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Kickstart Season Camp

Posted by Jack Evans at Nov 29, 2021 3:07PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Hello U12 Team!

I am thrilled to hear the positive feedback from last weekends camp. Looking ahead to the coming weeks we plan to start creating the ski groups for the season, meet new teammates/coaches, learn on hill safety and begin creating some technical goals. Please note that groups will change over these first few weekends as we a establish the best fit for your child.

U12 Kickstart Season Camp!
Dates: 03rd – 05th December (Friday to Sunday)
Programs: Core +, Core and Sunday Programs

For our first weekend of the U12 programs we are opening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to everyone in U12 regardless of the program you’re signed up for. This is a great opportunity for all programs to merge and the kids to meet/ski with one another. Please Register your child using the link below.

Registration Link (link closes Thursday 12pm)
https://campscui.active.com/orgs/WhistlerMountainSkiClub?season=3006244&session=54028936

If you are opting to come for a single day please choose the Sat/Sun option and let me know which day your child will be attending. It is important everyone registers for this weekends minicamp in order for us to know our staffing numbers. This camp is included in all WMSC U12 programs and is therefore free of charge. Please note once regular programs begin next week we do not require any registrations.

Meeting Locations and Times
Friday, 03/12/2021
Location: Roundhouse Lightboard (Top of Whistler by the Peak to Peak gondola on Whistler side)
Time: 9:00am
SL Skis

Saturday, 04/12/2021
Location: Fitzsimmons Chair – Whistler Village
Time: 7:30am
SL Skis

Sunday, 05/12/2021
Location: Fitzsimmons Chair – Whistler Village
Time: 7:30am
GS Skis

Given the early load time we aim to finish by the base of Whistler Village gondola around 14:30.

Extra Training Days (For Core and Sunday Programs)
Please see the link below for information regarding extra training days.
https://www.wmsc.info/clubs/6388/pages/181905

Equipment

Please label all equipment and ensure bindings and boots are fitted correctly. If you are unsure on bindings let the coach know and we can check them on hill.
For many of your kids it has been some time since they last skied so please take a good look through the list below to ensure you have everything.

U12 Equipment Checklist 2021-22
• Correct Ski’s, Boots and Poles
• Lift Pass
• Lunch or money for lunch
• Hard eared helmet
• Backpack
• Back protection (strongly recommended)
• Gloves (warm, dry, and possibly padded is a good option) Spare gloves are always a good idea
• Ski socks
• Facemask
• Water bottle and/or thermos
• Snacks
• Warm thermal layers and face covering
• Warm, water resistant outerwear
• Inner layers like soft shell or puffy jacket

WhatsApp Group
As previously mentioned, we will be using the U12 Group Chat on WhatsApp for a great deal of our team communication. If you have not done so already, please add yourself to the group using the link below.

https://chat.whatsapp.com/GDYlKr82nyDCHxoleuWfHT

Thanks everyone!
Jack Evans
WMSC U12 – Lead Coach
Jack@wmsc.info
+1 (604) 203-4429

WB Waivers MUST BE SIGNED BEFORE FIRST DAY OF TRAINING

With just one week before we kickoff our 2021/22 season, the WB Competition, Racing and Training Waiver must be signed by the end of this week. This waiver is in addition to the WB Season pass waiver.

Only the families that we have emailed need to complete this process. Please remember to complete the waiver for both parents and all athletes registered to WMSC winter programs. If you didn’t receive this email, you are all set .

Please complete the waiver on this link

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BC Alpine Vaccine Policy update – It applies to athletes born in 2009 or earlier.

Please read the full revised BC Alpine Vaccine policy here

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WMSC Entry Level Course | December 7-10 | $425

WMSC will be hosting a Coaches Entry Level Course on December 7th to 10th. The classroom portion will be online and the on-hill session Whistler Blackcomb. Please read document attached for details.

Registration for BC Alpine – Entry Level Course – Whistler Dec 7-10 2021 | SnowReg

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Officials Course Level 1 | Saturday, December 11

Level 1 Officials Course

Introduction to ski racing, no experience required (you don’t need to have ever watched a ski race)

Date: Saturday, December 11th

Time: 830 am

Location: WMSC Club Cabin (2028 Rob Boyd Way, Creekside)

Cost: $16

Instructors: Graham Ross and Stan Kranjc

Registration Link: Level 1 Officials Course

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2021-2022 WMSC-HH Team Uniforms are delayed

Our team uniforms are 2 weeks delayed due to issues with shipping. We will email you when they have arrived and they are ready for pick up. We apologize for any inconveniences.

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2021 Social Fundraising Event | Wednesday, December 29

Save the date! Our first social and fundraiser will take place on December 29th at Buffalo Bill’s More details to follow soon.

WB Waivers MUST BE SIGNED BEFORE FIRST DAY OF TRAINING.

In addition to the WB Season pass waiver, parents must complete the WB Competition, Racing and Training Waiver. This must be completed for both parents and all athletes registered to WMSC winter programs. Deadline November 27th or before first day of training.

Please complete the waiver on this link

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WMSC Entry Level Course | December 7-10 | $425

WMSC will be hosting a Coaches Entry Level Course on December 7th to 10th. The classroom portion will be online and the on-hill session Whistler Blackcomb. Please read document attached for details.

Registration for BC Alpine – Entry Level Course – Whistler Dec 7-10 2021 | SnowReg

Document links
EL course Schedule Dec 2021

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Officials Course Level 1 | Saturday, December 11

Level 1 Officials Course

Introduction to ski racing, no experience required (you don’t need to have ever watched a ski race)

Date : Saturday, December 11th

Time: 830 am

Location: WMSC Club Cabin (2028 Rob Boyd Way, Creekside)

Cost: $16

Instructors: Graham Ross and Stan Kranjc

Registration Link: Level 1 Officials Course

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Officials Course Level 2 | Whistler Dec 7 & 14 | Vancouver Nov 24 & Dec 1

Officials Course Level 2

Level 2 is a detailed introduction to the methodology of alpine ski racing. It covers the types of races, ski competition rules (ICR), points systems and the responsibilities of the key organizational roles; chief of race administration, chief of timing, chief of gates judges, chief of course, chief of race, start referee, finish referee and referee.

Whistler

Location: WMSC Cabin

Date: Over to evenings Tuesday Dec 7 and Tuesday Dev 14th

Time: 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Cost: $35

Instructor: Bob Walton

Registration Link: Whistler Level 2

Vancouver

For those of you in the city, the Level 2 will be:

Location: Oak Room at Delbrook Rec Center, North Vancouver

Date: Over two evening, Wednesday Nov 24 and Wednesday Dec 1

Time: 5:30-9:00 pm

Cost: $35

Instructor: Bob Walton

Registration link: Delbrook Level 2

BC Alpine Announces its Vaccine Policy | Athletes* 13 years old and up must be fully vaccinated to compete

BC Alpine Board of Directors released a Covid-19 vaccine policy: *Everyone 13 years old and older (athletes, coaches and volunteers) must be fully vaccinated to participate in any BC Alpine sanctioned events: races, coach education and training, officials courses, and more. Read full policy here

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WB Waivers must be completed by November 27th

In addition to the WB Season pass waiver, parents must complete the WB Competition, Racing and Training Waiver. This must be completed for parents and all athletes registered to WMSC winter programs. Deadline November 15, 2021.

Please complete the waiver on this link

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WMSC Entry Level Course | December 7-10 | $425

WMSC will be hosting a Coaches Entry Level Course on December 7th to 10th. The classroom portion will be online and the on-hill session Whistler Blackcomb. Please read document attached for details.

Registration for BC Alpine – Entry Level Course – Whistler Dec 7-10 2021 | SnowReg

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Officials Course Level 1 | Saturday, December 11

Level 1 Officials Course

Introduction to ski racing, no experience required (you don’t need to have ever watched a ski race)

Date: Saturday, December 11th

Time: 830 am

Location: WMSC Club Cabin (2028 Rob Boyd Way, Creekside)

Cost: $16

Instructors: Graham Ross and Stan Kranjc

Registration Link: Level 1 Officials Course

Volunteer Opportunities with WMSC Races

It has been over 18 months since our club has hosted a ski race. Now is the time to get involved and ensure that our events are fun, safe and successful. There are lots of ways for both new and experienced parents to volunteer.

Alpine Committee

Responsible for all our club hosted races. The committee plans the overall race calendar, officials and volunteer training, and recruiting our Race Organizing Committees. If you love racing and want to be involved, we would love to have you. We are looking for U12, U14 and U16 parents. Contact grahamross@wmsc.info if you are interested

Level 2 Officials Course

Want to learn how to be a Chief of Race? Or a Start Referee? If you have race volunteer experience, please sign up. If you are interested or have questions, email grahamross@wmsc.info

Race Organizing Committees

Get involved in making each event a success. Share your experience or get involved for the first time
WMSC is hosting the following races. Email grahamross@wmsc.info if you want to help out

  • U16 Coast Zone, Jan 13 – 16
  • U14 Coast Zone, Jan 22 – 23
  • U12 Janyk Cup, Feb 12 – 13
  • FIS BC Cup DH and SG, Mar 3 – 7
  • Whistler Cup, April 7 – 10

• Lots of volunteer opportunities available both on and off the hill.

Kick-off, AGM and Fitness Assessments | Saturday, November 6th -9:00 am at Whistler Secondary School

We kick off the season on Saturday, November 6th from 9 am to 2 pm. at the Whistler Secondary School.

Agenda

9:00 WMSC Welcome and Introductions by Rob Toole, BOD Chair(All) 9:15 Coaches Introductions ( All)

10:00 ED Presentation – A Vision for Development by Michael Janyk, ED (All)

10:15 Volunteering- opportunities and events by Abbie Milavsky (Members)

10:15 Fitness Testing – (Coaches and athletes)

10:45 What it means to be a Champion in Life – A Values exercise – Your voice needed (Members)

11:30 AGM ( Members only)

12:00 Kick off and AGM meeting ends (Members)

14:00 Fitness testing ends and athletes pick up.

To join this event, athletes and Members must be fully vaccinated. Please bring your proof of vaccination and government ID (over 18) ready.

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WMSC Registration Forms | Athlete Code of Conduct, Teamship Values, Medical Disclosure

All the WMSC Registrations forms are due now and they are mandatory to participate on the Pre-Season Camps. Please review, sign and upload to your Active Racer Accounts or email back to blanca@wmsc.info by Friday, November 5th.

You will receive a separate email if your forms are outstanding.

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WB Waivers must be completed by November 27th

In addition to the WB Season pass waiver, parents must complete the WB Competition, Racing and Training Waiver. This must be completed for parents and all athletes registered to WMSC winter programs. Deadline November 15, 2021.


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Volunteer Opportunities with WMSC Races

It has been over 18 months since our club has hosted a ski race. Now is the time to get involved and ensure that our events are fun, safe and successful. There are lots of ways for both new and experienced parents to volunteer.

Alpine Committee

-Responsible for all our club hosted races. The committee plans the overall race calendar, officials and volunteer training, and recruiting our Race Organizing Committees
-If you love racing and want to be involved, we would love to have you
-We are looking for U12, U14 and U16 parents. Contact grahamross@wmsc.info if you are interested

Level 1 Officials Course

-Introduction to ski racing, no experience required (you don’t need to have ever watched a ski race)
-December 11th at 830 am at the club cabin
-Sign up opens Monday, November 8th

Level 2 Officials Course

-Want to learn how to be a Chief of Race? Or a Start Referee?
-If you have race volunteer experience, please sign up
-If you are interested or have questions, email grahamross@wmsc.info

Race Organizing Committees

-Get involved in making each event a success. Share your experience or get involved for the first time
- WMSC is hosting the following races. Email grahamross@wmsc.info if you want to help out

  • U16 Coast Zone, Jan 13 – 16
  • U14 Coast Zone, Jan 22 – 23
  • U12 Janyk Cup, Feb 12 – 13
  • FIS BC Cup DH and SG, Mar 3 – 7

Whistler Cup, April 7 – 10

• Lots of volunteer opportunities available both on and off the hill.

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Sea to Sky Pass New Pricing | Child $381 + Tax / Youth $397 + Tax **

New pricing for the Sea to Sky Pass are in effect now until middle of November. **These prices and deadline are subject to change, so purchase yours now!

To qualify, athletes must be registered to a 21/22 Winter program.

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