MMSC Snowboarding

MMSC Snowboarding
Photo by Brian Jenkins

Thursday, March 14, 2013

2013 Nationals Info

We are fast approaching the end of our MMSC season. Last weekend was the last of our NVT events and our riders are now looking ahead to USASA nationals in Copper. National results are in all across the country and if you go to the EVENTS tab on the page and click the 2013 nationals link you will see the first thing on the right hand list is NATIONALS INVITES. FIll in your drop downs and see where you are. The invite itself will be sent to the email that you used to register for USASA. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION to the deadlines, if you miss them, you are automatically out. The current deadline to accept your spot is 3/17. If you anticipate a National Ranking (NR) Invite, the best way to be sure is to go to the snowboard Nationals page under the events tab as well, scroll to Comp Groups and look at how many they are taking in your particular discipline. If you are ranked high enough to fall within that number you can anticipate that NR invite coming. All 1st in there series will be removed from the NR list as they receive their series invite. (ex: They are taking 50 total and you are nationally ranked looks darn good! 32 series in the the math : )...)THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY in this so please check often and be pro-active!! If you are not going decline immediately so that the invite can go to the next in line ASAP.

If you are going to nationals and you have not already, please get your deposit in to me asap. I have booked most of our nationals reservations and should have a fixed price to you all by the end of the weekend. We are once again taking deposits for the trip on last years rate of $700 per kid. Our 2013 cost may be slightly higher or lower depending on the reservations we can find and the number of riders going. We will look for 50% of the projected total which equals $350 from all riders going to Nationals asap. The cost covers, coaches travel fee's, coaches transportation, coaches lodging, tuning supplies, daily coaches per-diem, and pay-rates. I will be collecting all of the funds and making the reservations with my own account so please make any checks out to Scott Adam. Once we have booked our reservations and the rest of the costs are added we will announce a final price, the balance will be due 10 days before the start of Nationals. We will also have the pre-national training costs set and announced by Sunday.

In order to help keep the costs of nationals down we are selling our MMSC hoodies and hats to raise funds to offset the cost of nationals. If any one is available I am looking for a volunteer to set up a table at MMSC this weekend and sell our hoodies and hats for us. Please email if you are available to help. All of us know how expensive nationals can be for everyone, so in order for us to keep our coaching costs down as low as we can, we need to offset the cost of Nationals with these extra funds. Please help us sell our hoodies and in return help all of those going to nationals. We have hoodies available for men and woman in sizes S,M,and L. All hoodies will cost $75 and hats cost $20 please make any checks out to Scott Adam.

No comments: