Biathlon

Biathlon Bears Programs

Polar Bears

Winter Only
FOCUS: Introduction to Biathlon
Biathlon air rifle program for ages 9 to 10 (born 2006, 2007) with a focus on biathlon skill development and fun. This program runs in the winter only and must be taken simultaneously with the Intro to Track Attack, Track Attack, Radical Skiers or Jackrabbit cross country ski programs.
COACHING: Riley Millar
RESOURCE: Biathlon Canada’s Biathlon Bears Program
COACHING CONTACT: Rachel Koroscil at biathloncoach@canmorenordic.com

Dates:

Winter only, 5 weeks Feb 1, 8, 15, March 1, 8

Times:

Wednesdays 4:45pm to 6:15pm

Cost:

$70 (this includes ammunition and rifle rental)

LIMITED SPACE:

Due to rifle numbers, space is limited to 15 athletes.



Grizzly Bears *New Program*

Fall & Winter
FOCUS: Biathlon Air Rifle and Racing Skill Development
Biathlon air rifle program for ages 10 to 11 (born 2005 or 2006) with a focus on biathlon racing skill development. This program runs in through the fall and winter and must be taken simultaneously with the Track Attack or Radical Skiers cross country ski programs. Athletes will be able to compete in 2 local races and 1 away race throughout the season.
Athletes born in 2006 must have at least 1 year of experience in Polar Bears. 
COACHING: Rachel Koroscil, Dave Dalman, and other club coaches (biathlon). Cross Country Ski coaches dependant on Cross Country Program choice.
RESOURCE: Biathlon Canada’s Biathlon Bears Program
COACHING CONTACT: Rachel Koroscil at biathloncoach@canmorenordic.com

Dates:

Fall and Winter, Starting October 5, 2016, Ending March 1st, 2017.

Times:

Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Cost:

 $300 (this includes ammunition and rifle rental)

LIMITED SPACE:

Due to rifle numbers, space is limited to 15 athletes.


Youth Racing – Biathlon – Train to Train

TT Biathlon Program

Fall & Winter
FOCUS: Biathlon .22 rifle skill and race development.
Biathlon .22 calibre rifle program for 12 and 13 year olds (born 2003 and 2004) with a focus on .22 rifle ski development, ski and racing techniques.  There is a mandatory joint participation with the Track Attack, Train to Train 1 or 2 cross country ski programs. The focus of the Train to Train program is the continued development of overall fitness and ski specific skills of children age 12-13, who have completed the Track Attack (TA) program or similar level. This stage is the window of optimal trainability for aerobic training. Developing sound technique is again a major component at this stage.

Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in biathlon races (2 local races and 1-2 away races), as well as have opportunities to race in Cross Country.

Train to Train 1:
Year of Birth- 2004: Program runs from September to March. There are 3 sessions per week on average.
Biathlon Cost: $1,015 + gst
Train to Train 2:
Year of Birth – 2003: Two sessions in the spring months, light program in the summer (1 session per week); full program in the fall (3 sessions per week on average).
Biathlon Cost: $1,390+ gst
Rifle Rental and Ammunition not included in above price.

Junior Racing – Biathlon – Learn to Compete

Focus: Training and racing
A complete year-round training and racing biathlon program for athletes aged 12 and older who have completed the Train to Train program or reached a comparable level of skiing and training. The program provides biathletes the opportunity to develop their skiing and shooting skills with physical conditioning, shooting education and proper skiing techniques.

The Junior Racing program follows Biathlon Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. The program also promotes goal setting that may eventually lead athletes to be selected to the Alberta Biathlon Team. The Junior Racing Team will travel and compete at the National Championships, Alberta Winter Games, Western Canadian Championships, and the Calforex Cup Series. Special events and camps offered throughout the year for an additional fee.
Learn to Compete (LC): 3 to 5 sessions per week for athletes aged about 14-17/18. Coach: Rachel Koroscil
The ages are general guidelines, group placement will also depend upon skill/experience

Dates: Year-round, starts May 1st
Times: Learn to Compete 1 (LC1): After school program and weekend program for 14-15 year olds. 4 to 5 sessions per week.
Cost: $1980 + gst + Biathlon specific expenses (ammunition, rifle rental)
Times: Learn to Compete2 (LC2): After school program and weekend program for 16-17/18 year olds. 4 or 5 sessions per week.
Cost: $1980 + gst
+ Biathlon specific expenses (ammunition, rifle rental)

Other cost: Waxing deposit, rollerski rental (if needed), rifle rental, ammunition, club membership, all expenses at camps/races
Coaching: Rachel Koroscil & other qualified coaches
Resource: Biathlon Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Model
Contact: Rachel Koroscil at biathloncoach@canmorenordic.com

Biathlon 2.0 – Recreational Biathlon

Focus: This program is intended to provide biathlon skills development opportunities for youth (born 2000-04) who do not want to or who haven’t yet decided to compete in biathlon. Biathlon .22 caliber rifle supplied but not ski equipment.
Days/Times:
8 week program: Thursdays. Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, and March 2, 9
Time: 4:45-6:30pm
Cost: $275
Coaching: Dave Dalman
Coaching Contact: Rachel Koroscil at biathloncoach@canmorenordic.com


Adult Biathlon Recreational Program

FOCUS: Learn to shoot a 22 caliber rifle on biathlon targets and get fitness too!
The program runs for 4 consecutive Monday evenings.

Option #1: WINTER 2017

Dates: Mondays: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30
Times: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (meet at Canmore Nordic Ski Club Team Room, down in biathlon parking area)
Cost: $230 *This includes coaching at practice and the race, daily range passes, ammunition and rifle rental. Participants will need their own ski gear (skate preferably but classic can work too). Rentals are available at Trail Sports.

  • All skiers must also purchase a club membership and a CNC trail pass or membership
  • Maximum of 12 participants

Option #2: WINTER 2017

Dates: Mondays: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
Times: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (meet at Canmore Nordic Ski Club Team Room, down in biathlon parking area)
Cost: $230 *This includes coaching at practice and the race, daily range passes, ammunition and rifle rental. Participants will need their own ski gear (skate preferably but classic can work too). Rentals are available at Trail Sports.

  • All skiers must also purchase a club membership and a CNC trail pass or membership
  • Maximum of 12 participants

COACH: Garth Jenkins, Jeff Lodge, John Gillett, Bill Hunt
CONTACT: Rachel Koroscil at biathloncoach@canmorenordic.com

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