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Welcome back to a New Year Training May 4th to May 10th

posted May 4, 2015, 7:12 PM by Maurice Moe Samm   [ updated May 8, 2015, 8:07 AM ]
Howdy folks, 

Welcome to the start of the summer training and the beginning of the 2015/2016 training season. It is going to be a great summer full of good training, lots of learning and lots of laughs. 

Spring and Summer training is for those that are born in 2001 and older who are keen and motivated in the sport of Biathlon and Cross Country skiing. The summer season is 1/3 of the training year and so much of our training base is created during this time. 

Equipment that will be need for summer training. 
1. Running shoes
2. Watch with a timer that you know how to use (Juveniles). For Juniors you will need a watch with a heart rate monitor. The timex watches and heart rate monitors are the best bang for your buck and the Garmin watches are very nice if you are looking for watches with GPS and other online features they are also more money. These are the two that I know the best. I also know that many like the Suunto watches and heart rate monitors. The most important thing is that you know how to use it and you are going to bring it to practice.  If there is a parent interested in a team order we can ask some of the reps/stores if they would be willing to do so. 
3. Skate roller skis and Classic Roller skis, Biathletes need skate roller skis only and are highly recommended to have classic roller skis at is it very good training and a good balance exercise. If there is a parent interested in doing a roller ski order for classic skis we can also look into this. 
4.Helmet and gloves for roller skiing, these are the primary safety pieces for roller skiing. No Helmet No Ski!! 
5. Roller ski poles, these can be your winter ski poles but they must have the roller ski tip with the carbide tip on them which is meant for roller ski. Most snow baskets do not get enough grip on the pavement and make roller skiing frustrating. 
6..Bike, we will be biking at least once per month over the coming summer, your bike does not have to be top quality but it should fit you and it should be well maintained. We will be using bikes on bike paths and roads. 
7. Training log we will be using sport log this year. This was not done last year and we are going to stress the importance of this as well we are going to use these logs as racing logs. 

There will be an organizational meeting on May 12th, the meeting will be at 6:30pm, location at the NCC Visitors Centre. There will be three goals for this meeting to 
1.Review summer training and summer training camps. 
2. Discuss and organize new roles for managing the team for this year. 
3. Discuss Cross Country Nationals for 2016 in WhiteHorse. 
4. Social Time for new families to the program can be introduced to the current families. 

Registration will be open tomorrow. When you register make sure that both parent and athlete email addresses are used so that both receive group emails. 

Remember that the AGM is on Wednesday at the Cascades Club at 7pm. 

Thursday May 7th Senior Team  

Activity: 5km zone 1 run, discuss Summer training and finish with Ultimate frisbee

Location: NCC

Time: 4:45-6:15pm 

Thursday May 7th Junior Team  

Activity: 5km zone 1 run, discuss Summer training and finish with Ultimate frisbee

Location: NCC

Time: 6:30 - 8pm  

Sunday May 10th All  

Activity: Photo Scavenger Hunt 

Location: Lac Lemey Reno Depot Parking Lot (See map for more details),+Boulevard+du+Casino,+Gatineau,+QC/District+St+-+Raymond+-+Vanier,+Gatineau,+QC/@45.453736,-75.7326277,16z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x4cce04a16fce0b65:0xd85a84508894de80!2m2!1d-75.723331!2d45.447284!1m5!1m1!1s0x4cce04a8cbdf385f:0x46cab11f6e94b441!2m2!1d-75.724285!2d45.4565736

Time: 9 - 11pm 

Tuesday May 12th Team meeting All 

Activity: Team Meeting

Location: NCC

Time: 6:30 - 8pm