Sunday, October 27, 2019

First Week of November...

ALL SQUADS:  be ready to ski and run.
Coaches MAY decide to go in the flexihall for a bit, only if conditions warrant.

1) if it's +6 please don't send your child in winter jacket and snow pants.  They are always moving in squad and get hot.  Please dress in layers and before each practice, help your child to dress differently according to the weather.  +6 to -30 have different clothing needs.  
NO COTTON LAYERS or COTTON SOCKS please!!  Once they sweat in cotton it doesn't dry and kids get cold.

2) label, label, label: I know I sound like a broken record, but lots of equipment is still not labelled :-)

Green and Purple 
5:30-6:30 be ready to ski and run.

Green and Purple  4:30-5:30
*** note early finish time so you can get home to start trick or treating.

If forecast is accurate, be ready for running or skiing.  Feel free to come in a costume you can be active in.  Facepaint will be at the chalet if you don't want to wear a costume.  
It will be a "Burn the Sugar" session!

Speed Sessions with Ben and Jeremy from Northern Strength Academy (strength and conditioning coaches who also have certification in physical literacy/speed training)

AND outside running or skiing activities.

BRING:  running shoes and t shirt
WEAR: shorts under your outside clothes so you can transition inside/outside quickly.

Grey Mt Room.
11:00-11:30 YELLOW SQUAD
11:30-12:00 ORANGE SQUAD
12:00-12:30 PURPLE SQUAD
12:30-1:00 GREEN SQUAD

Monday, October 14, 2019

This week....

A few unknowns about what the weather will bring so please come prepared this week.   Meet at the wax room.   Skiing is coming so get yourself ready.  A reminder that lockers for green/purple will be available tomorrow.

Tuesday:  4:30-6:00
YELLOW, ORANGE, PURPLE: come ready to run (might be in snow).  Dress in layers and make sure you have hat/ mitts

GREEN:  come with rock skate skis/ boots/ skate poles/ hats/mitts/ ski clothes AND running shoes (in case we run instead)

Wednesday: 5:30-6:30  PURPLE and GREEN come with rock skate skis/ boots/ skate poles/ hats/mitts/ ski clothes AND running shoes (in case we run instead)    

Thursday: 4:30-6:00 PURPLE and GREEN  come with rock skate skis/ boots/ skate poles/ hats/mitts/ ski clothes AND running shoes (in case we run instead)   

Saturday: 11-12:30 EVERYONE  if weather forecast is correct most likely a running event.  Details will be sent later in the week.

Monday, October 7, 2019

First Week of Snow!!

It's begun... I hope you had fun enjoying the new snow.  Forecast looks like it will melt,  but it's good to get us all into winter mode and ready for skiing.

Thank you to Yukon Orienteering's Afan, Colin, Bryn, Brian, and Caelan for a great event for the squads on Saturday!

TUESDAY: Due to the marginal conditions, we are moving inside for Tuesday's session.
GREEN  AND PURPLE   bring your shorts, t shirts and INSIDE running shoes.
Meet at the wax room for 4:30 and we will go to the CGC together.

 PURPLE be ready to run.  Bring light jacket/ gloves and hat.

1st year greenies: be ready to run
2nd year greenies; be ready to run AND bring your ski boots for activity with blue squad

Saturday:  NO SQUAD.

Upcoming Next Week:

Tuesday Oct 15th:  ALL SQUADS are starting Tuesday Session!

Wednesday 16th:  Wed sessions are starting from 5:30-6:30

Thursday Oct 17th:  Upon reflection, we decided to postpone orange squad  Thursday practices until November.   We will let you get use to 2 sessions a week and then bump you up to three once on snow!

Saturday Oct 19th:  Snowdance Run/Challenge 11:00-12:30 (more details out next week)

Saturday Oct 26th:  Orange Squad  Camp 11:00- 3:00.  Get to know you kick off camp!