Try Out Day for Potential 2019 Members

Thredbo Ski Racing Club (TSRC) will be running a Try Out Day for potential members for the 2019 season on Saturday 11 August. This is aimed at U12 athletes (born in 2008 and 2009) for next year but older athletes can apply. Potential TSRC members are expected to have been in a recognised training program for a number of years – Thredbo Development Squad, Thredbo Mountain Academy and Perisher Winter Sports Club are examples of these programs. If you are interested in trialling, please send a short bio of your child to info@thredboskiracing.com including the athlete’s name, date of birth, email contact (parent), mobile phone number (parent) and a short (very short) bio of their skiing training history – not necessarily race results. TSRC will then get back to you with details of the Try Out Day. All potential 2019 members must trial on this day.

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2019 Try Out Day

Thredbo Ski Racing Club (TSRC) will be running a Try Out Day for potential members for the 2019 season on Saturday 11 August. This is aimed at U12 members (born in 2008 and 2009) for next year but older members can apply. Potential TSRC members are expected to have been in a recognised training program for a number of years – Thredbo Development Squad, Thredbo Mountain Academy and Perisher Winter Sports Club are examples of these programs. If you are interested in trialling, please send a short bio of your child to info@thredboskiracing.com including the athlete’s name, date of birth, email contact (parent), mobile phone number (parent) and a short (very short) bio of their skiing training history – not necessarily race results.TSRC will then get back to you with details of the Try Out Day. All potential 2019 members must trial on this day.

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Race Backpacks Organisation

Hi all,

This afternoon at 2pm in the clubhouse, we will be getting everything ready for the Redlands Cup Officials and also doing the gatekeepers and other officials folders for the TSRC Cup. If you have an hour to spare, please come along and lend a hand. Many hands ….

Geoff

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Physical Literacy Clinics

Registration for these days close on Monday 9 July.  Click on this link to register

14 July – U12 and U14 2pm to 6pm

15 July – U16 and FIS 2pm to 6pm

There will be NO on-snow training at these times for these age groups. This is the afternoon training session. Coaches will be attending to learn the latest in this area of training.

Whilst you are on the SSA website, register for the SSA Skills Assessment on July 17 and 18 at Thredbo.

 

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Second Hand Equipment

The TSRC website has a Buy and Sell section. It is in the red banner across the top of the home page. At the moment there are the following items for sale:

2 X race Suits

2 X 145 Race Skis

1 X FIS RAce Skis

Have a look and make contact with the seller if any of this interests you.

If you have anything to sell, email me with a description, price and your contact details and I will upload onto the system.

Geoff

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Morning Athlete Drop Off

It has been noted by KT staff that TSRC parents have been driving over the bridge at the Valley Terminal, parking in the Thredbo management car park to drop their children at training. This is not allowed at any time of the day. Please use the 15 minute parking opposite the Valley Terminal on Friday Drive. Tomorrow’s training post will come later tonight.

 

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Interschools and Redlands

TSRC provides volunteer officials at the Redlands Cup and any Interschools events held at Thredbo. We need a total of 35 volunteers to fill all of the positions needed at these races. So far we have filled about 9 individual places. I would like to allocate each person only one volunteer position. We still have State Interschools to go (with a similar commitment to Northern Interschools) and we will all be needed “on deck” for the TSRC Cup and Children’s races later in the year.

Redlands Cup: Monday 16 July – we supply Start Ref, Finish Ref, Starter and Chief of Gates for 6 race courses.

Northern Interschools: Tuesday 10 July, Wednesday 11 July, Thursday 12 July Friday 13 July and Saturday 14 July. We only supply a starter to each racecourse (except Moguls) but there are usually 3 race courses each day needing a TSRC volunteer.

Training offered for anyone who doesn’t have any experience in these areas.

Please email me with your preferred day, time and job.

Geoff

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Presidents Update 4

Hello

With the first day of TSRC training for 2018 only 2 days away ( training starts this Saturday 29th June) things are in full swing in Thredbo.

Joe, Richard and Geoff are busy getting things ready and our coaches are starting to hit town and settle in.

Richard and Geoff tell me they had a “test” ski  yesterday and that the mountain is looking magnificent.

A few final preseason things;

Training Saturday 30th

Training will commence at 8am SHARP this Saturday 30th June.

Please make sure you have signed up (via the TSRC web site) to receive training news for your athlete/s age group/s. You should also sign up to receive general news. The age group training news is how you will receive all correspondence in relation to what time training starts and finishes, what gear to bring etc – from now on. Joe will send information regarding plans for this Saturday, via the training news, in the next couple of days.

On the first day please aim to have your athlete at the club house early. Lockers have been allocated so they can store their things straight away. Please make sure they know not to move lockers around – lockers are in the order they are in for a reason.

Allow time for them to catch up with old friends and encourage them to say hi to our new members. Remind them what it was like on their first day – so going out of their way to make sure everyone feels welcome and included would be appreciated.

Please make sure athletes are in full TSRC uniform.

 Uniforms

The  minimum TSRC uniform is black side zip pants, TSRC jacket, TSRC hoodie, TSRC t-shirt and we highly recommend having a TSRC backpack. In addition we have TSRC softshell, Patagonia TSRC vests (the fashion item of 2017 and predicted to be so again in 2018) and TSRC raincoats (we have a new supply of rain coats in smaller sizes for those who missed out last year). Wearing the TSRC uniform is mandatory for all athletes while training. When athletes are in the village and on the mountain in TSRC uniform – they represent TSRC – so  behaviour must ALWAYS  be respectful and appropriate. TSRC uniforms are easily identifiable – and people do notice. When athletes are skiing – but not training with TSRC (free skiing, interschools etc) – they should not wear the TSRC uniform.

If you discover on Saturday that your athletes uniform doesn’t fit or you are missing something – we will be opening the uniform shop at 7.15am  – before training is due to start.

The uniform shop opening hours for Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July will be:

Saturday 7.15 am to 7.45am and from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.

Sunday afternoon from 2.00pm to 3.30pm.

If you can’t make these times please feel free to give Michelle Braysich a call on 0408673351 to organise an alternative time. Alternatively give Geoff a call in the office and he can assist.

TSRC Welcome BBQ

Don’t forget the TSRC welcome BBQ and awards this Sunday 1st July at 3.30pm. We hope to see everyone there. If you have not RSVPed yet could you please email Geoff.  We don’t want to run out of sausages!

TSRC Dinner – Urgent – please register as ASAP

The TSRC annual dinner is on Saturday 7th July. It’s always a great night  – a chance for parents, coaches, KT executives and friends of TSRC to catch up in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. We would strongly encourage all parents/guardians to attend if they are able to.

The details are:

Date: Saturday 7th July 2018

Time: 7pm

Place: Kosciuszko Room, Thredbo Alpine Hotel

Drinks and Canapes on arrival, 2 course dinner. Drinks available for purchase at the bar

Cost $100 per person

RSVP by booking tickets on the TSRC Website / Members Portal before July 1st .

 

The TSRC Club House and Office

Please remember that the TSRC club house is for the athletes. Athletes should be dropped off outside the club house and if being picked up  – from outside the club house. If  during the first few days you need to access the club house to assist with setting up lockers or to drop things off – can you please do this outside the times that the kids are arriving for training,they are in for breaks or finishing in the afternoon. As you would appreciate with 70 kids in the club – the club house gets very busy.  In addition the club house is the athletes domain – they relish the independence of their own space  – so it is important that this is respected.

In the next few days Geoff will publish a cleaning roster for the club house  – with athletes (and parent helpers for the younger ones) rostered on for a few days each over the season to keep the club house in good shape.

All access to the club house is via the side door – the “front door” is for coaches only. Please make sure your athlete is aware of this.

Club house keys

If your athlete does not have a club house key – or needs a new one please let Geoff know via email at info@thredboskiracing.com – he can organise for the key to  be provided to your athlete on Saturday or Sunday when they arrive. Key deposit is $25

Colds/flu and illness

We are keen to minimise sickness, colds and flu as much as we can. You can assist us with this in two ways:

  1. If your child is not well – particularly with a cold or flu  – we would ask that you keep them home from training. Not only will they be miserable up on the hill – they will likely recover more rapidly by resting. Hopefully it will also mean that we don’t share the cold or flu throughout the athletes in the club
  2. We have positioned hand sanitiser throughout the club house. Could you remind your athletes to use this whenever the come  into the club house – and before eating

Food and Water

Please send your athletes to training well fed and with food and water for the day ahead. They should have snacks as well as a healthy lunch.

Please make sure they have lots of water. We are encouraging the use of reusable water bottles this year. For all functions (i.e. Welcome BBQ etc) we won’t be providing bottled water – and instead ask you and your athletes to bring a reusable water bottle. Water bottles can be refilled in the club house. Hopefully our small contribution to the environment.

Any questions, suggestions or comments – please let us know.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Thredbo.

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BBQ Reminder

The Welcome BBQ and presentation of 2017 awards is on Sunday 1st July starting at 3:30pm. We need to know numbers attending so that we can order food and drinks. Can everyone who is intending to come, please RSVP by Monday 25 June on the club website – members portal – booking instructions below.

Follow this link:

http://www.thredboskiracing.com/members-area/

  • Log in as a member
  • On the calendar, scroll down to July 1 and click on 2018 Welcome and Awards BBQ
  • In the quantity drop down box, choose the how many of your family will attend
  • Click on View Event Cart
  • Proceed to Registration
  • Fill in booking contact information
  • Proceed to finalise registration
  • Log Out
  • You will receive a confirmation email in due course.

 

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TSRC Athletes Named in National Alpine Ski Team

Australian National Alpine Ski Team – Congratulations Madi Hoffman and Henry Heaydon

Congratulations to all 10 athletes selected to the Australian National Alpine Ski Team (NAST) announced last week. Particular congratulations to our TSRC athletes Madi Hoffman and Henry Heaydon, along with TSRC alumnus Sami Kennedy Sim. Hard work has paid dividends.

Selection  criteria this season have been tightened, but there are still opportunities for other athletes to be named to the team at the end of the Southern Winter.

Well done Madi and Henry

The 2018/2019 National Alpine Ski Team

Women – Alpine

Greta Small

Maddison Hoffman

Women – Ski Cross

Sami Kennedy-Sim

Men – Alpine

Alec Scott

Dominic Demschar

Harry Laidlaw

Henry Heaydon

Louis Muhlen-Schulte

Men – Ski Cross

Anton Grimus

Douglas Crawford

For additional information see the SSA web site “news”

https://www.skiandsnowboard.org.au/news/10915

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