MAST Update Week Four Part II
Friday, December 10, 2021
Good Afternoon MAST Families and Coaches:
A couple of quick announcements.
Practice Cancelled Today
As you likely now know, MPS has cancelled all after school activities today.
Virtual Team Meeting Today at 5PM
Because we have a race on Monday, the coaches WILL hold a VIRTUAL team meeting/training at 5PM this afternoon. I would like to cover a couple of topics, mostly related to racing. I know many of you are nervous about our race on Monday, especially because you have not had much time in gates. Our race on Monday is just between our three squads to minimize pressure. Our focus is, in part, to educate our new racers and refresh the memories of our returning racers about 1) how a race is run, 2) the rules of the sport, 3) best practices for maximizing performance, etc. I would also like to talk about how practices will “flow” now that the lanes have opened up for us to use.
Here is a link to our meeting this afternoon:
Please use your MPS Email account to log in.
Parents: Race Volunteer Workshop and Training On Sunday, December 12.
If we want our races to run smoothly, we need parents to volunteer to assist. There are many roles to fill at every race, most require no training. Some require a small amount of training.
To help parents understand our race day volunteer needs, we are holding an online orientation on Sunday, December 12 at 4PM. This will not be a long meeting. Thirty minutes or so. We will fill you in on all the roles you can sign up to fill during the year AND a quick overview of how to perform some of the roles that require some training. You will also learn some of the rules of the sport going into our first race the following day. Even if you are a returning parent, please attend. It will serve as a good refresher on the rules. Maybe it will give you the confidence to take on a new role... moving from a gate judge to a finish ref or chief gate judge.
Here is a link to log in: meet.google.com/wsr-gfts-xnf
Parents: Race Worker Sign Up
We need to fill many race-worker positions for each of our races. Please help us produce well-run, efficient, fair, and fun race events for our hard-working athletes. Most roles are very easily learned and executed. Here is a link to sign up to work our first race on Monday, Dec 13.
Note: We have created sign up positions to SHADOW a race worker position for our first race. This is a great way to learn how to perform a race volunteer role without the pressure of "getting it right". Actually, none of the roles are high pressure as you will eventually learn.
Practice Saturday morning is at 7:45am.
Wear your protective gear and rope tow gloves. We are in the outer rope tow lanes. Hopefully the rope will be running.
Athletes: Please tune your skis this weekend before the race.
That’s all for now.