MAST Update #7
Friday, October 28, 2022
Dear MAST Athletes, Parents, Coaches, Friends:
The opening of the high school alpine season approaches quickly. It is time to buckle down and make sure that you are ready to practice on day one.
Season Pass Payments Due TODAY!
If you have not paid for a Hyland Season Pass, you can DROP OFF a check TODAY at the home of Hope White. Make checks payable to Mpls Alpine for $474. Put the check in an envelope with your athlete’s name on it and drop it off at 4945 Clinton Ave South. The benefit of purchasing a Hyland Season Pass through MAST is that you are not paying a state sales tax.
You can also purchase a pass online directly from Hyland Hills for $474. Here is a link: PURCHASE HYLAND PASS ONLINE FROM THREE RIVERS PARKS. The cost of a season pass increases to $499 on November 1.
Individual Fundraiser Kick-Off. Sunday, October 30, 6-6:30PM
Join us to kick off our annual MAST Individual Fundraiser. Sell locally produced MinneSalsa and Urban Ventures Coffee to raise account credits that YOU can use to pay for supplemental training, lift tickets, camp, apparel, and other things MAST. These account credits will be stored in your Team Snap account and can be applied to any purchases you make with the team through Team Snap when you check out. Our Individual Fundraiser Kick-Off will be held virtually. Athletes should have received an invitation and link to join the Virtual Kickoff in their MPS Email Inbox. Send me an email with your MPS Email Address if you did not receive a message about the kickoff.
Link To Join The MAST Individual Fundraiser Kick-Off
Equipment Swap At Hyland Today and Saturday
Today and tomorrow are your last opportunities to find used race equipment at a local swap. Team Gilboa is hosting its annual ski swap starting at 4PM today at Hyland. Please check out our Equipment Page on our website for valuable information on the equipment you need to start racing and how to select good race equipment. Equipment Checklist MAST Guide To Buying Used Equipment
Registration With MAST --Closing Soon!
Attached is a list of athletes who have registered to ski with MAST as of today. If you are planning on skiing this year, please register by November 1.
Register With Mpls Public Schools Athletics—GET IT DONE!
In addition to registering with MAST, you need to register for alpine skiing with the athletic department of your high school. Note that you will need to click on two separate links. One to register for Alpine with MPS and a second to pay the $75 MPS Activity Fee online and directly to MPS this year. IF YOU ARE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, ENTER THE NAME OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL WHEN YOU ARE REGISTERING FOR ALPINE SKIING. If you enter the name of your middle school, alpine skiing is not given as a option for registration. IF YOU ARE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY THE $75 ACTIVITY FEE ONLINE. Middle school athletes will need to mail or deliver a check made payable to Mpls Public Schools to your high school athletic director. Here is a link to register for alpine skiing with Mpls Public School Athletics.
MPS WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION
If you have not yet registered with MPS, please do so this weekend. You need to give our athletic directors sufficient time to work through all of the forms that winter sports athletes are submitting. No one is allowed to practice until they have been cleared to participate by your high school athletic director. And be sure to check with your AD to see if your Qualifying Physical Examination Form is still valid. They have a shelf life of three years.
Team Snap App
I am slowly learning how to utilize all the capabilities of Team Snap. Next up: the Team Snap App. You can download the Team Snap App onto your phone. My understanding is that you will not be able to find MAST in the TS app until I assign you to a TEAM within Team Snap. Your team will be designated by your high school, gender, and pod level (i.e., Pod 7 consists of all 7th graders, Pod 9 consists of 9th graders, etc). If you are registered with MAST, it should be easy to find your team. Many of you already know how to use the app so please be patient with me as I learn how best to utilize it for our purposes.
The first quarter ends next week. Study hard! Finish Strong!