Athletic Director’s Report
As the season changes, the time is here to play with your favorite type of ball. May it be soccer, golf, base, soft, foot, wiffle, tennis, volley, basket, dodge, lacrosse or that somewhat flatter one known as Frisbee, it will be nice to get out in the fresh air and recreate. Soon, we will be hitting the rivers and trails. Skiers are great outdoorsmen. After all, we are the ultimate outdoor athletes, so let the games begin!!
Many thanks for the great season to all parents, athletes, coaches and supporters of the Bogus Basin Ski Education Foundation. This year was a trying one. We started our ski season at Bogus Basin Jan 21, the latest season on record. Yet, we were able to capture all of our kids for what turned out to be a very complete season.
Thanks goes to Tamarack Resort for the January skiing we were able to enjoy as well as allowing us to host the Cranston Cup. It was the spark we needed to get the season rolling.
Once the snow came to Bogus Basin, the mountain stepped up with open arms to provide us with great training venues, a Bolinder track second to none and a new Skier Cross venue that proved to be a big hit to all of our kids. I hope that all of you were able to enjoy the winter as much as the staff did. We look forward to sharing the next season with all of you.
We are having our annual Foundation Meeting and Awards at Westy’s Saturday April 21. Later that week I will be in the office to meet with the Varsity parents to discuss the season and plans for next year. Brian will be meeting with the North series parents and athletes indivdually starting the week of April 27 in the evenings between 4 – 8 pm. Please call the office to make an appointment.
With next year coming and our kids getting older, some of you will be moving up thru the ranks to the next group. Please feel free to discuss any issues for the coming season.
There will be some changes in the age categories that will affect the type of race series and training groups that we will be offering. All will be finalized after the May USSA and IMD conventions. We will have concrete plans for next season out to all in June. At any rate, all of these changes are predicated by the FIS and international ski racing. We have already had meetings with the Divisional program directors to prepare for these changes so the transition should go smoothly.
Once again, we will be offering a summer Dryland program. This will be an all summer long activity that will include Mountain Biking, Soccer, Ultimate, some weight training and will finish late August with the Dirty Dash. I encourage all to participate in summer sports, but if you have the time, put this on your schedule.
We will be offering a summer camp over at Mount Hood. Plans are for a 5 to 7 day camp. This camp will be open to all North Series and Varsity. This camp will be a fundamentals camp. We will focus on the three things that all great skiers possess; the parallel position, the athletic stance and a proper pole plant. It will be a great start to a successful season. I will have the details out later this month.
We have some dates for you to mark on your calendar for summer activities as well as tentative fall camps and events:
April 21 Annual Meeting and Awards at Westy’s Lanes
April 27-29 Varsity and North Series Parent meetings. RSVP with Shannon at the Office. Times are 4-8PM
May 8-12 USSA Congress at Park City (Age class decisions)
May 23-24 IMD Convention at Jackpot (Race scheduling)
June 5 Summer Dryland with Aaron starts.
July 29-Aug 5 summer camp at Mt hood
August 26 The Dirty Dash at Bogus Basin and the end of Summer Dryland
Sept 2 End of the Summer Raft Trip
Sept 8, 9 Varsity and North Series Retreat
Sept 11 Fall Dryland begins
Sept 23 Brush cutting at Bogus Basin
Oct 7 Brush cutting at Bogus Basin
Nov 1-4 Ski Swap
Nov 7-11 Fall Preseason Camp opportunity #1
Nov 17-21 Fall Preseason camp opportunity #2
Nov 30 Winter Welcome
I look forward to seeing all of you at the April 21 Awards Banquet. I wonder who will get the Stud of the Year award?
Enjoy the spring