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Most Improved/True sport

Hi Team

I know that the season is over for some and almost for others…but I really need one more favour from you… I need everyone to submit their most improved racer & true sport for their team. So far, I have only heard from the following:

JHL Orange
JHL- Green
U14 cougars
U12 Eagles
JHL – White Team
JHL- Yellow Team
U10 non-travel “Red Rockets”
JHL Team Black

Which means that I am still missing a fair amount of entries. Please submit your names as soon as possible- we need these so we can order the plaques for the banquet. You can find the form on the blog at mhrccoach.wordpress.com and by clicking on the “Most improved/true sport” tab and filling out the form embedded in the window.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know

thanks for your cooperation with this!



A few details

Hi Team

Hope everyone had a great last weekend of program! This week marks the last evening training for all teams, so let’s make sure that all of the athletes have a great time! Here are a few details for this week in addition of my blog post last week with the daily breakdown for the next 2 weeks:

  • Racer Evaluations: These should be submitted to your athletes this week. Please make sure to note the ones for anyone absent and we will send these via email.
  • Mileage & Truesport: These forms will be disappearing from the site/blog within the next day or so… I should have all of your submissions by now.
  • Radio Return: Radios are to be returned on Saturday, March 2 between 9-12noon in the clubhouse. A reminder that we did rent radios this year, and it is imperative that we receive them all on time so that we are not given any additional charges. If you cannot make it on Saturday, I would recommend giving your radio to someone else that will be here and can hand it in for you.
  • Uniform Return: AJ & Jenn have agreed to host an alternate Uniform Return date for coaches given that some of you will not be back at the hill after this weekend. The date/time is Saturday, March 2 in late afternoon to guarantee that a supervisor will be present and can return it for you. If you cannot make this date, there will be alternative ones posted for all other snow school employees- be sure to keep your eyes out for this. A reminder that any uniform not returned on time will be charged to your credit card… so do your best to make this weekend’s date to get it out of the way.
  • Banquet: All coaches receive a free ticket to the banquet and I will ask that you tell your immediate supervisor if you are attending or not as we need to ensure we get the right amount of food:) Please let them know this week so that they can email me with a list of attendees from their groups.
  • MHRC Fun Race: I have all the help I need and I confirmed with the coaches that are working- please be on snow for 8am; apprentices too, if you can make it.

I think that is all for now

thanks everyone. see you soon


Week #7 & #8 Updates

Good evening Coaches!

 Happy Family Day! What a beautiful day out there today, I hope everyone has had the opportunity to take advantage of the 3-day weekend! We are fast approaching the end of the season… and every year, it always amazes me how fast the 8-week season goes by. As we make our way to the end of program, I would like to take this time to reflect on our successes for the 2013 season:

–       Our SBX program has once again received some outstanding results. The race team has been competing both in Ontario and in the US and on both occasions, the athletes have achieved some outstanding results! Congrats to the team. I hope you all saw the SBX video that I posted a few weeks ago made by one of the athletes. What a great group! In case you missed it, here is the youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdOw_tJNgbA&feature=player_embedded

–       Our Junior Houseleague athletes have seen some tremendous improvement in abilities and race results- we saw that this past weekend with the times in their 2nd timed race! Great job team!

–       Our U10 non-travelling athletes had the opportunity to participate in 3 inter-club races & they all had a blast!

–       Our U12, U14, U16 & U18 athletes have all done a fantastic job adapting to the new racing program and have all achieved some great results! 

Whew! What a great season thus far! And it is not yet over! I have been receiving some questions about program end dates and other happenings in the next few weeks so I thought I would combine a week #7 & #8 update into one, here is what planned for the next 2 weeks:

Week #7

Monday, Feb 18:Today! Happy Family Day! Session this evening with Karson at 7pm on Effective course setting- meet at the A-Frame.

Tuesday, Feb 19: TNT adults training night- plan is a full gate SL and a stubbie SL down t-bar lane, set banner down the side and no nets necessary. LAST session with Karson on coaching tactics for the U16 & U18 athletes- starts at 7pm- meet at the A-Frame.

Wednesday, Feb 20: GS Training for U16 & U18 athletes. Set-up crew, we will be setting the course down our regular lane… please set banner and 2 blue nets in the finish along with a red B-net on the tower for safety. 1 GS course will be set for all.

Thursday, Feb 21: GS training for all athletes U10-U14. U10 & U12 athletes will be having some fun in the gates while the U14 athletes will be training for the finals this upcoming weekend. Set-up crew, please set 2 GS courses on our regular race lane- 2 blue nets at the bottom and banner down the side. You can set the GS for the U14 inside the tower and the GS for the U12 & U10 outside the tower.

Friday, Feb 22: Extra Training scheduled for U14-U18- we will be training GS at Home.

Saturday, Feb 23: Theme day: Halloween! We have a full day planned of activities relating to the theme of Halloween for all U10 & U12 athletes! All JHL will also be participating in the morning! I encourage all coaches to dress up . This will be the last Saturday training day for all.

Sunday, Feb 24: U18 are at home training, Stay tuned for more details from your coach/coordinator. Coaches are Rick & Scott.

*** All U14 & U16 athletes will be away racing at Finals. Please refer to your tab for details on locations, etc..

Week #8

Monday, Feb25: No Programs

Tuesday, Feb 26: Last TNT sessions & there will be a GS timed event to celebrate the last day. Course will be set down our regular race lane, Will will be in charge of timing.

Wednesday, Feb 27: Last U16 & U18 training day. SL stubbie DUAL course will be set so athletes can enjoy racing each other. Set-up crew, please set banner down old-t-bar lane.

Thursday, Feb 28: Last U10-U14 training day. Stubbie SL courses will be set so athletes can enjoy racing each other. Set-up crew, please set banner down old-t-bar lane.

Friday, March 1: No Friday training

Saturday, March 2: Family FUN DAY. I will need 4 coaches to come out and help me set for the day, preference will be given to the coaches that have experience running races as we need to operate the timing system, etc…Please email me if interested. 

 A few other reminders:

–       Evaluations are due on the last day of program, please speak with your training group leader regarding when they would like to review them.

–       Banquet is the first weekend of April, a reminder that all coaches are invited! If you would like to bring a +1- you will need to purchase a ticket for them, more details coming out soon about how to do this.

I think that is all for now

Thanks so much for all your hard work. As always, let me know if you have any questions



Weekly Update: Feb 27

Hi coaches!

I apologize for the delayed weekly post- it must be the last week eh?! First and foremost, I would like to congratulate all coaches and athletes who raced this weekend from NG athletes to J and K1 racers who attended finals! Everyone skied well and had a great race! Congrats to all!

As mentioned above in my first line, it is the last week of program: all leagues will finish this week (Wednesday and Thursday) respectively and Tuesday night adults will wrap-up next Tuesday with their last training date and pot luck dinner. A few details about this week:

Tuesday: TNT and Master’s last race. Set-up Crew, please set a FULL gate GS on our regular race lane with proper tower and finish nets for safety. Please also set a banner on old-t-bar lane with a stubbie GS/SL for training and usage in between runs. Coaches doing the certifying sessions, you will be meeting Will P at 7pm in the clubhouse for your session. A reminder that Award Nominations are due today at the end of the night. Please make sure to nominate at least 1 person who you think is deserving! Thanks for your help with this.

Wednesday: GS for all K2 and J athletes. We will be setting a DOWNHILL COURSE. Set-up crew, please set 2 B nets for the finish along with the other regular netting, 2 nets around the tower and I will arrive around 5:30pm to help with the set. If time and snow permits, we will try to build a jump in the course as well, like a REAL downhill. If anyone is available to come out and help shovel, please be on snow for 5:30pm and meet at the top of the course. Thanks:)

Thursday: NG/K1- please tell racers to bring their GS skis. same deal as Wednesday. Again, if anyone is available to come out and help build a jump, please be on snow for 5:30pm and meet at the top of the race course. Last Training session for the snowboard race team as well.

Friday– Nothing. No extra training is scheduled for this day

Saturday– Family Fun Race. coaches confirmed to work that day are the following: Tyler W, Chris D, Graham M, Tim R, Rick, Will and Kent. Please be on snow for 8am. A reminder that we will also be doing radio return in the clubhouse that day, so even though you are not working, you will need to return your radio or send it with someone else (please remember your charger and both radios (if applicable)).  Details for the family fun race goes as follows: registration from 9am-10am, race starts at 10am and wraps up around 12noon hopefully, tear down and home time around 1pm.

And that is all folks!

A few other details:

  • Racer evaluations are due this week
  • Supervisors- coach evaluations are also due this week
  • Banquet is on March 31st. Families can purchase tickets on the MHRC main website and coaches should send their RSVP’s to Louise at larayner@cogeco.ca as soon as possible so we can plan for the extra bodies and make sure we don’t hit capacity for the barn!
  • Another reminder that award nominations are due tomorrow
  • Radio return is on Saturday for all coaches
  • Mileage is due this week.
  • Uniform return will be communicated via Glen Eden when a date has been established

Thanks to everyone for another successful season completed. Let’s make sure we give the racers one last final FUN training night!



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



Weekly Update: Feb 20

Happy Family Day everyone!

Hope you are all enjoying your day off- I know I am:) First off, Congrats to the K1 Jaguars and the J Red and White teams for making it to Finals!!! We are all so proud of you- Good job! I know everyone has been working hard this season, and we are almost at the end. We have 2 more weeks of evening training and  1 more weekend of training before our Family Fun Race on March 3rd! I know most of you are tired after 8 weeks of skiing a few days/week but we only have a few weeks left of the season. You have all done a tremendous job this season and  I want to thank you all again for all your enthusiasm, dedication and effort! I know all the success we have achieved this season is thanks to your amazing coaching!

So onto, this week’s breakdown:

Monday– NOTHING- Happy Family day!

Tuesday– Adult Houseleague and Masters Training. We will be setting a GS down Challenger (please keep the banner narrow at the top) & a stubbie SL down old t-bar lane (again please keep the banner narrow at the top as to not create a funnel effect for skiers skiing out of the course on the pitch).

Wednesday– GS Full gates for J’s heading to finals on challenger- off the ramp. Full gate SL on old-t bar lane for all K2 teams- just for fun:). Again, set-up crew, please make sure that you keep the banner narrow on both ends on the pitch.

Thursday– GS full gates for K1’s heading to finals on challenger- off the ramp. Kombi set by Claire and Harrison beside it on challenger.

Friday– Training GS at Home for K1 Jaguars, J red and white racers. I am waiting to hear back on numbers, but is there anyone wanting to work if they are needed? send me an email.

Saturday– JHL end of season race. A reminder for all JHL coaches that end of season evaluations are to be handed out today. NG teams are away racing. DD racers will be fore-running the JHL race. K1 teams at home, think of what you would like to have your racers do in the afternoon- we can set whatever you would like:)

In other news:

  • We are awaiting the finals schedule. as soon as it is available, I will post it on the blog and distribute it to the teams in question. A reminder that if there is a conflict for the coaches/racers, please organize yourself in advance to find a replacement for the day for your coaching team.
  • NG, K1, K2 and J teams- evaluations will be due next week night training- so please get started on those. PLease use the template and info you entered in mid-season as a guideline/template for these. A reminder of my last blog post with the information here.
  • Family Fun Race is on March 3rd: I need 5 coaches who would be interested in working that day to email me- first come, first served.
  • Banquet is on March 31st- keep that date opened in your calendars.
  • A reminder to submit athletes in for award nominations- the nominations close on Feb 28th. You can find the online nomination here.
  • Radio return will happen on Family Fun Race- so if you are not coaching that day and are not planning on coming out, you will need to leave your radios + chargers with me on the week of Feb 27th at evening training.
  • Stay tuned for end of season uniform return, as soon as I hear back from GE, I will let you know.
  • Pay stubbs have been organized in the a-frame kitchen, in alphabetical order by last name if you are interested.

I believe that is all for now. Enjoy your day off and let me know if you have any questions