Early Season Race Program Updates 2019-20

Nov.28 Race Update Email

AOA Registration
If you have not yet registered your U12, U14, U16 or U19/FIS racer with Alpine Ontario, please do so as soon as possible (Need For Speeders, please disregard). AOA will be doing the first upload into their race entry/result data base on Monday. To complete this registration, please go to www.alpineontario.ca and look for the orange “LOGIN/REGISTER” button at the top of the page. From there you can add your racers into their appropriate programs. Please be careful to choose the corresponding option for their age group – OCup or SOD. (*Note it is a little counterintuitive that SOD is the more expensive option because all of those race entry fees are pre-included.)

The only option at the U19 level is to register them for FIS (which includes their U19 SOD registration) and there is a $136 late fee on the FIS registration by Dec.15th.

It is an option for U8 and U10 racers to register with Alpine Ontario as well (Need For Speeders, please disregard). If any U10 racers would like to take part in any of the AOA camps (including the Mount St. Louis one in Dec. and a couple through out the season) or any of the AOA invitational events (Huntsville Rodeo Championships in March), they will need to be registered with Alpine Ontario. AOA registration is not required for any of the U10 races here at Mansfield, or the interclub race at Caledon. Let me know if you have any questions.

Mount St. Louis Kick Start Camp
Mount St. Louis Camp open to all U10-U16 racers on Dec.6/7 . You can find more info here/register if you are interested. If you can’t join us in Jay Peak, this is a good opportunity to get back on snow and back on equipment!

https://www.alpineontario.ca/calendar/?M=12&Y=2019#3274

Officials Level 1 Course at Mansfield for Race Parents
AOA will be hosting a level 1 officials course here at Mansfield on Friday Dec.27 from 9:00am-11:00am. This course is designed to introduce volunteers to the various roles involved in a race with,  **new**, a particular emphasis on gatekeeping (race parents, you know we will be calling upon you to help us with gatekeeping a couple times this year!) If you are new to the U12 level and above or you would like a refresher before the race season begins, we strongly encourage you to join us for this course. Contact me if you would like to attend and I can give you a coupon code to cover the cost of the course. You can register yourself at www.alpineontario.ca.

Race Schedules
OCup racers will know, their schedules are posted on the Alpine Ontario website. I hope to see U12, U14 and U16/U19 SOD schedules posted in the next week or two and will let you know as soon as they are up. Need For Speed, U8 and U10 race schedules will be made available in the next week or two as well.

Team Snap
Team Snap will be set up again this year for each of you for inter-team communication purposes. Team Managers, coaches and parents will all be welcome to use this platform to get everyone on the same page for events, training, equipment, carpooling, photo sharing, you name it! I will likely get this set up for each team next week.

Team Managers
Speaking of Team Managers – please let me know if you are willing to be a parent volunteer who acts as lead parent communicator/party planner for the team. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Adult Race Training
Parents, don’t let the kids have all the fun this winter! Let me know if you would like to register for the Adult Race Training Program on Sunday mornings from 10am-noon. Coaches Brad, Reid, Greg and Rob are back for more fast and fun!

Nov.21 Newsletter

Coaches – Hiring All Levels
Interested in becoming a coach? Entry-level indoor courses have been scheduled for Nov. 23rd with a GTA location (TBD) and Nov. 30th in Collingwood location TBD. Follow this link for registration and more information. https://www.alpineontario.ca/entry-level-coaching-courses/
UPDATE: COURSES ARE ALMOST FULL! 

Dryland
The next Dryland Training is Sunday, December 1st 10AM-12PM. Location: TBA
More details to follow next week.

Don’t Forget To Register With Alpine Ontario 
Please go to www.alpineontario.ca to complete your registration. U19s will automatically receive their Provincial FIS licence upon registration with AOA. This will allow them to race in all the regional SOD races AND any provincial FIS races that they choose.

Adult Race Training
Parents! ART is back in either the 4 or 8 week format on Sunday mornings. Share in the race fun that your kids enjoy by joining the Adult Race Training program for camaraderie, laughs, and skill building. Tack on the GDHL (‘Going Down Hill’ League) races every other afternoon to add some competition and perhaps a little good-natured ribbing as well! Send Kate a note, or register online to be part of the fun.

Upcoming Race Camps 
Mark your calendars:
Dec.6th – 13th Mansfield goes to Jay Peak
Dec. 6th – 7th Alpine Ontario is running a U10, U12 & U14 GS “Kick Start Your Season ” camp at Mt. St. Louis. Full information here.
Dec. 27th – 31st – Mansfield Christmas Camp ending in time trials
Jan.2nd – 3rd – Mansfield New Years Camp, optional additional training, email Kate to register

Nov.7 Newsletter

Coaches – Hiring All Levels
Interested in becoming a coach? Entry-level indoor courses have been scheduled for Nov. 23rd with a GTA location (TBD) and Nov. 30th in Collingwood location TBD. Follow this link for registration and more information. https://www.alpineontario.ca/entry-level-coaching-courses/
UPDATE: COURSES ARE ALMOST FULL! 

Dryland
The next Dryland Training is Sunday, November 17th 10AM-12PM. Location: TBA
More details to follow next week.

Don’t Forget To Register With Alpine Ontario
Reminder to all U10 (optional) U12, U14, U16 & U19 Mansfield racers – it is time to register with Alpine Ontario for the season to participate in the regional and provincial race series.

Please go to www.alpineontario.ca to complete your registration. U19s will automatically receive their Provincial FIS licence upon registration with AOA. This will allow them to race in all the regional SOD races AND any provincial FIS races that they choose.

Adult Race Training
Parents! ART is back in either the 4 or 8 week format on Sunday mornings. Share in the race fun that your kids enjoy by joining the Adult Race Training program for camaraderie, laughs, and skill building. Tack on the GDHL (‘Going Down Hill’ League) races every other afternoon to add some competition and perhaps a little good natured ribbing as well! Send Kate a note, or register online to be part of the fun.

Upcoming Race Camps 
Mark your calendars:
Dec.6th – 13th Mansfield goes to Jay Peak
Dec. 6th -7th Alpine Ontario is running a U10, U12 & U14 GS camp at Mt. St. Louis, register here
Dec. 27th -31st – Mansfield Christmas Camp ending in time trials
Jan.2nd -3rd – Mansfield New Years Camp

Oct. 24 Newsletter

Coaches
We are still hiring for all levels. Interested in becoming a coach? Entry-level indoor courses have been scheduled for Nov. 23rd  with a GTA location (TBD) and Nov. 30th in Collingwood location TBD. Follow this link for registration and more information. https://www.alpineontario.ca/entry-level-coaching-courses/

Dryland
Hopefully athletes took advantage of the Alpine Ontario Fitness Test this past weekend. The next Dryland is SUNDAY NOV. 3rd and will be at Mansfield Ski Club 10AM-12PM. After Dryland, from 12-12:30pm, parents of U12 Extended, U14 Ocup and U16 Ocup will meet the Lead coaches for the upcoming 2020 season and receive a short presentation on key dates and a general overview of the season.

Early Bird Pricing Ends Next Friday @Midnight
Have you registered for programs yet? Early Bird Pricing on all program registrations is happening now until November 1st at midnight – don’t miss out on the best pricing of the year! Visit our website http://www.mansfieldskiclub.com/program-guide-registration/ or contact our race department if you have any questions about all the fast and fun options available to you and your family.

Don’t Forget To Register With Alpine Ontario
Reminder to all U10 (optional) U12, U14, U16 & U19 Mansfield racers – it is time to register with Alpine Ontario for the season to participate in the regional and provincial race series.

Please go to www.alpineontario.ca to complete your registration. U19s will automatically receive their Provincial FIS licence upon registration with AOA. This will allow them to race in all the regional SOD races AND any provincial FIS races that they choose.

Jay Peak
This camp is an excellent start to the ski season for kids and parents alike. Time on snow is maximized on excellent terrain for 6 full days. Open to racers U10 to U19 and parents are welcome. The athlete fee for 2019 is $1790.00 and the adult fee is $1150.00. Prices are based on quad occupancy and include 7 nights accommodation, 2 meals/day, lift tickets, training lane fees, waterpark pass and all coaching costs. Join us this year at the Jay Peak camp which continues to be a resounding success! Please see attach flyer for full details.

Oct. 10 Newsletter

Jay Peak 

This camp is an excellent start to the ski season for kids and parents alike. Time on snow is maximized on excellent terrain for 6 full days. Open to racers U10 to U19 and parents are welcome. The athlete fee for 2019 is $1790.00 and the adult fee is $1150.00. Prices are based on quad occupancy and include 7 nights accommodation, 2 meals/day, lift tickets, training lane fees, waterpark pass and all coaching costs. Join us this year at the Jay Peak camp which continues to be a resounding success!

October 19th & 20th – Alpine Ontario Fitness Testing @York University
All O-Cup racers will be required to complete a fitness test this fall.

SOD is hosting a mass fitness testing weekend at the Toronto Track and Field, York University Oct 19/20 weekend from 9am-4pm. Cost will be $30 for registration on the AOA website. Registration will close on Oct 11 at www.alpineontario.ca. We will not accept ‘walk ins’ morning of the event Saturday Oct 19 U16 testing(AM) and U14(PM)  and Sunday Oct 20 U12 (AM) and U14 (PM) session.

Fitness Testing will include: Pente Jump, Medicine Ball Throw, Vertical Jump, Hex Rail, Movement Screen, Box Jump and Beep Test. All athletes planning on participating U14 & U16 OCUP series and OCUP Finals must submit a fitness test dated Sept 1-Dec 31, 2019 to AOA before Dec 31, 2019 to be eligible.

Saturday Oct 19
8:00-8:45am Check in for morning session
9:00am-12:00pm U16(2004/2005) and U19
Noon-12:45pm Check in for afternoon session
1:00-4pm U14 (2006/2007)

Sunday Oct 20

8:00-8:45am Check in for morning session

9:00am-12:00pm U12(YOB 2008/2009)

Noon-12:45pm Check in for afternoon session

1:00-4pm U14

Don’t Forget To Register With Alpine Ontario 
Reminder to all U10 (optional) U12, U14, U16 & U19 Mansfield racers – it is time to register with Alpine Ontario for the season to participate in the regional and provincial race series.
Please go to www.alpineontario.ca to complete your registration. U19s will automatically receive their Provincial FIS licence upon registration with AOA. This will allow them to race in all the regional SOD races AND any provincial FIS races that they choose.

Racer’s Night – The Sign Of The Skier
Wednesday October 23rd  6pm. The Sign will be offering special pricing for Mansfield Racers on the latest, greatest and fastest race equipment. Join them at their Toronto location 2794 Yonge St, Toronto for this special Mansfield night.

Sept. 26 Newsletter

Welcome New Head Coach – Mike Stratton 

Join us in welcoming Mike Stratton, our new Head Coach! Mike started skiing when he was three years old. A passion and love of the sport was evident right away and very quickly Mike found himself in a racing a program and never looked back.

He enjoyed a successful career representing his province and country and soon found himself at a crossroads with injury setbacks. By chance, Mike decided to get into coaching. In just six months he was able to achieve his level 3 CSCF at the age of twenty. A new way to love the sport had been ignited. He has been a lead Coach at Caledon Ski Club, Program Director for Prince George Alpine Racers in BC and spent some years as the Men’s Head Coach at Ruapehu Mountain in New Zealand.

He looks forward to bringing his experience, knowledge and energy to the MSC family.

Sat, October 5th – Sign of the Skier Equipment Assessment at AGM 

The Sign Of The Skier’s boot fitting and race team will be on premises at this year’s AGM. Bring your race boots, skis, poles and helmets in to be assessed for the 2020 season.

October 19th & 20th – Alpine Ontario Fitness Testing @York University

All O-Cup racers will be required to complete a fitness test this fall. This is an excellent facility and opportunity for bench-marking and networking. More information and registration can be found on the Alpine Ontario web site. Testing is open to all U12/U14/U16/U18 athletes.

Dryland Training 
Dryland training is set to begin on Sunday September 22nd from 10am until noon at the Base Borden fitness complex. The Mansfield Dryland Program is open to all program participants ages U12 and up. Off season fitness training is so important to improve strength, speed and agility that will directly influence a skiers ability on the snow. Many of our racers engage in a wide variety of physical activities over the summer which contribute to their overall fitness level. The Mansfield Dryland sessions are meant to supplement individual fitness routines, work on specific skills, and bring us together as a community as we prepare for another ski season.

The Base Borden Fitness Centre is a 20 minute drive from the ski club and offers excellent training facilities.  Half day sessions will run every other Sunday morning 10am-12pm from now until December. (Week 2 – Oct.5th training will be held here at the club in conjunction with the AGM – details to come). These sessions are automatically included for our OCup racers and open to all other Mansfield members on a pay-as-you go basis.

Sessions will be run by our new Head Coach Mike Stratton. Please email him directly the week of, (mike@mansfieldskiclub.com ) to RSVP so he can prepare for accurate numbers going forward. Pay as you go rates will be $20 (Price included for U12 Extended/U14 O-Cup/U16 O-Cup) and you can expect to pay $8 for a day pass to the fitness centre upon your arrival. We hope to see you soon!

Training Dates:
Sunday Sept. 22nd    Base Borden
Saturday Oct. 5th (SATURDAY – Mansfield AGM) – 10:30 – don’t forget to bring your equipment!
Saturday/Sunday Oct. 19th/20th – York University  AOA fitness testing – More information to follow
Sunday Nov. 3rd  Base Borden
Sunday Nov.17th Base Borden
Sunday Dec. 1st Base Borden

Racer’s Night – The Sign Of The Skier
Wednesday October 23rd  6pm. The Sign will be offering special pricing for Mansfield Racers on the latest, greatest and fastest race equipment. Join them at their Toronto location 2794 Yonge St, Toronto for this special Mansfield night.

Jay Peak Ski Camp 

Jay Peak is on again, dont miss the ski camp that continues to be a resounding success! This camp is an excellent start to the ski season for kids and parents alike. Time on snow is maximized on excellent terrain for 6 full days. Open to racers U10 to U19 and parents are welcome. The athlete fee for 2019 is $1790.00 and the adult fee is $1150.00. Prices are based on quad occupancy and include 7 nights accommodation, 2 meals/day, lift tickets, training lane fees, waterpark pass and all coaching costs.