Thursday, November 10, 2016

Parent Meeting Thursday, Nov. 17th @ 6pm in Flexible Learning Space (2nd Floor between Simley and the Middle School)

This meeting is for all Nordic Parents.  We will go over expectations, equipment and hear from the Booster Club.  Let's come together to create an outstanding season.  The meeting will be in the flexible learning space next to the ski room.

Meeting Agenda to include:

  • introduction of coaches
  • review of team expectations
  • information on equipment and dress.  
  • booster club information
  • fundraiser?
  • meet schedule
  • trip to Biwabik and Itasca (not a school trip)



Simley Nordic Expectations

1.  Being a member of the Spartan Nordic Ski Team is an honor and a privilege.  It provides a chance to develop your body and mind.  It is both hard work and lots of fun.  All athletes need to demonstrate a positive attitude towards coaches, teammates, and officials.  You are expected to cooperate with all. Hazing or  harassment will not be tolerated, while fun is expected.


2. Practice begins at  3:00 and runs until approximately 5:00.  The vast majority of practices are held on campus.  Occasionally high school skiers may meet at an off site venue.


3.  Practices and ski meets are mandatory for all student/athletes.  If you miss a practice or a meet, you  must have an excuse signed by your parent.  Absences for academic  reasons require prior approval.


4. Care must be used with all Spartan  Nordic equipment.  School skis need  to be protected and kept clean.   The  Nordic room must be kept clean and free of wax build up.  All skiers  need to help clean on waxing days  until the room is cleaned.  Wax on;  wax off. No school skies will be issued unless students have a proper ski bag.


5.Practices and meets are a time to improve your fitness level  and to develop your skills. Success is measured by effort, attitude and improvement as well as by race times.


6.  You live in Minnesota!  Anticipate snow, cold, wind or rain everyday.   Be prepared to add or remove layers of clothing to stay comfortable.   Proper winter dress is a safety issue.  Skiers need  to get in the habit of checking the weather forecasts.


7.  Academics are at the core of  your educational experience.  All athletes  must be making good
behavior and academic choices to stay active on the  team.  Students first; athletes second.


8. All team members must abide by the MSHSL rules and  #199 district athletic policies.  These are
minimum standards; we, of  course, expect better!


9.Communication is an important part of  any team.  Short notice changes in meet times and locations often occur due to weather conditions. Please check the blog often.


10.  We are a team of athletes from grade 7 to grade 12.  We work to meet the individual developmental needs of each skier.


11. The skills and the attitudes learned in athletics are  applicable to all aspects of life, it is an overt goal of the Spartan  Nordic Ski Team  to develop students to be happy, hardworking, goal  oriented and ethical adults.  Learn, try and have a great season!

Thanksgiving Break Training Opportunity


Image result for Trollhaugen race camp








Simley Nordic Metro East Conference Schedule (Subject to Weather Changes)

Here is the Metro East Conference schedule.  We will be looking to add additional meets and scrimmages as time and snow conditions allow.  We will be looking for competitions for our newer and younger skiers.


  • We will be taking our more advanced skiers to the Mesabi Invite on Jan. 9th @ Giant's Ridge.  
  • Our Section 3 Championship will be on Feb. 7th, 2017
  • The Minnesota State Championship will be on Feb. 16th, 2017



Nordic Ski Varsity Schedule    (as of 11-10-16)
Type Time Opponent Location 
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016
Contest 3:30PM Away vs. Henry Sibley,
Hastings High School,
Hill-Murray,
Mahtomedi,
North,
So. St. Paul,
St. Thomas Academy,
Tartan 
Lake Elmo Park Reserve 
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016
Contest 3:30PM Away vs. Tartan,
Hastings High School,
Henry Sibley,
Hill-Murray,
Mahtomedi,
North,
So. St. Paul,
St. Thomas Academy 
Lake Elmo Park Reserve 
Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017
Contest 3:30PM Hastings High School,
Henry Sibley,
Hill-Murray,
Mahtomedi,
North,
So. St. Paul,
St. Thomas Academy,
Tartan 
Battle Creek Regional Park 
Thursday, Jan 5, 2017
Contest 3:30PM Away vs. St. Thomas Academy,
Hastings High School,
Henry Sibley,
Hill-Murray,
Mahtomedi,
North,
So. St. Paul,
Tartan 
St. Thomas Academy 
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
Contest 3:30PM Away vs. St. Thomas Academy,
Hastings High School,
Henry Sibley,
Hill-Murray,
Mahtomedi,
North,
So. St. Paul,
Tartan 
Lebanon Hills Regional Park 
Friday, Jan 27, 2017
Contest 10:00AM Away vs. TBA,
Hastings High School,
Henry Sibley,
Hill-Murray,
Mahtomedi,
North,
So. St. Paul,
St. Thomas Academy,
Tartan 
Battle Creek Regional Park 
Thursday, Feb 2, 2017
Contest 1:00PM Away vs. TBA,
Hastings High School,
Henry Sibley,
Hill-Murray,
Mahtomedi,
North,
So. St. Paul,
St. Thomas Academy,
Tartan 
Lake Elmo Park Reserve 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Welcome to the Start of the 2016-17 Simley Nordic Season



We are anticipating a year of snow and smiles.  Our season officially starts Nov. 14th.  We will meet outside of the ski room on this day.  Captains are running practices starting today.  At this time we are having these practices for high school students and past team members only.  Please contact Coach Anderson or Coach Sedler if you have a Middle School student who is dying to participate in captians' practices.

A parent meeting is also in the works please stay tuned to this page for a meeting time and place.

In the mean time, here are our team expectations.

Simley Nordic Expectations
1.  Being a member of the Spartan Nordic Ski Team is an honor and a privilege.  It provides a chance to develop your body and mind.  It is both hard work and lots of fun.  All athletes need to demonstrate a positive attitude towards coaches, teammates, and officials.  You are expected to cooperate with all. Hazing or  harassment will not be tolerated, while fun is expected.


2. Practice begins at  3:00 and runs until approximately 5:00.  The vast majority of practices are held on campus.  Occasionally high school skiers may meet at an off site venue.


3.  Practices and ski meets are mandatory for all student/athletes.  If you miss a practice or a meet, you  must have an excuse signed by your parent.  Absences for academic  reasons require prior approval.


4. Care must be used with all Spartan  Nordic equipment.  School skis need  to be protected and kept clean.   The  Nordic room must be kept clean and free of wax build up.  All skiers  need to help clean on waxing days  until the room is cleaned.  Wax on;  wax off. No school skies will be issued unless students have a proper ski bag.


5.Practices and meets are a time to improve your fitness level  and to develop your skills. Success is measured by effort, attitude and improvement as well as by race times.


6.  You live in Minnesota!  Anticipate snow, cold, wind or rain everyday.   Be prepared to add or remove layers of clothing to stay comfortable.   Proper winter dress is a safety issue.  Skiers need  to get in the habit of checking the weather forecasts.


7.  Academics are at the core of  your educational experience.  All athletes  must be making good
behavior and academic choices to stay active on the  team.  Students first; athletes second.


8. All team members must abide by the MSHSL rules and  #199 district athletic policies.  These are
minimum standards; we, of  course, expect better!


9.Communication is an important part of  any team.  Short notice changes in meet times and locations often occur due to weather conditions. Please check the blog often.


10.  We are a team of athletes from grade 7 to grade 12.  We work to meet the individual developmental needs of each skier.


11. The skills and the attitudes learned in athletics are  applicable to all aspects of life, it is an overt goal of the Spartan  Nordic Ski Team  to develop students to be happy, hardworking, goal  oriented and ethical adults.  Learn, try and have a great season!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fun Meet with Math and Science Academy. (See post below for banquet info)

We had a Le Man start where skiers were required to do a "gymnastics move." prior to putting on their skis.

video

After the race we enjoyed s'mors and hot dogs roasted on the fire.  

Friday, February 5, 2016

Last Meet Feb. 9th and Feb. 11th Banquet Info. (Updated 2-8-16)


One last race.  We will be skiing in the Infinity Bowl II with the Math and Science Academy on Tues Feb, 9th at Lake Elmo.  The meet will start at 4:48pm.  The unusual start time is to include 8 and two  factors, as the figure eight is the symbol of infinity.

This will be an informal meet with an interesting start and finish.  Details will be released later.  MSA has promised S'Mores.

We will not have a bus and encourage car pooling. If rides are a problem please contact coach Anderson.  Our goal is for this to be a fun event that ends the racing with a enjoyable ski.  No need to wear uniforms, but silly hats are encouraged.

Banquet Info.
Our awards banquet will be on Thursday, Feb. 11th at 6 pm in the Middle School IMC.  Please Check back on what to bring.


6:00-7:00
Middle School Library
Please bring the following:
Last names: 
A-E Salad
F-M Main Dish
O-Z Dessert
*Bring your own beverage*
Paper products will be provided.

Please bring in any gear that your skiers have outgrown or no longer use.  This may be a convenient time to have our own little gear swap.

A note from the Booster Club: “in lieu of a team fundraiser this year please consider a family donation to the Simley Nordic Booster Club at the banquet. Thank you for supporting Simley Nordic.”

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

2016 Section 3 Championship Results




Lots of hard work in tough snow conditions today.  
Big effort Simley!  Results here.
Three cheers for our senior skiers Lea, Cale and Tyler.