Saturday, December 19, 2015

December 19- Jan 9, 2016

Wow it has been 3 weeks of ski team! Even battling the crazy weather I feel we have gotten real work done.  Thank you Volunteer Coaches Doug Frick and Dan Lewis.  Your help has been huge!

We have spent the last 3 weeks learning how to ski again. We have been intentionally low key.  Our competition season starts after we get back from break.  Practices will still be geared toward learning and improving technique, they will also step up in intensity a bit.

Practices:
THERE ARE NO ORGANIZED PRACTICES THRU THE BREAK!  GO SKI WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! For those of you who need kick wax.. By Monday 12-20-15 there will be a kit of kick waxes in the warming hut at Happy Jack.  Please use what you need and leave the kit for others to use.  3 waxes and a cork.  Blue wax for cold dry snow, Red wax for if blue is not sticking and older snow, Yellow wax for warm temps.  It is on the tubes.

December 31, 2015
Coach Hamann Family and Friends Tradition
     7:30PM till we freeze out
     Moon light New Year's Eve Ski
     Join us at the Warming Hut at Happy Jack for a night ski, hot drinks and a last ski of 2015!
     All are welcome, family and friends.  This is not a required event!

January 4, 2016
      School/Practice starts again.  Mondays will  be classic ski days- Wednesday Skate.

If you do not have skate skis do not worry, you get to classic!

Friday, January 8, 2016
     Team wax night.  Done by 5PM  This is practice!

January 9, 2106  

   POLE MOUNTAIN SHUFFLE

This is a citizens fun race for anybody interested.  There will be a separate race for Junior High Racers starting at 12:30PM.  All  LJHS TEAM MEMBERS SHOULD PARTICIPATE!  (No registration fee for LJHS Skiers) Team Bus will load at 10:30 AM.

Parents and friends wanting to ski the information is in the link below.

   www.medicinebownordic.org/racing-information/pole-mountain-shuffle

Volunteers needed for this race in many areas. You can ski the adult race and stay for the JR High Event!  If you can help let Coach Hamann know.Timers, course marshals (out on the course to keep skiers on the course), registration, cookie bakers!

This meet is a really good way to get experience for our home meet in February!

More details as we get close to race day!


SKI TIGHTS AND SKIRTS
Because of a weird week the last week of practice.  The deadline to order will be Jan. 8,  Check the precious blog post for order forms.

   



Saturday, December 12, 2015

December 14-18, 2015

Last week before the break!
We have new snow and conditions are getting better all the time!

This next week we will ski every day. Buses are on time and running. For the rest of practices we ski unless we (The Coaching staff ) say different.


 Skiers at IPES and SRA please stay at school, the bus will pick you up there for practice.  Breath, go change into ski clothes and wait.  We do not leave LJHS until 3:20 at the earliest.  We will be there.  Your skis are being loaded on the bus for you.  We are getting into the routine.


This next week, Coach Hamann will be at LJHS on Tuesday and Thursday by 2:30PM.  If you have time and want to work on your skis to get them ready to ski with your parents over the break, this
would be the time.


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Below is the information to order either or both team shirts and tights.  Please do not feel obligated to to so.  They are only if you desire.  Both can be worn for meets and at practice.  They are meant to have a first layer of something  under them.   We have team jerseys to be checked out for those who do not want to buy!  Orders are due by Friday, December 18, 2105.  Money must be included, checks preferred made to LJHS.  You may email Coach Hamann with your desires but money must be turned in by due date.



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With the growth of the team and the knowledge that ski wax is used up....  We the team are in need of kick wax.  If you have a desire to give the team a Christmas Blessing, a  tube of kick wax, any color, would be a perfect gift.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Week 2

December 7 thru 11, 2105

We head to Happy Jack!  Keep good thoughts that the buses run and all goes well.

We hope to leave LJHS as close to 3:30pm as possible.

IPES Students -----Wait at IPES for the bus we will come and get you on the way out of town.  You should have plenty of time to change into ski clothes at IPES. We should be there 3:35PM.  Get with Coach Hamann on Friday to figure out a way to get your skis to you!

LAB School skiers, please change at the LAB School and be ready to ski by the time you get to LJHS.  You will have to hurry but you can do it!


WARNING: REMEMBER YOUR HATS, GLOVES AND WARM JACKETS! It would be a bummer to have to sit on the bus and not ski because you did not have the right warm clothing!

We aim to be in the back parking lot at LJHS by the tennis court at 5:30pm.

Though we would love to jump into skating.  We will Classic ski these first 2 weeks.
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A note about the buses.. We are lucky to have buses that take us to the ski area every day.  That said the transportation garage is working out and fine tuning the schedule.  So things might change, these things are out of my or any coaches control. Please be patient this first week.

Today 12-2-15  we have 84 skiers on the roster (total from both teams)