Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Week 1 Schedule

We are getting so close to getting the 2017-18 Season of LMS Nordic Skiing started we coaches can taste the excitement!

A few answers to questions.
1)      Bring your equipment on the first day.   We want to make sure you can get in and out of bindings, check kick zones and scrape storage wax etc.  There will be a coach at the equipment shed (big barn shaped building by the football field) in the morning before school to allow you to put your stuff away.

2)      Bus for LAB and SRA will be picking skiers up ad bringing them to the Middle School.  LAB School the bus will be there about 3:15PM. It will leave at 3:20PM if you are not on the bus you will miss practice.  SRA the bus will be there about 3:25PM.  Be waiting as we need you to load ASAP.  Both Schools we do not have a bus number but, Coach Brown will be driving.   Seasoned skiers please help the inexperienced make these connections.

3)      If you have a music concert on Monday, December 11, 2017…. Stay home. Take a shower, do what you need to do to make this a great concert.  It is for grade.  You must go.  Ski team is not an excuse to miss.  Bring your skis to school on Tuesday, December 12, 2017  and store them for the day behind the wall on the stage. 

4)      Team Assignments:  New This Year!  We will be skiing by grade regardless of ability.  What this means is there will be a 6th grade team (Coach Brown), 7th grade team and  (Coach Hamann)  and an 8th grade team (Coach Dye).  We are hoping this keeps the focus even and no special treatment will be given to any ski group. We will ski in ability groups during practice.  That said we know some of you have requested practice days.  We can be flexible and accommodate this.

-----  6th and 8th grade will practice Monday/Wednesday/Friday 
-----7th grade and Special Skiers will practice Tuesday/Thursday/Friday

Along with this we are adding alternating Friday Ski days.  With each group taking turns either skiing or in town.  Schedules will be posted in the blog and on an info board at school.

Now with all this info our first week is goofy. Here is the schedule.
Monday 12/11/17

First Day
*Bring your gear to school
*Card skis, label skis
* Mixer games
*Run with Poles

Tuesday 12/12/17

First day for the Music people.
 *Bring your Gear
*Card Skis, label skis etc.
*Mixer games
* Run with poles
Wednesday 12/13/17

Wax demo
Run, core


7th grade and Special Athletes travel to Happy Jack.  Ski. Pick up 5:30PM

6th and 8th in town. Core and conditioning - Pick up 5PM
Friday 12/12/17

6th and 8th grade
To Happy Jack
Pick UP 5:30PM

7th   in town
Pick up 5PM

Every practice:  Dress to be outside.  If enough snow, we will ski in the park instead of run.  If no snow at Happy Jack, we will go and either run or hike the trails.  

After practice pick up is always at the tennis courts.  

The temperature limit to be outside is 0 including Windchill. When it is too cold to be outside we cancel practice.  We will make this decision at Noon of the day in question. It will be announced at school and posted in every avenue we have to inform you.

Please consider joining the Medicine Bow Nordic Association.
The MBNA grooms, trails for practice and races, provides trail markings for races and use of the snow machine for medical emergencies and head timer for races.  All free of charge to our skiers.  We are fortunate to be one of a few places in Wyoming to Ski for free. (It does cost to park in the parking lot). The memberships pay for this service.

If your skier needs more ski days in the week.  The MBNA offers a Junior Skier Program.  Ages 8- 16.  It is a great program and a good way to get more ski days.  Info is found on the MBNA web page.  See paragraph above.

See you next week!

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