Learn to Compete 2 (LC2) – Biathlon

REGISTRATION

Registration opens April 23, 2018

Athletes must have previous National Championship biathlon racing experience. Registrants may only join with permission of the Head Biathlon Coach.

Participants must have a valid Possession and Acquisition Firearms License (PAL).

AGE

18+ (Birth year 2000 or older)

SEASON

May 2018 – March 31, 2019

WEEKLY SCHEDULE FOR LC2

Trimester 1 (May 2-June 30)

  • Monday 4:30-6:00pm (Strength – Bob Niven, COP)
  • Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm (Shooting/Combo – Canmore)
  • Wednesday 4:30-6:00pm (Strength – Bob Niven, COP)
  • Thursday 6:30-8:00pm (Shooting/Combo – Canmore)
  • Friday 4:30-6:00 and/or 6:30-8:00pm (Shooting/Combo – Canmore)
  • Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm (Various locations)

Trimester 2 (July 1-August 31)

  • Monday 4:30-6:00pm (Strength – Bob Niven, COP)
  • Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm (Shooting/Combo – Canmore)
  • Wednesday 4:30-6:00pm (Strength – Bob Niven, COP)
  • Thursday 6:30-8:00pm (Shooting/Combo – Canmore)
  • Friday 4:30-6:00 and/or 6:30-8:00pm (Shooting/Combo – Canmore)
  • Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm (Various locations)

Trimester 3 (September 1-March 31)

  • Monday 4:30-6:00pm (Strength – Bob Niven, COP)
  • Wednesday 6:30-8:00pm (Dryland – Calgary) ending Dec 1st
  • Thursday 6:30-8:00pm (Shooting/Combo – Canmore)
  • Friday 4:30-6:00 and/or 6:30-8:00pm (Shooting/Combo – Canmore)
  • Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm (Various locations)
OPTIONAL CAMPS
  • Bow Valley Camp, May 16-21, 2018
  • Summer Volume Camp #1, July 3-10, 2018
  • Summer Volume Camp #2, August 21-28, 2018
  • Lake Louise Camp, November 16-18, 2018

Optional training camp costs are not included in program fees and are on a cost-recovery basis. Camp dates are tentative and may deviate by a few days.

COSTS
METHOD OF COMMUNICATION

Team Snap + Email + Online personalized training plans through trainingpeaks.com.

LC2 BIATHLON PROGRAM DETAILS

This program is designed for Youth category athletes and older who have completed their primary schooling. The aim of this program is to allow athletes to train for biathlon while attending post-secondary institutions or while living in the Calgary area. This program is not for athletes wishing to train for biathlon on a recreational level. Athlete objectives should be aiming towards qualifying for provincial and national teams.  Individuals will train 500+ hours per year, training plans will be adjusted to accommodate work/school. Athletes in this program will be expected to pursue full time training in the summer months. This program will train jointly with LC-Biathlon in order to facilitate school and/or work.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING RESOURCES PROVIDED
  • Bonus training days/sessions depending on training cycle and season
  • Customized daily training plan
  • Training sessions with sport specialists and mentors
COACHING

LC2 Biathlon is coached by National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Competition Introduction or Competition Development coaches following the Biathlon Canada Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD).  Information for parents is available here. The lead coach of this program is Tyson Smith (NCCP# 5640983).

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
  • Rifle
  • Ammunition – ~9000 rounds.
  • 1 pair each of skate and classic skis, poles and boots
  • Minimum 1 pair of dedicated skate race skis
  • Skate and Classic roller skis
  • Running shoes, ski striding poles (should be elbow height)
  • Road bike + helmet
  • Grip and Glide Wax
  • Heart rate monitor
MORE INFORMATION

If you have questions, please contact the Head Biathlon Coach at [email protected]