2018 Junior Joey & Junior Birkie Program

Registration is required:

Please click [HERE] to download a Word version of the registration form. Fill in and email to the secretary <secretary@birkebeiner.org.au>

Again junior races will be held throughout the season called the 2018 ‘Snow, Trek & Travel Mini Series’ at Falls Creek starting in the Nordic Bowl.  These comprise low key races over distances of 0.5, 1.5 & 2.5km using both the classical (C) and skating (F) styles. These are ideal introductory races for Junior Joeys and Junior Birkies.

2018 Mini Series events

June – Sunday 24    11:00am  Snow, Trek & Travel Mini Series #1 (C) 0.5/1.5/2.5km FallsCreek

July – Saturday 7      1:00pm   Snow, Trek & Travel Mini Series #2 (F) 0.5/1.5/2.5km  FallsCreek

August – Sunday 5   11:00am   Snow, Trek & Travel Mini
Series #3 (C) 0.5/1.5/2.5km FallsCreek

Sept – Saturday 1      11:00am   Snow, Trek & Travel Mini
Series #4 (F) 0.5/1.5/2.5km FallsCreek

Note: (C) = Classical style of XC Skiing and (F) = Freestyle (usually skating)

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Annual Casserole Dinner – Sat 16th June

Please RSVP by Thursday 14th June to the secretary <secretary@birkebeiner.org.au>


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2018 Birkie Junior 2 Day Development Camp Applications – now open

Skate_poles_kidsThe 2018 Birkie Junior 2 Day Development Camp Applications are now open. The two day camp will be held on Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th July 2018 using the Outdoor School – Bogong Village for accommodation and skiing at Falls Creek. The camp is open to students in years 5 to 8. Applications close Saturday 30 June 2018.

You can download the Camp Information which is included on the Application Form (Word doc) by visiting the Club’s website— Click this link  Programs > Junior Camps

Also we aware of  Junior Joey & Junior Birkie activities throughout the season by visiting Programs > Junior Joeys & Programs > Birkie Juniors on the Club’s website to view the seasons programs including a series of introductory fun races called the Snow, Trek & Travel Mini Series. All activities are at Falls Creek.


A Reminder — Memberships are due on 1st June 2018. Click [HERE] to join or renew your membership online.

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Athlete Overseas Reports

A number of Birkebeiners were selected in national teams to compete overseas in 2017/18.

The club provided some financial assistance to each athlete and in return they are required to submit a report for publication on returning to Australia. Reports can be viewed by clicking the links below.

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Birkebeiner Bulletin – May 2018

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for May 2018 is now available for viewing as a pdf file.

To view the latest Birkie Bulletin, all you need to do is click the link in this email message and the pdf file will open in your web browser. Hint: To enlarge the text on the web page, use the following keyboard shortcuts: Windows: hold down Control then type +, Apple: hold down Command then type +

Alternatively, if you wish to save the newsletter to your computer, there are two options: 1. Save it from your Browser (File > Save) or 2. Go to the club’s website <Newsletters> and download the Birkie Bulletin pdf file. Hint: Right click the link and select ‘Save Link As…. or ‘Download Linked File As…’ depending on the browser you use. Past issues can also be accessed on the site.

Birkebeiner Bulletin May 2018

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REMINDER: Annual General Meeting – THIS TUESDAY 15th May 2018

The Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held this Tuesday 15th May starting at 7:30pm in the auditorium next to the Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre.

Meeting reports — Reports on the past years activities come from the following: President, Treasurer and Sub-committees: race, junior, clubhouse and search & rescue.

Meeting elections — Office bearers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) will be elected. A number (to be decided at the AGM) of ordinary committee member positions will also be elected usually with designated portfolios. These can include, for example, social secretary, membership secretary, Bulletin editor, website administrator, volunteer co-ordinator and sub-committee convenors (Race, Junior, S&R and Clubhouse). Some of these roles would be volunteer non-committee positions.

If you are interested in an executive position or ordinary committee role please notify Ronice Goebel (Acting Secretary). For a Nomination Form click [HERE]. The Form is in Word format so it can be downloaded, filled in on the computer and emailed to ronice.goebel@gmail.com by 5pm tomorrow (Monday 14th May). Alternatively a form can be downloaded, printed off, filled in and mailed to Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club, PO Box 192, Mount Beauty 3699. Forms can also be handed in at the AGM. The club also has a number of sub-committees i.e. race, junior, clubhouse and search & rescue. If you would like to assist on one of these please indicate your interest either on the form or at the AGM.

Proxy voting: A member may appoint another member as his or her proxy to vote and speak on his or her behalf at the AGM. This must be in writing and signed by the member who is appointing the proxy. Get them to hand it in at the AGM.

A great supper will be served following the meeting with lots of socialising included.

The club relies on volunteers so please have a think about how you can contribute to this great club in 2018/19. 

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Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club – Junior Program Director 

 The Birkebeiner Committee would like to appoint a Junior Program Director for this autumn and winter. See below for a Position Description.

Please contact  secretary@birkebeiner.org.au for more information or to express interest in this position.

Position Description

  • Plan and organise pre-season (Term 2) weekend program
  • Liaise with Mount Beauty SC staff to assist Autumn training program (before and after school sessions)
  • Plan and organise volunteers for Junior Program (Joeys, Gliders, and Junior Birkies) including the new ‘Possum’ program pilot.
  • Assist in the delivery of winter junior program where possible on designated weekend day.
  • Assist Birkie Junior Development Camp co-ordinators
  • Provide race support to Birkie juniors at the Victorian Junior Champs
  • Manage junior registration and medical forms
  • Manage WWCC records, ensure Codes of Conduct are available and signed by coaches.
  • Car pooling options developed
  • Investigate grant opportunities to subsidise race costs to Birkie juniors attending Junior Nationals in 2018 at Perisher, NSW.
  • Needs to be a member of Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club
  • Reimbursement of expenses to be negotiated.

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Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 15th May 2018

The Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday 15th May 2018 starting at 7:30pm in the auditorium next to the Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre.

Meeting reports — Reports on the past years activities come from the following: President, Treasurer and Sub-committees: race, junior, clubhouse and search & rescue.

Meeting elections — Office bearers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) will be elected. A number (to be decided at the AGM) of ordinary committee member positions will also be elected usually with designated portfolios. These can include, for example, social secretary, membership secretary, Bulletin editor, website administrator, volunteer co-ordinator and sub-committee convenors (Race, Junior, S&R and Clubhouse). Some of these roles would be volunteer non-committee positions.

If you are interested in an executive position or ordinary committee role please notify Ronice Goebel (Acting Secretary). For a Nomination Form click [HERE]. The Form is in Word format so it can be downloaded, filled in on the computer and emailed to ronice.goebel@gmail.com by 5pm Monday 14th May. Alternatively a form can be downloaded, printed off, filled in and mailed to Birkebeiner Nordic Ski Club, PO Box 192, Mount Beauty 3699. Forms can also be handed in at the AGM. The club also has a number of sub-committees i.e. race, junior, clubhouse and search & rescue. If you would like to assist on one of these please indicate your interest either on the form or at the AGM.

Proxy voting: A member may appoint another member as his or her proxy to vote and speak on his or her behalf at the AGM. This must be in writing and signed by the member who is appointing the proxy. Get them to hand it in at the AGM.

A great supper will be served following the meeting with lots of socialising included.

The club relies on volunteers so please have a think about how you can contribute to this great club in 2018/19. 

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Level One Coach Course

Posted on behalf of Ronice:

Hi Everyone,

The following course info points out you can do this for “your own personal knowledge” if you are just seeking to help out juniors or your club (at a reduced rate). If you are an older junior skier you may also be interested.

Tutty is back and Valerio will also be presenting.

Details can be found here  https://www.skiandsnowboard.org.au/events/18702/

Here is a summary:

Level 1 XC Coach Course – Dryland/Theory

  Sat 12 May 2018 09:00 – Sun 13 May 2018 16:00
  Wangaratta

REGISTER 

A Level 1 XC Coach Course will be held in Wangaratta on May 12/13. This course covers training principles and dryland training, and will be presented by 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Coach Alasdair Tutt and current AUSXC Head Coach Valerio Leccardi.

The course will be delivered through presentations, group activities and practical demonstrations. Workshop topics include: Conditioning for XC skiing; Program Planning; Mental Training; Competition Preparation; Sports Nutrition; Age Appropriate Training Activities. Practical sessions include: strength training, hill bounding and rollerskiing.

The course venue will be confirmed soon. The cost of the course is $275 (incl. GST), the preliminary course times are as follows:
9:30am – 5:00pm Saturday May 12
9:00am – 4:00pm Sunday May 13

For participants who are attending the course for their own knowledge, and who will not require to have either practical or theory components assessed following the course, the cost is $165 (incl.GST). A special group rate has been arranged for volunteers with the Wangaratta Junior Training Group – these volunteers should contact Peter Dewez for details.

Please note participants should supply their own hill bounding poles and rollerski equipment if they have them. If not, some equipment may be possible to borrow from the SSAXC DiscoverXC Roll With It equipment pool.

Participants are expected to complete the Australian Sports Commission’s online Community Coaching General Principles, prior to attending the course. Once completed a copy of the certificate should be emailed to the SSAXC Program Director

For more information contact:

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ROLLER SKI SAFETY ALERT

Roller skiing is great ski specific training and fun.  UNSAFE AND ANNOYING behaviour of roller skiers has been observed recently. This may not be locals, BUT as a reminder, here are some fundamental safety guidelines that when observed, will also demonstrate respect for the public and avoidance of HAZARDOUS behaviour. Whilst this is directed to people in the Kiewa and Ovens Valley, it is applicable everywhere.

It is the responsibility of the individual to roller ski in a safe manner. Due care and common sense must be exercised and surface and weather conditions assessed.

IN PARTICULAR, ROLLER SKIERS MUST:

  • wear a helmet at all times
  • wear bright highly visible clothing or a HIGH VIS vestA flashing rear light is a plus (as on bikes)
  • avoid roller skiing at dusk, and do not ski in the dark
  • keep to the left hand side of the road, and when vehicles approach DOUBLE POLE  or use classic ski technique (to minimise the space you take up)
  • When traffic is coming in BOTH DIRECTIONS get off the road
  • Ski under control. If in doubt, walk down steep hills or intentionally fall before reaching an unsafe speed 
  • Do not wear ear phones, “ipods” or other electronic devices that may decrease your ability to hear and react to any situation 
  • When Dams Rd is used, the “Athletes Training Roller Ski Sign” should be visible
  • DO NOT ski on Kiewa Valley Highway
  • In general it is recognised that wheeled recreational devices are not to be used on roads with dividing lines or median strips, and that common sense must prevail. There are many roads falling within a theoretically acceptable definition that may be potentially hazardous, so once again, common sense and being mindful of drivers unfamiliar with this activity and form of training is vital.

LET’S KEEP EACH OTHER SAFE

The BNSC Roller Ski Policy will be available on the BNSC website shortly.

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