Congrats on a great weekend of training and skiing. We had our challenges with the weather and the snow, but everyone is working hard each day. We have a lot of skiing this week coming up and with the first race just around the corner, quality training and lots of volume will be important!
The snow has ver incredibly hard each day and the skis are getting dull very quickly. Your skis need to be touched up after EVERY training day. Sharp skis are necessary if you want training to be productive. The snow is also very harsh on the bases, so daily waxing is needed in order to ensure the bases stay fast!
We've been shooting some video. Please get into the habit of watching your video each night. This is an important part of 'self-coaching'. Take the time to watch your clips and watch for the movements or positions that you were working on that day. Self evaluate and note what needs to change.
Video can be viewed on the SWSC Sprongo U14 Page. If you don't have an account, you'll have to go to www.sprongo.com and set up an account. Then you can search for Stratton Winter Sports Club-U14 or follow the U14 link.
Please note, ALL athletes must stay for awards following the race. This is a requirement for SWSC U14's. Awards will take place at the finish building of the race hill. Support for your teammates and competitors is part of being on a team and part of good sportsmanship.
If you have not registered for the race as of yet, the race is full. There will be no U14 training at Stratton on December 30th.
If you're around on January 2 & 3, or January 7 & 8 the SWSC/SMS Mini-Camps are taking place. These are 2-day sessions run cooperatively by SWSC and SMS with coaches from both programs. Registration details can be found on: STRATTON MINI CAMP SERIES
Dec. 28th- Annual SWSC Skating Party! Riley Rink in Manchester. 5:30-7:30pm. Skating, Pizza, Drinks, Fun!
Dec. 29th- SWSC Performance Education Series #2. 4-5pm in the Wentworth Room in the Black Bear Lodge. 'Nutrition & Performance' is the topic. This would be great to attend!
Training Plan 12/26-12/31
Wednesday 12/26 SL skis. Full guards, Facebar, GS Suit
Thursday 12/27 SL skis. Full guards, Facebar, GS Suit
Friday 12/28 SL skis. Full guards, Facebar, GS Suit
Saturday 12/29 SL skis. Full guards, Facebar, GS Suit
Sunday 12/30 RACE DAY! Okemo 'End of the Year Open' (details above)
Monday 12/31 GS skis. GS Suit
Tuesday 1/1 Off, No training
Wednesday 1/2 Off, No training (Stratton Mini Camp Option)
Thursday 1/3 Off, No training (Stratton Mini Camp Option)
Friday 1/4 GS skis. GS Suit
Get excited for a great week of training and racing!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Edry & the U14 staff