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Week #4 Update

Good evening Coaches!

Happy Week #4! We are officially mid-way through the season- didn’t that just go by like a flash!? Looking at the weather ahead for the week- it seems like we may have another few warm days so please continue to be flexible with your training plan pending conditions and weather.

A few things this week:

–       A reminder that mid-season evaluations must be handed out to your athletes by the weekend. Please speak with your training group leader regarding when they would like to see your evaluations before they go out. A shout out to Dave for all of his hard work on the new template!!! Thanks Dave for your hard work- it makes our jobs much easier!

–       A reminder to be checking your pay and make sure that what you are getting paid makes senseJ

Here is what we have planned this week:

Monday: N/a

Tuesday: TNT- adult program. We will be setting a dual Slalom. Please set-up on OLD T-Bar lane with banner and no nets (use 3 banners to make it all of the way down the run). This is a better lane for a dual and will also make it easy to do safety.

Wednesday: U16 & U18 will both be training GS. Set-Up Crew to set-up 2 blue nets at the bottom of our usual race run, banner and 1 GS course, if there is enough snow, perhaps you can set 2 course (one on the inside and one on the outside of the tower).

– Jacob & Emily will be in charge of setting up for HS racing- please meet each other at the time specified in my email, and follow the plan that was sent.

Thursday: U10/U12: Stubbie SL & U14: GS

Set-Up crew to set 2 blue nets and banner on our usual racing lane- Stubbie SL on the outside of the tower & GS in the inside.

Friday: Friday extra training: GS at Moonstone. If interested, sign-up on www.miltonheights.com cost for the day is $100 and it includes ticket costs. Sign up quickly- spots fill up fast!  Confirmed coaches are: Scott, Martin & Myself. Marija- I’ll let you know by Wednesday if registration requires another coach.

Saturday: JHL is having their 1st REAL race! JHL athletes, please check your email as you should have received some instructions for race day from your coordinators.  U12 Hawks are at home training. Will P will be running the race. U12 can set a course over on drop zone for the morning during the race- please make sure that the course is torn down after the morning- once the race is over, you can set in the usual lane for the afternoon. I’ll be heading with the U18’s to Mansfield for the day.

Sunday: U16’s are training at home and your coaches will confirm discipline on Wednesday evening. Coaches, please ask athletes to be on snow for 8am to help us set- I will meet you at the gate cabana for 8am.

Note: All other teams are away racing on the weekend.

Have a happy Racing week everyone


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!



Racer Evaluations- Mid Season

Hi everyone!

As mentioned in yesterday’s weekly post, it is that time again for us to be thinking about mid season evaluations for our racers. In the next 2 weeks you will be receiving a coach evaluation from your supervisor or myself, and it is your turn to write some for the athletes on your team. What we are looking for is for you to orchestrate this with your co-coach, maybe you can complete 1/2 and they can complete the other 1/2 or you can do the mid-season and they can do the end of season ones… either way, BOTH or all coaches should be involved in these evaluations.

Next week, is- YES “evaluation week”. For all , JHL, NG & K1 coaches, please take a look at the Snow Stars information- as of now, we have not yet received booklets so you should all plan on printing your own evals from the website.  You will be completing a Snow Stars evaluation for each one of your racers.These evaluations are extremely important and I am asking you all to put some effort into them. A reminder, that they should be reviewed by your evening supervisor next Wed/Thursday before going out next weekend Feb 4-5th, 2012. I encourage you to look at the website thoroughly, there are videos available so you can gage what levels your athletes are in. Please talk with other coaches coaching similar age groups to see which levels they are giving their athletes and to ensure consistency. Here is a link to the snow stars levels and technical videos which will help you assess your racers: http://www.vivatexte.com/eprep/cscf/husky/husky_home_en.htm

K2 and J coaches are to be using the following evals found final evals.

Please use the sandwich approach when formulating evaluations (areas of strengths/improvement/strengths).

I understand that these evaluations are time consuming but they are important and part of your duties as a coach. Please approach, Will, Kent or Myself if you are having trouble with these or are unclear as to what needs to be done.  In the clubhouse, we also have some snow stars booklets for your reference as well as a video on snow stars which would be good for you all to watch if you can arrive a few minutes early on Thursday. Do note that for the newer coaches; we will be focussing this Thursday & Saturday sessions on evaluations so bring any questions you may have.

Happy eval-uating!