Dear FVSEF Race Team Families,
Welcome to the 2016-17 Season and our second year with our new website and on-line registration. We hope you find it convenient and user-friendly. All the information and documents required for registration, including payment, can be provided in your on-line registration. The website also provides our primary channel of communication through home page postings and the email portal “Notification@LeagueAthletics.com”.
New for 2016-17, we are welcoming new Academy Coach, Kurt Nelson moving here from Minneapolis. Kurt brings a wealth of experience from coaching in Minnesota, New Hampshire, Colorado and at Nor-AM races throughout the US and Canada.
Also new this year, FVSEF is participating in the United States Ski Association (USSA) Club Development Certification Program. As a prerequisite for this program, all participants are required to have annual physical exams. (You will see this information in the registration documents.) In addition, we are requiring a printed, signed copy of the Code of Conduct Agreement be submitted prior to participation.
Once again this season we will be hosting a 4-day Northern Division race weekend for USSA U14 - U19 competitors. The tentative dates are January 13 – 16. These dates and all other race dates will be finalized at the Northern Division fall meeting on October 22nd.
As always, Volunteers are the lifeblood of all that we do. There are a number of areas where we need volunteers including fund raising, race hosting, communications and special events. You will find a list of volunteer opportunities and sign-up sheet at the "Volunteer Info and Sign-Up" tab. Check back often because we will frequently be posting new volunteer opportunities. FVSEF has a great tradition in volunteerism, and volunteers are the real core strength of our organization!
And speaking of volunteers, again this season we are requiring a volunteer deposit from all families. The per-family deposit amounts are $75 for Junior Race Team families and $150 for all other families. It is each family's responsibility to sign up for volunteer jobs and to use the self-reporting form to claim your deposit refund.
For those interested in stretching out the registration fees over several months, we are again offering a 3-payment plan with payments due August 31, September 30 and December 1st. Those opting for partial payments must be at least 2/3 paid by September 30 in order to receive the earlybird discount.
We are looking forward to a GREAT 2016-17 Season!
Executive Director FVSEF
PO Box 623 Whitefish, MT 59937