Past MAST Updates
If you have joined MAST in the last week or two, you have possibly missed one or more of our previous MAST Updates. Some of the topics have come and gone but other discussions are still relevant. I invite you to visit our website and scan through these previous MAST Updates to bring yourself up to speed. Here is a link: Archived MAST Updates.
Equipment Swap at Hyland: Friday-Sunday
Here is a link to information about the equipment swap at Hyland this weekend:
Team Gilboa Swap
Also, attached is a “MAST Guide To Buying Used Equipment” that is on the Equipment Checklist page of our website. If you are buying equipment this weekend, please be sure to read (and bring) this with you. Remember, you are buying SLALOM RACE SKIS and RACE BOOTS. Do not buy or settle for anything less (as in—recreational skis or boots). If you weigh under 135 pounds, you most likely need a JUNIOR RACE SLALOM SKI. If you are new to racing, you will want a boot that has a FLEX number of 70 or 80 or 90 most likely. If you are in the market for ski boots, bring your ski socks. If you have thick wool socks, find a pair of medium or lightweight ski socks. Do not try to fit yourself in boots wearing cotton socks or ankle socks or thick wool socks. It is worth buying a proper ski sock just to try on boots.
Season Pass Payment Due SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 at 6PM.
If you have not sent in your payment for the Hyland Hills Season Pass, please do so today or put a check in the envelope and drop it off at the home of Drew Lamosse, our MAST Treasurer. The current season pass rate is $379 and jumps to $419 on Monday. I will be bringing a check to Hyland first thing Monday morning with the names of everyone from MAST who has submitted payment to MAST for a 2016-17 Hyland Season Pass. If you have not submitted payment by Sundayat 6PM, you will not be receiving a pass at the $379 rate.
Here is Drew’s address:
4928 Washburn Ave S. 55410.
MAST Information Meeting: Monday, October 24 at Washburn High School
We are holding our annual MAST Information Meeting for parents and athletes on Monday, October 24 (the Monday immediately following MEA break).
What: MAST Parent-Athlete Information Meeting
When: Monday, October 24.
6:30 PM New Families—“Orientation to Ski Racing and MAST”
7:15 PM Returning Families—“Overview of the 2016-17 Alpine Season”
Where: Choir Room. Enter Door #5 in the SE corner of the parking lot on 49th and Pleasant. Follow the MAST Signs to the Choir Room.
Why: The information we share will give you a thorough understanding of our mission, philosophy, opportunities, procedures… in other words, we will answer the WHAT, WHY, WHEN, HOW, WHERE questions you might have about MAST and the season ahead.
As of this Update, we have 93 athletes registered with MAST for the 2016-17 season.
Here is the breakdown:
- 10 seventh graders
- 22 eighth graders
- 22 freshmen
- 14 sophomores
- 13 juniors
- 12 seniors
- 29 girls will ski for Southwest
- 15 girls will ski for Washburn
- 21 boys will ski for Southwest
- 22 boys will ski for Washburn
- 3 boys will ski for South and 3 for Roosevelt
- 1 will invent a better mouse trap
- 2 will be receiving Nobel Prizes
- 4 will become entrepenuers
- 1 will be President
- 1 will find a cure for Autism
- 1 will win American Ninja Warrior
- 5 will travel into space
- All 93 will look back with fondness on their days as a MAST athlete
WELCOME EVERYONE. Please call me if you have any questions.
Once you are registered with MAST, you also need to register with your high school athletic director. Here is a link to the REGISTRATION PAGE on the MAST website. You will find clear instructions here about how to register with your high school. There are many pages of forms to complete so please gather these either online or pick them up from your athletic director. Be sure to complete and sign all documents carefully.
MPS/MSHSL Registration Process
Note: If you are new to high school athletics, you will need to turn in a 2016-17 Sports Qualifying Physical Exam Form completed and signed by your physician.
MAST Team Fee and MPS Activity Fee
We are asking all MAST athletes to pay a team fee of $150. This fee is suggested but not mandatory. The Minneapolis School District also requests that all athletes pay an Activity Fee of $60. Both fees go directly to cover MAST expenses (coaching, equipment, races, etc).
The check for the team fee should be made payable to MPLS ALPINE. The check for the MPS Activity Fee should be made payable to Mpls Public Schools. We ask that you submit BOTH fees to MAST:
C/O Drew Lamosse, Treasurer
4928 Washburn Ave. S.
Mpls, MN 55410
Drew will track payments and he will turn over the Activity Fee checks to the school district. That way, payments are properly credited to the Alpine Team (rather than improperly to the Nordic Team) and we will have a more accurate accounting of our revenue. Thanks for your contribution.
Athletes, if you have finished up a fall sport, be sure to get on a daily strength and conditioning routine in preparation for the upcoming season. Dryland begins on November 15 and the coaches do not plan to go easy on you…
See you on October 24th.