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Technique Video from Dec 5

Depending snow conditions - here is an optional race you can ski

Three Rivers Ski Passes - if you ordered one - see Coach Moening. The snow guns will be running all week.

HP Nordic Fundraising Meeting for Interested Parents: Interested in planning/implementing future fundraising? Join other parents on Monday, Dec. 19th, 7 PM, at Sara Fabel’s house, 1209 Scheffer Ave.

Skiers - Coach Sophia Ristau (HP Alum - 2011) will be joining us. She'll start on Monday. Coach Ristau will be working primarily with the B Squad. If you look around a bit you might see her name in some of our record books.

Updated Team Rosters are posted on the weekly schedule. These teams are very fluid and will change frequently throughout the season.

Giant's Ridge Winter Break Day Trip. We are trying to gauge interest for a day trip to Giant's Ridge on Thursday, Dec 29. We'd leave early and return late. We have a coach bus reserved but need to know if we can come close to filling it. If you think you'd like to make the trip put your name here. This won't commit you to making the trip. Estimated cost around $40.

As part of his Eagle Scout project Tristin Schulz installed ski storage tubes in Team Room 2. Thank you Tristin!

Watch this double pole progression

Skate/Classic Rollerski Video from Nov 29
World Cup - Diagonal Stride V2

Nordic Ski - Weekly Practice Schedule

Winter Running Club Information + Update:
Winter Running Club Practice Schedule- I will be updating this weekly.
5-6 Miles on Sunday, December 4, 2016
Tentative Winter Running Club Meet Schedule- I may remove/add races at a later date but mark your calendars!


Nordic Skier Gear
Closeout on Merino Wool - HP Nordic Hats - in room 3303 - $10

Photos from the Highland Turkey 5K
Lisa Leo Turkey 5K photos


Time to start waxing skis. If you have never waxed skis this is a good starter kit. The ski shack will be open for waxing next week and we will have waxing demonstrations. How to wax skis. The team provides kick wax, skiers provide their own glide wax.

Erin is a Wildcat?

Fantasy Skiing
Noah Hoffman (US ski team) is running this event for the second time. Tons of awesome prizes and a good way to follow the best skiers in the world. Sign up here. We have a league, Highland Park Nordic. Password is: Scots.

Skate Rollerski Results

Watch a Divison 1 CC workout

Maplelag Bus is full. We have 58 seats on the bus (56 skiers, 2 coaches). We do not have other options to transport skiers unless their parents want to chaperone and run them up. Skiers on the bus and alternate list.

Thank you for all the donations to hire a new coach. You raised enough funds to hire an additional Coach for the B Squad. Now we have to find one.

Time Trial Results and Photos
Bubble Sort Results

Maplelag - our Winter Trip - paperwork and info will be collected the week of Nov 21. Forms will be available at practice or you can print your own. We expect the bus will fill (first come first serve on the bus). We also need a couple of parent chaperones (please). And yes - we are having a Square Dance. Maplelag 2015

New Ski Jacket- in the works
Submit your ideas to Designer Joey and Designer Avery here

Erica's Video - for the cross country season

Deer taking out a runner in NCAA Regional - listen to audio

Nike Regional Photos - thanks to Jon Sage-Martinson

Fitness Test Results will be posted here on Wednesday

Nordic Ski Banquet - looking for a parent volunteer to coordinate.
Contact brad.moening@spps.org

Banquet Photos - thanks to Lisa Leo
Banquet Slideshow

Nordic Skiing - Preseason Rankings

List of Skiers that have turned in yellow cards - boys girls
If you see mistakes on spelling (and there are some) or grades email brad.moening@spps.org

Dog races at NCAA Regionals

Results from Nike Regionals in South Dakota. We had boys in open invite #2, girls in open invite #2, and girls championship.

The Winter Running Club is on! This is for people who do Nordic Skiing mainly to stay in shape for running. If you are interested and want to learn more, go here

2016 CC Results Filed Away

Varsity/JV Skiers - thinking about adding JNQ races should read this and look at the schedule. These races are great for skiers of all ages. More info from EU.

Varsity Skiers - heads up on scheduling. We will be submitting requests for practices at Bloomington Hyland. We are likely to get 1 or 2 slots per week at somewhat random time slots. The slots are: Saturday 6:00 am to 8:00 am. MTWTF 4:30 to 6 pm. MF 6:15 to 7:45 pm.

Morning Weight room - all runners and skiers invited. Mr. Fields is running a morning strength program from 6:00 am to 7:00 am in the weightroom. Sign up for days outside the weight room. Limited to 16 athletes per day, Monday through Thursday.

Nordic Skier To Do - practice starts Monday, Nov 14 - brad.moening@spps.org
1. Read this Basic Ski Team Info and Team Organization
2. Turn in your athletic forms , physical and $80 fee to the high school athletics director before the first day of practice. Bring yellow receipt to Coach Moening.
3. Fill out your emergency contact information here.
4. To rent school skis - give ski rental form and fee to Coach Moening (high school room 3303)
5. Go to Maplelag - our Winter Trip - paperwork and info
6. Figure out what we are doing the first week of practice - Nordic Ski Weekly Schedule
7. Nordic Ski Team Parent Meeting - Thursday Nov 10, 5:30 pm in Room 3303
8. Watch some video (everyday)

Minnesota State Cross Country Meet
Boy's Results Girl's Results Pictures from Laura Donovan

Racing Effectively - for nordic skiers, but works for runners too

Thinking about running or skiing in college?

Shaping Your Future - Bryan Fish US Ski Team Training Summary
Two Unconventional Ways to Improve Your Nordic Skiing

Core Strength WorkoutNordic Strength WorkoutsWeightroom workouts Track Strength Workouts
On their computer at: www.wfnu.org. Just click the "Listen" tab on the top of the page.
On a tablet or phone at: wfnu.caster.fm.
Or they can listen to a podcast after the show: https://www.mixcloud.com/mike- altobell-resendez/
The show is live starting at 10:00am on Saturday.
Andrew Poffenberger, the Endurance United Executive Director, has developed an online petition that we and disperse to generate support for the project. The link for the petition is https://www.change.org/p/ minnesota-state-house- minnesota-state-senate- minnesota-governor-mark- dayton-make-snow-east-metro? recruiter=359314156&utm_ source=share_for_starters&utm_ medium=copyLink.
Team Banquet
Wednesday Feb 24 at Degidios.
6:00 pm to about 7:30
$17 per person
Who: skiers, parents and siblings invited
RSVP here - bring a check to the banquet made out to Degidios


Team Banquet - RSVP by Friday, Feb 19
Wednesday, Feb 24 at Degidios.
6:00 pm to about 7:30
$17 per person - make your check out to Degidios - bring it to the banquet.
Who: skiers, parents, and siblings invited

Uniform Turn In, School Ski Return and Shack Cleanout - Feb 24 at 2:15. All skiers need to attend. We should be done by 3:30. Meet in basement to turn in uniforms first with the Athletic Director.
NORDIC PARENT POTLUCK INFO. Sat, Feb 27, 5:30pmVarsity Girls Ski Team - save March 22, 5:45 pm for the School Board Recognition of Conference Champions. More details to follow.congratulations shout-out to the following Nordic team members who were named to the Ordway All-City Orchestra and Band, as determined by audition.
Tessa, Abram, Cat, Gabe, Tristan, Soren, Linnea, Ian, Nat
Isak, Mackenzie, Liam, Erica, Alec, Caleb
I could list their instruments, too, if you want.
Nat and Erica are first chair in their sections, Tessa, Abram, Cat and Gabe are all 1st Violin, in that order.
Concert at the Ordway the evening of April 19.
Weekly Training log
Rollerski Checkout - we have many skiers requesting rollerskis. If skis remain by March 25 we will add more skiers to the list. Bring in the checkout form and $50 rental fee by March 25. We have a number of skiers that also want skis, so if your name is here and you don't want to rent skis please email Coach Moening.Registration: April 18, 6AM to May 23, 11PM - this gives the owners some time to prepare, and you can make announcements in the week leading up to registration closure. No late registrations.Competition: June 4 (Saturday), midnight - August 12 (Friday), 11:59PM
!Fantasy Fitness News: Tate as agreed to help run the Fantasy Fitness contest again. This draft will be Wednesday, May 25 at 2:05. We are looking for potential "owners". If you'd like to be an owner contact brad.moening@spps.org
Owners: FFA, Jack J, Ian, Joey, ...........