September 20, 2020

Telemark Nordic Club will host an NCCP Biathlon Community Silver Coaching workshop

Telemark is pleased to offer an NCCP Biathlon Community Coaching Silver course. The Silver coaching course provides practical, sport-specific, technical information required to help new coaches help run club practices for community (recreational) and development (e.g.: Biathlon Bears) programs.

Where:  

Telemark Nordic Club, 4425 Glenrosa Road, West Kelowna BC V4T 1V9

Glenrosa Middle School, 2974 Glen Abbey Pl, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2N1

When

Saturday Nov 7 – 8:30-18:30

Who:  

This course is designed to help train new coaches in order to help run club-based biathlon programs. No experience previous experience racing, participating or coaching biathlon is required. Parents, supporters and athletes who will be coaching biathlon are strongly encouraged to enroll!

Description:

This course will split time been a classroom-based setting and “in the field” technical instruction. The classroom portion will be conducted in the Telemark Nordic Club main lodge. Shooting technique instruction will take place at the Telemark Biathlon Range, and ski technique instruction will take place at Glenrosa Middle School.

Important:

  1. All registrants must be members of Biathlon Canada.
    1. Registration can be completed here: http://biathloncanada.ca/membership/
  2. All registrants must be 14 years or older
  3. Electronic course materials will be provided. A laptop or print-out should be brought to the course.
  4. Please bring a pen and paper
  5. The ski technique session will include roller skiing. No experience is required. A helmet is required. Please supply your own ski boots and poles, and if you have access, your own roller skis. There will be a limited number of roller skis (NNN bindings) on hand to borrow.
  6. The range session will include live firing at the biathlon range. No experience is required. If you have access to a biathlon rifle and ammunition, please bring them. There will be a limited number of rifles on hand to borrow.

Schedule (tentative):

Saturday November 7:

  1. Introduction and Overview (Telemark Main Lodge)
  2. Shooting Equipment, Safety and Rules (Telemark Main Lodge)
  3. Range Training (Telemark Biathlon Range)
  4. Ski Training (Glenrosa Middle School) 
  5. Skiing Equipment and Rules (Telemark Main Lodge)
  6. Course Wrap Up (Telemark Main Lodge)

Registration

Registration is online through the NCCP locker: https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5386197

The fee for the course is $90.00. Cheques should be made payable to Chris Halldorson.

Point of Contact to sign up and for questions:  Chris Halldorson (challdorson@gmail.com) 250-300-8919

NCCP Coaching Workshop (CCI-L2T Dryland) Oct 2-4, 2020

NCCP Competition Coach Introduction (CCI-L2T) – Dryland Cross Country Skiing Workshop 

Oct 2-4, 2020 Telemark Nordic Club – Kelowna

The NCCP L2T (Dryland) Cross Country Skiing Workshop is the third step in the NCCP progression. Coaches are taught about developmental age, physical literacy, team building, athletic components (aerobic fitness, speed, etc.), nutrition, how to design their own sport program, adventure-based activities (year-round), roller-skiing and planning a practice. Full Course DescriptionPrerequisites: Successful completion of the Community Coaching Workshop and a minimum age of 16 years on the first day of the L2T (Dryland) workshop. 

Sign up on Zone4 here: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=24365&lan=1&cartlevel=1

Prerequisites: Completion of NCCP Community Coach and minimum age of 16yrs on the day of the workshop.

Date & Time: Oct 2-4, 2020 18.25 hours (2.5 days)

Location: Kelowna (exact location TBD)

Cost: $100 for CCBC members – $200 for non-member

Equipment: Bring a pen and paper and a desire to learn

Course Facilitator: TBA

Registration Closes: Sept 27 midnight. Please click on ‘Continue’ below to proceed to register for the workshop. Link to Calendar of all NCCP Cross Country Skiing workshops offered in BC 

Biathlon Community Gold Coaching Course. – Aug 29th

Telemark Nordic Club will host an NCCP Biathlon Community Gold Coaching workshop

Telemark is pleased to offer an NCCP Biathlon Community Coaching Gold “Leader” course. The Gold coaching course provides training for coaches who will be leading community biathlon programs (i.e. Biathlon Bears, masters programs, recreational programs) and serves as the starting point for club head coach training.

Where:  

Telemark Nordic Club Main Lodge, 4425 Glenrosa Road, West Kelowna BC V4T 1V9

When

Saturday Aug 29 – 8:30 – 6:00

Who:  

This course is designed to help train new coaches on the logistical requirements of running a seasonal program such as Biathlon Bears. No experience previous experience racing, participating or coaching biathlon is required. Parents, supporters and athletes who will be coaching biathlon are strongly encouraged to enroll!

Description:

This course will be in a classroom-based setting and covers:

  • Review of the planning and logistical requirements involved in planning a season
  • Review of the Safety and Liability requirements of running a biathlon program
  • Review of the developmental needs of participants in the Biathlon Bears program
  • Emergency Planning and Risk Analysis
  • Biathlon Bears Program Overview

Important:

  1. All registrants must be members of Biathlon Canada.
    1. Registration can be completed here: http://biathloncanada.ca/membership/
  2. All registrants must be 14 years or older
  3. Electronic course materials will be provided. A laptop or print-out should be brought to the course.
  4. Please bring a pen and paper

Schedule (tentative):

Saturday Aug 29:

  • 8:30-12:30 In class work
  • 12:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 – 6:00 in class work

Breaks will be included!

Registration

Registration is online through the NCCP locker: https://thelocker.coach.ca/event/public/5378713

The fee for the course is $90.00. Cheques should be made payable to Chris Halldorson.

Point of contact to sign up and for questions:  Chris Halldorson (challdorson@gmail.com) 250-300-8919

Updated Range Safety Policy

At the last Biathlon Committee meeting, the Range Safety Policy was updated to change the Range Safety Supervisor to Range Safety Officer to be more consistent with nomenclature found at most ranges. Also, a new section was added to cover proper safety practices when casing and uncasing rifles.

You can read the policy here.

Biathlon BC Development and Talent Squad Nominations

Congratulations to Colton, Danica and Natalie on being nominated to the Biathlon BC Development Squad!

Congratulations to Kira, Makenna and Rory for being nominated to the Biathlon BC Talent Squad!

Hard work really does pay off!  Well done.

Being nominated is based on strict criteria set out in the Biathlon BC Athletes Manual, based on results attained throughout the competition season.

Advanced Biathlon Officials Course

If you would like get your Advanced Officials training, we are putting on a two day clinic at Telemark Nordic Club on November 26/27.  Tony Tsang will be our training facilitator.

Click here to sign up.

For more information, contact us by clicking here.

Do Bears like pumpkins?

Our first annual pumpkin shoot and race was a huge success!  Thanks to all the coaches for making this a super fun event for our young Bears!

Bears on deck Bears on the range Time to hit some targets