Friday, June 19, 2015

A Note from Coach Bodnar

Thank you for participating in the 2015 East High Mountain Bike Team!! On behalf of the coaching staff and as head coach, I want to welcome your son/daughter and YOU, to the team. Parents are such an important and vital part of our team. The coaching staff and team management have busy lives and we require your support, so thank you in advance.

A lot of work has taken place to get to this point. Team organizing and Fund Raising is still a priority! Be thinking how you may be able to contribute in one way or another. This past week has been filled with completing the final kit design, confirming kit sizes with several of our racers and completing the formal ordering process to assure that our team kits arrive before the first race. I'm told we got the order in just in time. They were still working on several other schools' orders.

Kit Payment: With the kits (racing uniform) ordered, it is necessary to make the payment for the kits. The cost is $99.  I will give you further instruction on just how we intend to have you make those payments. For now, just plan for that amount to be paid very soon.

Register with NICA: You will receive an email from me with a link that will direct you how to register as a racer with NICA. This registration is what provides you the discounts at Contender Bike Shop and is required for racing in the league.

TeamSnap Sign-Up: You will receive and email from you that will direct you how to sign up for teamsnap. This is a sport team management service you can access online or through an app on your smart phone. It will have details of our practice schedule, races and any other events which will include notices for cancellations and other important details pertaining to scheduling, carpooling etc....  ALL STUDENT ATHLETES AND PARENTS ARE TO SIGN UP!

June Fun Rides: Tuesday June 23rd @ 5:30 Location TBD  &  Tuesday June 30th @5:30 Location TBD. Check TeamSnap for further details

Season Practice Schedule: Begins July 7th @ 5:30 Location TBD. Details will be provided for on TeamSnap. Practices will continue to be on Tuesdays and Thursday from that point forward starting @ 5:30, then on Saturdays beginning at 8:00. Practices will include technical skill training, specific race training, endurance strengthening and muscle development. In addition, it will provide opportunity for the student-athletes to enjoy the outdoors and learn to appreciate this incredible place we live.  Quick note: I realize it's summer and there will be a lot of family vacation and travel (myself included). We are totally flexible with your summer schedules. We encourage all student athletes to come to as many practices as possible to be ready for race season. That said, you will certainly be dragging if you do not get out there on the bike!


All you need to know for now is to come out and join us for practices! The first race to look forward to is August 15th in Eagle Mountain. It will be necessary to register with NICA in order to race. You will receive an email from me directing you how to do this!  The Jr. Development Team is not required to purchase the East Hight Team kit (race jersey uniform). 

I'm excited for the upcoming season and look forward to working with you all!

(If you have received this email and have not attended either of our information meetings and your son or daughter would like to know more, please contact me as soon as possible. This email has been delivered to all student athletes who have committed to the team, their parents and a few others who have shown interest. Please inform me if you DO NOT wish to receive any further emails concerning the East High Mountain Bike team and the East High Jr. Development Mountain Bike Team.)


Patrick Bodnar

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