Thursday, June 2, 2022

Rollerskis/Summer Training

From Coach Abby: 

Hello all! We hope you guys are able to finish out the school year strong and we are looking forward to kicking off our summer ski training 😃 We will be having a rollerski checkout this coming Tuesday, June 7th, after school at 2:45 down by the ski room. If you need other summer equipment (rollerski poles, boots, helmet, etc.), please feel free to let us know so we can see what we can do.

This summer, we will be training on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:15 PM. We will have our first practice on Thursday, June 16th. We will be off the week of July 4th, and then we will pick back up again and continue thru Thursday, July 28. Most Tuesdays we will be meeting at Bunker Golf Course to rollerski and most Thursdays we will be meeting at Wintercrest Park by the HOM Furniture Store to do dryland training, such as pole running. This will be subject to change depending on the weather, so be sure to bring tennis shoes even on rollerski days! Whether we are rollerskiing or on foot, please also be sure to bring a water bottle! 

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Equipment Turn In

We will be turning in all remaining equipment on Monday, March 7, after school. All skis checked out will need to be cleaned and a layer of storage wax will need to be added. So, this will take a little bit of time but we hope to be done by 4:00.
Thanks
Denny

Monday, February 28, 2022

Thank You

First, Thank you to everyone that has made this season a really fun and positive experience!  The growth throughout this season and the potential moving forward are something we haven't experienced in a number of years, and it is exciting as a coaching staff to see what is ahead.

The four of us as coaches are making plans for the summer to give those that are looking for opportunities to improve.  There are some things that we will need to finalize, but we know that our Tuesday and Thursday practices will still be a part of our plans, but we will also be adding a few dates of long and challenging double pole workouts and a couple of pole hikes on a few Saturdays. 

 With that, after 21 years of being the head coach, I have decided to step back from my position as the head coach and hand the team over to Coaches Abby and Jerlie.  It was not an easy decision for me, but one I needed to do.  As mentioned, all four of us are going to be together still, but family comes first with me in my programs, and I am needing to take a step back from all the work I do so I can focus on my family and the growth of our daughter, and possibly future children.  I will still be at practices and meets and I will still do everything I can to help the skiers and their improvements!

Thank you to all of those that have come through our program since I started and to all of those that have helped this program be a strong one than when I started.  Thank you very much, and I will forever be a Cardinal!

Denny

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Unifrom Turn In

On Monday, Feb 28, we are going to ask the skiers to turn in their uniforms and race bibs after school.  The skiers will also need to clean out their lockers and turn in their locks as well.  With the Girls, if they are intending to be in Track and Field this year, then they do not have to turn in their locks.

Also, we are going to get together after we turn in uniforms, bibs, and lockers, and discuss a few items as a team, mainly what we felt we did well, what we need to work on, and how things may look for summer practices this year.  I would expect for us to be done around 3:45.

Thanks,
Denny

Friday, February 25, 2022

Let It Snow Proposal

Below is a link to Coach Nelson's "Let It Snow" proposal.  This is something that we have been working on for a few years to get man-made snow in Coon Rapids.  It is currently in the process of going through City Counsel, so all of your support would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks,
Denny

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Senior Spotlights

As a way to honor our seniors this year, we're going to post a Senior Spotlight each day as countdown to the banquet!

We are posting these on the right side of the blog under Team Information.

Thanks
Denny