HTB COMPetition .22

COMPETITION .22 RIFLE

Highlands Trailblazers Competitive .22-rifle Biathlon Team is comprised of athletes that compete at the provincial level, have the desire to compete nationally at National Championships and who focus on training and learning to be competitive.

The aim of the Trailblazers organization is to develop competent technical skiers and well balanced athletes ranging in age from 14 to 20. Our Head Coach oversees a number of other qualified coaches who deliver training programs to the athletes.

Athletes participating in the Biathlon Competitive Programs will also need to purchase the appropriate race licenses from sport organizing bodies (Biathlon Canada, Biathlon Ontario, Canadian Shooting Sports Association, Possession and Acquisition license).

NOTE: Travel, racing costs and training camps are calculated on a cost recovery basis.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants MUST be members of Biathlon Ontario

AGES: 15-16 / 17-18 (Biathlon Senior and Youth categories respectively) or by invite based on sport specific speed ability deliver training

HTB BIATHLON FACEBOOK PAGE:

https://www.facebook.com/HTB.Biathlon/

Program

This is a year round program to help develop athletes to compete both provincially and nationally. The program will allow for both team and individual goal focus to create the opportunity for every athlete to achieve personal success. This program will challenge athletes to become better both as young adults, but also as they evolve into 24hr athletes with the focus on being their best. It can include personalized monitoring and will also require athletes to mentor others as a way of gaining confidence and skills as they develop a greater athletic capacity.

Objectives

  • Guide the athletes, involve the parents, and mentor new perspective coaches
  • Develop skills and talents necessary to graduate athletes to further levels of personal success
  • Create the team environment needed to be able to compete well at all HTB events
  • Allow appropriate challenges to generate individual and team growth

Team Focus

Perfection is the accumulation of many small victories

“BE OUR BEST IN EVERY ATTEMPT”

Program Expectations

  • provide opportunity for athletes to develop and be true to their goals
  • be an active part of the ski and biathlon sport communities at all levels of divisional, provincial and national events
  • provide quality mentorship to all levels of the HTB ski and biathlon programs

SCHEDULE

TRAINING SEASON: May 1 to April 30

  • Start date - First Saturday in May (May 5th)
  • Year round – 6 practices/week
  • Saturdays 9:00-12:30 (HTBCT Program ski training) & 1:30-3:30 (range training)
  • Sundays 9:00-12:30 (HTBCT Program ski training) & 1:30-3:30 (range training)
  • Mondays 5:30-7:00 pm strength training
  • Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 pm Hill-striding at Blue Mountain
  • Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 pm roller-sprints
  • Fridays 4:30-6:00 pm range training at C’wood R&G Club
  • Volume Trg Camp – June 29 – July 3
  • Roller-ski technical Trg Camp – July 22-30
  • Volume Trg Camp – August 24-27
  • Roller-ski technical Trg Camp – September 22-24
  • On-Snow Camp - November 18-26
  • Christmas Trg Camp – December 28-30
  • Snickers Jr Comp Trg Camp - January 3-7

PROGRAM FEES

$1500.00* + their required additional range/rifle related fees

*Registrants in the HTB competition teams (nordic and biathlon) and Junior Development must purchase a season pass from Highlands Nordic.

Additional Costs

  • trail pass (not included in program fee)
  • Biathlon Ontario and Biathlon Canada membership
  • camps
  • travel to and accommodation at events,
  • race entry fees

Athlete Expectations

  • be a positive influence to the program
  • be honest with your efforts and generous with your spirit
  • respect your teammates and their time
  • communicate with the coaching staff if unable to attend a scheduled event

Athlete Program requirements

  • sign the code of conduct
  • take part in coaching education opportunities
  • maintain either a written or electronic training journal
  • have a quality HRMonitor (downloadable is the preferred option)
  • maintain contact with the coaches when recovering from illness or injury
  • keep a very very very detailed notebook of all coaching lectures :-)
  • Highlands Nordic Season Pass
  • Biathlon Canada/Ontario membership
  • Collingwood Rod & Gun Club membership
  • Eagle Lake Gun Club membership

Athlete Equipment Requirements

  • 2 pair skate race skis (SOC’s - 1 pair skate race for JOC’s)
  • pair skate training (“rock”) skis for use in all conditions
  • 1 pair classic training skis for use in all conditions
  • poles with lengths as suggested by the coach for skate and classic
  • 1pr skate roller-skis (and helmet)
  • 1pr classic roller-skis (and helmet)
  • appropriate roller ski poles with correct ferrules and grips
  • ski striding poles (5cm shorter than your suggested classic length)
  • .22 biathlon rifle + PAL (and related rifle equipment)
  • Lockable ammunition storage container
  • Mountain bike (and related safety equipment)
  • Road-bike (and related safety equipment)