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2019 BNS Acceleration Project

Objective:  Take your skiing to the next level.  Focus:  Fitness, specific strength and technical improvements. Project length:  15 weeks. Spring May 15 to June 22 and Summer June 24 to August 24.   See the attachments for complete details.

MPA to allow athletes to compete in more elite events

The Maine Principals' Association, the MPA Ski Committee, and legislators have agreed to give athletes more opportunities to compete at elite events.  The agreement includes:

1) provide two waivers per season for each athlete to the “bona fide team” rule,
2) allow coaches of elite athletes to attend elite events with athletes, and to assist them,
3) permit skiers and their coaches to attend the four elite Eastern Cup races without use of a waiver, and 
4) explain the above rule changes to all coaches and ADs in their annual newsletters

2019 State Champion Spotlights

And that wraps up our 2019 State Champion Spotlights.  Congratulations to all!  Here are all of the 2019 state champion spotlights:

Annesley Black-State Champion Spotlight  |  Sean Maguire-State Champion Spotlight  |  Abbie Tyler-State Champion Spotight  |  Killian Lathrop-State Champion Spotlight  |  Devon Lathrop-State Champion Spotlight  

Lily Horne-State Champion Spotlight  |  Eliza Skillings-State Champion Spotlight  |  Emma Charles-State Champion Spotlight  |  Miguel Sanclemente-State Champion Spotlight  |  Alfie Walker-State Champion Spotlight  |  Luke Bartol-State Champion Spotlight  |  Carter McPhedran-State Champion Spotlight

2019 Summer Dryland Nordic Camp

Registration is now open for the 6th annual Maine Nordic Team Summer Dryland Training Camp.  The camp will run from June 26th-29th at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop, Maine.  The cost to attend is $180 and is all-inclusive.  Skate Rollerskis are a requirement for attending camp.  Classic rollerskis are optional but recommended.  More information can be found on the attached informational flyer.  To register, please go to the following link and follow the directions on the google form: https://forms.gle/m6Cc8rFfr2SSNGmF7  Ski Camp registration will be capped at 30 skiers on a first come first served basis so sign up early to guarantee your spot!  Please contact Head Coach, Aaron Duphily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

Attachments:
Download this file (Ski Camp Brochure (1).pdf)2019 Ski Camp Brochure

Carter McPhedran-State Champion Spotlight

We next spotlight junior Carter McPhedran of Maranacook.  He was the 2019 Class B classical state champion and his team won the Class B Nordic Cartertitle.  We asked him about his preparations and his goals for his senior year.

1) I did a lot of physical preparation; trying to improve my technique and endurance. I skied as much as I could at every practice to build my endurance. But the most important preparation I made was mental. I had to improve my attitude towards my performance in order to go into the state meet ready to give it my all. 
 
2) The mental preparations that I made allowed me to come into the state meet feeling very little pressure. I knew that whatever result that I got was good as long as I left everything out on the trail. 
 
3) I was definitely a little bit nervous at the start of the pursuit but knowing that two teammates were behind me gave me some confidence. I knew that if people were going to be passing me, it would have been my teammates which took away some of the nerves. 

Read more: Carter McPhedran-State Champion Spotlight