U16 Update - October 15

Posted by Drew Hetherington on Oct 15 2019 at 05:39PM PDT in 2018-2019 season

Hello U16 team,
This week’s main event was a success, despite some growing pains with a new format. All those who were able to volunteer put in a great effort to receive equipment, label, sort and establish a system that would help the community buy and sell gear. In short notice, we rallied to make the swap as seamless as possible, all under own roof. We missed the space of the big circus tent, but it refreshing to invite so many skier and snowboarders into the only (alpine) ski club in Whistler. The Swap has been run by the club for as long as I can remember, certainly over 30 years, so it’s an important event for our club and the community to continue the tradition. Turns out, that even with the short notice of having to change locations, a lack of space and few volunteers we were just able to make it work. We also sold a lot of equipment! Next year will be even better and we will have more time to prepare and provide ourselves with more room to work with. I’m hoping to see more parents out to help carry on this winter tradition.

Sun Peaks and Panorama

Plans have been established for Sun Peaks and Panorama Pre-Season camps. As previously mentioned, Sun Peaks is the warm-up to skiing camp, and Panorama is where we can get in volumes gate training on hard snow.
Please note, the departure date for Panorama returning to Vancouver/Whistler has changed to arrive on the 8th (Sunday) instead of the 9th.
Registration is now live and can be accessed through the trip sheets which are uploaded to the U16 Program page under ‘Documents’
Also note that the maximum number of racers that can attend Panorama is 20. We do not have the accommodation or transportation room available for anymore. There is no maximum for Sun Peaks.

Registration: Sun Peaks Only:

Sun Peaks & Panorama:

TeamPages accounts
I’ve been working on updating the TeamPages database, especially for the racers. However, after sending out requests to join the program/app I’m still seeing a third of the team not replying. We need to have racers connected to their accounts in order to see training plans but most importantly to mark their participation in advance of training or race. This greatly helps with planning, budgeting and staffing. Please ask your racer to check their emails from the club, myself or TeamPages and follow the links provided.

Coaches are away this week, so there will be no after/before school dryland. Sports! Saturday is still on as is the Saturday morning bike ride. Check TeamPages for more information.

Important Dates:
October 31st Winter Registration Closes
November 1st and 2nd BC Alpine Members Summit & AGM – Vernon
November 16th Kickoff Day with Jim Taylor, WMSC AGM – Whistler Secondary School
November 16th Social and Fundraising event
November 17th Athletes Fitness Assessments – Whistler Secondary School
November 17th Official Level 1 Course – Whistler Secondary School
November 22nd – 26th U16 Sun Peaks Preseason Camp
November 27th – Dec 8th U16 Panorama Camp
November 23rd – 24th Officials Level 2 course at WMSC Club Cabin
December 5th 2019-2020 Season Starts in Whistler.

Drew Hetherington
U16 Lead Coach