Our Youth Biathlon Programs run as fully integrated additions to the Track Attack and Junior Development programs. When you enroll your child in a Biathlon Program, he/she is automatically enrolled in the age equivalent XC Ski Program. As these are “Plus” programs, biathletes are expected to attend the required minimum number of sessions per week for their XC Ski Skills Development program in addition to at least one Biathlon range session per week which will focus on shooting skills in combination with skate skiing. Attending Biathlon range sessions only is NOT an option.
There is a high coach to athlete ratio in our Biathlon programs. A wide variety of games/drills and friendly competitions are used to create a dynamic team environment and instill a lifelong interest in this sport.
To provide a fun action packed Biathlon experience for your child by assisting them to skate ski faster and more efficiently, to handle a biathlon rifle and ammunition safely and responsibly, to develop the skills and focus to hit the targets consistently while fatigued from skiing, and to focus on the task at hand, be it skiing, selecting a shooting lane, adopting the proper shooting position, setting up, shooting, or counting penalty loops while skiing.
Sovereign Lake’s Biathlon Program is entirely volunteer driven. Practices and competitions require many volunteers to run on time and successfully. As a parent of a biathlete you are required to volunteer at Biathlon practices and SLNC Biathlon competitions.
Our volunteer coaching team is trained or certified under the new NCCP system and Biathlon Canada’s coaching program.
All of our youth Biathlon Programs follow Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development principles and Biathlon Canada’s program guidelines.