Dear MAST Athletes, Parents and Coaches:
I apologize for getting this update out so late, but it was a busy weekend for me with some long days at USSA races. I was too exhausted last night when I got home to think clearly, so I had to wait until tonight to get all this ready for you. Not sure I am thinking any more clearly now, but here goes....
Tomorrow, we race. This first race is against…ourselves… and will serve as a time trial to determine team selections for the Wild Mountain Invitational on Friday, December 22. For our new racers, this is a great way to learn how a race runs and what we do to prepare ourselves on race day to perform at our best. For our returning athletes, it is a great opportunity to test out your improved fundamentals in a competition environment.
Here is how it will work.
Washburn and South/Roosevelt Girls: Coach Matthew
Southwest Boys and South/Roosevelt Boys: Coach Joel
Southwest Girls: Coach Daniel H.
If you know you will NOT be racing tomorrow, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Race workers: Parents, if you would like to help with the race, please send me an email and I will plug you into a job. Love to have the help if you are interested and willing.
Wild Mountain Invitational
The Wild Mountain Invitational is THIS Friday, December 22.
Unfortunately, not everyone gets to race in this one. We are entering teams of six boys and six girls from Washburn and Southwest, plus one alternate for each team. We are also entering a team of six boys from South/Roosevelt. The coaches will make final team selections after tomorrow’s race. I will need to send a run order to the Chief of Race immediately following our race tomorrow. So, I need to know that you are able to attend the Wild Mt Invitational on Friday, December 22 IF SELECTED.
Please State Your Intentions Here: Wild Mt Invitational Race Intentions.
We have a bus chartered to bring us to the race but we will be asking parents to car pool and bring athletes home afterwards. No bus for the return.
The schedule for the day begins early.
6:10AM Load bus at Washburn.
8:00AM Warm Ups, Course Inspection, Opening Ceremonies.
9:30AM First run start.
1:15PM Second run start
4:00PM Awards Ceremony
We try to feed all athletes, coaches, and parents well on these long race days, but we need food contributions from everyone who is attending. Once you know that you are invited (after the race tomorrow) please sign up to bring something to share here: Wild Invite Food.
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/
Here is the schedule for Week Six:
Monday, December 18, 6:30-8:45PM -- RACE: MINNEAPOLIS CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS
6:15PM Bib Distribution
6:30PM Warm Up with Team and Coaches on South Chair
7:15PM Course Inspection
7:35PM Run 1
8:05PM Run 2
8:35PM Hill Clean Up
Tuesday, December 19, 5-7:30PM(Varsity) and 6:30-8:45PM(Junior Varsity)
5:00PM Varsity: Warm Up and Gate Training on Lanes 3.
6:30PM JV: Direct Free Skiing on South Chair for JV
7:15PM JV: Gate Training on Lanes 4 and 5 for JV.
Wednesday, December 20, 6:30-8:45PM
6:30PM Varsity/JV: Directed Free Skiing on South Chair.
7:15PM Gate Training on Lanes A, B, and C.
Thursday, December 21, 5:00-7:30PM
5:00PM Varsity/JV: Warm Up and Gate Training on Lanes 7 & 8 (wear rope tow gloves).
Friday, December 22, Wild Mountain Invitational—NO TRAINING.
Saturday, December 23, 7:45-10:30AM
7:45AM Varsity/JV: Warm Up and Gate Training on Lanes A, B, and C .
See you tomorrow evening. The earlier you arrive, the better.