2018 Winter Games Quota Request!

Its hard to believe but winter is right around the corner and with that said we are getting ready for the 2018 Winter Games! This is the ONLY notice you will receive about the first step you need to take to get your Delegation to the Winter Games, which will be held January 28-30, 2018 at Sugarloaf.
SOME will once again be decreasing the quota of snowshoe athletes, while increasing the quota in other winter sports.  Due to the limited size of the snowshoe venue and competition time constraints, we are encouraging teams to limit their number of snowshoe athletes, and encourage you to train and move those athletes who are capable, into Alpine, Cross Country Skiing or Speed Skating competitions.  We’ll continue to offer Winter Coaches Training Schools, acquire equipment & secure training venues to help with this transition.
 
New this year – To increase athlete participation we will accept all Area Delegation Winter Games Registrations with the following exceptions:
  1. Due to the 7 year Area Rotation, Kennebec & Oxford County Delegations will not be provided housing.  Delegations in these areas can register as “Day Only” participants commuting in each day or find alternative housing.  If housing is needed, it is suggested to book through rental companies like Home AwayAir Bnb or surrounding town hotels. Please do not contact Sugarloaf Mountain Co. directly!
  2.  Kenenbec & Oxford County Delegations cannot register any athlete in Snowshoe events.
Coaches Certification:  SOME’s sports education policy took effect in 2011.  This means that for every sport your athlete(s) compete in, at a state level event, your Delegation MUST HAVE a Certified Head Coach in that (those) sport(s).  To help us with organizing Winter Coach’s Training Schools we are asking you to complete a survey to provide us information on what and where coach’s training schools are needed.   Click here to complete the Coach’s Training School Survey.  The survey will remain open until November 1st.
 
SOME will ONLY send 2018 Winter Games registration information to the delegations that have been awarded Quotas so, please don’t hesitate – complete the form, today!
  
Contact Mark Capano if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
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