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ISD 196 Nordic Ski Team
Brian Abery
ISD 196 Nordic Skiing c/o Rosemount High
3335 142nd St. West
Rosemount, Minnesota
Friday, January 30
Minnesota's ISD 196 High Schools: Apple Valley, Eagan, Eastview, Rosemount, and The School for Environmental Studies

  Thursday/Saturday Roller Ski 
Due to the ongoing poor attendance and apparent lack of interest among team members in participating in summer workouts to supplement the LNR program, we are discontinuing Thursday and Saturday workouts led by the coaching staff.
All Skiers: Please Read

At this point, as your coaches, we are unsure as to whether to continue Thursday and Saturday workouts due to the poor attendance we have had since the beginning of summer.  We realize that summer includes vacations and other commitments and there are times when skiers can not attend workouts.  However, there are large numbers of athletes including those in leadership positions on the team who we are  aware do not have other commitments and are not taking part in these training opportunities. Coaches Abery, Andresen, and Parr all have other commitments and activities they could be doing other than working with the team. Coach Andresen has a 30 minute drive to get to Apple Valley/Eagan from where he lives and we do not want him to waste his time as he did Thursday morning when no one showed up for the morning hill/strength workout (which during Coach Abery's conversation with LNR Coach Bednarski yesterday it was mentioned by the latter that "the primary weakness of almost all 196 athletes taking part in LNR, including your best skiers, is extremely poor upper body strength."
As your coaches we want to offer you training opportunities beyond LNR.  This is especially important for those of you who are only taking part in LNR's 3-day/week program which is not by itself a sufficient training program.  We are only willing to devote time to additional practices, however, if there is sufficient interest and people will commit to regular attendance.
If there are a sufficient number of skiers (a minimum of 6 athletes) interested in a 2-2.5 hr. level 1-2 freestyle roller ski workout this Saturday (8/1: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM - Meet at Falcon Ridge Middle School) we will be there to lead it. PLEASE E-MAIL OR TEXT COACH ABERY ( or 612-327-3678) by 9:00 PM on Friday if you are going to attend. He will post information on this website by 10:00 PM Friday evening indicating whether the workout will take place.
If there are not a sufficient number of skiers willing to commit to these workouts they will be discontinued for the remainder of the summer.
ALL SKIERS ARE WELCOME as long as they have roller skis.  With 2-3 coaches we will have the ability to split in to at least multiple groups so that people can ski at a comfortable place.
Things you need to have in order to take part in the workout:

Helmet (no helmet, no workout per ISD 196 policy), hydration belt, and hydration.

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Texting is used by the team when there are last minute changes, usually due to weather, but is not used for daily communications. Always checck the website and your email to keep informed!

Fundraising Opportunities:

They are finally in - GET them NOW - Old Chicago Pizza Pals! Buy one for $11 and it's good for a $22 pizza (and $5 goes into your skier account). Contact me through email if you would like to purchase some Pizza Pals. 


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  Please submit all Booster Club fees to Ron Hedberg at 14170 Foxtail Ln., Apple Valley, MN 55124. You may contact Ron at to find out your current balance. 

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ISD 196 Nordic Ski Team
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