Senior HP Ages 14-16

 

SENIOR HP (High Performance) Ages 14-16

This program is designed for athletes graduating from Junior HP program aged 14 to 16 and those with previous biathlon training and racing experience in provincial level competitions. Athletes in Senior HP program are training an average of 4 days a week throughout the year and take an active part in club’s training camps. This group’s training is centered on specific skill development such as shooting standing and theory of the sport in both skiing technique and shooting.  Senior HP athletes compete in Senior Boys/Girls categories of the Alberta’s Calforex Cup race series.  The athletes at this level are also encouraged to compete in qualifying races for the Canadian National Championship. Athletes in this group are NOT eligible for club rifle rentals.

The entry to this program is based on athlete/parent interview with the club’s selection committee upon online application submission as well as upon meeting performance criteria set by the Head Coach.

2017 Schedule, Times and Fees: COMING SOON

 

 

Summer/Fall Equipment:

  • Skate roller skis
  • Skate boots
  • Skate and Classic poles with roller ski ferrules
  • Knee Pads for new Roller Skiers Recommended
  • Short classic poles for ski bounding
  • Road or Mtn Bike for Road cycling
  • Bike helmet, Gloves
  • Hi visibility vest or t-shirt for roller skiing
  • Good quality trail running shoes
  • Head Lamp (A MUST)
  • HR monitor is recommended
  • Training/Racing Log Book-
  • Wearable Water Bottle for training
  • Clothing to Participate in ALL weather conditions.

Winter Equipment:

  • Skate Skis
  • Classic Skis
  • Skate and Classic Ski Boots
  • Skate and Classic Poles
  • Good quality trail running shoes
  • Appropriate Gloves, Toques, Mitts, Face covering (buff)
  • Wool Socks
  • Wicking Layers (not cotton)
  • Warm Up or Training clothing
  • CBR Race Suit
  • XCountry Glasses for different light and weather conditions
  • Head Lamp *Mandatory for all evening practices
  • Watch with a HR monitor is suggested
  • Wearable Water Bottle for training.

Rifle:

All biathletes must have a biathlon rifle. There are a number of club rifles available to new biathletes on a first come first served basis, rental is $150 for the first year. Athletes who intend to compete for several years in biathlon are encouraged to purchase their own rifle so that it may be adjusted to their particular requirements.

A firearms PAL (possession acquisition license) is required before anyone can take a rifle home for dry firing practice.

All biathletes must pay for the ammunition they use. Typical ammo cost for a year is between $500.00 and $1500.00.