MAST UPDATE #4
MONDAY, October 11, 2021
Dear MAST Athletes, Parents, and Coaches:
Thank you to everyone who has registered to ski with MAST this year. And Welcome.
Webinar #1 "Orientation To Ski Racing and MAST" Available To Download and View
If you missed our presentation “Orientation to Ski Racing and the Mpls Alpine Ski Team”, you can now download and view it from the home page of our website. Each slide is narrated by yours truly. I tried to book James Earle Jones, but he was too busy plugging Arby’s. Sorry, you are stuck with me.
Warning: You will have to advance each slide manually. Sorry to make you work. Originally it was advancing automatically, which I thought was really cool and high tech, but once I threw in a video it stopped doing that. That’s where I bumped into the limits of my technical skills. The good news is that it only runs 40 minutes or so. Much shorter than the live version, but still filled with all the information you need to understand what our sport is about and how things operate here at MAST.
Here's a link to our homepage: www.mplsalpineski.org.
Speaking of the MAST Website, we are continuing to update pages every week. Last week I described the updates made to the Equipment header. This week the Parents header is updated. Please peruse the pages so you know where to find important information and resources not only about our team, but also about technique, tactics, equipment, tuning, etc.
Registration With MAST
As of this morning, we have 92 athletes registered with MAST, 23 of you are new to the team. Welcome All!
If you are new to MAST and this is the first MAST Update you have received, you can read all prior Updates I’ve sent this fall on our website. Click HERE for past MAST Update. I’m certain you will find them as riveting as I do. And know that you can quickly get a lot of information on MAST by reading our 2021-22 MAST Fact Sheet HERE.
Registration With MPS
Online registration for Winter Sports is ready to go. Remember, most of you have paid the MPS Activity Fee. Don't pay a second time when you register with MPS. You should be able to submit your MPS registration without paying the activity fee, so if you run into any trouble, please call me.
REGISTER WITH MPS HERE
Please Join Us for the 2nd Annual MASTers Golf Tournament
Just a reminder to those of you who are participating in our second team fundraiser, The Second Annual MASTers Golf Tournament, that this year’s tournament features a shotgun start. So, this means that you want to be ready to golf at 3pm. My understanding is that we will all drive off to our starting tee with our foursome at 3PM. Everyone plays all nine holes, but each foursome starts at a different tee and progresses through the course from there. Last I heard there was one spot remaining.
Where: Hiawatha Golf Course
When: Thursday, October 14, 3PM Shotgun Start.
How: SIGN-UP HERE
And don’t forget there are raffle tickets to buy and wonderful prizes to give away. Thank you to everyone who has signed up to participate and who has donated a prize for the raffle. RAFFLEDONATIONS HERE
MAST Equipment Swap: Saturday, Oct 16 from 9am-Noon.
8AM: Set Up/Equipment Drop Off
9AM-Noon: Swap Sale
Noon-1PM: Pick Up Sale Items and/or Sales ReceiptsGo to the Equipment Swap Page on our website for information about how to post equipment that you would like to donate or sell on our website AND gives detailed information about how to participate in our MAST Equipment Swap on Saturday, Oct 16. If you have equipment to sell or donate, or you need equipment, please check out the Equipment Swap Page Here.
Second, the Equipment Swap Inventory Page lists all the equipment (skis, boots, protective gear, clothing and more) that folks have made available to MAST skiers. If you are in need of equipment and don’t want to wait for the Swap on the 16th, take a look at what we have posted on the Equipment Swap Inventory Page Here. It is getting updated almost daily.
Third, the Equipment Swap Sales Form Page is the form you complete when you want to post something to sell or donate on our website AND/OR sell at the MAST Equipment Swap on Oct 16. After you fill out the form, send a couple of photos to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cyrus and I will make sure the pictures and sale information get posted on the Equipment Swap Inventory Page.
See our website for other swaps around the State. Fall Ski Swaps.
Individual Fundraising Kick Off: Sunday, October 17 at 4PM.
We will be kicking off the MAST Individual Fundraiser this year on Sunday, October 17th at 4PM with another festive Webinar. This year you can sell both coffee and salsa to friends, neighbors, family members and perfect strangers to raise money to support your very healthy pursuits with Mpls Alpine. The money you raise can help pay for supplemental training, the Giants Ridge Camp, MAST apparel, the MAST Banquet, team fees, or even your Hyland Season Pass. The coffee come from Urban Ventures and the salsa is produced locally by MinneSalsa. Join us on the 17th for more information about how to participate. I will send out a link to the Individual Fundraiser Webinar the week of October 10th. For now, set aside 4-5PM on Oct 17. Look for a link to log in to the meeting in your MPS calendar and MPS email inbox.
Season Pass Purchase
If you ordered a Hyland Hills Season Pass at registration, please don’t forget to mail a check made payable to Mpls Alpine in the amount of $455 to:
Mpls Alpine Ski Team
4800 Harriet Ave S
Mpls MN 55419.
The deadline for purchasing a season pass through MAST is October 27.
Attached is a list of athletes who have paid for their 2021-22 season pass either last spring or this fall as of Monday, Oct 11.
Best of luck to all of you who are entering tournament play this week. Everyone else, get outside and get in shape for the season.