Biathlon Bears Fall/Winter
|Dates||Sep. 11, 2021 - Mar 5, 2022||Practice Locations and details are communicated using Coach's Calendar|
|Number of Sessions||71|
*Tuesday schedule change day will be snowfall dependent
Cold weather cancellation is below -20. See our COLD WEATHER POLICY
|Registration Deadline||May 31, 2021||All participations must have a Biathlon BC membership, a CNSC membership and a range pass|
|Cost||$675||Fees include wax at club supported races and range fees|
Biathlon Bears is a program for skiers who desire to continue their skill development through the exciting and challenging sport of biathlon. It is designed for children between 9-12 years old and is delivered through Canada’s biathlon clubs. It is a 3-tiered program and participants are recognized as they progress through the levels. In this program, skiers will progressively work toward developing and refining their skiing and shooting abilities in a safe and fun manner through the use of drills, games, relays, and more. Biathlon Bears is for young athletes in the FUNdamentals and Learn to Train development stages of the Long-Term Athlete Development Model. Important development of mental and physical skills, focus, and discipline is gained, skills that can be applied to all future avenues of life. The optional fall session kicks off the winter season with dryland training.
All participants must have a CNSC membership and a range pass, which can both be purchased on the time of membership registration. Additionally, participants must be members of Biathlon BC; this membership can be purchased on the Biathlon Canada website.
**If you are a Biathlon Bear, please register only as a Biathlon Bear and do not register for Track Attack as well. Thank you. **
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 $160 for the first year and $210 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.
The success of our programs hinge on volunteer coaches and parent help in a variety of disciplines. We ask that for every child registered in the program, there is volunteer help from at least one parent. Parents are asked 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. There is a section of volunteer opportunities on the Zone4 registration to identify your interests. Thank you to all our volunteers!
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 email@example.com.