Many of you have already charged out of the start gate into a new year of intellectual enrichment and excellence. I hope you are enjoying your first week.
MAST Registration Is Open!
I am pleased to report that the 2016-17 MAST Registration Process is NOW OPEN!!!
I would like to remind you that registration is a TWO-STEP PROCESS. The first step is to register with MAST. The second step is to register with your high school athletic director.
Why register with MAST in September?
The MAST roster policy for the first sixteen years of our existence has been to accept everyone onto the team who wants to join. Last year, our membership numbers swelled very quickly after registration opened. We had to close registration for a time to see if and how we could accommodate everyone who was interested in skiing with us. Fortunately we found a way to expand our staff and training environment. Last year, we were caught off guard. I don’t want this to happen to us again.
The first order of business is to determine how many roster spots we have open for the coming season. Obviously we have nine open spots because we said good-bye to nine seniors last April at our banquet. My hope is that everyone else will be returning to ski another year with us. For a number of reasons, this rarely happens however. In an effort to assess the number of roster spots we have open this year, I am giving our returning athletes two weeks to get registered with MAST and secure YOUR spot on the 2016-17 roster.
ALL RETURNING MAST ATHLETES: REGISTER FOR MAST NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 15. I will begin filling open roster spots with athletes new to MAST starting September 16. You can register after September 15th, but your spot is no longer guaranteed.
New athletes: you may register anytime. I will begin filling open registration spots on September 16. I will fill the roster in the order registration is received.
My hope is that everyone who wants to ski race with MAST will be able to find a spot on our roster. I do not want to turn anyone away. However, there is a limit to the number of athletes we can roster due to budgetary restraints, lack of training space at Hyland, and the size of our coaching staff.
To register for MAST, follow this link: MAST REGISTRATION PROCESS.
Please check our website weekly for up to date information on the upcoming season. And it is not too soon to start looking for equipment if you need some gear. The Equipment page on our website has been updated and includes a listing of some (new) online used equipment websites.
And call me if you have any questions.