Athlete development, through practice, training, and competition.
What is Biathlon:
Biathlon is a combination of two disciplines: skate skiing and precision target shooting with a .22 caliber rifle. An athlete skis a loop of varied terrain that extends 2-4 km, then comes to a full stop at the rifle range to shoot five targets. This activity is repeated, depending on the race format. The athlete picks-up time, or distance penalties, for each missed target. Penalty loops are usually 100 – 150m in length. There are 5 different race formats: Sprint, Individual, Pursuit, Mass Start, and Relay. Biathlon is a great winter sport that tests skill, endurance, focus, and performance.
We are fortunate to have several dedicated parent-volunteers who assist with coaching, with the guidance of head-coach, Jim Crellin. Parent involvement is really important in Biathlon. Ideally, we like to have at least one parent for every athlete.
Our athletes generally practice as a group twice a week, on Tuesday evenings and on Saturdays.