November 28- December 4

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    Matt DeCarufel

    Hello U14s,

    The busy season has arrived!  Great work biathletes with your first race of the season. Be sure to take a minute to reflect on your race- what went well, and what you can do differently to improve for next time.

    After months of planning the first week of the exchange has arrived!  The exchange (which typically runs every 2 years in the U14 program) is like a camp or race event for the program.  We will not have typical team training while the exchange is running Nov 29-Dec 7 as the exchange will be the program.  Exchange athletes, you have a copy of your schedule. If you are not participating in the exchange, check the forum for the team training sessions.

    XC Racing Licenses:
    For the upcoming AB Cup (and all the other AB Cups) U14 athletes need to have a racing license.  The 2 options are to purchase a development license for the whole year for $25 or to purchase a day license (SMDL) for $5 per xc race you enter.   So, if you race more than 5 times, the annual license is the way to go, and you don’t have to remember to purchase it every time.  It will start the process of accruing racing  points (CPL), but no need to worry about that for a few more years.

    Purchase your annual license here:
    You will need the following information:
    Club official: Andreas Comeau
    Coach info: Matt DeCarufel:

    NCCP #: 5684433
    Level:  Competition Coaching – Development (CCD) Certified

    AB Cup 1 & 2:
    AB Cup registration fees increase on Dec 6, so be sure to get signed up before then.
    Race information: /club-events/ab_cup_2021/
    Registratoin here:
    Team Training:
    Monday(28) Classic Ski @ CNC
    5:00-6:30 Matt and Katie are away this week for the Canada Cup races in Sovereign Lakes.  Tonight’s session will be with Stu and special guest coach Heidi Widmer (Olympian and previous Swiss National team member). We will work on mass start techniques and tactics to get ready for the AB Cup.
    Uniquely, biathletes- unless you are exhausted from the weekend, I recommend you attend tonight, then take Tuesday as your rest day.
    Tuesday(29) No team training- rest up as many raced last weekend and prepare for the exchange.
    Thursday(1) No biathlon training due to exchange
    Saturday(3) Skate Ski @ CNC
    1:00-3:00 Everyone together (exchange & non exchange) for a skate ski at CNC, Meet in the XC Stadium.
    Looking to next week: No team training Monday(5) or Tuesday(6). There will be Biathlon training on Thursday(8) and an AB Cup course inspection session Friday(9) 3:30-4:30 (half day at school and so we can ski the courses in the light).
    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” -Will Durant
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