Mount Institute Ski League

 2001 Season


Minutes of the Spring 2001 Ski Coaches Meeting

held at Eaglebrook School, 4/9/01

1) Review of the 2000-2001 Season

a) Convened 7:00 p.m.

b) Introductions

c) Those in attendance

i) Deerfield Academy - Marc Dancer, Jodi Tanguay

ii) Eaglebrook School - Jack Shea, Chris Loftus

iii) Frontier Regional H.S. – Ken Cuddeback, Pat Williams

iv) Miss Hall's School - Mike Dugan

v) Mohawk Regional H.S. – David Chula

vi) Northfield Mt. Hermon School - Greg Leeds

vii) Stoneleigh Burnam School - Janice Hanley

viii) Taft School - Matt Blanton

ix) Williston Northampton School - Melissa Wockley, Rick Lucchesi

2) Race Dates

There was some discussion concerning the number and dates of slalom and giant slalom races. People made arguments for and against starting the season with slalom, or with two GS races in a row, etc. The primary concerns were that

1) the EBS race at the end of the season would run smoother if it were a GS for all levels.

2) Varsity and JV/Juniors should race the same event on a given race day

Proposal: The Varsity and JV/Juniors should race the same event on a given race day.

Proposed schedule

All Wednesdays

Varsity

JV/Juniors

1/9

GS

GS

1/16

GS

GS

1/23

SL

SL

1/30

SL

SL

2/6

GS

GS

2/20

SL

GS

A vote was taken (one vote per school) with 4 in favor and 5 against the proposal, thus the proposal did not pass.

The schedule and order of races will be similar to this past season’s.

All Wednesdays

Varsity

JV/Juniors

1/9

GS

GS

1/16

SL

GS

1/23

GS

GS

1/30

SL

SL

2/6

GS

GS

2/20

SL

SL

We tabled discussion with regards to using a Friday as make-up day.

3) Scoring

a) By a vote of 8-1, the current scoring system will continue to be

Team and individual

Best 5 of 6

4) Discussion of the number of schools in the MISL

Proposal: Limit the number of Varsity teams to one per gender per school.

This proposal was defeated by a vote of 1-7

Discussion:

· Skiers should ski at the right level. (MHK)

· Perhaps some Varsity teams should drop to JV.

· Other Varsity teams (in other sports) only field one squad. Is it fair to do this (have more than one team) in skiing? (NMH)

· More teams at the JV/Junior level. Possibly Greenfield Middle School, Hadley Elementary. This would also increase our income. (MHK)

5) Coaches Role and Gatekeeping Issues

· Coaches meeting before each race helped in the running of the race

· Do we want to assign gates to each school?

· Are there sanctions for not providing gatekeepers?

· Educate all skiers on how to gatekeep properly.

· Only need gatekeepers for the JV/Junior course and they should meet at the bottom and hike up.

· More adult gatekeepers required for the slalom races.

· Radio system worked well.

 

6) Fall Meeting

7:00 Monday, November 12 at Williston-Northampton School

 

Adjourned 9:30