by Mathieu Leduc, 2020-02-04T11:23:02.000-08:00February 04 2020, at 11:23 AM PST in 2019-2020 Season
Hey U12 Crew
-Fantastic end to the weekend. Tuning clinic was a big hit with Athletes, Parents and coaches. I was very excited to see everyone that came out learning running skills and getting to know each other. Those Sharp skis came in handy Sunday when the snow could only have been described as World Cup caliber. The hard work we have been putting into technical focus has really started to shine through on courses. Monday’s training was a smash hit. We were able to capitalize on sunshine, Hard snow and small lines to make for a fantastic capper on our most productive week yet.
-This coming weekend looks to be shaping up quite favorably. The weather looks like it could cooperate and conditions in the alpine are only improving. We have 18 Athletes signed up for Enchanted forest. I’ve Taken a video of the process if anyone is curious. (Can’t figure out how to upload it). The groups are as follows Names drawn out of a hat.
Group 1 Naomi, Blake, Declan, Anais, Dash, Hugo
Group 2 Sophia, Andrew, Liam, Patrick, Ruby, Maia
Group 3 Graydyn, Mitch, Isabelle, Cory, Spencer, Timo
-The rest of the U12’s will be focused in on training on raven and Old Crow as the U14’s are racing on Ptarmigan. Enchanted forest racers will join in on training as much as possible.
Friday Training: GS Skis meeting at 8:50 Chic Pea on Whistler
Saturday Training: GS Skis meeting at 8:50 Chic Pea on Whistler
Sunday Training: Slalom Skis meeting at 8:50 Chic Pea on Whistler
-Key Points for this Update:
• Grouse Night training
• Grouse Tyee Race
• Big White Ski cross
• Extra Training days
• Forerunners U14 Race
Grouse Night training
As Grouse night continue to roll along, we have updates the signup process for them.
You can Find Grouse night training on the bar in Team pages below announcements. This is also where you will find extra training days Or you can use this link https://campscui.active.com/orgs/WhistlerMountainSkiClub#/selectSessions/2641503/filter/session=45831806
Grouse Tyee race
Grouse Tyee is fast approaching. If you haven’t already signed up for this Staple race in the WMSC U12 calendar and intend to race don’t delay. The deadline for signup is February 17th.
Big White Ski Cross March 26th -29th
If the Grouse Tyee is the Staple on the U 12 calendar. Big White Ski Cross is the Spice and pop. This event is much anticipated by staff and many of the athletes. It’s a perfect setting for learning ski cross specific skills as well as learning how to bend and release speed on skis. We have planned a GS training day Thursday before the race as an added bonus. 2 SX races and a SX training Day Friday through Sunday. I Will post the trip sheet as soon as it’s approved Deadline for signup is March 14th.
Extra Training Days
I will continue to offer extra training opportunities in the coming months. Those dates are as follows
Monday February 17th (Family day)
Monday Feb 24th (Pro D day for some)
Thursday March 12th
Thursday April 9th
Forerunners U14 race
I Have been asked to put together forerunners for the U14 race this weekend.
The Forerunners have been picked from Janyk Cup results.
Top 3 Run 1, 2 For Saturday’s runs and Overall top 3 for Sunday.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask.
WMSC U12 Lead Coach