e-News March 18 | Entry Level Course | Rob Boyd Bursary | World Cup Corner| Extra Days and more
Monday, March 22nd – Training Day
We have extended the registration until Saturday at midnight. Please make sure to sign up if you are attending so coaches can staff accordingly. Athletes not on the registration list will be sent back
ACA Entry Level Course | Wed, March 31 -April 2 | Limited capacity 12
If you are interested in taking the ACA Entry Level Course and /or the NCCP Plan a Practice module, use the links below to register. The courses are open to any WMSC coaches who require the EL course and have continued interest in coaching with WMSC next season and all U21 level athletes. The registration will be capped at 12 participants. You must register for each component separately .
Link for the On Snow registration: Registration for BC Alpine – Entry Level Course – On Snow (Whistler April 1-2) | SnowReg
Read more here for the zoom invite and more details…
Rob Boyd Bursary | Nominations deadline Wednesday, March 31st
The ‘Rob Boyd Bursary’ is awarded annually, to the next seasons U18 athletes, making current 2nd year U16’s eligible for the award as well.
Now in it’s 3rd year, Rob has generously increased the bursary to $3000. Split between 3 deserving athletes, the bursary will be credited to their WMSC account. In time, as the fund grows, additional bursaries may be awarded.
Candidates should embody the ‘WMSC Teamship Values’ and include (but not limited to):
Passion for the sport – ski racing as well as knowledge/skills/desire to ski all aspects of the mountains.
Sportsmanship – showing positive attitude, assisting fellow athletes and appreciation for officials/volunteers (on or off the slopes).
Be a role model/mentor/ambassador for the sport (yet perhaps have a bit of a wild side?!?).
Work ethic – arrive early, stay late (to take one or two more runs – off piste?), show a willingness to assist coaches, collect/transport training equipment and gear when necessary
Show potential and desire to be successful in racing, and when appropriate, give back to the sport.
Nominations should be submitted by teammates or coaches directly to the WMSC Bursaries Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why the individual should be considered for this award. Submissions should be in letter form and include anecdotes or examples that exemplify the individuals’ character and/or actions deserving of recognition and support
Dave Murray and Jordan Schick Bursaries | Nominations deadline Wednesday, March 31st
All 2nd year U16 to U21 Athletes who are enrolling to 2021-2022 WMSC season are eligible to receive any of the WMSC Bursaries. These are financial awards which can be applied to further your participation in pre-season camps and races. Rob Boyd, Dave Murray and Jordan Schick set an example in the Ski Racing community and it is in this spirit that we are pleased to honor them with these bursaries.
The purpose of the WMSC bursaries is to support, promote, encourage and sponsor WMSC Teamship Values, sportmanship, leadership and passion for ski racing. These bursaries recognize U16 to U21 athletes who exemplify these qualities.
Dave Murray Bursary – Dave Murray is well known as one of the Crazy Canucks! He ski raced in the same hills as our athletes race today. He left us a legacy: The Dave Murray Bursary of $750 and plaque or trophy awarded to one racer, either gender.
Nominations will be made by coaches for 2nd year U16 athletes moving to U18, U18 or U21 racers with financial need, committed to the the sport; that shows athletic ability and potential to rise in alpine ski racing.
Jordan Schick Bursary of $750 and plaque will be awarded to one racer, either gender
The family of Jordan Schick awards this bursary to a racer at WMSC in Jordan’s memory. Jordan lost his life in a car accident while he was a WMSC racer.
Nominations will be made by Coaches and the bursary will be awarded to one racer in the 2nd year U16 moving to U18, U18 or U21 program
For specific details and criteria, please visit WMSC Awards and Bursaries
World Cup Corner by Roman Torn
This week marked the last races before the World Cup Finals and for some, the last chance for points to extend their season. Only the top 25 in the world rankings in their respective disciplines get to attend next week’s World Cup Final races in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
This weekend World Cup racers were treated to a wide range of weather, snow conditions, as well as an evening event under the lights.
Women had two slaloms in Are, Sweden. Two races less than 12 hours apart in softer conditions, tested racers abilities. Who could ski the fastest in the ruts.
Day 1 Run #1
A good race with no surprises at the top of the podium.
Good day for Canadians Laurence St Germain Ali Nullmeyer coming in 11th and 12th .
Day 2 Run #1
Some good drama the second day! Big mistake first run by #1 ranked Vhlova made her barely qualify for second run and potentially lose the Slalom overall title. Vhlova’s great second run partly redeemed her error but will make it interesting going into the last race with the title still up for grabs, 37 points separating her and Shiffrin. Another strong day for Canadians Laurence St Germain and Ali Nullmeyer coming in 11th and 16th .
The Men had a GS and Slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia. One race under sunny skies, the other not so much.
GS Run #1
GS Run #2
Another winning 2nd run, again crushing the field to take the top of the podium and make the overall title race very interesting. Have to watch to see who it is!
Good day for Canadians Erik Reid and Trevor Philp coming in 16th and 19th .
Coming 7th was all he needed. Austrian, Marco Schwartz take the Slalom overall title.
Slalom Winning Run! They do run World Cups in snow storms.
Extra Training Days | Available Thursdays-Saturday | Registration Opens on Sunday late afternoon and Closes Tuesdays at midnight
Extra training days are available as below and are subject to availability. Pricing U12-U14 $75/day and U16-U21 $80/day.
❖ U12 Sunday Athletes can sign up for Fridays and/or Saturdays
❖ U12 Core Athletes can sign up for Fridays
❖ U14-U21 Core Athletes can sign up for Thursdays and/or Fridays
❖ U14-U21 Core Plus Athletes can sign up for Thursdays