Good Afternoon MAST Athletes, Coaches and Parents:
Last Call For Race Intentions for Jan 3, 5, and 7.
Please take a look at the attached spreadsheet of RACE INTENTIONS. Note that each race has its own tab. The RACE INTENTIONS are updated as of 2:55PM today for the races on Jan 3, 5 and 7.
TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO STATE YOUR RACE INTENTIONS FOR JAN 3, 5 AND 7.
Metro East Conference Race on Jan 5 at Afton
At this point, I would like to bring 30 boys and 30 girls to compete at Afton on Wednesday, January 5. But we need more athletes to State Race Intentions for this race.
I received notification today that we do have a bus to transport our squads to Afton on Wednesday, January 5. At this point, I plan to bring 60 athletes. We have two buses ordered--one to pick up from Washburn and the other from Southwest. South and Roosevelt families will need to car pool to get those athletes to Washburn or SW at the yet to be determined pick up time. Sorry. Unfortunately, we do not have trailers with the buses. Most likely, I will have you bring your skis to a designated location BEFORE school on the 5th for transport in the MAST trailer. More details to come.
Don't Let The Cold Scare You Away!
We had wonderful training this morning. Yes, it was cold but the cold made the snow hard which was great for carving turns. The rope swung into action a little after 9, so that helped keep the body warm. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and all was good with the world. At least at Hyland. Don't let the whimps who report the weather convince you that it is too cold to go outside. They must have all been born in San Diego. Just dress in layers. Coach Jack wore six layers today, as did I. Wear layers. We might look like stuffed teddy bears, but we are warm.
Where To Deposit The Paper Backing From Your Toe Warmers?
For some reason, I am always the last MAST person to leave the chalet after practice. Today, the chalet was clean EXCEPT that the floor was littered with the small paper backing that you peel off your toe warmers. I'm sure that none of those paper pieces came from a MAST athlete. Please remember that it is not acceptable to leave even a scrap of paper on a table or the floor. Waste receptacles are very close by. Thank you.
Video and Sprongo
I have been shooting video of your runs at every practice this week. And, I have been tagging athletes. I notice that we still have skiers who have not set up a Sprongo account. I sent fresh invitations to you this afternoon. If you do not have an account set up, get this done today.
And be sure to watch your video.
See you at 5PM today.