Most of you probably heard that the open house had to be postponed last weekend due to the resort closing. However, it has been rescheduled to THIS SATURDAY, December 10th! We invite all prospective families to join us in the team room at 8:30am for morning practice or at 12:30 for afternoon practice. Please meet in the team room, ready to ski or snowboard! We will be having a regular practice for all current team members, so prospective athletes will be joining a group to get a feel for what being on a Beech Mountain Academy team is like! If you have not yet registered you will also be able to register at this time!
Current Alpine Team Members:
Practice starts at 8:30. Please be on time! Your groups will not wait for you to arrive. The practice schedule this year will be much more structured and strict with timing. Athletes with two pairs of skis should bring both pairs every morning and athletes 10 and older should bring their Slalom Gear* every day.
*Athletes 10 and older will not be permitted to run slalom gates without a face guard on their helmet. Face guards must also be removed for giant slalom training and races.
8:00- Sign In- The team room is generally open very early so arrive with plenty of time to gear up. Athletes under 12 will need a parent to sign them in to practice. Athletes 12 and older can sign themselves in. Do not forget to sign in!
8:30 Team Meeting- Athletes and Parents should be in the team room for this brief meeting that we will be having before practice EVERY Saturday. This is when groups will be assigned at the first practice and the Team Room Parent will be announced. Please be sure
8:45 Warm-Up on Play Yard Slope- Groups will go out to the play yard together to warm up. Have your skis and gear, we will not go back inside after the warm-up.
9:00 Load the Quad- Athletes head up the hill with their assigned group and coach.
*Groups may take a break in the team room between 9 and 11:30 or 12:30 and 3 if weather is harsh but athletes will not leave the team room during this time so keep extra layers or snacks in their cubbies.
11:30 Lunch- Groups will report back to the team room. During this time, the Beech Mountain Academy coaches are not responsible for athletes. For younger athletes, parents should meet their athletes in the team room. Athletes under 12 will need parent permission (on sign-in sheet) to be allowed to leave the team room without a parent at lunch.
12:30 Load the Quad- Athletes should have already arrived and geared up for the second half of practice. At this time groups will leave the team room together to load the quad.
3:00 End of Practice- Groups will report back to the team room and parents should be there to pick up their athletes. Athletes under 12 will need parent permission to leave the team room without a parent.