News and Announcements
Hello New U12 Athletes and Parents
It has come to My attention that Most of you had not been uploaded into the Team pages System very sorry if the Emails have not been getting sent to you.
Here’s last weeks Email as well as some quick catch ups
Info coming at you
- Sun peaks Training camp Info
- Team pages help
- Kickoff weekend
- Athlete Performance profile meetings
- Kickstart Weekend
White Snowcapped mountains are reminding us that Winter Is steadily approaching. The freezing level has steadily been creeping towards the valley floor and I’m sure there will be snow in the village before most have had a chance to realize their winter tires are still collecting dust in the basement. The season tends to sneak up on us. With that in mind this Update will center around The Sun peaks preseason training Camp and Our upcoming Kickoff day.
Sun peaks Preseason Training Camp
In exactly One month we will be skiing at sun peaks (conditions permitting). Some of you have already signed up and many I know are planning on confirming your attendance shortly. For those of you who may have missed the update, the trip sheet is loaded up on Team pages. As we approach Halloween it is imperative that we all are on the same page with the Trip Sheets. Deadline for signup is November 8th. Any changes necessary will be made the days following Each events Signup deadline to provide the most affordable trips possible this season. “Sun peaks Tripsheet”:http://teampages.com/clubs/6388/documents/519427
For those of you Unfamiliar with team pages: Go to wmsc.info and locate the U12 program in the Programs menu then scroll to the bottom in documents. There you will find trip sheets, Documents and Other pertinent Information. Including Our Newly Updated Fridge Calendars. If you have time to explore the functionality of Team pages, I would suggest you play with it. It’s our main source of information at the WMSC.
- Kickoff Weekend & Jim Taylor (@ Whistler Secondary) November 16-17th*
November 16th is our Kickoff day this year. The club has Organized an exciting day. Dr Jim Taylor will be speaking to Athletes, parents and coaches throughout the day. Dr Taylor is and Internationally recognized authority on the psychology of sport and parenting and has been a consultant for the US and Japanese ski teams among others. He also speaks regularly at elementary and secondary schools around the country. Dr Taylor is Regularly featured on Skiracing.com with a weekly blog about the life of ski racers and ski racing parents.
We will also have a chance to sit down as U12 Parents and Lead Coach and go over an overview of what to expect and what will be expected of your Athletes. I cannot stress how much of an asset kickoff weekend can be to your child’s development in ski racing and becoming an athlete, and your understanding of how The WMSC Club and U12 Operate throughout the year.
Our fitness assessments will be happening on the morning of November 17th. Both days will be based out of the Whistler Secondary school.
Athlete Performance profile Meetings
The WMSC does APP Meetings for every level of athlete from U12 to U21. It is a basic Goal setting sheet with some performance tracking. Everything we do In U12 is process driven so we will be looking at the steps to achieve those goals.
I will be starting to schedule APP meetings as soon as possible if you will be in the whistler area and would like to get yours started, I’m keen to get going on them and get an idea of each athletes goals and priorities for the coming season and beyond.
Kickstart Weekend December 7th 8th
Opening Weekend of training at Whistler Blackcomb.
A great opportunity to meet with other parents and athletes in the U12 Program. Breakfast at the ski club on Saturday the 7th and a dinner and social evening to bring the whole group together.
Thanks and if you have any questions please contact
WMSC U12 Lead
What a tremendous weekend for WMSC and our annual Ski Swap! This year brought a new look, new location (the club cabin) and new opportunities for which we can honestly say was a success on all fronts. It truly is amazing to see the membership, athletes, coaches and the community rally around our various initiatives throughout the season, the swap was no exception. We can’t thank those who assisted enough, without your generous donation of time and effort, this significant fundraising event does not happen. Thank you all so very much!
by Conrad Pridy
A Guide to Successfully SWAPping is our easy 6-step process that, if followed, will leave you and your friends and family prepared for whatever this season has to offer! For a detailed breakdown of the upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend festivities, please click here
We hope you enjoyed the video! See you this weekend.
This year we will host the SKI SWAP at our WMSC Club Cabin
| 2028 Rob Boyd Way | Creekside
Looking to sell your equipment? Bring your used skis, snowboards, boots, apparel
and racing gear and let us sell them for you. It is easy!
A message from our Marketing and Sponsorship manager, Bob Armstrong
We hope everyone is as excited, as we all are, for the start of yet another tremendous race season at the Club, our 51st!!
Don’t forget the Ski Swap on Oct 12th at the Club Cabin. It is a great environment to buy and sell your used gear while providing a much-appreciated small contribution to our overall fundraising goals! We will be hosting a bbq with provisions supplied by our partner, Creekside Market.
I would also like to inform you that we have a few valuable sponsorship opportunities still available for the coming season. Your company/brand will visually engage with a client base not only in Whistler but throughout the entire Sea-to-Sky and the province. Our objective for these sponsorships is to raise incremental funds to support enhancements to our programming.
If you have any questions or wish more detailed information, please give me a call. Our deadline for new partners is Nov 15th.
Last but certainly not least, we have corporate sponsorships still available for Whistler Cup 2020!
Whistler Mountain Ski Club
WMSC Ski Swap
Sea to Sky Pass
If you haven’t purchased your athlete’s season pass, it is time now! The sea to sky pass special pricing for WMSC athletes is Child (7-12) $469 and Youth (13-18) $489 until November 1st. All our athletes age 7-18 who attend school full time up to Grade 12 are eligible. Buy it by phone at 1-800-766-0449 or visit Guest Services.
XC Ski Swap – Saturday October 12th
Do you have any Nordic gear you would like to sell? The Whistler Nordics are holding their Swap at the Hilton Resort & Spa on October 12. More details at Whistler Nordics
Officials Level 1 and 2 Courses
Each season, we host ski races for all levels of athletes. To host a successful ski race, we require many parent volunteers, on and off the hill, both before and during the race.
The officials courses will teach you how ski races are organized, the different volunteer roles and how you can get involved and be successful.
Adding Team Pages events to your calendar
Parents and athletes, when you receive an event invite from your coaches, please do not decline it. It will remove it permanently form your calendar. Please accept all invites and you can modify attendance at a later time.