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Aug 21, 2013

SD Weekly Digest 8/21/13


Just 8 practices left! Treasure Island will have tough competition, as it does every year, and everyone will be watching us.  So let’s hit it hard and train with Intention!  Get out to practice, participate in land drills and lead by example in BOOST participation. 9 months of training, let’s do this!

1.  TI OC-2 Time Trials – Sun Aug 25 
-   Sign-up on the Doodle!
-   Primary test date is Sun Aug 25, if that date gets filled up or you absolutely cannot make that date, notify coaches. The tentative make-up date is the following Sunday Sep 1st before or after practice.

-   NEW LOCATION – Huntington Beach <MAPS>
    Directions from Mother’s Beach
    Gen ref start address:  (Space practice site) Appian Way Long Beach, CA

1. Take the ramp onto E 2nd St - 1.0 mi
2. Continue onto Westminster Blvd - 3.5 mi
3. Turn right onto Bolsa Chica Rd - 2.1 mi
4. Turn right onto Edinger Ave - 1.3 mi
5. Turn left onto Trinidad Ln., Destination will be on the right - 0.2 mi

Arrive at: 16345 Trinidad Ln Huntington Beach, CA 92649, (west side of the bridge on the beach/finish line)
-   Keep in-mind, time trials are not simply for coaches’ seating data, they are a good way for each paddler to demonstrate technique in isolation which coaches can review and give feedback as well as a way for paddlers to track their own progress throughout the season.

2.  DUES and FEES
-   Time to square up!
        Tempe $35, Baby LB $20, Alcan $35, Big LB $40, TI $35  (Add $1 fee for Square Payments)
-   Not sure if you owe anything? Contact captains! We will be contacting you this week!
-   As always, cash or checks payable to Space Dragons, give to Marina, Roger, Robert or Denise!


3.  2013 Treasure Island Dragonboat Races – Sep 14-15
-   Check it out and sign-up NOW, you know you want to!
-   Space Dragons Traditional season-ender!
-   Remember 2012?  …  Train-Hard Win-Easy
-   Waivers: Electronic system like Alcan this year, pay attention for email invitations!
-   Logistics Tracking: HERE  Log your flight/hotel info and contact info
-   Lodging: Great job booking your rooms! 
    Our block is gone, but SPECIAL RATE DEADLINE TODAY!
    Marriott Marquis
* Please specify how many and what types of beds you want at time of reservation.
    * If you have any questions contact your friendly race coordinator Allan!

    * Sunday practice cancelled this week to focus on OC-2 Time Trials!

4.  NORMAL PRACTICE - Sat/Sun 9am, Wed 5:30p-Sunset
 - Practice Poll Reminder: Be mindful of the practice poll. We need your poll responses for Sat/Sun practice by Wed 7p to properly notify SCDBC, later responses, while helpful to coaches and captains, do not help us satisfy our obligations to the association, beach monitors and the greater DB community.

** Wed/Sat/Sun Practice Poll (fill it out and keep it updated with changes)!

    SPECIAL BOATSat/Sun 7:45a, before normal practice (8a ON THE WATER)
Please be ON TIME EARLY, we only have 1hr and need everybody to launch the boat!

** Special Boat Practice Poll (fill it out and keep it updated with changes)!


5.  Weekly Boost!
Have you done the Weekly Boost yet?  Get to it! New assignment up on Spacebook.  (CRUNCHY FROGS!)

The Weekly Boosts will only take a few minutes a day through the week.  Having started our Crunchy Frogs, we don't recommend trying to do it all in one go.  And don't forget to update Spacebook when you do it, and update it as you get through your daily sets to encourage everyone else to join in!

 -- Your Captains