Teen Leadership

2018/2019 Program Registration

Winter Biathlon Program registration is now closed.

Program Description

Our Teen Leadership program is for youth ages 14-18 (born in 2000-2004).

This program is designed for teenagers who are not interested in a competitive training program, but who want to continue doing biathlon and to develop coaching and officiating skills for a lifetime involvement in sport.

Teen Leaders will take part in skiing and shooting activities, while assisting the club coaches with sessions for the Biathlon Bears and Junior Racers programs. Teen Leaders will also help officiate at the biathlon events hosted in Whistler.

The goal of the program is to continue to engage teenagers to be active through the sport of biathlon, while encouraging them to develop coaching and officiating skills by assisting club coaches and officials. This program can be used for volunteer hours required for school programs and certification options for coaching and officiating are available through the program as well.

Registration Prerequisites

In order to register in our Teen Leadership program, you must meet the following prerequisites:

– at least one season of nordic ski experience
– 2018/2019 membership with the Sea to Sky Nordics (memberships can be purchased starting in September)
– be registered with Biathlon Canada as a “Recreational Athlete”
– previous participation in a biathlon program or camp or equivalent experience

Equipment Required

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

Biathlon rifles, ammunition, and roller skis will be provided by the club.

What is Included in the Program Fee

Program fees cover coaching, ammunition and lane fees at training sessions.

Trail passes are not included in the program fee. 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.

2018/2019 Schedule

The program has two seasons, Fall and Winter. Fall season is from September 11th to November 21st and Winter season is from November 24th to March 17th. Sessions are available on Saturdays or Sundays (winter only), from 10:00-15:00 at Whistler Olympic Park.

Fall Season

Saturdays: Sep 15,29, Oct 6,13,20,27, Nov 3,10,17
Events: BC Summer Biathlon Championships on September 22-23

Winter Season

Saturdays: Nov 24, Dec 1,15, Jan 5,12,19,26, Feb 2,9,16,23, Mar 2,9,16
Sundays: Nov 25, Dec 2,16, Jan 6,13,20,27, Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 3,10,17
Events: BC Cup 1 on December 8-9, Canadian Biathlon Championships on March 27,28,30,31

2018/2019 Program Fees

Fall season: $200
Winter season: $200
Discount Seasons Pass to Whistler Olympic Park: $50
Discount Seasons Pass to Lost Lake: $50

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