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2015-16 Season Photos
We will add your 2015-16 photos here!

January 16, 2016
Photos by Jen Aist

If you take photos at the races, please consider posting them to Google Photos or 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. EMAIL US THE LINKS

Thank you in advance for signing up to volunteer. We could not do it without your continued support! Thanks for submitting the team fee so the skiers experience will be awesome!

Your Service Coaches

Jan Buron - Head Coach, c 360-2510
Cole Talbot
Jake Todd
Rebecca Coolidge-Haviland
Kelsey Coolidge

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)

Derek Hazen groovin' with the tunes! 1st mascot on skis!
Temperatures:

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Parents...

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...

Become a member of the NSAA to help fun trail grooming!We encourage all families to become members of the NSAA - this helps pay for trail grooming and maintenance.

Service High Activities

Contact the Activities Office

ASD

Anchorage School District Web SiteRead more about the Anchorage School District Sports Activities

Read HS Sports Activities Manual

Coaches Team Goal

Athletes develop Nordic Skiing as a life long sport while improving their skills and developing a sense of accomplishment. Healthy body healthy mind. Simple.

Welcome to the 2015-16 Service High School Cross Country Ski Team

The green scrolling bordered box below is updated by Head Coach Jan Buron often.

The season is over but continue to stay in shapE!

Congratulations to Canyon Tobin - the Men's Skimeister Skier of Alaska!

Good luck all our Service skiers that are going on to National races!

CHECK OUT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP VIDEO

Download 2015-16 Season Volunteer Thank You and Ski Team Roster!

What a season. For those of you that stuck with it all year - the least amount of snow in any season we remember back as far as any of us can remember - you did it! Congratulations!

Wow, some of you may have raced faster than you thought you could, some may have not done as well as you thought you would. Either way, we hope you gave it your all and pushed yourself. If you are coming back next year, we hope the lesson learned is that you enjoy skiing...that you will continue to want to improve your technique and endurance...that your sleep and nutrition plays a large part in your success in academics and in sports. We hope you have all learned the valuable lesson that if you push yourself and do the complete workouts during the practices, you will continue to improve and your race results will improve naturally before your eyes.
Healthy body, healthy mind.

 If you are a senior, we will miss you. It is bitter sweet to race your last high school race but year after year we continue to see Service xc ski team alumni out on the trails, coming back. Skiing for life.

Thanks to ALL our SUPER SERVICE VOLUNTEERS that were with us all year! The coaches and skiers appreciate you SO MUCH!

We will miss all of our Seniors and Senior parents...you have been there year after year supporting the sport and the team. THANK YOU!

E-NEWS From the Booster CLub

Below are the email blasts that were sent out to parents. If you did not receive one, please email Lauri Bassett at lauribassett@gci.net to get your email added to our list so you don't miss out!

December 9, 2015 E-Blast

December 1, 2015 E-Blast

November 14, 2015 E-Blast

vOLUNTEER - CAN YOU HELP?
  1. Spaghetti Feed Hosts - Can anyone host a feed on December 12?
  2. Coffee Pickeruppers – Pick up pre-paid coffee thermos container at Steam Dot
    Still looking for pickeruppers December 11 / January 16 / January 30 / February 19 & 20
  3. Race Snacks - We know we need snacks for December 12 / January 9 / January 30 / February 13 / February 19 / February 20
IMPORTANT NEWS and Links to view

Service Race Day Routines - Every skier must read

Video Ski Techniques - get learned up!

We have a boat load of good ski technique videos.
Everyone should browser through them to pick up some good technique before each race and thoughout the season. You will be ahead if you do.

Details to get started, purchase, equipment, etc.

READ THIS TO GET STARTED - Short One Page Intro to the Team

Parent Information Sheet | Team Fee, Order Form, & Membership Form

Read Handbook to find out what you need on day one!

REGISTER

new to racing? RACE TIPS and RULES
New to racing on the team? Please read the tips about racing below:
  • View Technique Videos
  • Eat a healthy breakfast and drink plenty of fluids. Bring extra snacks (healthy bars, fruit, etc.) to have handy too. Some races you will have to wait a few hours before your start.
  • Hats and ear coverings are required to go out the gate - neck gaiters if it is real cold
  • Typically you will wear long underwear under your racing suit top and bottom - NO COTTON ANYWHERE!
  • Piercing? Remove metal jewelry - you can get frostbite
  • Men, wind briefs - need we say more?
  • When you arrive at race venue coaches will be handing out your bib. DO NOT LEAVE, stick around until you get yours, then you can go warm up before your race start. No bib, no race.
  • You MUST have your bib on the outside of your racing uniform, it can not be covered
  • Remember to warm up 15-20 minutes before your race time, run with high knees for 5 - 10 minutes then warm up on skis, you want your muscles to be warm before you leave the gate!
  • Watch your start time - listen to the announcer to call your wave. (Hint: Watch for bib numbers ahead of you, typically the smaller the numbers the sooner they start)
  • Can you get out of your skis quickly? Practice this in case you run into a moose on the trail!
  • Thank the NSAA Green Grunt Volunteers that are out there running the race - for you :-)
  • Don't be nervous. About 1/4 of all skiers in our High Schools are new at racing so you aren't alone!
  • Trail Etiquette when racing or on a leisurely ski
  • Download this list
Other tidbits

NOTE ABOUT RIDING BUSES TO RACES AND NOTES NEEDED: If your parents are going to take you home for the race, please bring a note in the morning and give it to the coach that is on your bus. You can only go home from a race with your own parents, you can’t go home with another skier or their parents.  upd

SKIERS & PARENTS, GET STARTED HERE...

Important Links to Get Started

NOTICES TO SKIERS and PARENTS

Cleaning our your garage? If you have equipment (skis, poles or boots) that you would like to donate to the team, we could use them! We use this equipment for our foreign exchange students. Contact us

SKIERS please read these weight room rules

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.

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 - it is our team uniform. If you were not able to purchase one, we do have a few jackets we can loan out for the season. Please contact one of the coaches.


Skiers and Parents - Please remember all skiers are asked to pay a small team fee - $40 - you also become a Booster Club member. This covers the spaghetti dinners, snacks, banquet, etc. Use the Team Order Form above and then mail in your form to the address at the bottom of form. Thank you.

Buff Woof!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!

 


Web updates Jan Hazen and sponsored by Homestead Graphics

Get Started - Read First

Please Volunteer!

Booster Club

Service XC Ski Team Facebook pare
View list of Volunteer
s & sign up sheets

Lost and Found

IF YOU LOSE OR HAVE FOUND SOMETHING AT PRACTICE OR RACES - EMAIL US AND WE WILL POST IT HERE.

ALSO check here for any lost and found items at any of the races. posted by the NSAA club.Lost & Found
Email us and we will post it on this site too.

Our Ski Team

If you weren't here when we took the photos - PLEASE email us your photo and we will add it.

Captains Information

Read what it takes to be a captain and application

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!

STRENGTH WORKOUT SHEET YOU CAN DO AT HOME

Trail Maps

NEW TO THE TRAILS? PRINT OUT AND BRING WITH YOU.

Hillside/Spencer/Tour Area
Hillside Lighted Loops Area

Other Anchorage Maps

Waxing Skis

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 in November that is mandatory - this is a great place to learn to wax your skis!

Read How To Wax and more!

Toko - Alaska Race Wax tips
Swix Wax Wizard
Swix Ski School

Buy / Sell Equipment
Want to see something cool?
Fly-over Earth From NSAA ISS
Polar Bear Live Cam
SORE IS GOOD! Find out why...
HEALTHY BODY HEALTHY MIND

 

Zafren for opening her home to our Booster Club Members, Lauri Bassett for emailing our members updates, and Jen Aist for the new photos! Thanks to ALL the help at our race at Service! Thanks to all of you that brought snacks. WE COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT YOU!

We can not run such a large, talented, ski team without your help. Please sign up to help if you haven't done so already.