Information for parents regarding SafeSport

This info is primarily for parents of Tri-State athletes but it is available and important for all.

US Ski & Snowboard now requires all the coaches and volunteers to complete a background screening and also to complete a course administered by the US Center for SafeSport. Catamount coaches are no exceptions and they have taken the training.

Recently, the US Center for SafeSport also published a Parent Toolkit to help you understand how best to help your child understand and identify Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse. The toolkit also outlines what to do if you suspect something is wrong.

The toolkit is very extensive. It is broken down into sections based on a child’s age and how best to deal with discussing these issues based on their age. We suggest you read through the full booklet but at a minimum the sections that apply to you and your children. The information in the booklet is not only applicable to ski racing or Catamount but really applicable to any difficult situation a child could end up in. It is a great resource for parents.

If you have any questions, there are multiple resources at the end of the booklet that can help.

Click Here to go to the SafeSport Toolkit for Parents online version

You can also find more information and a FREE online training for parents at www.athletesafety.org.

See you all on the slopes very soon!

– Charles

Catamount Race Team Jackets (Last Call!)

Last call for Catamount Ski team jacket orders! SYNC order will be finalized Monday morning, get yours today!

Steps on how to use the store:

  1. Navigate to: http://teams.syncperformance.com/teamlogin/
  2. Use this password in the “Organization Members” field on the right: catamountski
  3. Place your order and it will be shipped to your home!

If you are wondering about sizing – you can find the size chart here:  https://www.syncperformance.com/pages/size-chart

If you need more info about specifics for each item, you can check out their main website for the items you are interested in:  https://www.syncperformance.com/

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you!

NOTE: If you have any questions about your order please contact Tara Mann:  mann.tara@gmail.com  

Catamount Race Team Jackets (Reminder)

Last reminder , Get your Jacket Orders in !  Thursday, November 1st. Final deadline

Steps on how to use the store:

  1. Navigate to: http://teams.syncperformance.com/teamlogin/
  2. Use this password in the “Organization Members” field on the right: catamountski
  3. Place your order and it will be shipped to your home!

If you are wondering about sizing – you can find the size chart here:  https://www.syncperformance.com/pages/size-chart

If you need more info about specifics for each item, you can check out their main website for the items you are interested in:  https://www.syncperformance.com/

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you!

NOTE: If you have any questions about your order please contact Tara Mann:  mann.tara@gmail.com  

Catamount Race Team Jackets (Reminder)

There were technical issues with the “SYNC Performance store” and some parents had problems finalizing their orders.

These issues have now been resolved and to give everyone ample time to order, the deadline has been extended to Thursday, November 1st.

Steps on how to use the store:

  1. Navigate to: http://teams.syncperformance.com/teamlogin/
  2. Use this password in the “Organization Members” field on the right: catamountski
  3. Place your order and it will be shipped to your home!

If you are wondering about sizing – you can find the size chart here:  https://www.syncperformance.com/pages/size-chart

If you need more info about specifics for each item, you can check out their main website for the items you are interested in:  https://www.syncperformance.com/

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you!

NOTE: If you have any questions about your order please contact Tara Mann:  mann.tara@gmail.com  

Catamount Race Team Jackets

Dear Catamount Racers, Parents and Coaches:

This year our Catamount Race Team will again be offering high-quality SYNC Performance products to outfit our athletes. The team store has a lot of great new options for you and your athlete at discounted prices. An especially big thank you to Michael Leifer for arranging this for us once again! 

PLEASE NOTE: each item must have a minimum of 5 orders to process. You will be reimbursed should any item not reach this minimum amount.

The Deadline for Orders will be Sunday, October 28th – expected delivery Date will be around December 15th – 20th.

Featured Products:

  • Championship Jacket ($119): Same jacket as last year in Black for Tristate Racers  –  great jacket to wear on and off the mountain featuring a large “Catamount Alpine Racing Team” logo on the back and with USSA Logo and Tristate Logo On Sleeve
  • Junior Blaster Parka ($199): in Red for Interclub Racers – warm (insulated 160mg – much warmer for younger racers) and waterproof with an arctic collar and helmet-compatible hood. The race red color makes sure your athlete will stand out on the mountain and stays warm & dry! Has the same logo as the black jacket  – large “Catamount Alpine Racing Team” logo and USSA Logo on Sleeve
  • Training Jacket ($119): In men’s and women’s styles with a full zip and comes in a number of colors. Great breathable stretch layering piece for on the mountain or off the mountain with the USSA Logo on side
  • Training Vest ($97): In men’s cut, features a double-knit weave to maintain your core warmth for optimal performance  No Logos for those who don’t like logos
  • Men’s Switchback Vest ($134): In men’s cut, stylish black/silver color in a lightweight, waterproof, breathable with a drawcord at the waist – USSA Logo Logo on the sleeve
  • Women’s Puffy Vest ($119): A versatile vest for wearing over a long sleeve layer or jacket, great weatherproofing and hood to hold off the cold with USSA Logo on the sleeve
  • Locker Pack ($97): In black or red is all you need to carry everything to the hill and back. It’s like having a ski locker with you

Steps on how to use the store:

  1. Navigate to: http://teams.syncperformance.com/teamlogin/
  2. Use this password in the “Organization Members” field on the right: catamountski
  3. Place your order and it will be shipped to your home!

If you are wondering about sizing – you can find the size chart here:  https://www.syncperformance.com/pages/size-chart

If you need more info about specifics for each item, you can check out their main website for the items you are interested in:  https://www.syncperformance.com/

Thank you, Coach Sonia

NOTE: If you have any questions about your order please contact Tara Mann:  mann.tara@gmail.com  

Catamount Racing 2018/2019

HELLO CATAMOUNT RACERS !
The 2018/2019 Race season is fast aproaching.  We look forward to a great new season at catamount this year and can’t wait to see everyone again.
First and foremost, please submit  your team registration forms ASAP to take advantage of the pre season pricing which ends on 10/ 31.  The forms are currently out of date on the website, we are waiting for that to be resolved, until then please fill out the follow form and specify 2018/2019.  CATAMOUNT RACING REGISTRATION FORM
Second, We want to let everyone know about a couple equipment events coming up
Racer’s Night” at Ski Haus , rt. 7 New Milford, CT.  Where you will recieve special pricing and discounts on you equipment for the upcoming season, as well as access to numerous representatives from several companies.   This event will take place on Saturday October 6th 5pm to 8pm.
AND
The “Used Equipment and Clothing Consignment Sale” at Butternut Ski Area.
Proceeds to benefit the Ski Butternut Adaptive Program.
     Shopping Hours: Saturday 10/6 to Monday10/8; 12pm to 5pm
     Drop off Hours: Friday 10/5 from 2pm to 5pm or Saturday 10/6 from 10am to 12pm
     (Unsold items must be picked up on Monday, 10/8 by 5PM or they will be donated to charity
Lastly if you have any questions along the way do not hesitate to ask.  Please keep an eye out for upcoming news regarding racing. We will but posting and early calendar very soon.
-Steve Adams

Catamount Interclub Fun Race 3/10

Hi all!

Looking forward to tomorrow’s race and end of year party! Please try to arrive at mountain by 830 so we can have an accurate list of participants.

All racers should meet their coaches at the Catamount chair as usual at 9 sharp to ski and then inspect when course is ready.

We will plan on starting the race at 10. There will be 2 timed runs (run without a lunch break)

At the end of the second run, we hope that some parents and coaches will give the course a try- and will have all the racers gathered at the bottom of the course to cheer!! Maybe we can get a group photo then.

After the race, we will meet in the taconic lodge for a pizza and pot luck party/end of year interclub party with awards for all and trophies for race winners. Feel free to bring a dish, beverage, utensils, cups, or napkins to contribute to the pot luck.

We could use help tomorrow with race and party. Please check when you arrive as to how you can help.

Thanks !!

Tristate Racers! Sugar SL @ Stowe April 7 & 8!

Hey everyone!  This is from Tara Mann:

Ski Families,

We booked a room at the Sun & Ski Inn and Suites, 1613 Mountain Road in Stowe, for the  April 7 & 8 Sugar SL races. We hope you can join!

There’s a U16 and up scored race, AND a U14 and under non-scored race. See the race sheet link below for more specific details.

Race Info:
Missing you all, already!!;)
Tara

Tristate U16’s Last Training Weekend Update!

Hey U16’s!

U16 Champs @ Jiminy Peak

Congratulations on finishing the season with U16 Championships this past weekend at Jiminy Peak!  It was crazy weather on Sunday where it was sheet of ice just to get to the start!  With half of the field DNF’ing, it was an accomplishment just to get to the finish!

Great job to Winnie Mann who placed 6th on her 1st run and to Frannie Mann who placed 10th overall in GS on Saturday.  And great job to Winnie Mann who placed 8th on her 2nd run in SL on Sunday.

Last weekend training @ Catamount

This is our official last weekend of training for the season!  Saturday, let’s train GS on Catamount in the AM and we’ll set a dual GS course there in the PMSunday, let’s train SL on Race Slope in the AM and we’ll set a dual SL course there in the PM!  Maybe we can get some parents to take on their kids on the course!  Of course be mindful of the weather and be ready for any changes due to weather.

Congratulations on your hard work this season!

On behalf of all the U16 coaches, I’d like to extend a hearty congrats to everyone for their hard work this past season.  We’ve seen some great improvement in every racer on the team.  Some of you really worked on your “mental game”, others were working on their carve on steeper terrain.  Some of you really improved your commitment of weight to the outside ski, while others worked on early pressure before the fall line and early release just after the fall line.  Some of you really improved your “cross-blocking” while others really improved your pole plants which also helped your timing.  What is great to see is how motivated you all are and with such positive attitudes that you bring to the mountain every day of training.  It inspires us to work that much harder for you.

Thanks so much to Dusty and the crew for all of their help bringing gates and B-netting up to the top of Lower Alley Cat and Race Slope (they even pre-stage the equipment the night before to help us maximize our training time) as well as their help in setting up fencing and courses and tearing them down.

And finally a special thanks to the parents of our team.  You take care of registrations, driving up to the mountain early in the morning and late at night, you make sure that the equipment is taken care of and ready for training and races, you volunteer to set up and break down the B-netting and courses (even in the rain!).  It is your support and help that makes our program possible!

Cheers to a great season!

Coach Pat : )