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Reminder: SYNC team gear orders 2019-20 season!

A quick reminder to all parents and athletes,

The Catamount Race Team SYNC team gear page is up and ready. You can order directly from the link below and receive your order in early November. The current order deadline is set for October 10th, 2019. We have once again added some layering options this year, as well as a boot bag.  Everything is discounted.

Order a Catamount branded Interclub (red) or Tri-State (black) racer jackets.

Follow the link below, select Catamount Racing from the USSA Certified Clubs dropdown (in the top bar) and use the password catamount1920.

Catamount Race Team SYNC Jackets and Gear

SYNC has also offered to do some athlete kickbacks for the team.  The team will earn 10% on any non-team purchases made through the below link. The customized SYNC merch ordered for our athletes does not apply:

Click here to support the Catamount Race Team when you shop SYNC!

If you have any questions or problems with ordering, please contact info@syncperformance.com.

See you on the slopes!

SYNC team gear orders 2019-20 season!

Parents and athletes,

Let us help you get equipped for the exciting 2019-20 racing season.

The Catamount Race Team SYNC team gear page is up and ready. You can order directly from the link below and receive your order in early November. The current order deadline is set for October 10th, 2019. We have once again added some layering options this year, as well as a boot bag.  Everything is discounted.

Catamount branded Interclub (red) and Tri-State (black) racer jackets.

Follow the link below, select Catamount Racing from the USSA Certified Clubs dropdown (in the top bar) and use the password catamount1920.

Catamount Race Team SYNC Jackets and Gear

SYNC has also offered to do some athlete kickbacks for the team.  The team will earn 10% on any non-team purchases made through the below link. The customized SYNC merch ordered for our athletes does not apply:

Click here to support the Catamount Race Team when you shop SYNC!

If you have any questions or problems with ordering, please contact info@syncperformance.com.

See you on the slopes!

Tri-State weekday training options

John Borwick (Head Coach for Berkshire School) is planning weekday training at Catamount and wanted to know if any of our Tri-State racers were interested.

The current plan is for training on Alley Cat on Monday and Tuesday March 11th and 12th (3/11-12). Training would go from 9am to 11:30am and would require athletes to help set and breakdown. Plans are also in the works for March 18th, 19th (and/or 20th), again morning sessions.

The postseason is a great time to work on polishing those skills acquired throughout the season. Everything is fresh in your mind, there is less pressure and everyone is in great skiing great shape.

Please email Pat and I so we can relay the information to John and Steve ASAP. They will finalize plans.

— Charles.

Tristate U16’s Beast GS Saturday (update!)

A quick note to parents: we were notified by Berkshire East that the start time may be delayed to 10am to allow the mountain more time to prepare the surface. Registration opens up by 7:30a and gets crowded quickly. Athletes can load the lift by 8:15a, so plan accordingly.

We are expecting a machine groomed trail with snow/freezing rain possible and temperatures around 32F. Please tune appropriately. Recommendation from Toko below:

Coach Charles.

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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)

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  

U14 Championship Qualifiers

Thank you for waiting patiently! We finally have the names of the qualifiers for the U14 Tri-State Championships held March 3rd and 4th at Berkshire East. Congratulations to our racers for their accomplishment, we are very proud to send such a strong group of racers. From here, Eastern and Piche Qualifiers will be determined. Registration is open on https://adminskiracing.com/.

A big thanks to Doug Mann for compiling the stats for Tri-State!

BOYS U14
Gregory Levin
Ionnis Schatmann
Alexandre Gagnon
Parker Levin
Jonathan Dase
Philip Mann
Connolly Cashen
Quentin Balboni

GIRLS U14
Charlotte Van Der Linden
Eleanor Smith
Haley Olson
Sydney Weinberg
Ruby Blunt
Georgia Maitland

First Alternate: Sorrell Reeves

U16 Championships Schedule

All,

We look forward to seeing everyone at Bousquet for the race tomorrow. A note went out confirming the venue and schedule but some may not have received it:

This message is to inform you that no change has been made to the program OR location of the U16 Championship Event this weekend. Tristate will host the U16 Championship Slalom at  Bousquet  Saturday, Feb 25th and the U16 Championship Giant Slalom, Sunday Feb 26th at Jiminy Peak ski area.

Good luck to all the competitors and best regards!

TSASRA

 

The schedule has not changed:

  • Bousquet – Registration at 7:30a, inspection at 8:30a and the ladies first run at 9:30a.
  • Jiminy Peak – Registration at 7:30a, inspection at 8:30a and the ladies first run at 9:30a.

Schedule and program : TS_U16_Champs_Program_2017

See you all tomorrow and good luck!