Hello All -
The first day of official practice is Monday November 12th. Meet in the field house ready to go in clothes to run outside at 2:45. We will be done at 4:45pm.
Reminder: The Parent/Athlete info meeting is also Nov 12th at 6:00pm at Crossroads Church in Columbus. Please sign up for potluck if you haven’t already, refer to email from Steph for more info on that and the raffle.
An email with the first week of practice schedule will be sent out soon.
Enjoy your week off in between sports and we will see you soon!
FLNT Head Coach
Excerpt from the fall coaches' meeting:
The new pole length restrictions will be enforced this season, following the 83% of height for the length of classical poles (100% of height for skate poles). Measurement was defined as the athlete in shoes/boots (not on skis), with pole tip in ground and measured to top of the strap attachment. Boonstra pointed out that an 83% measurement almost universally came to the top of his test subjects shoulders. It was generally agreed that teams would be responsible for enforcing this policy and there would not be mandatory pole checks at the events. If a protest was to be lodged, it must be done at the time of the race before the competitor has left the finish area, it order to ensure the correct poles could be measured. There was some discussion on what the penalty would be for an infraction, with some suggesting the entire team be disqualified and others arguing the simple DQ of the athlete should be enough punishment. Skiers who broke a pole and received a replacement that might exceed the 83% rule would not be penalized.