TSRC Update 2/5/2013
There is the slightest suggestion of cooler temperatures and Thredbo has had its first snowfall for 2013.
The committee would like to take this opportunity to bring everyone up to date with upcoming plans for this season.
Age groups for 2013
FIS (1997 and older)
June Long weekend
There will be training on the long weekend in June and also the next weekend before the school holidays start. There will be skiing if there is snow, an alternative activity arranged if not.
The clubhouse will be open on the long weekend and you will be able to access your lockers (bring your own padlock). Lockers will be allocated and labelled on the Saturday morning.
This is the primary site for communication from the coaches and committee to everyone.
Anyone who wishes to receive information must “register” on the website.
The younger athletes do not have to register separately as long as a parent does, as the parent will receive the information. The parent can complete the days attendances for each athlete from the parental logon.
You then MUST ELECT to receive both newsletters and training information (in the red panel on the right hand side). If you do not, you won’t receive any messages.
Very shortly the entire training and racing calendar will be on the website. We need parents or athletes to complete EVERY day the athlete will be participating . We need you to check every “ normal” training weekend attendance as well as any extra training days you request. We also need any race days also to be ticked.
This is the ONLY way we can track numbers to plan coaching numbers.
Extra training days
Extra training days will be offered throughout the season as per the calendar provided there is sufficient interest. We need 5 athletes confirmed to allocate a coach.
Cancellations must be made by 8 days before the date otherwise the daily fee will be raised.
The committee has discussed the issue of back protectors at length and has decided to now make these compulsory for all athletes in 2013. This is in line with FIS recommendations for child athletes as well as FIS athletes.
These can be purchased from local ski retailers as well as online resources.
It is important that these are the correct size- not extending above the base of the C7 vertebra( the lowest neck vertebra) ie not too long.
Mouthguards are optional but recommended .
We are investigating how sprongo can be streamlined to be a little more user- friendly.
New parents session
BJ and Markus Mueller are going to run a “ new “ parents session on Sunday 23rd June. “ Old” parents are also welcome to come along if they wish.
We are still researching possibilities for payment methods for TSRC cup as this year it is not included it in the annual fees. “ TBA”
FIS athletes- FIS soft shell, +/- outer jacket- available from club
Black side zip pants
Child athletes – soft shells ( new this year for all ages),
-+/- padded outer jacket-we have a few small sizes of new design available, and some of the old style jacket for use this year if the athletes want a jacket over the soft shell( available from club)
-Black side zip pants
If anyone has any pieces of uniform that they would like to sell ( bear in mind that old uniform will only still be current for this year not 2014), please put it up on the noticeboard for sale, or let Jenny know.
Jenny Neill is the uniform contact person for the club this year.
0425 288 850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently building some new lockers in the downstairs room for the older athletes, as well as updating the heaters in the clubhouse for this season.
All FIS, U 16 and U 14 age group athletes must be registered with SSA ( and FIS).
Younger athletes may also be registered with SSA but may elect to utilise their snowracer option as the U 12 and U 10s will not be participating in SSA race series
Remember to bring your timing watches with you for training.
We are looking forward to catching up with you all in the not too distant future.