if you have not already done so, you can “subscribe to the blog” which means that you will receive an email alert every time a new post has been published- this way you can stay updated ALL the time!

thanks everyone and looking forward to seeing many of you at the hill soon!

emilie

 

Update, start of week 4

Hi everyone

Congrats again on a job well done to all the MHRC teams this weekend- we again achieved some pretty amazing results! Hats off to coaches and athletes for doing such a great job! Keep it up guys. So we are hitting the mid point- this is usually when we start getting tired and start “slacking off” so let’s keep up the momentum. Please continue to email your coordinators/managers your start list way ahead of time (i.e. latest on Monday evening of the week before) to spare them the energy and effort of going after you. Continue to keep your teams informed of what equipment to bring for training during the week as well as details for the weekend’s race. A reminder, that evals are due this week, they MUST be looked at by your team leader before being handed out (NG- Kent, K1- Brook, K2-Ian and J- Rick). If you need help with these, look at my previous post for more info.

Here’s this week’s udpate:

Monday night (tonight)- Appleby College Training (Ian, Scott & Connor?)- Full SL course from 5-7pm on race hill. Coaches interested in some extra training, please meet me on snow for 7pm at the top of the race course for re-set and please stick around until the end to help with teardown.

Tuesday night- TNT- Full gate SL on old T-Bar Lane and GS full gate on Race hill, set-up crew- Ian, Kyle and Scott?

Wednesday night- K2/J Training- SL and GS full course on race hill

Thursday night- K1/NG Training- 2 hills- GS on Boomerang (FULL Gate) & PAN SL and stubbie SL on race hill (2 HILLS)- set-up crew Chloe, Tyler + Scott?

Friday– away training- SL for K2/J. If you are registered please meet at the chalet at the base of Moonstone for 8:30am. we need to arrange lift tickets, etc… Training will wrap-up around 3pm. Coaches are myself, Rick and Ian.

Saturday- the only groups home is JHL- coaches and apprentices meet Will and I at the gate cabana for 8:30am for set-up. We will also set full gate SL for JHL coaches and apprentices interested in some extra gate training:)

Sunday– White team is home and we are hosting a K2 GS for group 7- if you are available and would like to come and volunteer yourself to gate keep that day, we would really appreciate it as we are low on helpers with all other teams away racing.

That’s all folks and to wrap-up; I leave you with Developing GS turn technique using S Turns that Rick sent us, enjoy.  Oh and a gentle reminder that I will be entering payroll tomorrow evening so please make sure it is all in for the past 2 weeks of pay! thanks!

Schedules are IN

Please check the “docs to go” section for the current and most updated AOSD league schedule. If you have any questions or concerns let me know. If you need suggestion of coaches to contact for coverage if you have conflicts, let me know and I’d be happy to help. Reminder that when you ask someone to cover for you, you should be sending myself and your team leader an email so we are aware of the switch-a-roo and please also indicate under the “notes” section when filling out hours.

Friday training- are you available?

Make sure you take a look at the calendar for 2010-2011 in the “docs to go” section of the blog. Take a look at the Friday training schedule and let me know if you are available for some… I am currently looking for another body for this coming Friday- NG and K1 SSL training at GE. please reply back here if you are available and interested!

cheers