Good Evening MAST Athletes, Parents and Coaches:
Holy Windchills Batman! It is chilly out there. Still wish we were skiing tonight though. (Well, not in these wind chills... but something slightly more moderate.) . Hopefully, Hyland and school will re-open on Thursday so we can get back to training. As I said in my last email, the race scheduled for Thursday at Welch has been cancelled due to the decision by Welch to close for the day. We will train on Thursday at 6:30PM if Hyland re-opens.
I. Section IV Championship Teams
The lead coaches have reviewed race results and selected the athletes who will represent MAST and their respective high schools at the Section IV Championships next Wednesday, February 6 at Wild Mountain. Congratulations to the athletes listed below. Please find attached a schedule for the day. Know that we will be loading the bus around 6am on Wednesday. I will give you more details about the day in a separate email. For now, please talk with your teachers on Thursday or Friday (whenever you return to school) about your absence from school on Wednesday, February 6. You will miss the entire school day. While you are out of school this week, you should wax, scrape and brush your skis DAILY to imbed your bases with wax. Repeated waxing makes skis fast. Just don’t overheat the bases.
Parents: we need to supply one hand timer and one hand time recorder at the finish line. No experience is necessary. If you possess a mobile thumb and you can see, you can learn to operate a stop watch. If you still know how to scrawl your numbers, you can record hand times. If you can do either job, please send me an email.
SECTION IV CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS
II. Wild Mt Supplemental Training for Section IV Championship Athletes and Alternates
We have a supplemental training session scheduled for Saturday, February 2 at Wild Mt. With the Section IV Championships only one week away, we are limiting participation to the Section IV athletes and alternates as well as a couple of additional athletes. Click here for more information and a link to register for the Feb 2 Supplemental Training.
III. Welch Village Supplemental Training on Saturday, February 9.
The coaches have added one additional supplemental training session on Saturday, February 9 at Welch Village. This session is open to all MAST athletes. We hope to be skiing two lanes on Bakke or one lane on Bakke and one on Lookout. Either way, you will be testing the technical and tactical skills you have developed this season on steep terrain. If you will be returning next season, this is a great opportunity to gain experience on more difficult pitches. If you will be skiing in the State Meet a few days later, this is great preparation for Helsinki and Innsbrook. Click here for more information and a link to register for the Feb 9 Supplemental Training. If you plan to train at Welch, be sure to complete BOTH waivers for Welch Village. Here are the links to both:
Welch Village Day Ticket Release
Welch Village Race Release
IV.Possible Race: Friday, February 9.
I am working to schedule one last race at Hyland for all athletes. The race would likely start at 5:45 or 6PM. We have the lanes and timing scheduled. I am talking with a few teams to see if they are interested. Stay tuned.
The website is up to date. Please check out the photo gallery. Fantastic pictures of fantastic teens. Thank you to Lisa Tanner for working so hard to memorialize our season with photos.
More to come...