Snowboard Comp 2.22-2.23.20

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hi Team!

This Thursday, Friday and next Monday 2/20, 2/21 and 2/24 EXTRA Training is available at Mount Snow.

This coming weekend we have a lot going on. Saturday is a Rail Jam at Stratton, as well as a Slopestyle at Sunapee that a few athletes are attending. Sunday is double GS & SL at Stratton. Please follow the team app for the days schedule, updates, and results. Those attending the Slopestyle at Sunapee should add the USASA New Hampshire series group to their app.

Next Thursday 2/27 training is free and at Okemo. There will not be extra training on Friday 2/28.

Extra training time is a great way to get a leg up in our series and is highly recommended to our more competitive athletes. Extra training is available on most Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. This is extra training and can be purchased for $70 a day. 6 and 12 packs are also available for $350 and $650. Please RSVP with Nancy and I at least 2 days ahead of time by emailing nlogan@mountsnow.com and ttwelves@mountsnow.com . Start times are directly associated with mountain operation times. For example, if it’s a holiday week and the lifts are spinning at 8am then we will stick to our normal drop off schedule at 8:15am. On normal midweek days the lifts don’t spin until 9am, therefore we run on a 1 hour delay, meaning drop off is at 9:15am. Pick up times are based upon participation and those times will be relayed to parents and athletes morning of at drop off. Special circumstances may cause for cancelations or delays in which case this information will be relayed as soon as possible via email to those who sign up ahead of time.

For athletes who plan to attend USASA Nationals, Nicole has created a spreadsheet so that I can keep track of who is doing what. Please follow the link below to enter your athlete’s info. If you are having trouble with the link please just let me know what events your athlete plans to attend and what their first and last day on snow are.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gUtleS4-3hs0S-x0Xzz8sA2m1Nl6lGhIMmkIAQn9N0k/edit?usp=sharing

Coaches flights are booked as well as our unit in copper. We will be arriving in Denver 3 days early on Monday 3/23. I’m looking to offer additional Nationals training on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3/24, 3/25 and 3/26. My goal, if enough athletes participate, is to offer this 3 day Extra Nationals training pack for just under $500. The more people that sign up the cheaper we can offer this. This could be a huge benefit to our athletes training and could also help them work through the bugs of acclimating to the higher altitude. This training would be at Breckinridge, Keystone or potentially even Vail and coaches would stay in a small unit in Frisco. For now I have free lodging accommodations for us coaches in Denver incase this training does not sell so the extra time will not impact coaching costs for athletes participating in the standard Nationals time window. If participation is low we may still be able to provide the training at a reasonable cost by commuting from Denver.  Please let me know asap if you are interested in this so we can get the ball rolling.

Clear your calendars people! Saturday March 7th will be the biggest party of the season! Join us at the ski club to help meet our goal of $15,000 and support our snowboard and freeski athletes attending nationals. Achieving this goal will allow us to provide nationals coaching as well as extra nationals training free of charge. We are putting together a raffle in addition to a lot of fun activities to help raise the funds. If every parent could please reach out to their connections and find at least one Item that we could use for the raffle or a silent auction that would be greatly appreciated. We already have some awesome stuff coming in including a Monster Energy Snowboard and Wakeboard as well as a lot of other fantastic items. If there is anyone who has connections for beverages, both adult and kid friendly, that would be greatly appreciated as well. We have a donation letter from the ski club, let me know if you need this and I will send it over. Please email me if you have anything to offer. Spread the word on this for all are welcome! More details on this event coming soon!

As always feel free to email me at ttwelves@mountsnow.com if you have any questions or concerns.

I really appreciate your time,

Tobin Twelves

Head Snowboard Coach

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