MMSC Snowboarding

MMSC Snowboarding
Photo by Brian Jenkins

Friday, March 30, 2012

USASA 2012 Saturday training schedule.

Saturday's training day is very packed it will be necessary to bring a back pack with water and lunch. For the riders competing in all events. It will not be possible to eat lunch inside. Riders training during our pre camp may opt to not train in all events during Saturdays scheduled training sessions. That decision will be made by the coach for each group on a by case basis.

Coach; Scott
Group 2 HP 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Group 2 SS 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Group 2 BX 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Group 2 GS/SL 2:00PM-3:00 pm
Group 2 RJ 3:15Pm-4:00Pm

Coach:Nick C
Group 3 GS 9:00am- 945pm
Group 3 SL 10:00am-10:45am
Group 3 HP 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Group 3 SS 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Group 3 BX 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Group 3 RJ 3:30pm-4:00pm

Coach: Jamal
Group 4 BX 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Group 4 GS 9:30Am-10:45Am
Group 4 SL 11:00am-12:15am
Group 4 HP 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Group 4 SS 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Group 4 RJ 3:30PM-4:00

Coach: Nick P
Group 5 SS 8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Group 5 BX 9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Group 5 GS 11:00am-12:15pm
Group 5 SL12:30pm-1:45pm  
Group 5 HP 2:00PM – 3:15 PM
Group 5 RJ 3:30pm- 4:00pm

Thursday, March 22, 2012

MMSC snowboard year end celebration!

As all of you know nature has decided to bring an early spring in full force. With the past week in the 60's and 70's we have lost much of our snow. The mountain is looking like it's the end of April not March. However this weekend we will celebrate our season and roll into nationals with our energy at an all time high level.

Our weekend is packed full of events, starting with the end of the season celebration at the Huber's house on Friday at 6pm. There will be an amazing spread of food and a ton of fun for all. The coaching staff will recognize all of our MMSC snowboard team riders, as well as hand out a few special awards. This is a special chance to recognize our riders in our small private community setting.

We will also hold an auction for a few items to raise funds to cover the wax order for nationals and other unforeseen trip expenses.

Next on the schedule will be a scheduled 1/2 day of training for select athletes competing at nationals in slope style. We will have coach's on hill to prepare riders for nationals.

Also for all MMSC snowboarders there is the MMSC club championship dual GS race on Slalom hill. All MMSC snowboarders are encouraged to race in this fun event. Registration is from 7:30am-9pm at MMSC. There are awards for snowboarders in traditional age groups. For any rider competing at Nationals this is one more great chance to get some

There will a BBQ for all MMSC families at MMSC following the race.

Saturday night at The Stoweflake resort at 5:30 MMSC will hold it's end of the season banquet. All MMSC families are invited. I have adjusted our travel schedule in order to make sure I can speak at this event and recognize our snowboard program and our riders in this MMSC public community venue. Dinner starts at 6pm. Awards @ 6:30. If you are interested in attending please contact Ashley Sargent for more details.

Sunday there will not be training. Take the day relax and enjoy.

This has been an amazing season and we have received an incredible amount of support and help form many people. None of our success would be possible with out the dedication and support of the amazing parents that make up our program. I would like to thank you all for giving your child the chance to grow up in an amazing setting, in a great community, through such an incredible sport.

 I would like to thank a few of you who have made incredible donations both with your time and your resources.

1st a big thank you to Jeff Boliba! Jeff has spent an unmeasurable amount of time and effort helping me make this program what it is. His dedication to the sport of snowboarding and to our program at MMSC is unreal. Thanks for all you do Jeff.

Next Marjorie Fay and her Husband Jeff. Marjorie has spent countless hours compiling results and reporting them to the Stowe reporter as well as putting together a news letter for us on a regular basis. She has also spent her time fund raising for us through out the season.
Jeff has not only spent hours upon hours of time helping us build and design GMFC, but he has also spent weekends of his life driving a few athletes around the North East in order to get the training and competitions we needed for our riders.

An amazing thanks also goes out to Dan Keen and Lamoille Valley / Twin State Ford for sponsoring us this season with a brand new van. That van is the sole reason we were able to make any of our trips happen. We were able to get our riders the training they needed to have an amazingly successful season. Dan has also allowed us to drive the van to Copper on Sunday with our tuning gear and our riders boards saving us a ton of money in airfare and baggage fee's and insuring our boards and tuning gear gets to Colorado with out a problem.

Also a big thanks goes out to Bryan and Sandy Huber for the amazing party's they have put together for us in there wonderful home. Thanks to Bryan for all of his support on the medical side of our program as well.

Thanks to all who spent time on the PAC. Those many nights spent in conference calls were very helpful.

There are so many more I would like to thank however there is only so much time. So thank you all once again from myself and the entire coaching staff.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

USASA 2012 Nationals Info!!

Invites begin rolling in the next 24 hours!!
If you are a Pre-Qualified invite, or our NVT Invite in a particular discipline you will see your invites first. PLEASE accept or decline these immediately as it will help roll the NR Invites quicker. There is a GREAT DEAL of individual responsibility in preparing for this event, so check your emails and check under the Events tab above for the Nationals updates.
There is TONS of info!!
Young riders, check out the Lil' Rascals Rail Jam sponosred by USASA and Burton on March 2nd!!
Each week kicks off with an Opening Ceremony and as always we are going to kick out in style in yet another year of Vermont Flannel Company flannel. Buying local and keeping it all Northern VT!!!
Order deadline on the flannel shirts is Friday March 16th, if you miss it we will not re-order, so get on it!!
Family members feel free to join us in the parade with your own shirts on!!
They are available in Men's XL-XS and Youth M, S, XS. Send size to
Shirts are $50, checks made out to NVT and sent to 421 Vt Rt 15 Underhill, VT 05489.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

GMG Training session will be moved!

Due to a Birthday Party at GMG we will have to move the training session. I am looking at 3:30pm-5pm. I will confirm asap. Please stay tuned.

Training at Stowe canceled today.

Due to high winds and the potential for rain today MMSC snowboarding will not train today Saturday 3/3. This will be a great chance to give our riders a rest after 9 hard days of riding.
We will however offer a training session at GMFC at 1pm til 3pm.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Doug E Fresh, Pressing it out!

Another Brian Jenkins Masterpiece!

Weekly Update 3/1-3/4

I hope you are all loving this fresh pow that has been falling this week. Winter has finally decided to join us, better late then never. The conditions have been amazing and I am so exited to finally be able to get into the woods.

As you my have heard our Killington trip this week was a big success. All of our MMSC riders made huge strides forward. The progression we have seen is amazing for all our riders, even with out our own pipe this season. I am very stoked to see the development in the next few weeks months and years for our crew. Our MMSC snowboard future is looking very bright!

Looking ahead at the next few days to come, we have a few events on our plate.

First tomorrow March 2nd, we will finish up our USASA NVT season at Smuggs with the final slopestyle and rail jam of the season.
Slopestyle #3 and Molly Rail Jam.  We will Register from noon-1pm at the Madonna Base Lodge, the event will take place in the Zone park off the T-Bar. The event will be a 1 run and done event.
After the Slopestyle we will move down to Morse and Sir Henry's under the lights for the  Molly Jam and NVT End of Season Party @ the Jam...please bring a munchie snack to share, chips and dip, chips and salsa, cheese and crackers, veggies, fruit, ect..and BYOB. NVT will have a raffle so bring your pennies, and as every year, the NVT competitor who raises the most money for the Molly Fund will ride/ski at no event cost for the 2012/2013 season.

Saturday and Sunday will bring a few more options.
Option A.
USASA SVT event's at Mt. Snow for Slope style on March 3 and a Halfpipe on March 4. Traditionally Southern Vt is the toughest region in the nation. This will be a great warm up for nationals. However due to the weather we may be canceling this option. Please stay tuned over the next 24hrs for this final decision.
Saturday's Weather for West Dover Vt. : Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then showers likely. High near 48. Breezy, with a southeast wind 16 to 22 mph becoming west. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Option B.
For any rider who is still in need of Halfpipe points. March 4th in the USASA Maine series will hold a double event. From the looks of things all of our Half Pipe riders are set and this event is no longer needed. 
Option C

We WILL send any rider in need of Slopestyle points to the Hunter Mt. NY's Catskill series March 4th. This event would be a down and back event. There is also a Slope style at Windham, Mt. NY. on March 10th for any rider who may need points. Nick "Sev" P, will be heading down on Sunday morning leaving from Shaw's market at 3:30am.

All other riders will train at MMSC as usual Saturday,Sunday, and Monday