Dear MAST Athletes, Parents and Coaches:
Last night, we held our 16th on-snow training session of the season. We have packed in a lot of skiing into the first four weeks of the year, especially considering that we held six dryland training sessions as well. For this reason, I need to express my deep gratitude to all the coaches who have given so many hours on the hill to our athletes. None of this could happen without your generous commitment of time, enthusiasm and expertise. Thank you.
We are now in gates, so please bring your protective gear to practice every day.
Here is the schedule for Week Five:
Monday, December 11, 6:30-8:45PM
6:30PM Varsity/JV: Meet on South Chair for Directed Free Skiing
7:15PM Varsity/JV: Move to Lanes 1, 2 and 3 for Gate Training.
Tuesday, December 12, 5-7:30PM(Varsity) and 6:30-8:45PM(Junior Varsity)
5:00PM Varsity: Warm Up and Gate Training on Lanes 4 and 5.
6:30PM JV: Direct Free Skiing on South Chair for JV
7:15PM JV: Gate Training on Lane 5 for JV
Wednesday, December 13, 5:00-7:30PM
5:00PM Varsity/JV: Warm Up and Gate Training on Lanes 3 and 4.
Thursday, December 14, 6:30-8:45PM
6:30-8:45PM Varsity/JV: Meet on South Chair for Directed Free Skiing
7:15PM Varsity/JV: Move to Lane C for Gate Training.
Friday, December 15, 5:00-7:30PM
5:00PM Varsity/JV: Warm Up and Gate Training on Lanes 2, 3 and 4.
Saturday, December 16, 7:45-10:30AM
7:45AM Varsity/JV: Warm Up and Gate Training on Lanes 1, 2 and 3.
Welch Village Supplemental Training
The Next Supplemental Training Session in Wednesday, December 27 at Welch Village.
We will depart from Washburn HS at 2:45PM and return at approximately 10:30PM.
This is a great opportunity to train on steeper and longer pitches.
Sign Up Here: http://minneapolisalpineskiteam.siplay.com/site/
Last Call For Giants Ridge Camp Registrations…
The deadline for registering for the Giants Ridge Camp is Friday, December 15 (this week). If you still plan to attend, here is a link to register: Giants Ridge Camp.
REMINDER: Welch Invitational Race Intentions Needed
There are about 30 of you who have not stated your intentions for the Welch Invitational. Attached is a list of athletes who HAVE RESPONDED. I want to encourage you to race. The race features separate races for Junior Varsity and Varsity teams, but all race runs are held on the same hill so everyone can watch and cheer everyone else. It is a festive event. I hope you will attend. Please state your race intentions for the Welch Invite Here: Welch Invite Race Intentions.
Most of you have created a Sprongo account now and hopefully are watching video of yourself and your teammates. If you find video of yourself that is not yet tagged to you, please do so. And if you watch a video of a teammate that is not yet tagged, feel free to TAG that person as well. It helps out the coaches when you do the tagging. Also, be sure to use all the cool analysis tools available like slow motion, side by side comparison, and overlays. If you would like a coach to look at video with you before or after a practice, download your latest run to your phone and then ask us to look at it with you. We are happy to take the time, but you need to ask. Sprongo also has an app you can download to your phone. You probably can figure out how to do this yourself, but if you have any questions, reach out to a teammate. Luke and Willem are experts. They are happy to help with your tech questions.
See you tomorrow evening.