PLEASE NOTE: CNSC offers a variety of programming for 9 year olds. Visit this link to help you make an informed choice.
Biathlon Bears is a comprehensive program that teaches the skills required for the sport of biathlon. It is designed for children between ages 9-12 years (2004-2007 birth years) and is delivered through Canada’s biathlon clubs. It is a 3-tiered program and participants are recognized as they progress through the levels. The fall session kicks off the winter season with dryland training.
Schedule, Times and Fees:
Fall (September 17, 2016 - December 17, 2016) $220*
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm for dryland training AND 1:15-3:00 pm for shooting.
Winter (January 7, 2017- March 4, 2017 (End date is snow dependant) $300*
Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 - 7:30pm and Saturday 9:15am - 11:30 am
*All participants must have a CNSC membership and a range pass, which can both be purchased at the time of registration. Additionally, participants must be members of Biathlon BC; this membership can be purchased on the Biathlon Canada website.
Practice Locations and details are communicated using Coach's Calendar
Registration opens early September on Zone4.ca and closes Sept. 16
**If you are a Biathlon Bear, please register only as a Biathlon Bear and do not register for Track Attack as well. Thank you. **
Fundraising and Volunteering:
The success of this program hinges on volunteer coaches and parent help in a variety of disciplines. For every child registered in the program, there is a need for volunteer help from at least one parent. Parents are encouraged to find a volunteer role that best suits their schedule, interest and abilities. The club requires both new and experienced coaches at various levels, so if you are interested in coaching and don’t want to coach your own child, that’s not a problem. We’ll help you find a suitable coaching role. The club provides coach training, and you provide your time and knowledge to develop future athletes. If you would prefer a volunteer task that does not involve coaching, fantastic! We’ve got tasks for you. Please complete the volunteer section on the Zone4 registration to identify your interests.
The 2016-2017 season brings the need to fundraise in order to support programs. A fundraising policy is currently under development. Families will be given the choice of actively participating in fundraising activities or paying a fundraising levy. More information will be distributed once the policy is finalized. If you would like to be involved in coordinating fundraising activities, please send an e-mail expressing your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All biathletes must have a biathlon rifle. There are a number of club rifles available to new biathletes on a first come first served basis, rental is $150 for the first year and $200 for subsequent years. Athletes who intend to compete for several years in biathlon are encouraged to purchase their own rifle so that it may be adjusted to their particular requirements.
A firearms PAL (possession acquisition license) is required before anyone can take a rifle home for dry firing practice.
All biathletes must pay for the ammunition they use. Typical ammo cost for a year is between $140.00 and $400.00.
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