November 28, 2020

Telemark Group Training Rules (in plain language!)

Before you Arrive

  • Once per season Athletes and Parents must fill out and sign the CCBC online Participant Agreement acknowledging their acceptance of the risks (you can verify if you have already done this by clicking on the confirmation list) AND complete the Biathlon BC Participant agreement
  • Before Every Training Session All individuals have completed the online self-assessment tool

Arrival and Departure at Telemark

  • Masks are to be worn from the car to the Group Rally Point (cross country ski practice) and Vice-versa. Biathlon Practice Rally Points is at the range. A buff is not an acceptable mask substitute. Hand Sanitizer is also required to be carried by athletes
  • No equipment is shared (this includes plus, gloves, armbands, scopes etc); skier should carry their own water
  • The Telemark Programs have staggered start times to avoid large groups

Practice Rally Points

Each group will meet at a different rally point prior to the start of each practice 

  • L2C at the Timing Hut; Boo’s Trail
  • T2T at the Finish Sprint Hill; Krar Hill (aka the “sugar bump”)
  • Track Attack at the Sprint Course Sign; Elliot Hill
  • Biathlon Practices: Biathlon Range

Physical Distance

  • Program Participants need to maintain a minimum of 2 meters distance from each other unless masked
  • Physical Contact is to be avoided

Group Size

  • Maximum Athletes in a Ski Program Group is 12
  • Some groups require additional support from parents to help encourage our rules. We should try to avoid more than 1 parent for every 4 skiers
  • Group list:
    • L2C Ski Group: Francis, Clair, Ian, Garrett, Nathan, Finn, Evan, Breagh, Alessia, Alex R, Oliver G, Timur.
    • L2C-1/T2T-2 Bridge Program Ski Group: Camille, Cathrine, Kaelin, Rowan MB (Option of Thursday with L2C for the intensity workout) 
    • T2T-2 Ski Group: Lauren, Caitlyn M, Aya, Chloe Sylvie, Mika, Tyler.
    • T2T-1 Ski Group:  Kai, Thomas, Rowan B, Jasmine, Sophie, Tayte, Anna, Seth, Ayla, Nathan M. Eric
    • L2C Biathlon group: Alex R., Oliver, Timur, Enzo, Camille, Catherine
    • T2T Biathlon group: Tayte, Anna, Sophie, Jasmine, Tyler, Mika

Shooting Practices

  • Mats scopes and ropes should be assigned to one athlete for the duration of practice
  • Mats and Scopes must be sanitized after each user
  • A maximum of 3 people, wearing masks, are allowed in the “Fort” at one time
  • A maximum of one person is allowed in the “Shed” and “Hut” at one time
  • All coaches and parent helpers are required to wear masks while on the range.

Travel

  • Carpooling is not recommended
  • Van use and Car shuttling are not permitted
  • Cross-Regional and Inter-Provincial Travel are not currently permitted

Coaching

  • Coach ensures that athletes have been screened for Covid Symptoms
  • A Record of Participants is Maintained
  • Coach reminds athletes of the rules at the beginning of the session

If you get Sick

  • Athletes are required to inform their head coach if they get sick immediately
  • Positive Covid test results are required to be shared with the athlete’s head coach immediately

October 11 Turkey TT Results

Great effort to everyone who came out for our Pre-Thanksgiving dinner time trial. Results from the time Trial are below!

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