Join The Team

Go Pirates!ONLINE REGISTRATION IS HEREBY OPEN!

BEFORE YOU REGISTER…

Before you begin the team registration process, we have a few minimum requirements and things for you to consider regarding participation in the program:

  • We’re self-supported — we are not funded by the school. Money for the program comes from fundraising, sponsors, and riders’ families. A full season is a relatively expensive endeavor. Family donation amount and League fees will be made available later in the year. We have full need-based scholarships available.
  • We operate more like a team than a club. Nearly all of our activities are off-campus rides done outside of school hours during the season. On-campus, school-time meetings will be rare.
  • All participants must commit to at least two (2) practices per week, and to completing at least three (3) races in the NorCal High School Mountain Bike Racing League series.
  • All participants must meet the academic requirement of a 2.2 GPA. Riders not meeting the requirement will be suspended from all team activities until that requirement is met.
  • Drake MTB events including the Tamarancho 1000, Trailwork Day, Drake MTB Kick-Off Dinner, and End-of-Season BBQ and any Team Fundraisers are important and attendance by all riders is mandatory.

Please discuss this openly with your parents/guardians as well as going over our FAQs page for more important info to consider and discuss.

Drake MTB is a life-altering experience. We invite you to embrace it.

READY TO REGISTER? ARRRGH! HERE’S HOW!!

To register, you must complete all 4 items below by the due dates listed:

ITEM DETAILS DUE DATE LINKS
REGISTER ONLINE Use our online registration form to give us all your vitals and emergency information – lots of info!

  • First download, print and fill out the Prep Form to gather your info on paper.
  • Second. click thru to the Online Registration and upload all your info. Do not try to do this without doing the Prep Form first.

Critical to be accurate and complete!

October 24 PREP FORM (PDF)

ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

PARENT WAIVER FORM Must be printed and signed by parent or legal guardian, and turned into Coach Jeff’s box in the staff lounge by 11/1. November 1 PARENT WAIVER (PDF)
PAY TEAM DUES The final dues amount will be announced after the Tamarancho 1000 Fundraiser (Nov. 1, 2014), which is when we will know how much we have raised through all our other fundraising efforts, and what the ‘gap’ is.  The dues you pay cover the gap, so the more fundraising we do, the lower your dues! TBD
SIGN UP FOR THE DRAKE MTB GOOGLE GROUP This is how we communicate. It is required that all team families become members by going to the Drake MTB Google Group, clicking “Apply To Join Group”, and entering your info. Your request will be approved within a day. November 1 DRAKE MTB GOOGLE GROUP
ITEM DETAILS DUE DATE LINKS

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of us:

Director Paul Chourre
paul(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)Drakemtb.org

Head Coach Sarah Starbird
sarah.starbird(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com

Head Coach Otis Guy
og(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)otisguycycles.com

School Administrator Jeff Broussard
jbroussard(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)tamdistrict.org

Welcome Back

Riders, Parents, and Distinguished Alumni,

I guess it is about time to welcome you all back to the new school year! I sincerely hope that everyone had a spectacular summer filled with fun and relaxation. I wanted to quickly get everyone caught up as to all of the work that is going on as we start ramping up for the 2014 Mountain Biking Season.

First off, I would like to officially tell you about some Administrative changes that we have worked out for the coming season. Apparently, retirement was not a great option for myself or the Team as it is difficult turning away from something that is a passion. Going forward, I will be taking over the Director’s responsibilities for the Team. The numerous duties involved will be primarily handled by me with the help of Coaches and Parent Volunteers when needed. Sarah Starbird will be stepping in as Head Coach and working closely with Otis Guy as Co-Head Coach. They are currently working on a new training approach that will greatly benefit all Team members, offering a more sophisticated level of activities that will cover the needs of all levels of riders. Coach Kevin and Coach/Mechanics Eric Brandt and Joe Breeze will be with us as well as Mechanic Tony Merz and new Asst. Coach Dan Defner. The Coaching Staff will be rounded out with a host of Parent Ride Leaders as I am sure that many of you will enjoy helping the Staff out on Team rides.

More after the jump, Matey! »»