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WEEK #6 Update

Greetings coaching team

Hope everyone enjoyed the snowstorm we had at the end of last week- it is pretty obvious that winter decided that it is here to stay! Good for us- always nice to have a little powder to ski on!

We have a few things happening this week so read below for a detailed daily update:

Monday: n/a

Tuesday: Tuesday Night Adults Program. Dual SL is the plan for a set- I recommend setting down old-t-bar lane it makes coaching easier and a more consistent fall line to train on. No nets are needed at the bottom, just a banner on the side of the lane.

Wednesday: Both U16 & U18 athletes will be training Full gate GS. If there is enough snow on the ramp, I would recommend setting off it. Set-up crew, we will be setting down our regular race lane, so please set the banner and nets (bottom & Tower).

Thursday: U12/U10 racers will be training Full Gate GS whereas U14 athletes will be training full gate SL. Both courses will be set on our regular racing lane. Set-up crew, please set wide so you can fit 2 courses in.

Friday: U10 GS training at home- Extra Friday training. Please register on the website at http://www.miltonheights.com

Saturday: JHL will be having their second fun race. U10 (non-travel) will take part in the JHL race. In the afternoon, we will set  coaches’ request on our regular race lane.

Sunday: We are hosting a U12 GS race. U16 & U18 athletes will be training coache’s request in the afternoon- freeskiing in the morning. U14 panthers will also be training at home.

Wishing everyone a great week in racing!

See you on snow

Emilie

Week #5

Good afternoon coaching staff team!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!! I had the opportunity to get away to the U18 race this weekend and I had a blast. I heard from most of the teams and it looks like another successful racing weekend under our belt- great job team!

We have officially passed the halfway mark to the season! Wohoo! At this time, we tend to observe/notice some fatigue in athletes, therefore, I ask each and every one of you to make sure you are keeping a close eye on this during the training sessions. If you find everyone’s focus is off, take the advantage to go inside and watch a video, review the last race or do some cool down or free skiing out of the course. Thank you for your attention to this.

As mentioned this week, please provide us with some feedback on the evaluation template for the athletes- any changes you would like to see for next year, please let us know so we can make a note of it now and ensure that the next template reflects your comments & suggestions! Once again, a big thank you to Dave for enhancing the eval- great job! We will be using the exact same template for the end of season evaluation- so if you are keen and you want to start populating some of the info as we enter the next few weeks so you can be ready to hand them out on week #8- please do so!

Here is this week’s breakdown:

Monday: HS Racing- Marija & Jacob

Tuesday: TNT Adults Timed evening. GS Course to be set down our regular lane with full fencing at the bottom. Will P will be there to run the timing.

Wednesday: GS training for both U16 & U18 athletes. Set-up crew; please set the banner down our regular racing/training lane. Please set the banner wide away from the tower so we can try to set 2 courses, one in the inside and one on the outside of the tower. Please set a B-Net on the tower for safety.

Thursday: We will be training Stubbie SL for the U12/U10 & Full gate SL for the U14 racers. Please set down Old-T-Bar Lane and set wide enough to fit both courses in. Set-up crew; please use one of the small blue nets to net separate finishes at the bottom of the race course but you do not need a net at the very bottom for the exit. Apprentices- you will be in a session with Chloe.

Friday: U14, U16 & U18 Full Gate SL extra training at Glen Eden & coaches are Scott & Chloe. I am looking for another interested coach from the above age group interested in coming out? Numbers have been rather high for Friday trainings lately and 3 coaches will be necessary to help set the courses.

Saturday: U12 Kestrels & Eagles are home & JHL. Plan for the day will be as follows: 2 courses to be set on old-t-bar lane.

–       Morning: GS course for JHL & Stubbie SL for the U12

–       Afternoon: Re-set (coaches’ choice) for the U12 with a hope to get perhaps the portable timing set.

Sunday: U14 Cougars are at Home. Full Gate SL will be the discipline of training.

That’s it for now! Have a great week everyone. Please note that I will not be at the hill on Thursday but will be available via email or phone for questions or emergencies as I am having minor surgery.

Emilie

Week #3

Hi Team,

Welcome to the start of week #3! Wow does time fly, we are almost at the halfway mark! You know what that means- evaluations for mid-sessions are coming up soon… more details on that later. I am hoping that after a successful weekend of racing; everyone feels good about the changes and more comfortable with the new system. So to re-cap: Great work to the JHL coaches on a well run “practice race” & congrats to everyone for some more fantastic race results!

Before getting into what this week has in stores for us… I do want to take a second to thank everyone for their commitment and hard work thus far! Your training group supervisors and I are so pleased with how the season is running so far- so Thank YOU!

Here is what we have planned for this week:

Monday: Coach PDP session with Karson. Please meet him at the A-Frame for 7pm.

Tuesday: Coach PDP session with Karson. Please meet him at the A-Frame for 7pm.

– TNT adults Timed nights. I ask that coaches set-up a Full gate GS in our regular race lane, down sidewinder with proper banner along the side of the course and 2 blue nets for the finish. The GS course should be set in the inside of the tower as this is where there is the most snow. Will Parsons will be helping with the timing this evening. Coaches, please use the timing as a training tool, so more of a tactical decision making lesson where the athletes can have a feel for what is “faster or slower”- no bibs but if possible, please type out the times as folks like to see where they land amongst the rest of the group.

Wednesday: U16 & U18 training. U16 will be training Full Gate GS and U18 will be training SL. Course are to be set on our regular race lane, set-up crew: set banner and 2 nets at the bottom, make sure to go wide after the tower so we can set a course in the inside and a course on the outside of the tower.

Thursday: U10/U12 will be training Kombi & U14 will be training GS. Set-up Crew, please set down our regular race lane; same as above, banner along the side of the course (setting wide outside of the tower so we can fit a course inside and outside of the tower) & 2 nets at the bottom.

Friday: U10/U12 Stubbie SL @ Home. Coaches are Chloe & Lora. Please meet each other at 8am at the clubhouse. Course will be set on old-t-bar lane- banner, no nets and a few training courses.

Saturday: JHL will be training @ Home (set on drop zone) stubbie GS- this course will be used for the other U10 & U12 athletes for the afternoon. For all U10-non travelling athletes; we will be hosting a U10 invitational race on this day, schedule is as follows: 10am start for the Kombi (1 run), lunch (provided), 1pm start for the GS race (1 run) and then awards and prize draw on the deck.

Sunday: U14’s are training at home. Emilie will be travelling with the U16’s to their race & Scott will be travelling with the U18’s to their race.

Other than this, we will have 8 U14 racers to the Podborski Cup with Scott on Wednesday-Friday. Marija will be attending the race on Friday with Scott as a secondary coach.

As mentioned above, your training group leaders will be communicating with you shortly regarding the mid-session evaluations. Wishing everyone a great week in racing!

As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to let me know!

Thanks Team

Emilie

Head Coach Update- Week 2

Hi Team!

 So here we are, we made it to week #2! Great job to everyone! I am really pleased with the level of commitment and coaching demonstrated from the entire team! Thanks to everyone for your enthusiasm, which was maintained throughout the weekend, even with the less than ideal weather situation. A special thank you goes out to the team of people that helped make yesterday and today’s race go off without a hitch! Thanks for all of your help- and what a great demonstration of teamwork and TRUEsport!

 This week, here’s what we have in stores:

 Monday:  PDP session with Karson, Coaching tactics for the U14 age group. Session runs from 7-9pm, please meet Karson at the A-Frame at the start of the session; all coaches and apprentices are welcome and no registration is necessary.

 Tuesday:

-PDP session with Karson, DL Prep. Session runs from 7-9pm, please meet Karson at the A-Frame at the start of the session; all coaches and apprentices are welcome and no registration is necessary.

– Stubbie SL/GS on OLD T-Bar Lane for TNT. We are setting here to maintain our lane and allow GE some time to make some more snow.

Wednesday: Stubbie SL & Full gate SL course on old-t bar lane if snow permits for U16 & U18 athletes. Set-Up Crew, Please use 3 banner wheels and one net for the bottom for safety.

 Thursday: Stubbie SL & Kombie (2 courses) on old-t-bar lane. . Set-Up Crew, Please use 3 banner wheels and one net for the bottom for safety.

 Friday: JHL Training at Home. Scott & Chloe are working- GS stubbie training on old-t-bar lane. Set-up same as set-up crew for the week.

 Saturday: Eagles & U10 (non travelling) are at home. All other teams are racing over the weekend. Set will be on our race lane (snow permitting) as it is a practice race for the JHL. The U12/U10 will be able to run the course in the afternoon. Set KOMBI in the afternoon for race prep. Will will be in charge of the race & training set-up.

 Sunday: U18 are at home training. Will will be in charge of the training set-up.

 I think that’s all for the week team. This week, your training group leaders will be asking to sit down with you at some point this week to provide you with some coaching feedback.

 Thanks Team.

 Emilie

Almost 2013!

Good evening coaches!

We made it, one more day to go for Christmas camp! A Big thank you goes out to all of the coaches with a training group this camp- you have all done a phenomenal job at keeping our racers motivated, interested and happy to be skiing and racing! The sunshine today was amazing and I think the kids really enjoyed being able to get some gates in!

I wanted to send an update on a few details and to ensure that we are all on the same page with the next few weeks. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave a comment on the BLOG or to send me an email personally.

Lesson Plans & Sign-in/out: This is a new mandatory process. You can find the template that all coaches are required to fill out in the “docs to go” section of this blog. By means of this post, I will ask that Training Group leaders remind their staff teams that these must be filled out and filed in the age specific binders at the end of the day.

Team Selection/Dec 31/Coaching Allocation: You can find all of these details on the parents’ blog at http://mhrcinfo.wordpress.com 

Glen Eden Sign-offs: A reminder that you have to sign off on the 2 GE manuals and drop off your “sign-off” sheet in the A-Frame as soon as possible.

Junior Houseleague: This program kicks off on Saturday, January 5th. I will ask that all of the JHL coaches please meet Scott in front of the clubhouse for 8:30am on the 5th with ski gear and your lesson plan in hand. As you know, the weather has challenged the start of our season, thus pushing back the assessments for new racers entering this program… therefore we are finalizing the lists for each group and will have a hard copy available on the morning of the 5th. We will however, be emailing you a list of coaching allocation (who you are coaching with) and your team colours so that you can prepare adequately. 

U10/U12: Your Team lists will be posted on the parents’ blog at http://mhrcinfo.wordpress.com on January 1, 2013. Make sure that you are checking the “2013 schedules” tab on the blog address listed above for your team’s schedule. Your program kicks off on January 5th & Thursday January 10th. Please be on snow for 7:30am at the gate cabana on the 5th.

U14: Your team lists will be posted on the parents blog at http://mhrcinfo.wordpress.com on January 1, 2013. Make sure that you are checking the “2013 schedules” tab on the blog address listed above for your team’s schedule. Your program kicks off Sunday, January 6th & Thursday January 10th. Please be on snow for 7:30am on the 6th.

U16/U18: Your team lists will be posted on the parents blog at http://mhrcinfo.wordpress.com on January 1, 2013. Make sure that you are checking the “2013 schedules” tab on the blog address listed above for your team’s schedule. Your program kicks off Sunday, January 6th & Wednesday January 9th. Please be on snow for 7:30am on the 6th.

TNT (adult racing): Please be on snow for 6:00pm on January 8th for the start of your program.

Snowboard: Please be on snow for 8:30am on January 6th for the start of your programs.

Se-up Crew: Wednesdays (Claire & Jacob) & Thursdays (Chloe, Lora & Marija). For those of you that have been promised a set of keys, please make sure that you have it by the end of the week. Your set-up crew kicks off on January 9th & 10th.

I believe that is all or now. Let me know if you have any questions

Do not forget to review the PDP calendar of events listed in the “docs to go” section of the blog.

See some of you tomorrow & the rest in 2013!

emilie

 

 

December 28-Update

Good evening Coaches!

First off, I would like to thank all of the Christmas camp coaches for doing a phenomenal job on the first 2 days of camp! You guys rock! You have managed to keep the racers engaged and learning on limited terrain & visibility! Thanks for coming to work with lots of enthusiasm and creativity! 

As promised, in the “docs to go” section; I have attached a few documents:

  • 2013 Calendar
  • Lesson Plan & Sign-in & Out Template (if anyone has access to PDF writer, please make each of the fields “writable”; if not, I’ll do when I am back at work next week and post an updated version”
  • PDP Session List: A few of you have asked about sessions; please take a look at the list of sessions that Karson will be running for us. If you have any questions, let me know. Everyone is welcome to attend any of the sessions and you do not need to sign-up- just come for the time specified in the document.
  • Race schedules: Please note that they are posted on the parents blog- please make sure that you are checking it!

I think that is all for now

Thanks for everyone’s hard work!

Talk soon

emilie

 

Update

Hi everyone

i did send an email this afternoon with an update on Christmas camp, snow conditions and how we were adapting our programming for the conditions; if you did not receive this email, please let me know. I also posted an updated on the parents blog, you can view it here.

talk soon