Lots of Logistics

I am going to do my best to get things all set for the weekend. However please use the comments section to ask any questions you may have as many other parents might have the same.


Middle Schoolers


Leaving the Clubhouse as CLOSE TO 4pm as Possible on FRIDAY.


We should then arrive in Prescott at approx. 8-8:30pm


We will have dinner already prepared so we should be able to eat and go right to bed.


Please bring only healthy snacks in the van. NO CANDY OR JUNK FOOD. Also please have a water bottle. ONLY WATER


Most tents should be set up upon arrival, however coaches and parents that are coming up on Friday please be ready to build in the dark.


Kids you will need to bring your own sleeping bag and sleeping pad and pillow.


I have packing lists at the clubhouse. Please ask for one. They should make your life easier.


Also riders remember that they are particular about the shorts we wear to race. Ask me about this. Also I have your team race jerseys.


We will pre-ride the course right after breakfast on Saturday. This will give us time to then chill before the races.


Awards will be over at approx. 5pm or hopefully sooner. We will hopefully be packed and ready to depart immediately after. This has us home then at 9pm or later.


Parents if you are going up to watch and you want to take your child home, that is totally cool. In fact very helpful. As one the two vans driving up on Friday will not return until Sunday. That being Morgans.


David Cross will be driving the team van on Friday and returning with it on Saturday evening.


Middle schoolers will have lunch at camp and be able to make a car snack as well.


It will be cold this weekend, so please pack for it, also there is no shower facility.


High Schoolers


We will have much the same flow as last weekend.


Saturday morning leaving at 8:30am SHARP. Show up on time to help load things. Really don’t show up at 8:15.


We should be back in town by 8pm Sunday night.


Parents if you are going to camp. This is open field at a park style. No campsites or marked spaces. There should be plenty. I am going to arrive on Friday afternoon and try and stake out a big area. I will do my best.


Parents we always need healthy car snacks.


All  other information for the race and series can be found here: http://arizonamtb.org

Prep week for Race #2 Prescott

This is a ten week stage race. We need to stay healthy, motivated and excited for ten weeks. This is a challenge. I know it is not easy. However we have planned for this and we knew what we were getting into, so none of it should be a surprise. That is part of controlling the controllables. Mental prep is 90% of the whole game.


I need to be aware of the health of the team, in all its ways. We are coming off the emotional high of doing really well in the first race. However that’s only one of 5. We have quite a bit of work to do. I don’t want us to get comfortable or to think that things are going to be easy. We need to be just as hungry and respectful of our competition. They now want to beat us more than ever.


I hope the idea of finishing as a team on the podium has brought us some desire. We have a legitimate shot of getting our teams 1st and 2nd over all in the state and Tucson High is on the door step of 3rd. What an incredible thing that would be. Lets dream a team dream and go for it.


This week we are going to be confident in the fitness that we have not go searching. Many of you have been sick or just now recovering. I in no way want to exhaust us this week and compromise any immune system.


I am going to recommend that everyone find two days this week to come. I want to dial it back a bit. For most of you I want to encourage that you come Tuesday and Thursday. I am going to have Wednesday practices at both times because for some of you this is when you can come.


More rest means more time to get your school work in order and your health in top shape. Not more time to waste. So please take care of school so that on the weekend you can enjoy your friends and the races.


Training Schedule


Tuesday– A mtn trail fun day. We will ride it 3- 4 times. Just having fun.


Wednesday– Two rides. 3:45 and 4:30. 3:45 Tucson High Kajeme and Cole. You guys will have a chill trail day. 4:30 will be pure skills fun.


Thursday– Classic pre race warm up.


Saturday– We want to be in the vans ready to leave at 8:30am. I will post more information later in the week about the race.



Well Said

There are some curse words in this video but not much. Don’t mind the fact that he does not have a helmet. His message is on point though.


This level of determination is what I hope to infect everyone on the team with. This is the attitude that takes you places.


Also his last comment is the best. Now that he accomplished his goal, he wants a new one.


That is coaching helping a kid reach a goal and then asking for the next one.


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Weekend Update

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