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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

 

Most Improved Racer

Hi again Coaches,

At the banquet, we present an award for the most improved racer (for each league and team)- this is including JHL. I would like to request that you chat with your co-coach, if applicable and submit your most improved racer via the form below  and prior to March 1st, 2012 so we have enough time to get the awards engraved.

Thanks so much

GE Manual Records Due

Hi everyone

I have been notified that all coaches, instructors, etc… – pretty much all employees of GE must re-read the GE Staff handbook 2011 2012 and sign off on the form attached here. Please read the first document, print off the form, sign off and hand in your signed form this week at the A Frame. Please leave it in the upstairs part of the A Frame in the office or hand it into Kent, Will or myself. Please make sure that you complete this as soon as possible. I apologize for the short notice and appreciate everyone’s promptness with this request

Regards,

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

 

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 5th, 2011

Hi Team!

Hope you are all doing your snow dance. I couldn’t believe that the weather was 8 degrees celsius this morning- let’s all hope that the weather cools off soon! Not much of an update this week but thought I would get in a habit again of writting my weekly updates on Monday, so here it is:

1. Offers of employment: you should have all received offers of employment for all programs with the exception of High School Racing on Monday nights and Friday Training. For HS, I am waiting to hear back on numbers from the school board, once I hear back, I’ll be sending out offers of employment to the number of coaches needed for the program. Friday Training, will be done a week by week basis as per last season, if you are interested in working a specific Friday Training, email me the week before, especially if it is geared towards the age group or league that you are coaching, you will get precedence over coaching this specific week providing that we have adequate numbers to run the sessions.

IF YOU HAVE NOT received an offer of employment, now is the time to send me an email and inquire.

2. Stratton: I am sure many of you have heard this news by now… unfortunately, we had to cancel the pre-season trip for Stratton scheduled for Friday-Sunday this week due to lack of snow.

3. Training Make-up: As you know, your offers of employment are pending completion of all training sessions. If for some reason or another, you had to miss training on Nov 12-13 that took place at the BARN in Milton, your chance to make it up is :

Tuesday, Decenber 6th (tomorrow night) 5-8pm  (chalet-fireplace room), RSVP by this evening for this session (December 5, 2011)

Tuesday, December 20th 5-8pm (workshop- lunch room) (RSVP by December 19th for this session)

You must RSVP by sending an email to snowschool@gleneden.on.ca  and to myself to let us know which session you will be attending and we will forward numbers to the trainers. A reminder to ensure that you sign-in at these sessions so we have it on record that you attended.

For those of you who missed Nov 26th training- I do not have a make-up date yet. I’ll advise you when I do.

4. Credits and liscensing: A reminder that you must complete all your required credits in order to an active coach before the start of the season- before December 26th, 2011. You must email a Print screen of you “home page” on www.canski.org website and if you signed-up for a course that equipped you with your missing credits, you must show proof of registration. A reminder that all this information must be sent directly to snowschool@ge.on.ca . Not to worry, Jenn will be keeping me in the loop and those of you NOT liscensed will not be working this season so PLEASE make sure that this is done asap.

5. On-snowtraining : On Decenber 17-18th, we will be holding our 1st on-snow training of the season. Please check the calendar to know when your scheduled time is for this training. A reminder that if you cannot attend, I need an email well in advance explaining why you have to miss the training. As you are all aware, training is manditory for all.

I believe that is all for now. Hope you are having a great week. For those of you in exams, good luck!

Wish for snow!

emilie

Weekly Update: Nov 21, 2011

Good morning coaches!

Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend. Have you started on your Holiday Shopping yet? less than 25 days until Christmas! You know what that means right? Christmas camp is just around the corner! Did everyone see the white stuff last week?! Lots of things are happening this week so read below to ensure that you catch all the info:

Thursday Nov 24: Corbetts Night

If you are still looking for gear for the season, whether it is skis, boots, a helmet, tuning stuff, or even clothing… you won’t want to miss this event! Snow school staff are exclusively invited for a night with some GREAT deals. Night begins at 5pm.

Saturday Nov 26th: Training #2

This is the 2nd of 3 mandatory trainings. Training will begin at 10:30am sharp in the Sunset lodge; we will start off with all of the snow school staff for the 1st hour, after which we will break, move into the clubhouse and continue with some MHRC specific training. A reminder that this training, like all other, is mandatory and if you cannot make it, you need to let me know. Milton Heights coaches and apprentices MUST attend the 26th session while the rest of the snow school staff have the option between Saturday and Sunday. Training for coaches will end at 1:00pm.

Saturday Nov 26th: Apprentice Meeting

On Saturday, immediately following the training, at 1:30pm, there will be a 1 hour mandatory meeting for all apprentices and their parents in the clubhouse. This meeting will cover information around expectations, job responsibilities, apprentice program details, etc… Bring your questions, pen and paper.

Sunday, Nov 27: Last Dryland

Yes, it is that time again! Week 7 of dryland is coming up this weekend which means that if you are around and willing to come out and volunteer/help run the last day fun activities, please let us know! A reminder that dryland runs from 10am-12noon.

Pre-season trip: Stratton

On Dec 9-11, 2011, we will be heading down to Stratton, Vermont for a pre-season trip. If you want more information on the trip, cost, etc… check out www.miltonheights.com

Lastly, last year’s apprentices should be gearing up for their level 1 CSCF (EL) course. If you have not yet registered or have any questions regarding this course, do not hesitate to let me know.

CSCF Credits and liscensing: I have posted LOTS of information about this and will review again this weekend, but do make sure that you have all of your credits completed asap. You need them in order to be able to work this season!

Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!

emilie

 

Training this weekend- LOCATION UPDATE

Hi everyone

Hope you all had a great weekend.

First off, please NOTE that this weekend’s training will be at the Gambrel Barn (located off Tremaine Rd) and where we host our annual ski swap and Banquet at the end of the season and NOT at the museum Barn as indicated in my last blog post. Please follow the directions that you have been given through the snow school about times for the training and location, do make sure that you sign in as well so I can pay you!

Lastly. please bring your contract (complete with banking- even for returning coaches) on the weekend. I will see some of you as I will be there on Saturday!

have a good week all!

emilie

 

Training Questions: Answered

Coaches and apprentices,

For the past few weeks, some of you have been inquiring about training and what the timing is for the mandatory dates, finally, I have this information for you! wohoo!

So here it is:

Training session #1 (choose one of the following):

November 12th- 8am-1:00pm @ Museum Barn (directly across from the hill)

November 13th- 10am-3:00pm @ Museum Barn (directly across from the hill)

*For these 2 training dates, your snow school application should have prompted you to select one of the two dates. If not, please email snowschool@gleneden.on.ca as son as possible to let them know which dates you would prefer to attend.  You will also be reminded by a mass email next week which date you are registered to attend. This is an ALL staff training date, when you arrive, please make sure to sign-in, if you don’t, then I won’t know you attended and I won’t be able to pay you! Apprentices, unfortunately, you won’t get paid this year but this is also mandatory and please do sign-in as well this way I know you were there! Do make sure to indicate when you sign-in that you are with MHRC, as you can imagine, there will be a long list of attendees and this will make it easier for me to scan the list to identify  MHRC folks.

Training session #2

November 26 10:30am start. I will be able to provide more detail around the timing for this day. we will start off with the snow school instructors to cover off mandatory information for everyone and then break off to do our own MHRC training. More details to come.

Uniform Pick-Up & Passes

You will be picking up your uniform on the weekend of the 12th and the 13th in Sunset Chalet- after/before training (times TBA). Please make sure that you have a credit card available for your cleaning $10.00 deposit. I have not received any more information about this, as soon as it comes in, I’ll share updates on the blog.

Passes– I do not have details so far. I will post as soon as I do.

Missed Training or Make-Up Training

If you are away at school or just unable to make the training date on the 12/13 or 26th. You should email me to let me know. We will be putting in place a few alternate training dates so do keep your calendar fairly open the last week of December prior to the holidays as it will most likely be scheduled for one of these days.

Lastly, just a reminder, that attending training is mandatory and a part of your condition of hire, so if you do not fulfill this requirement, your offer of employment will be revoked.  For those of you, who are new coaches or have not yet received your contract, you should be receiving it early next week.

A reminder that contracts are due at the latest next weekend! If you will be around the swap this weekend, you can drop it off to me then!

thanks everyone!

em

 

 

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