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                    [title] => Mud Run Fun
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	As the ski season gets closer dryland activities are ramping up.&nbsp; Weeknight training has moved inside to get out of the dark and rain even though the rain has been sparse most nights.&nbsp; That brings me to the mudless mud run.&nbsp; What a day to be out on the trails.&nbsp; The times were great and the parent volunteers stayed dry.&nbsp; The mud run is a cross-country course with obstacles, cones and gates in the park through the bushes with sharp corners.&nbsp; That's how Tamara describes the set up. This year’s course was behind the Aquarium in Stanley Park under the sun.</p>
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	Coach Tamara was impressed with how the day went</p>
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	“A big THANK YOU to all the volunteer timers.&nbsp; We finished in record time this year and kept the kids moving.”</p>
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	Once again fantastic photographers Ian Wong and Jirka Vanourek captured all the action in pictures.&nbsp; Here are the links to the photos:</p>
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	&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://tinyurl.com/2018-10-27-TyeeMudRun">https://tinyurl.com/2018-10-27-TyeeMudRun</a></p>
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	<a href="https://www.flickr.com/gp/148338932@N07/3Y296F">https://www.flickr.com/gp/148338932@N07/3Y296F</a></p>
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                    [pubDate] => Tue, 06 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800
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                    [title] => Mud Run Fun
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	As the ski season gets closer dryland activities are ramping up.&nbsp; Weeknight training has moved inside to get out of the dark and rain even though the rain has been sparse most nights.&nbsp; That brings me to the mudless mud run.&nbsp; What a day to be out on the trails.&nbsp; The times were great and the parent volunteers stayed dry.&nbsp; The mud run is a cross-country course with obstacles, cones and gates in the park through the bushes with sharp corners.&nbsp; That's how Tamara describes the set up. This year’s course was behind the Aquarium in Stanley Park under the sun.</p>
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	Coach Tamara was impressed with how the day went</p>
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	“A big THANK YOU to all the volunteer timers.&nbsp; We finished in record time this year and kept the kids moving.”</p>
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	Once again fantastic photographers Ian Wong and Jirka Vanourek captured all the action in pictures.&nbsp; Here are the links to the photos:</p>
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	&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="https://tinyurl.com/2018-10-27-TyeeMudRun">https://tinyurl.com/2018-10-27-TyeeMudRun</a></p>
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	<a href="https://www.flickr.com/gp/148338932@N07/3Y296F">https://www.flickr.com/gp/148338932@N07/3Y296F</a></p>
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                    [title] => Annual Silent Auction
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	<font face="verdana, sans-serif">Keep reading to find out what you have won!</font></div>
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	<font face="verdana, sans-serif">As you know, the Silent Auction is Grouse Tyee's&nbsp;<font color="#ff0000" size="4">largest fundraiser</font>&nbsp;of the year.&nbsp;<u><b>Our goal is to have each family contribute to this fundraising initiative in one of the following ways:</b></u></font></div>
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	<font face="verdana, sans-serif"><font color="#0000ff"><b>Option 1</b></font>: Donate an item or experience (Whistler condo? Helicopter drop-off to a remote skiing area?) to the auction, or use the following&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4jvrEMQ73VwT0psZUdQX2ZKZnVUS2s1eWo3WWlpLWxVeTdR/view?usp%3Dsharing&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1541634943967000&amp;usg=AFQjCNEMtU2p73_jnlnzJiD0KaNOXwnkNQ" href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4jvrEMQ73VwT0psZUdQX2ZKZnVUS2s1eWo3WWlpLWxVeTdR/view?usp=sharing" target="_blank">Donation Request letter</a>&nbsp;to request an item from a business. Please contact me directly to donate an item.&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></div>
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	<font color="#ff0000" face="verdana, sans-serif"><b>OR</b></font></div>
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	<font face="verdana, sans-serif"><font color="#0000ff"><b>Option 2:</b></font>&nbsp;Rather than donate an item, you can&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.grousetyee.com/?page%3Dshow_event%26evId%3D1450&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1541634943967000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFQUpARKv3z0VdeK0AaAAJcDD668A" href="http://www.grousetyee.com/?page=show_event&amp;evId=1450" target="_blank">donate money online here</a>. These funds go directly to your Tyee Ski club to purchase safety equipment or supplement where needed.&nbsp;</font></div>
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	<font face="verdana, sans-serif">Finally, do not forget to&nbsp;<a data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.grousetyee.com/?page%3Dshow_event%26evId%3D1449&amp;source=gmail&amp;ust=1541634943967000&amp;usg=AFQjCNFFaAfENmoy-4zcvTuyts07ars5Uw" href="http://www.grousetyee.com/?page=show_event&amp;evId=1449" target="_blank">purchase your tickets</a>&nbsp;to the Silent Auction evening on Saturday, November 17th by November 8th! Tickets include an exciting and competitive night of bidding (I'm not kidding, Tyee parents are crazy competitive!), a scrumptious buffet-style dinner, a drink ticket, tram ride (if required) and dancing to the DJ spinning - do they still say 'spinning' if they're not actually 'spinning' records? First person to answer wins my appreciation.&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></div>
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	<font face="verdana, sans-serif">Thanks and remember, together we can make great things happen.</font></div>
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	<font color="#000000" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:16px"><b>Chantal Rackley</b></span></font></p>
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	<font face="verdana, sans-serif">PS. You didn't actually 'win' anything, but how else do I convince you to read this??</font></p>
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                    [title] => Respect in Sport
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	<strong><a href="/images/file/Respect%20in%20Sport/ACA-Access%20instructions-Activity%20Leader.pdf" target="_blank">Alpine Canada Alpin Tyee Ski Club - Respect in Sport for Parents - Instructions</a></strong></h3>
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	<a href="https://alpine-canada-parent.respectgroupinc.com/" target="_blank"><img data-cke-saved-src="/images/image/Respect%20in%20Sport/logo_SportPP-Large.jpg" alt="" src="/images/image/Respect%20in%20Sport/logo_SportPP-Large.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 130px;" /></a></p>
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	<strong><a href="/images/file/Respect%20in%20Sport/ACA-Access%20instructions%20Parent%20Program.pdf" target="_blank">Alpine Canada Alpin Tyee Ski Club - Respect in Sport for Parents - Instructions</a></strong></h3>
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                    [pubDate] => Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700
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                    [title] => 6th U16 Alpine Athletic Champion Challenge
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	<span style="color:#0000ff;"><strong>4 November 2018</strong></span></h1>
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	<strong><span style="color:#000000;">&nbsp;Register at </span><span style="color:#ff0000;">www.alpineathleticchamp.com</span></strong></p>
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	&nbsp;Please, check out the event <a href="http://www.alpineathleticchamp.com/volunteers.html">website </a>or send us an email alpineathleticchamp@gmail.com</p>
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	This is a <span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>ZONE EVENT</strong></span> that is for <span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>FREE </strong></span>for all athletes to test their skiing related fitness in a <span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>FUN </strong></span>way with lots of prizes (for example, skateboards are among this years prizes).&nbsp;</p>
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	This year's winners will be invited to join the BC Ski Team for a dryland day in summer.</p>
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	&nbsp;All of the U16 Alpine ski racers in the Lower Mainland are invited to accept the Alpine Athletic Champion challenge on November 4th of this year. Please check out the website <a href="http://www.alpineathleticchamp.com" target="_blank">www.alpineathleticchamp.com</a> and get engaged with this effort. It is supported by all ski clubs in the lower mainland, BC Alpine and National Team ski racers. This year BC Ski Team racer Myles will be present.</p>
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	The goal is to set up timed courses and circuits that challenge the U16 athlete's <strong>speed, agility, spatial awareness, endurance and coordination. </strong>&nbsp;Since skiing itself can be expensive, this event will be for <b>FREE</b> for all participants. However you must register and chose the correct size t-shirt here:<a href="http://www.alpineathleticchamp.com/registration.html" target="_blank">&nbsp;http://www.<wbr />alpineathleticchamp.com/<wbr />registration.html</a> We are really keen on all of the U16 racers to attend and challenge their skills on this day.</p>
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	We will need PARENTs' help as well for making this a memorable event. Check out the <strong>volunteer </strong>positions, click <a href="http://www.alpineathleticchamp.com/volunteers.html">HERE</a>.</p>
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	<span style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>Please sign up and spread the word so we can make this a great event and have enhanced athleticism throughout the coast zone through this process.</strong></span><br />
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	Tamara Schaupp (Tyee Coach) and Jordan Williams (Ski Cross Development Team) are working hard to secure the awards and prizes for all of the attending athletes. If you have connections to sports shops for some goodies such as dryland equipment, socks, toques, etc., please, let us know at alpineathleticchamp@gmail.com<br />
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	<strong>Schedule&nbsp; TBD</strong></p>
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	<strong>Events:</strong> start at 9.30 am and finish approx 2.30 pm</p>
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	<strong>Awards:</strong> 2 pm</p>
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	&nbsp;<strong>Check out <a href="http://www.alpineathleticchamp.com/"><span style="color:#ff0000;">www.alpineathleticchampion.com</span></a> for more information and REGISTRATION</strong></p>
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	<strong>Email: &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<span style="color:#ff0000;"> alpineathleticchamp@gmail.com</span></strong></p>
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                    [title] => Developing Mental Skills in Athletes
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	<strong>DEVELOPING MENTAL SKILLS IN ATHLETES</strong></p>
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	(Also available for <a href="/images/file/News%20Items/coach-5_1_7-developing-mental-skills-in-athletes.pdf" target="_blank">download as PDF</a>; made available by U16 Head Coach Nebojsa Miljkovic)</p>
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	Throughout their careers, athletes will spend hours upon hours in the weight room or on a field to improve physical skills. However, many coaches and athletes admit that the mental side can aid performance just as much as the physical. It has been said that there are several mental skills shared by elitelevel athletes that contribute to success. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to provide recommendations for developing mental skills in athletes.</p>
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	From the time a child is born until six years of age, the goal for all strength and conditioning professionals is to develop a positive attitude toward sport and physical activity (5). This can be done by playing games that take advantage of a child’s creative imagination. An example could be using balloons to teach kids various skills, such as kicking or throwing. Associating fun with physical activity at youth ages can be an effective strategy for increasing physical activity (7,9). Developing a positive attitude in the young athletes is also recommended. Research has shown that a positive attitude will help the athlete enjoy sport and can lead to more success (5). Strength and conditioning professionals should communicate positive messages, such as “you can do it” or “get back up when you fall,” to athletes during practice. These messages help create a fun sport experience where success means giving the best effort possible (5). The foundation for mental skills training is set during this age.</p>
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	By the time children are around the age of 6 – 9, strength and conditioning professionals should consider introducing basic mental skill in fun and creative ways (1). Children at this age want to have fun with their friends. Imaginary activities and games like capture the flag can give athletes a sample of goal setting and communication while treating kids as kids (1). Strength and conditioning professionals should incorporate a variety of sports and games for the athlete to get out of their comfort zone and try new skills. Other key points for strength and conditioning professionals to consider at this stage include: 1) celebrating the effort an athlete gives, rather than winning or losing, for selfesteem development; 2) creating an environment in which youth want to participate; and 3)&nbsp; introducing basic rules and ethics in sport to further develop decision making and social skills (5).</p>
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	The intensity of mental skills training can increase when children are around age 8 – 12. Athletes at this age get a more in-depth look at mental skills. Basic mental skills are introduced to complement physical training (5). At this stage, strength and conditioning professionals and athletes should view mistakes as learning opportunities (5). They should be able to understand the purpose and read books related to mental skills training. During this time, the strength and conditioning professional should focus on goal setting, relaxation techniques, imagery, concentration, communication, and motivation (1). Strength and conditioning professionals can explain long-term versus shortterm goals, which can give athletes a direction and purpose for training. Imagery, also known as mental rehearsal, allows athletes to use all five senses to practice a situation in their mind (8). Research has shown that imagery can improve performance as well as concentration, motivation, and relaxation in children (8). Additionally, research suggests that simple breathing exercises can go a long way for athletes to handle pressure (8).</p>
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	The next step for developing mental skills occurs at 12 – 16 years of age (1). At this stage, strength and conditioning professionals should focus on learning and applying mental skills, such as goal setting and breathing exercises to game situations. The goal is to build on the mental skills learned at a younger age. Goal setting can now be broken into short-, medium-, and long-term goals (1). Progressive muscle relaxation (contracting and relaxing individual muscle group) and breathing exercises can be utilized along with self-talk and thought stopping (1). Self-talk can be defined as talking to one’s self just like one would talk to their best friend (4). An example of positive self-talk includes getting ready for a job interview and staring in the mirror while telling yourself “I’m ready” or “I can do this.” Athletes should practice stopping any negative thoughts and turn them into positive self-talk, if possible (1). Research suggests that these mental skills can develop body awareness and teach athletes how to release muscle tension (2).</p>
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	Another mental skill athletes can work on is concentration. At this level, loud crowd noise, trash talk from opponents, and the pressure to perform can distract an athlete. Researchers have suggested using cue words to refocus and maintain concentration (1). All strength and conditioning professionals and coaches should understand the physical and mental stress that athletes face in training and competition. For this reason, it is important to begin monitoring mental fatigue (5). Mental fatigue is caused by long periods of demanding cognitive activity (6). Strength and conditioning professionals&nbsp; should know the warning signs of mental fatigue and refer an athlete to a medical professional, if&nbsp; needed.</p>
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	The last step in the process occurs around the age of 15 – 23 (5). The goal at this stage is to develop consistency using the mental skills already learned (1). Imagery, focus, and stress management are all important. Pressure and distractions are easy to come by at the high school and college level of sport. A competition preparation routine during practice or training to maintain focus when things go wrong can be an effective strategy (1,5). Additionally, equipment malfunctions and weather delays can happen from time to time, so it is important to have a plan to refocus. Strength and conditioning professionals should understand the difficult balance between sport and life, especially at higher levels of sport. Increased training volume, school, and other demands in life can make an athlete feel like they are drowning. Reemphasizing fun to promote a healthy sport-life balance is recommended (5). To that end, strength and conditioning professionals should also encourage the athlete to pursue his or her other goals outside of sport, as appropriate.</p>
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	Strength and conditioning professionals should consider mental skills training when creating a training program to maximize performance. Developing mental skills is a very long and challenging process but, the benefits are worth it. Utilizing these skills will put the athlete in a position to succeed in sport, as well as life.</p>
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	<strong>REFERENCES</strong></p>
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	1. Balyi, I, Way, R, and Higgs, C. <em>Long-term Athlete Development</em>. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2013.</p>
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	2. Hashim, H. The effect of progressive muscle relaxation on young soccer players’ mood states. <em>Asian Journal of Sports Medicine </em>2(2): 99-105, 2011.</p>
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	3. Katherine, J. Mental skill training for children and youthathletes. <em>The Journal of Excellence </em>(7): 67-75, 2002.</p>
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	4. Lesyk, JJ. The nine mental skills of successful athletes. The Ohio Center of Sport Psychology. 1998. Retrieved online 2017 from https://www.sportpsych.org/nine-mental-skills-overview.</p>
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	5. MacNeill, K, Benz, L, Brown, M, Kabush, D, and Berg, F. Mental fitness for long-term athlete development. Canadian Sport for Life 2013. Retrieved 2017 from http://sportforlife.ca/portfolio-view/mental-fitness-for-ltad.</p>
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	6. Marcora, S, Staiano, W, and Manning, V. Mental fatigue impairs physical performance in humans. <em>Journal of Applied Physiology </em>106: 857-864, 2009.</p>
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	7. Rigsby, P, Berry, N. <em>The Definitive Guide to Youth Athletic Strength, Conditioning, and Performance</em>. Orlando, FL: Celebrity Press; 2012.</p>
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	8. Smith, RE, and Smoll, FL. <em>Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches: Developing Champions in Sports and Life</em>. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, Inc.; 2012.</p>
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	9. Weiss, RM. Motivating kids in physical activity. <em>President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport Research Digest </em>3(11): 3-10, 2000.</p>
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	<strong>ABOUT THE AUTHOR</strong></p>
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	<em>Ben Fletcher earned his Bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University in Exercise Science and his Master’s degree in Athletic Coaching Education from West Virginia University. He earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and currently works at Healthworks Rehab and Fitness in Morgantown, WV. He also holds the Functional Movement Screen™ (FMS™) certification. Fletcher has been a strength and conditioning coach at the high school level for several years and interned at Fairmont State University, working with the football team during the summer of 2015.</em></p>
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	<strong>Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: </strong>The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.</p>
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                    [title] => Tyee Membership is now CLOSED for 2018-19 Season
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	<i><span class="inline_font_family" style="font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 14.4px;">Registration for membership for our 2018-19 season is now closed.&nbsp;</span></i></div>
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	<i><span class="inline_font_family" style="font-family: Verdana, Tahoma, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 14.4px;">If you are interested in applying for the 2019-20 season,&nbsp;<b>please check our home page in January 2019,&nbsp;</b>for details on our annual Try Tyee for Free event, whereby interested athletes will participate in a training session and be evaluated by our coaching staff while their parents attend a mandatory Info Session in our Tyee Club Cabin.</span></i></div>
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                    [title] => A New Way To Support Our High Performance Athletes
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	<font face="Verdana" style="font-size: 14px;">Grouse Mountain and Tyee Ski Club are proud to&nbsp;announce that our years of partnership have created and fostered some High Performance Athletes at the Provincial and&nbsp;National Team levels. &nbsp;These Ski Racers have grown up on our hill in most cases&nbsp;graduating from our&nbsp;Ski Wee program on to the Tyee Ski Club. &nbsp;They learned how to snow plow on The Cut and then whooped it up through the trees of Paper Trail. &nbsp;</font></p>
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	Currently we have two Tyees, Kristina Natalenko and Antonia Wearmouth, racing on the BC Ski Team. &nbsp;Sam Mulligan is racing for the National Development Team and Georgia Simmerling, who just came off her Bronze medal win in Track Team Pursuit at the Rio Olympics is back in action on the World Stage in Ski Cross. &nbsp;All Four of these athletes are already very accomplished but are striving for even greater heights.&nbsp; To get to the top you have to be skilled and driven but unfortunately that’s not enough.&nbsp; The journey is an expensive one.&nbsp; That’s where Grouse Mountain Resort ski enthusiasts come in.</p>
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	It’s never been easier to help our top level athletes. &nbsp;All you have to do is go to the link below and donate to&nbsp;Tyee’s fundraising project at the National Sports Trust Fund. NSTF is a registered charity whose mandate is to manage fundraising for amateur sport. &nbsp;They are able to accept funds from donors and issue a tax receipt. NSTF provides funding to Tyee which Tyee is able to use to offer a bursary to high performing athletes. &nbsp;This link takes you directly to the Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club donation page:</p>
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	Racing at the Provincial and National Levels is the dream of many of our younger racers.&nbsp; We are incredibly fortunate to have Tyee skiers who are reaching these heights already for our kids to look up to.&nbsp; Thanks in advance for your continued support.</p>
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