Biathlon Bears

2018-2019 Program Registration

Schedule, pricing and registration for our 2018-2019 biathlon program will be available in August.

Program Description

Biathlon Bears is a progressive skills development program for youth ages 9-13 (born in 2005-2009).

The goal of the program is to continuously develop and refine skiing and shooting skills in a safe and fun environment through a combination of drills, games and relays, and to provide an introduction to an active, outdoor sport-for-life.

Biathlon Bears is for young athletes in the FUNdamentals and Learn to Train developmental stages of the Canadian Sport for Life Long Term Athlete Development Model. Youth Biathlon leads into our Development Team program or our Teen Leadership program.

The Biathlon Bears program has two seasons, Fall and Winter. Fall season is from September 8th to November 25th and Winter season is from December 1st to March 17th. Participants can register for both seasons or for just Winter.

Parent involvement is a required part of our Biathlon Bears program. This requirement can be fulfilled by helping with setup/takedown at practices, volunteering at events, or by assisting with the administration of the program.

Parents who are interested in coaching or volunteering at events are encouraged to take a Silver Coach workshop and an Entry Level Officials Course.

Prerequisites

– at least one season of ski experience (nordic or alpine)
– registration with Biathlon Canada as a “Recreational Athlete”
– no biathlon or shooting experience is required but prior participation in a biathlon camp, recreational biathlon race or demo day is recommended

Equipment Required

Participants are required to provide their own ski equipment (skis, boots, poles). They will need equipment for both skate and classic skiing. Equipment rentals are available through Whistler Olympic Park, Cypress, and local ski shops.

What is Included in the Program Fee

Biathlon rifles, ammunition, and roller skis/rollerblades will be provided by the club and are included in the program fee.

Trail Passes

Discount season passes to Whistler Olympic Park and Lost Lake are not included in the program fee but can be purchased in connection with program registration. Trail passes to Cypress are not included in the program fee and must be purchased separately.

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