MAST Update Week Eleven: Thursday, January 20, 2022
Good Afternoon MAST Athletes, Families and Coaches:
We have a big week ahead. Two races, training at Hyland and a supplemental training at Wild. Plus, you have finals and the end of a semester.
Let’s talk races first.
First, have you stated your race intentions for all remaining races?
See attached spreadsheet for an up-to-date tracking of race intentions. If you still need to state your intentions for the remaining races on the calendar, please do so TODAY!STATE YOUR RACE INTENTIONS HERE
Second, 3 Big Races Ahead Before Section Champs
1. Monday, January 24 Hyland Race vs Wayzata, Lake Crystal, and DeLaSalle.
Please be sure your name is listed if you plan to race. If your name is not listed, state your race intention NOW! If you don't state your intention for this race by tomorrow morning when I wake up, you will not race.
We still need to fill race worker positions. Parents: please sign up HERE: Jan 24 Race Volunteer Sign Up
2. Friday, January 28 Afton Invitational
We have three more start positions available for girls at the Afton Invite. If you have not stated your intention to race at Afton and would still like to race, please send me an email directly: email@example.com.
The first three girls to email me will be entered in the race. We will bring additional girls and boys to the race at Afton as alternates if more than three send me an email. All available start positions for boys are filled, but we could use a couple boys to join us as alternates. With COVID, there is a good chance that some of the alternates will be substituted into the race.
Attached are two very important documents regarding the Afton Invitational. Please download, open, and READ both. The most pressing issue at this point is the need for parents to sign the Afton/Vail Liability Release. IF you skied at Afton on Jan 5, you should have already completed the waiver and do not need to do so a second time. However, some families with two athletes on the team may have only signed the waiver for the one child who was competing on Jan 5... so be sure to sign the waiver for the second child. COMPLETE THE AFTON/VAIL WAIVER HERE
We do not need race workers for the Afton Invite, but we will need parents to help with race support (tent set up, meals, bibs, and more). Details to come in a follow up email.
If you have an EPIC pass, please let me know. I know that Zae, Finn, Will, Elika, and Sam have Epic passes. Please bring them and use them. Anyone else?
We will need parents to ride the buses to and from Afton. If you can ride the bus, please shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will have tents and firepits set up in the parking lot at the base of the race hills. Parents, please bring folding chairs, soccer benches for the athletes to use during lunch. Tables are helpful too.
Note that Afton has strict COVID guidelines. If you need to go upstairs in the chalet, you need to show a vaccination card. The lower level is available for warming up and rest room use. Masks are required.
3. Thursday, February 3 Welch (Metro East) Race
We will need race workers also for the Metro East Race at Welch on Thursday, Feb 3. I suspect we will have a 5PM start again.
If you can ride the bus, please shoot me an email: email@example.com.
Third, Supplemental Training Sign UP
Sign up is now open for the supplemental training scheduled for Saturday, January 29th and Saturday, February 5th at Wild Mt.
Here is a link to register: Jan 29 and Feb 5 Supplemental Training Registration.
Fourth, Week Eleven Training Schedule.... check the website on Friday for an updated training and racing schedule for week eleven.
See you on the hill.