If you take photos at the races, please consider posting them to Picasa (it is free and simple to download). That way you can keep adding photos to your account any time! We will then post a link to your "photo album" here.
PARENTS NOTE: If you need to let us know your child is missing practice, have questions, or want to let us all know about an issue, please use the link labeled Email All Coaches above to email all coaches your note. If you want to send individual coaches a personal note, feel free to use the links above. (listed alpha)
Please check the handbook for requirements to receive participation. Parents, if you would like to know where you kids are participation wise, just email their coach throughout the season. We take attendance daily. We love to hear from you!
Families that ski...
We encourage all families to become members of the NSAA - this helps pay for trail grooming and maintenance.
NOTICE ABOUT EQUIPMENT IN LOCKERS OR IN SKI ROOM:
Skiers you must either get a gym locker (see your PE or Ski coach) or put your bag in the ski room during practice. Some skiers had things stolen during the first workout. DO NOT leave bags out in the locker rooms during practice. WRITE YOUR NAME ON EVERYTHING -- Socks, Boots, Skis, Poles, Bags, Hats, Neck Gaiters, Long underwear, Forehead - EVERYTHING! You will be glad you did.
PLEASE REMEMBER, DO NOT WEAR ANY COTTON (sweatshirts, pants, socks, etc.) otherwise, you will not be able to attend practice. Hypothermia is real andfor the skiers own safety, we have to enforce this. Thanks everyone.
Parent's Emails Needed - PLEASE send us your emails if you haven't already, so we can keep you up to date on the latest from the coaches. We want to stay in touch.
DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SKI FASTER, EASIER, LOOK GOOD? Check out the Ski Team Tips at left.
Everyone must wear a team jacket. If you were not able to purchase one, we do have a few jackets we can loan out for the season. Contact one of the coaches.
Skiers and Parents - Please remember all skiers are required to pay a small team fee - $40. (see below about what you get when you pay your team fee). This covers the spaghetti dinners, snacks, banquet, etc. Use the Team Order Form above and then submit your $$ to a coach at practice. Thank you. Still have not received Contracts from a few of you. Thanks.
We are looking for a few special volunteers to be chair of a few activities. They are: a spaghetti feed shopper(shop and plan for the spaghetti feeds occurring before or after each race), a clothing organizer(order and organize clothing for the season), a photographer for the ski races (who will hopefully also be willing to make a power point presentation for the end of year party). WE WELCOME ALL NEW PARENTS! Check out our list of fun volunteer opportunities.
Become a Booster Club member (required team fee of $40) and you will get a warm and cozy fleece neck buff ... an important accessory while either watching your skier race or skiing on the trails yourself! (Thanks to Chris Zafren) Check out the Booster Club to make your payment.
What you need to get started
HOW TO REGISTER?
Please READ TEAM HANDOUT!!
FIRST go to school office to pick up the below forms or download them from the links below. A parent or guardian must sign the front and back of forms too. ALL necessary paperwork MUST to be turned into the Activities Office BEFORE you are able to ATTEND practice and/or get practice credit.
Return the following to the Service Activities Office:
Don’t forget to pay your mandatory Booster Club Membership/Team Fee of $40 (this is separate from you activities fee paid when you registered). The membership and team fee form is attached HERE and is also where you purchase your gear. Your Booster fee covers any activities and equipment or items that the ASD or the SHS team budget is not able to cover like our spaghetti feeds we host on race weekends, race day supplies like sports drink/hot chocolate and snacks, supplies for the team tent (propane and any repairs), tables and coolers, Regions BBQ, end of the season team awards banquet, senior gifts, coaches gifts and much more!! We couldn't supply ANY of this without the Booster Club Member/Team Fee. Please write checks out to Service XC Ski Booster Club THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
YOU MUST HAVE ALL YOUR EQUIPMENT IN NOW (skis, poles, boots and NO cotton)
We want to be ready to SKI! Required Equipment and Clothing
Any questions about purchasing equipment, feel free to contact any coach.
Ski room will be open from 7-7:20 on Mondays. PLEASE REMEMBER, DO NOT WEAR ANY COTTON (sweatshirts, pants, socks, etc.)
otherwise, you will not be able to attend practice. Hypothermia is real and
for the skiers own safety, we have to enforce this. Thanks everyone.
Remember, do not buy skis or poles without making sure they fit your height and weight. Very important otherwise you can be throwing your money away. Download Size Chart
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SKIERS - Do you have any concerns, comments, anything? Let your captains know - they are there for YOU!
Daily Practice Routine
1. Be dressed out and ready for practice BEFORE our daily meeting at 2:20 2. Check
the white board outside the ski room for daily workout 3. Meet with your coach
in the area they specify. IF YOU DO NOT SKI WITH YOUR COACH, YOU DO NOT GET CREDIT FOR THAT DAY (unless you ski with another coach for just that day and that coach confirms it is okay. Keep in touch for your safety. 4. New to the hillside trails? Print
out a map and take it with you during
practices. 5. Enjoy the ride!
Skiers - you are responsible for waxing your own skis however, the whole team waxes the day before each race. Don't forget, we have a wax clinic on November 20th that is mandatory - this is a great place to learn to wax your skis!