Role of the Tail Gunners
The expectation is that you will be with the group for the day. Please introduce yourself to the coach and the group of athletes first thing in the morning. During the Cookie Cup, tail gunners will be responsible for helping to:
- Help corral the athletes in the lift line, off of the lift and at the top and bottom of each event.
- Supervise and help with riding of the Catamount chair (depending on the age of your group, this will require different levels of involvement).
- Record data at the bottom of each event (the finish area), before moving on to the next event. This may be a time or a speed. Be sure to station yourself close to the speed gun on the speed trap and the finish line for the obstacle course and ski cross. The information for each event should be on the score card provided by the coach.
Coaches will stay at the top of each event and be responsible for sending the athletes down the course. Tail gunner and coach should come up with a plan at the top of each event. You will need the scoresheet for the group and a pencil. You may also need your phone as a stopwatch.
Once the group has completed all of the runs through the course the Score Card needs to be given back to your coach for the final tally before the awards ceremony.