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Thank YOU

Good evening Coaches! Last post in 2011!

Can you believe Christmas camp has come to an end and that we are about to start the year of 2012?! time sure flies by! I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for what was another successful Christmas camp. You all did a fantastic job with remembering all the racers’ names, keeping them entertained, being creative with our ever-so-changing-plans, and keeping smiles on the racers’ faces- so THANK YOU! I know that this week had its challenges but I do think that you all did a fantastic job with keeping everyone’s attitudes positive and this certainly made my job much easier.

Thanks to the K2 and J coaches for helping run a successful day of time trials at Mount St Louis yesterday. I also heard that the NG and K1’s had a good, but foggy training day yesterday. I hope you all enjoyed your day off today:) and it was well-deserved! Thank you to all the coaches who came out and coaches during Christmas camp! We could not have done it without you- thanks for all your help.

I will be working on the list of coaches for Monday Night HS as well as set-up crew in the next 2 days and emailing those who will be working separately. Please do let me know if you are interested in either one of these 2 working opportunities. I hope you all have a great week and a reminder that programs all begin the weekend of January 7th and 8th. I will ask that coaches (all league) please be on snow for 7:30am (unless otherwise noted later on this week on the blog) and JHL coaches to be on snow for 8am.

Happy new year to all and a reminder that team lists will be posted tomorrow on the parents’ blog. I’ll link the document to this blog so you can all know who is coaching what and who is on your teams.

Once again, thanks for all your hard work, it certainly did not go unnoticed.

see you in 2012.

emilie

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Truesport and attitude

I want to make this brief but I have witnessed and heard of a few comments in the past week or so that lead me to write this blog post. I want to remind all coaches and apprentices that whether you want to or not, you are role models to the athletes in our club and that your attitude and enthusiasm (or lack thereof) is reflective of the coaching staff and I would go as far as saying to our entire club. Within your coaching teams, please pay special attention to any bullying, poor attitude towards other racers, coaches, GE, etc… and please make sure you address all that seems inappropriate. A reminder that if you ever feel like you need support in these situations, your team leaders, myself, race director, coordinators/managers and president are all on your side. We are all here for the camaraderies, love of the sport, etc… so please ensure that you instill these positive values in your racers and reprimend those with the negative attitude. Remember it only takes 1 bad apple to spoil the basket- negativity spreads so quickly so do your best to avoid it as quickly as possible.  Truesport, do you know what it is? remember it from seeing banners in the clubhouse? from coaches’ training? refresh your memory by checking out their website. I would like to end this post with the following quote taken directly from the Truesport website (MHRC is a member of the Truesport movement):

 “By joining the True Sport Movement, you make a powerful statement: you declare that your group stands with thousands of other athletes, coaches, parents, and community leaders in saying Yes to the principles that promote good sport and No to negative attitudes and actions such as bullying, cheating, and violence.” source via web

Together, let’s continue to ensure that all of our athletes get a positive experience by being part of MHRC. Thanks to all for your hard work and commitment to these values.

always wanted to try tubing???

well here’s your chance to try out “unlimited tubing” at GE and to help support our club, here’s the info:

MHRC, True Sport Tubing Night, at the MHRC Clubhouse

4:30pm to 8:30pm

Sunday, February 13th,2011

Pizza Dinner being served from 4:30 to 5:15

Unlimited Tubing from 5pm to 8:30pm

Cost is $30.00 per person, payment in cash only.

Tickets available at the club on the following dates

Saturday Jan 22, Feb 5

Sunday Jan 23, 30, Feb 6

Thursday Night Jan 20, 27, Feb 3

wouldn’t it be kind of fun to get a whole bunch of coaches together down the tubing runs of mount eden? 😛

Week 2- so good so far!

Hi all!
Great weekend for MHRC it was; a win for the K2 Rockies, a win for the J white and Red team! Congrats to all the racers and coaches! As the title suggests, so good so far! The fact that the season has kicked off to such a great start is really thanks to all of your coaching efforts. I know it is only week 2 but I am so pleased with all the coaches. I have seen people thinking outside the box, coaching in 3D (as I have been pushing many of you to do) setting for a purpose (train hard and race easy), and much more. I hope the results and changes that you are seeing in your athletes will be enough of a motivation to keep up your enthusiasm, your energy and your passion for the sport!
It is already week 2 folks! Boy did the time go by fast already?!! We have a few things on the go this week, read below for some insight:
–> FINAL AOS schedule- I don’t have it yet, although I anticipate to get it at some point today (fingers crossed) thanks for your patience. I have shared the latest version with the coordinators but have asked them NOT to share with the parents and coaches as I know it is NOT final and I don’t want to have 10 million schedules floating around and parents not sure of where they need to be. I appreciate your patience and cooperation on this.
–> Tonight– High school racing Night #2- if you are coaching, please be on snow for 6:30pm & look for Ian.
–> TNT tomorrow– we will be training FULL gate GS and stubbie GS, please share the word with anyone asking. Tomorrow HS race #1 (ski-side) coaches working please be on snow for 1pm and check in with Ian.
–> Wednesday- K2/J Training- we will have 2 hills, we will set GS and SL full gate, so figure out what you would like to train with your teams and share the word so your racers know what gear to bring. We also have a HS race that day- please meet me at 1pm on snow if you are scheduled to work.
–> Thursday K1/NG Training– so far, unless we are racing something totally different (which we will know when we receive the updated schedule) we will set on race hill, 2 courses Panelled SL and stubbie SL again. DD’s will set brushes or stubbies on an alternate location- we will discuss.
–> Friday Training is for JHL– coaches working are Scott, Chloe & Alex Hi- please be on snow for 8am.

What else? Wed-Friday is the K1 POD CUP- Ian will be taking 5 of our K1 racers up to Craigleith for a camp and race- good luck Ian and racers. Have fun!

OTHER NEWS/ INFO
–> I am asking all coaches to keep an eye out for bullying within their teams. A reminder that, it is our responsibiliy to ensure that there is a positive atmosphere in our groups at all times. Yes we are a ski racing club, but our programs also allow for socialization, confidence building, problem solving, team building etc.. and it is our job to ensure that everyone who signs up for programs- gets that same exeperience that they deserve. In all teams, you are responsible for knowing where your groups are at all times, it is your responsibility to ensure that no racer is left behind at lunch, when loading the lift, etc… If you need help on this- ask your team leader or myself; we will be happy to share some ideas with you.
–> MHRC is an inclusive club and we have many programs that some of our racers and coaches are not aware of- each as important as one another. It is imperative that as coaches we value the importance of JHL, snowboard, freestyle, etc… I have heard some comments about a few coaches and athletes making some innapropriate remarks regarding other programs: “why are they here?”, etc… There are ears everwhere, so when you think nobody can hear the comments that you are making, you are wrong…Consider this your last warning, if comments like such are made again, we will have to move towards progressive discipline. This goes for comments made towards apprentices as well, they are here to help, they are NOT here to do all the “dirty work”.

I hate to have to sound so harsh already starting week 2, but these are important issues and must be addressed. Hope you all have a fantastic week and as mentionned above, as soon as I get the new schedule, I will post it here 1st!
Let’s have another successful week at MHRC!