02 Dec Hello and Welcome, first day information
Hello and Welcome,
We are looking forward to a great season on the mountain with your athlete. Our coaches are ready and excited to start the season.
We want to make it very clear to all parents of athletes new to the program that the first two weeks are a period of evaluation. From time to time we recommend that a skier participate in D-Squad through TSG. TSG is very good at getting young skiers up to speed with basic foundation skills. If your child is new to All Mountain Jr. please have a conversation with your child regarding the possibility that they may be better served participating in D-Squad. This is not a measure of success or failure, it is simply an avenue to provide your young athlete with the necessary skills to get them up to speed and feeling confident. In addition, even if your child has participated in years past your child may move groups in the first couple of weeks if it is necessary. Again, please have this conversation with your child.
All Mt Jr will start at 9:30 please arrive by 9:15.
Now is the time to make sure that your child is equipped and prepared to ski in any condition that the mountain may throw at us. The following tips are some helpful things to keep in mind when preparing your athlete for a day with All Mountain Jr.:
*Check all your child’s ski equipment before the first day. If you are have already skied prior to the first day of All Mountain Jr. you have had an opportunity to make sure everything fits and is working well for your skier. If you are unable to make it up on the mountain, check bindings and boot fit at home.
*Your child may pack a lunch or buy a lunch on the mountain. We ask that that there is no candy or sugary drinks at lunch. Pack a healthy lunch that will sustain your skier through the afternoon. We ask that during peak holiday times you pack your child a lunch rather than buying a lunch.
* If your child is buying a lunch please make sure they know if they are using Mountain Money or Resort Charge.
* Please be punctual. Being on time creates the tempo for the rest of the day and helps group dynamics.
*Keep your child’s boots warm the night before and the morning of their ski day. Having warm liners will keep their feet warm through the day. Warm Feet = Happy Skiers.
*Eat a big breakfast. This will help your child power through the morning. Protein and fat are so important to sustain endurance and fend off fatigue. Make sure they understand the importance of staying hydrated.
*Pack a snack that does well in a pocket in cold temperatures.You are responsible for providing snacks that will help your child power through the day.
*Please make contact with your child’s coach at drop off AND pick up. If you have any special pick up or drop off circumstances, we need to be informed.
*Please apply sunscreen or a comparable skin protectant on very cold days.
The first day of All Mountain Jr. will be Saturday, December, 8. We will meet at the TSSC upper clubhouse, located between the San Sophia Station and Lift 7. We will be meeting behind the the clubhouse for pick up and drop off. Groups will be departing by 9:30, please have your skier there at 9:15. We appreciate your efforts to help us accomplish leaving at this time, although we recognize that the first day might be a bit slower to depart. We will ski until 3:00 pm and meet back at the same location as the morning drop off.
Please be punctual at pick up time. Please let your child’s coach know if there is any deviation in a normal pick up. We cannot let your child ski down on their own without a prior signature on a waiver (this was an option during your online registration).
This year I will be emailing each parent a number. This is your child’s assigned group. You should expect this email later in the week before the first day.
There will be two Holiday camp days over winter break, Wednesday, December, 26 and Wednesday, January, 2. Same times and meeting place as Saturdays.
Ski PE/ School Release starts Wednesday, January, 9. TIS will keep you abreast with information regarding their schedules. As with Saturdays, your child may bring a lunch or purchase one.
Thank you for your participation and on behalf of all the coaches we look forward to a terrific season.
I am always happy to answer any questions you may have.
Attached is a link for parent resources from USSA.