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Weekly Update: Jan 16, 2012

Good morning coaches & apprentice coaches!

I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! It sure was a busy one! This week marks the second official week of program and here’s what we have going on this week:

Monday, Jan 16: 4-6:30- Tyler and Jacob setting up and running gates for Appleby Racing (FULL GATE GS). 6:30-9:30pm- HS racing night #2- please note that tonight’s plan will be stubbie GS, snowboarders will run the course for the 1st hour and skiers for the second.  Please meet Tyler at the bottom of the race course for 6:15-6:30pm if you are scheduled to work HS Racing.

Tuesday, Jan 17: TNT & Masters. Set-Up Crew, please set-up a FULL GATE GS on race hill & a stubbie SL on Boomerang. Please set banners on both and netting for both. Any coaches working TNT that can come out earlier to help set would be appreciated as we will be setting on both runs and this will take additional time.  Adults are to meet in front of the clubhouse for 7:15 to find coaches.  * a few notes: Coaches, do make use of both courses and have athletes move from one to another. If you have one of the newer groups who would like to work on ski improvement, please use the stubbie SL course to leave the GS one open for the master racers. Second, do educate athletes that in order to keep the course safe, everyone may be asked to do a run or two of slipping. Coaches, please slip every run to try to maintain the courses and keep up the good work!

Wednesday, Jan 18th: K2 and J athletes . we will be setting on race hill, GS full gate on the outside of the tower and full gate SL on the inside of the tower. Set-up crew, please make sure proper netting at finish (2 blue nets) and B net on the tower along with banner on the oustide of the courses.  Dylan is in charge of setting the course and running the session for this week. I will be posting on the parent’s blog that we will be training both GS and SL but please do email your parents or manager to email your team what equipment and skis you would like your athletes to bring on Wednesday.

Thursday, Jan 19: NG and K1. We will be setting pannelled SL for the K1’s on the outside of the tower & a run stubbie course for the NG. Chloe is in charge of setting the course for the week. is anyone looking for some extra hours? available to work set-up crew on Thursdays?… we are looking for one more person. Please let me know if interested.

Friday, Jan 20: JHL extra training day. I am looking for one more coach available and interested in coaching should numbers warrant having a third coach… please email me if you are interested…

Saturday, Jan 21st: BUSY DAY!

JHL practice race

NG DD will be having their first theme day- SMURF DAY. Please, please dress up and I’ll take care of some decorations and prizes….

Sunday, Jan 22– all K2 and J teams are racing! Good luck!

A few details:

  • A reminder for the coaches/racers who have a conflict with their coaching team, please find a replacement using the contact list I emailed out at the beginning of the season. Your first committment is to your racing team.
  • If you have  race scheduled for a different day than your allocated training day- a reminder that you will NOT be training on that weekend during your allocated training day. i.e. if I am a NG coach and I am meant to coach on Saturdays but we have a race scheduled for a Sunday- that weekend we will NOT be trainig on Sat, just racing on Sunday.
  • An early reminder that payroll will be due on Monday, please make sure that you are submitting for the right week- ending Jan 25, 2012 is the period you want to be submitting for. PLease check your bank accounts to make sure that you have been paid correctly.

That’s all for now folks. Calendars for JHL and NG DD will be coming out this week shortly!

thanks folks!have a good day


League Schedule- latest version

I know that you have all been really patient waiting for this… finally here  is a somewhat final league schedule for 2011-12. Please note that I will post the schedule in the “docs to go” section as well and ensure that the most updated version is there. I’ll notify you of any changes and update the schedule on the blog to keep you updated. Thanks!

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”.




Week #8 update

Hi everyone!

Wow, another great weekend filled with successes! Great semis to everyone who raced this past weekend! who could have ever imagined that two of our J teams would advance to Tier 1 finals?!How cool is that!? I would like to encourage as many of the racers/coaches to come out and support all teams attending finals if possible, let’s get as many cow bells in the crowd as imaginable!!

Sadly, my the title of my blog post, as all great things come to an end, so does the season… this is our last week of program. In case there was any confusion; all teams are wrapping up evening training this week & weekend training this Sat/Sunday (all teams except for the snowboard race team which extends their season until next week due to provincials). For those of you advancing on to finals, let’s keep the kids engaged and focus in training this week and for those who are just playing around- let’s do just that “play around”, use this last week to have fun with your groups. Use your creativity in setting up & planning drills, sets that will keep them engaged even if all of their races are over for the season.

A few Housekeeping things:

– Final evals are due this weekend, so please make sure that your team leader sees them either on Wed/Thursday this week so you can hand them out on the weekend. Please, I know I am repeating myself but ALL racers need to be receiving either a snowstars evaluation or one of these ( Racer evals) no later than this weekend.

– Due to Family Day this week, I must submit payroll early so please make sure that you submit all of your hours for the past 2 weeks latest tomorrow at 12noon.

Family Fun Race: This is a super fun event and all the racers sure appreciate it when coaches are present for all the fun. The race will take place on March 5th (next Saturday). I am asking for 4 coaches to give me a hand with set-up for that day- please email me if you are interested.

MHRC Banquet: Please make sure that all coaches get their tickets from their managers for this day. The magic date for this season is Sat April 2nd. Please let me know if you are not able to attend- again another great event!

Most improved racer– if you have not done so already, please email your most improved racer to your coordinator (NG- Alison, K1- Helen, K2-Steve, J-Fred, Snowboard- Kelly, Freestyle- David & JHL- Lisa) ASAP as we are working hard to get the awards ready.

As usual, this week’s plan so your teams/racers can plan ahead:

Tonight- Fun extra training to make-up for the snow day we had (a few Wednesdays back).

Tuesday- Dual SL stubbie on OLD T-Bar lane and SL full gate & GS full gate on race hill

Wednesday- GS on race hill for those training for Finals & Dual Stubbie SL on OLD t-bar lane

Thursday- KOMBI on race hill (on outside of the tower) & Dual stubbie SL in the inside of the tower (from the corner)

Friday- away training day- freeskiing for GOOCH Super G training day

Sat/Sunday- Sat is our last JHL timed race, all teams are either at home for training OR away at finals. If you are home, please let me know what you would like to train so we can plan ahead for this

Monday/Tuesday next week- GOOCH CUP- all racers attending are asked to meet coaches in the TSC chalet for 8am on Monday morning, if you have not yet arranged skis for the event, do ask your coach or myself and we will do our best to find something for you.

And, I think that is all for now. Thankfully, the weather seems to be more cooperative for us today so let’s hope this keeps up. On Tuesday March 8th, we will also be having our annual RUTS race at the hill and I invite all coaches interested to take part in it!

Have a fantastic last week everyone, I will  be at the hill on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so should be able to touch base with many of you.

Good luck to all teams advancing onto finals

Rock on MHRC

Week 7 update- sorry for it being late…

Hi Team,

Finally, I am able to send out this week’s update. So sorry folks for the delay; we moved this weekend and didn’t have internet access other than on my phone until last night. Plus I was burried in between boxes- so this morning back at work, I finally have a chance to send out the schedule for the week! Hope everyone is doing well. Again, this past weekend, we had some pretty amazing results! Congrats to all teams who continue to remain undefeated and to those who fought a great battle on the weekend as well! Great reults continue for MHRC and I look forward to see what Semi’s has in stores for us!

Without any further delay- this week’s schedule:

Tuesday- TNT night! we will be setting 2 GS courses-0ne on race hill & other on old t-bar lane

Wednesday- we will be setting on our race hill–> we will most likely be training Full gate SL-unless there is a change in the discipline for semis (which I hope to find out/confirm soon)- 2 FULL gate courses (one inside and other oustide of the tower)

Thursday- we will train Kombi for NG on OLD t-bar lane and ____ for the K1’s on race hill (depends on what AOS tells us semis will be..)

Friday- GS training away at Moonstone for NG and K1’s.

Saturday/Sunday is currently unknown until we hear about the semi/hosting schedule. JHL will train as usual on Saturday morning.

As soon as I hear from AOS, I will post the info for the upcoming weekend on the blog-so make sure that you check back often!

Have a good week all and stay away from all the rain that they are calling for!

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.

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!

–> 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!

Jan 9th Update

Hi all, again my apologies for the few different emails, schedules and updates for those racing and not racing for the weekend- I am still waiting for a league schedule from AOS BUT I received an email last night confirming those who are racing this weekend and where. Coaches, you should have received this email from me last night also, but here it is for everyone to see:

K2 groups
Group 2- Rockies- SL at Craigleith

J Groups
Group 1- Red- SL at Devil’s GLen
Group 2- White- SL at HOME GE/Milton

If your team does not appear on the above list, as far as I know, you are training this weekend. Again, this is the most current schedule, so disregard any previous information you may have received. As soon as I receive the schedule I will post it on the BLOG! Reminder that if you are training this weekend, coaches, you are required to be on snow for 7:30am! thanks!
P.S. a last minute reminder about start lists- if your manager/coordinator still doesn’t have your start list… email it asap please.

Racing this weekend…

K2 and J coaches, I sent out an email to all of you last night with the “unofficial” league schedule so you know where you are scheduled to race this weekend- please keep the schedules to yourselves for now, as I know there will be more changes in the new one and I don’t want different drafts floating around to our members/racers. As of last night, it appears that we are hosting for the white team this Sunday, SL race. all K2 teams would also be away racing SL. So SL training this evening it is. Good luck to all.

This week & weekend

You are all probably wondering what you are training on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and what races, if any will be schedule for the upcoming weekend. I have not yet received an updated schedule from AOS for the league races, however we have been notified that most likely what appeared on the schedule for the upcoming weekend, most likely would not be changing. Here is what this weekend has in store:

J Red- SL at Devil’s Glen (Jan 9)
J White- NOT racing, training at home
J Blue- SL hosting at home (Jan 9)

K2 Rockies- Training at home, not racing
K2 Alps- Training at home, not racing

It appears that for K2 and J, the 1st races will be SL which means that we will be training SL this Wednesday. Please spread the word within your teams. I will also be sending a contact list for all league coaches via email. If you are missing email addresses for some of your racers, I suggested chatting with your coordinator as they should have everyone’s contact information.

Lastly for K1, it appears that your 1st race will be stubbie SL and for NG, your first race will be panelled SL, we will be therefore training these two disciplines on Thursday evening and on Saturday.

APPRENTICES- a reminder that you should be on snow for 6:30pm tomorrow evening to help set-up and then in a session with Ian from 7-9pm. You will also be required to be on snow for 7:30am on Saturday morning to help set.
Have a good week all and see some/if not all of you at the hill.