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Program start dates 2013 season

Hi Team,

Below is the post I recently made on the parents blog at http://mhrcinfo.wordpress.com and thought some of you might find it helpful:

Program Start Dates 2013 season

02JAN

Happy new year!

Hope everyone enjoyed their first day of 2013! I received a few questions about program start dates so I thought I would put together a BLOG post with the information you need for the start of the season.

Please read below the details by age group:

Junior Houseleague: Your program starts this Saturday, January 5th at 9:30am. Program runs for 8 weeks from 9:30am-12:30pm. Please make sure that you are in the clubhouse by 9am as you will need to review the team lists and find your team and coach.  If you have not yet done so, please review the schedule in the “2013 schedule tab” of the blog where the practice and 2 fun races are scheduled in. A reminder for those slotted in for assessments on January 4th, to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your assessment- we will all meet in the clubhouse.

U10/U12: Your program starts this Saturday, January 5th and will run for 8 weeks, Saturdays from 9am-3pm and Thursday nights from 7-9pm. Please make sure that you check the schedule in the “2013 schedule” tab of the blog if you are a part of a travelling team to know when you have a race. A reminder that when a race is scheduled for a weekend-day that is different than your scheduled training day, your training will be cancelled in lieu of your race… in other words, you will only be training or racing one day/weekend. A reminder to check the U10/U12 tab for your training group leader message. As your first race is a paneled slalom, we will be training just that on Saturday.

U14: Your program starts this Sunday, January 6th and will run for 8 weeks, Sundays from 9am-3pm and Thursday nights from 7-9pm. Please make sure that you check the schedule in the “2013 schedule” tab of the blog if you are a part of a travelling team to know when you have a race. A reminder that when a race is scheduled for a weekend-day that is different than your scheduled training day, your training will be cancelled in lieu of your race… in other words, you will only be training or racing one day/weekend. A reminder to check the “U14” tab of the BLOG for a message from our training group leader. You will be training SL this Saturday as your first race is paneled SL.

U16: Your program starts this Sunday, January 6th and will run for 8 weeks, Sundays from 9am-3pm and Wednesday nights from 7-9pm. Please make sure that you check the schedule in the “2013 schedule” tab of the blog if you are a part of a travelling team to know when you have a race. A reminder that when a race is scheduled for a weekend-day that is different than your scheduled training day, your training will be cancelled in lieu of your race… in other words, you will only be training or racing one day/weekend. A reminder to check the “U16” tab of the BLOG for a message from our training group leader. You will be training SL this Saturday as your first race is SL.

U18: Your program starts this Sunday, January 6th and will run for 8 weeks, Sundays from 9am-3pm and Wednesday nights from 7-9pm. Please make sure that you check the schedule in the “2013 schedule” tab of the blog if you are a part of a travelling team to know when you have a race. A reminder that when a race is scheduled for a weekend-day that is different than your scheduled training day, your training will be cancelled in lieu of your race… in other words, you will only be training or racing one day/weekend. A reminder to check the “U18” tab of the BLOG for a message from our training group leader. On Sunday, you have a race scheduled for ALPINE, more details to come from your training group coordinator and manager.

Tuesday Nights Adults: Your program starts this Tuesday, January 8th and will run for 8 weeks from 7:30-9:30pm. Please meet at 7:15pm in front of the clubhouse where groups will be split this Tuesday. Please refer to the “2013 schedules” as your schedule will be posted shortly.

Snowboard Development/Race: Your program starts this Sunday, January 6th and will run for 9 weeks, Sundays from 9am-3pm and Thursdays from 7-9pm. Please make sure to check the “2013 schedules” tab for your updated racing schedule. A reminder that when a race is scheduled for a weekend-day that is different than your scheduled training day, your training will be cancelled in lieu of your race… in other words, you will only be training or racing one day/weekend. A reminder to check the “SBX” tab of the BLOG for a message from our training group leader.

I hope that the above update has been helpful. Do not hesitate to send comments and questions directly to us via the blog or through email.

Your Head Coach

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let me know if you have any questions about the start of your program

emilie

 

Mileage Due on Feb 29th, 2012 latest

Hi everyone,

It is end of season and it is that time to send in your mileage for the season. Milton Heights will reimburse coaches who drove to their team’s race. A reminder that we will pay $0.40/KM and that you must fill out the form attached here –> (Expenses 2010-2011 blank) and send it back to me via email by the due date.  Please download the file and “save as” – enter your information and send it back to me. Do note that NO mileage forms will be accepted after Feb 29th, 2012.  If you have any questions, let me know

Thanks for your attention to this matter and your adherence to the due date. A reminder that mileage cheques will be handed out at the banquet on March 31st, 2012.

Have a good night everyone

emilie

 

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

Age Category Change for 2012-13 season

Hi Coaches,

I know some of you are aware of this change while for others, this will be brand new information so I thought I would spend some time to explain this.

You may have noticed that ski leagues/categories and age splits were unique to our sport. Recent efforts have been made from coaches all over the world (different sports and different levels) to bring all sports in line with the same categories and age splits. The idea behind this switch is that we can focus on the individual levels by adapting their learnings to fit their developmental stage. For those of you involved in other sports like soccer, hockey, etc… you will notice similarity with what we will be adopting in the skiing world for the 2012-13 season. To see what the age category chart will look like, visit this link: http://www.alpineontario.ca/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=kYoNTcTgWYg%3d&tabid=66&mid=428

What does this mean?

Good question! Well this fancy chart can translate to the following in MHRC vocabulary:

  • Dynamite developments- Under 10 years old
  • Nancy Greene- Under 12 years old
  • K1- Under 14 years old
  • K2- Under 16 years old
  • J- Under 18 years old

Furthermore, let’s use the example of a 10 year old racer who technically without this change would be moving up to K1 next season…. because of the age change, he/she will remain in NG for one more season (under 12) before moving up to K1.  Makes sense?

All and all, anything to make things more uniform accross the board is a positive thing! Our jobs as coaches is to educate parents and racers about this positive change so that they don’t become frustrated about their “delayed” graduation to the next level. If anyone has any questions around this change or would like more information; do not hesitate to ask me. A communication will be going out to our families shortly but I wantes you guys (our leaders) to know about it first!

That’s all for now! Have a good day and let’s all pray for some cold weather! 

 

Weekly Update: Jan 9

Good afternoon coaches!

Hope everyone has had a good weekend and a great start to their week. I wanted to give you a all an update of what this week will look like. As you all know, Glen Eden is making all the efforst in the world to make snow at every opportunity that they get…based on snow availability- we will be training on one lane all week:

Monday- Jan 9–> Make sure you have submitted your hours online by end of day today. Highschool Racing Coaches- meet Emilie in the clubhouse at 6:30pm. Tonight we will be doing a ski off with the athletes and placing them in their appropriate groups- you will be free-skiing with your groups and working on ski improvement. No gates this week. Next week will be GS gates for them. There will also be a small freestyle group and the Snowboard development team in the clubhouse starting their training this evening!

Tuesday, Jan 10–> TNT night #1. Jeff will be coaching for Heidi, Tyler, Danielle, John, Rick and Will. Meet in the clubhouse for 6:30pm for a quick meeting. We will be setting a full gate GS in the outside of the tower and a stubbie SL (with lots of room) in the inside. Coaches that have signed up for the Tuesday night certifying session are to meet Kent in the clubhouse for 6:30pm.

Wednesday, Jan 11–> K2 and J teams will all be training SL. Jeff is heading up the session for this week. All coaches to meet Jeff in front of the clubhouse for 6:30pm with skis on.

Thursday, Jan 12–> NG & K1 guys- Brook will be running the session, meet Brook and Kent and I outside the clubhouse at 6:30pm with skis on. Snowboard Race Team kicks off their training this night also. Courses for the young skiers will be stubbie SL for K1’s and pannelled SL for NG’s.

Friday, Jan 13–> Friday Training for NG and K1, discipline is Super SL. I am still looking for another coach if someone is available, please contact me asap.

Saturday, Jan 14–> JHL #2. JHL coaches, please meet myself for your session at 8:30am in front of clubhouse. all teams that are at home will be training SL. All  league coaches and apprentices, please be on snow for 7:30am.

Sunday, Jan 15th–> Hosting SL for J White Team.- all league coaches on snow for 7:30am. All teams at home will be training SL in the afternoon. Thanks to Meghan and Chloe who expressed interest in helping out with the race- much appreciated!

Other business

As you all are probably aware, this week kicks off lessons for the snow school and this means that the hill will be a little busier, please use the start of the evening to remind your racers of some hill etiquette:

– making groups of 3 or 4 before lining up for the chairlift

-no horseplay in the lift lines

– in order to use the ski school line, your racers must be with a coach, no exceptions will be made for this. If you would like to have your racers cycle through fast, I encourage you to instruct them to make use of the single line.

Please also, think about where you are stopping on the hill and try your best to keep your group in one condensed line or cluster off to the side. Thank you to everyone for a great first weekend and looking forward to seeing you all on snow this week!

emilie

 

Coach Assignments

Good morning coaches!

Something that Will, Kent and I wanted to implement this season was an opportunity for “ALL” coaches to set and run a session during the 8-week program. I have completed a tentative schedule for league coaches for Wednesday and Thursday evenings, please read: Coach setting assignment 2012- updated Jan 2, 2012.

Let me explain further:

1. Set-up crew works from 4:30-6:30pm to set-up the banner, netting, etc…

2. Coaches who’s name appears for that night will be responsible for:

– Sending me via email your lesson plans (including the set you will be doing) by the due date indicated in the attached file above. Please make sure that you chat with all the other coaches training that night and incorporate their training needs into your plan.

– Coming at least 1/2 an hour early (6pm) to set the course with the help of the set-up crew.

– Run an on-snow session with all the coaches from 6:30-7:00pm where you will be explaining the focus for the evening and where your set fits in.

– Responsible for running a debrief session at the end of the night (9:30-9:45pm) in the clubhouse while folks change to head home. Please cover how your plan was executed, its success, comments on how teams and coaches were doing with the set… any changes you made or would have made throughout the night, etc…

And that is all.

Pretty simple right? This way, everyone has the opportunity to set and run a session which will help with your coach development. If you need any help with developping your lesson, please make use of the reference materials in the clubhouse (on the shelves near the projector screen) or ask myself, Kent or Will for assistance. A reminder that your lesson/plan for the night including your discipline of choice must be emailed me to by the Sunday night prior to your week assigned- this way I can compile a training plan for the week and include it on the weekly update both on the coach and parents blog.

Any questions, please ask? if you are unavailable for your week, let me know and I can make some changes. Please note that any further changes to this document will be made and the most current version will be saved under the “docs to go section”.

Thanks!

emilie

 

PDP opportunity

Here is a message from AJ with the snow school regarding some opportunities for those looking to further their knowledge and coaching education. Please contact the snow school directly if interested:

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ATTENTION SKIERS:

This Saturday and Sunday we have our first PDP offerings for the season.
Because we have no programs this weekend, it will be a great time to get out on snow and have some fun.
You are only able to take 1 PDP, but you may come out, and if numbers permit we will offer Session on top of these offerings.

Below is an offering of PDP’s that will be running here. Each PDP runs 4 hours and is delivered by a Level 4 course conductor.

As a CSIA / CSCF instructor & coach, these sessions are something that you are entitled to take. Your dues cover the cost of taking 1 PDP per season.  These sessions are AWESOME… you should really think about coming out.  They are FUN, and focused on helping you be your best. Even instructors who are certified as recently as this week are able to attend…. this is a great way to get ready to teach this season.

SATURDAY 7th 9:00 AM – TRAINERS PDP – FULL
SATURDAY 7th 9:00 AM – Int & Adv Ski Improvement – SPACES OPEN


SATURDAY 7th 1:00 PM – Teaching Children – SPACES OPEN  (only 2 spots left)
SATURDAY 7th 1:00 PM – Assessment & Development – SPACES OPEN


SUNDAY 8th 9:00 AM – Assessment & Development – FULL
SUNDAY 8th 9:00 AM – Assessment & Development – SPACES OPEN


SUNDAY 8th 1:00 pm – General PDP – Ski & Teach Development – SPACES OPEN (only 2 spots left)
SUNDAY 8th 1:00 pm – Int & Adv Ski Improvement – SPACES OPEN

Emails have been sent out regarding these PDP’s.
If you wish to participate, please email AJ with your name, the PDP you wish to attend, and your CSIA #
ajleeming@hrca.on.ca

Space will fill up FAST… please do not wait too long, as you will likely miss out

 

Tuesday Night Certifying Sessions

Good afternoon everyone!

A quick reminder about the Tuesday Night certifying sessions that will be kicking off on Tuesday, January 10th. For those of you needing a refresher of what these are, here’s a short and sweet description:

Who is this for? Coaches who are EL Trained (level 1), preferably coaches who have had 1 season of coaching JHL or NG under their belt but is available for all coaches who have successfully acheived the Entry Level Trained Status.

What is the committment? I know some of you are probably wondering this yourself… the committment for coaches is to attend a minimum of 5 out of 8 sessions (Note: the 1st session on January 10th is mandatory for all) . On the first night, you will be assigned to one night or half of a night that you will have to come prepared to lead a lesson to the group of your peers. At the end of each lesson, coaches will debrief on how the trainer did and recommend ways for improvement. All and all, this will be an interactive learning session.

When do I have to sign-up by? Kent will be running these sessions and you are required to sign-up via email to myself  emilie.cote@me.com by the end of the week, January 8th, 2012…. this way Kent, can plan out the 8 week session depending on numbers.

What will I get out of it? You will get some practical experience coaching with your peers and have the opportunity to do lots of reflecting on others and your own coaching styles. At the end of the season, upon completing your book, your risk management EAP (emergency action plan) and your end of season eval- providing that you do a good job at leading your respective session, you will obtain your “certified” status. Please note, we will ONLY be evaluating those who commit to this program.

Any questions? Let me know via email or ask below in the comments section.

Thanks everyone!

emilie

 

Weekly Update: December 21, 2011

Good morning coaches!

Let me start off my apologizing for a delayed weekly update- I will do my best to have these up on Mondays for consistency. Hope everyone is doing well- I know many of you are done exams and hopefully almost done your Christmas shopping (as the malls are CRAZY nowadays!). A few updates for this week:

  • Opening date for Glen Eden: I know some of you are aware that GE has delayed their opening date to December 26th- this decision was made to preserve their snow making efforts. For more information on snow condition, check out their website www.gleneden.on.ca or see my post on the “parent’s blog” for some pictures of snow coverage http://mhrcinfo.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/christmas-camp-for-league-racers-day-1/. So what does this mean for us? Glen Eden’s snow-making crew has been working night and day and extremly hard to make snow during every possible opportunity and I am confident that we will have a fair amount of open terrain to work with on day 1 of camp. So bottom line- don’t worry… we will be skiing on the 26th!
  • Congrats! To all the newly “trained” EL coaches! Looking forward to having you as part of our team  this season!
  • Coats and Passes: Some of you have been sending me panic emails asking “when you will be getting your season’s pass?!!” No worries, Visitor’s services are printing all coaches and apprentice passes as I am typing this post and I will have them available for you on day 1. Coats on the other hand will be available for pick-up for coaches and apprentices on December 29th. I am awaiting some more information regarding times- as soon as I have this info, I’ll spread the word!
  • Licensing Credits: I received an updated file from Jennifer from the snow school with information on who is and isn’t licensed for 2011-12 season… I sent out an email last night to all of you who appear to still be “unlicensed” for the season. A reminder that you have until the end of the week to provide Jenn and I this information via email (snowschool@gleneden.on.ca) in order to be working this season.
  • Start time on day 1: I would like to request that ALL coaches who are working December 26th (this is all league coaches) to be in the clubhouse for 7:45am on December 26. Start time for 26th will go as follows: Assessments will take place from 8:45-9:30am and camp will run from 9:30am-3:00pm with 1/2 lunch. We will discuss who is taking lunch when,  on Monday morning during our meeting. It is imperative for everyone to be in the clubhouse at this time (7:45am)- we have a LOT of information to cover since our last time together.
  • Christmas Camp Teams: Coordinators are working on christmas camp team lists (if you are curious how the teams are formed- it is completely random using a formula) and will be emailing them to you by the end of the week. A reminder that teams will be rotating in order to provide racers the opportunity to ski at least 1 day with every coach at their league level- I will communicate to you how this change will work.
  • Your team: You are probably wondering “when you will find out which team you are coaching? ” Great question! Just as we will be posting the teams on Jan 1st at 12noon on the blog http://mhrcinfo.wordpress.com we will be posting coache allocations  at the same time. Keeping this information quiet until the 1st of Jan will ensure that all racers and coaches are treated the same during camp.   

I believe that is all for now. If you have any questions about this information, don’t hesitate to contact me directly. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and see you on Boxing Day!

Emilie

Weekly Update: December 12

Good afternoon Team!

Hope you are all doing well and eager to get on snow. I know that some of you drove a fair bit this weekend to find some white stuff– please send pictures along and I can post them on the blog! So, another week has gone by and it is time for another update…

Training make-up: Hope those of you who missed the training on Nov 12/13 have already RSVP’s to the training on the 20th. This is mandatory and a condition of your employment for you to complete this training. I am still waiting on a date for the Nov 26th make-up training date, as soon as I have it, I’ll make sure to post it on the BLOG.

On-Snow Training Update: I am sure most of you have been watching the weather network as much as I have and you have noticed that the 14 day trend is showing a few cold days but also some warm ones. If you have had a chance to drive by the hill, you would have noticed that they have had the opportunity to make a fair amount of snow… however in order to preserve their snow efforts through the next few hot days, GE has decided to postpone their opening date to December 23rd, 2011. What does this mean? Well it means that you have all weekend to do your christmas shopping and that you don’t have to be at training! Please note that we will NOT be scheduling a make-up session for this weekend’s on-snow training, we will do our best to cover the information that was planned for the session during Christmas camp.

What’s next: The next time, we will be seeing each other will be 8am on snow on the 26th. I will keep you posted on any updates or changes from this on the BLOG so do make sure to be checking it on a regular basis.

Christmas camp schedule: In the next week, I will be working on a Christmas camp schedule that I will email out to all league coaches and christmas camp fill-in coaches. Please make sure to be checking your emails frequently as I will want immediate feedback on the schedule once you receive it. Thank you for your help with this.

Apprentices: You should have already received an email about our weekend training being cancelled, we will make this up on Sat Jan 7th. This will be your first apprenticing shift and you will be expected to arrive and be on snow for 7:30am.

Lastly, a few housekeeping rules:

  • I will be sending offers of employment for Monday High School Racing sometime this week or next, do respond if you are still interested
  • I know that other resorts may decide to postpone their opening day as well, if this affects you as you registered for a course, a reminder that you must be certified and must be licensed prior to your first shift. If you think that you will not be able to fulfill this requirement, do let me know. In terms of other licensing options- a reminder that you can also complete online modules. For all level 1 courses that are cancelled, do note that they will be reschedule and that it is your responsibility to sign-up for a new course.
  • If you are interested in working set-up crew, please let me know asap as well as your days of availabilities. Set-Up crew is from 4:30-6:30pm from Tuesday-Thursday.

I do believe that is all for now. Thanks for keeping yourself updated through the BLOG. A reminder that if I have not received an email back from you with an acceptance of your offer of employment, unless we have spoken in person or via email, your offer has now been revoked. Should you still be interested in working for the season, an email outlining why you were late responding will be necessary for consideration.

Since we will not be seeing each other until after Christmas. Hope you all have a happy and safe start to your holiday season. Best wishes to those of you registered for a course!

Think snow!

emilie