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Feb. 27th Weekly Update

March is almost here! Please read the weekly update for important info.


The coaches are so excited ot see everyone's progress! Keep it up.


PLEASE Read the "Singletrack Times" email you received last week from the Florida League.


KEEP READING - IMPORTANT INFO BELOW






COMING UP THIS WEEK


  1. Skills Practice Tuesday Feb. 28th - 4:45pm South County Park - Punta Gorda



ASK A COACH CORNER


Can you explain the ride groups and the importance of the groups?

Ride groups are an important part of supporting athletes and risk management. Ride groups are determined by Coach Missy after the Skills Assessment at the beginning of the season. There are three factors that determine ride group placement:

  1. Skills Assessment

  2. Mini Time Trial time

  3. Student's goals and desires for the season

These ride groups will be closely monitored moving forward to help build students' skills. Ensuring riders stay within their group allows them to build skills aligned with their assessment, maintain a speed within their ability, build confidence, and keep students safe.


Ride groups are always led by a level 2 or 3 NICA coach and usually have at least one additional coach as a sweep. Each group will ride at a different pace and have a different focus.


Athletes who are advancing skills, or who feel they are too challenged have the opportunity at any time to discuss with Coach Missy and explore the possibility of a group change.


Some activities will be done as a whole team, while rides generally are split into the groups.


The three ride groups are:

  1. Hammerheads

  2. Makos

  3. Tiger Sharks



TEAM STORE IS OPEN


We have a team store with shirts, apparel and other fun swag! Check it out - a small portion of proceeds helps support our team! SHOP HERE:



THE SECOND STATE LEAGUE, FICL RACE EVENT IS THIS WEEKEND

  1. The STATE LEAGUE, FICL - needs volunteers - lots of them to run a safe and successful weekend. Any adult can fill these roles, so share with family and friends. It is a great way for them to experience what our sport and team is all about. SIGNUP here: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/93469414620635603/false#/invitation

  2. We will begin setting up our team tent around 11:30am in the Pitzone on Saturday. Here is the daily schedule for Saturday:


3. PRE-RIDE will begin at 1:30pm. We ask ALL team members to be in our team tent no later than 1pm on Saturday to begin warming up, receive your race plates, and get last minute instructions.


4. TEAM DINNER ON SATURDAY! The Lang Family will be hosting a team dinner at our camper from 6:30-8:30pm. This is a great opportunity for camaraderie and getting a solid pre-race meal. Families are welcome to attend but we need an RSVP for proper planning. Please RSVP by Wednesday March 1st via this link! Exact directions will be given out at pre-ride. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VM2JMW9


5. WE NEED HELP! Our team requires some support to help our riders and families have a great weekend. Check out the signup link for our "team only" volunteer spots.

6. We strongly encourage everyone on the team to be present the entire day on Sunday. It provides an opportunity for proper warm ups, team building, cheering on your team mates, and awards. Please be at the team tent no later than 8:15am Sunday. Here is the Sunday schedule:



GET ALL THE DETAILS FOR THE WEEKEND VIA THE RACE INFO FLYER HERE


Families and guests are welcome to hang out in our team tent area. We ask that chairs are setup mindfully as to not block traffic flow and team needs. Remember - the primary function of the tent is to support the athletes and coaches. If you are coming to spectate, support, etc.... please consider bringing your own folding chairs, fans, water, and a cooler with food and snacks for the day.


Reminder - you must have a race plate to ride the course for any reason. Anyone on a bike must be wearing a helmet....parents, students, siblings, guests, etc....


We are looking forward to a fun and exciting event!!!!! Can't wait to see you all there! 💖

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