Online Registration

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Spring Intro Clinics May 25 & 26

Registration for the Spring Intro Clinics are now open.

These events are 1-day clinics designed for new biathletes or biathletes who need a refresher. These are not intended for experienced racers.

We are limited to 16 people per day.

Please email info@wabiathlon.org with questions.

May 25
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May 26
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Biathlete Development Fund

When the Washington Biathlon Association was formed in March 1999 one of our goals was to someday have an integral part in supporting and developing a Washington grown member of the U.S. Olympic Biathlon team. We completed the process of becoming an IRC 501c3 non-profit in 2000 with the idea that we could obtain tax deductible donations to help young biathletes develop. Later we began a Biathlete Development Fund and periodically sent out notices requesting donations. WBA members responded and over the years we funded several very worthy candidates two who made the national development team.

As 2019 begins we now have two Washington biathlon youths worthy of our help. Bella Fox was invited by the USBA to apply for one of two slots at the International Biathlon Union development camp, held in conjunction with the World Biathlon Championships in Oestersund, Sweden. She crafted her application and she was selected to fill one of the two slots allocated to the United States. Later we learned that Alex Tereski would be attending a camp in Norway that was set up by Marc Sheppard of Altius Biathlon in Montana. As you might imagine while these selections are impressive and represent amazing opportunity for these two young people, the bulk of the cost falls on their families. We have set up a process via Webscorer that makes donating exceptionally easy. The WBA Board of Directors has already taken steps to provide some funds but more could be used. Please join me in donating to the WBA Biathlete Development Fund to assist Bella, Alex and in the future others as they pursue not only their dreams, but our organizational dream too. The WBA will provide documentation records for your donations.

Bob Vallor, President
Washington Biathlon Association

Snail Mail:
WBA
PO Box 30138
Seattle, WA 98113

OR

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NEW - Novice/Practice competition

Once you have taken the USBA Safety Class (see Getting Started in Biathlon) and you want to give a race a try, but not quite ready for a full-length competition, don't worry, we have you covered. Simply register as normal and select the Novice/Practice category in the "questions" section of the registration form.


Getting Started in Biathlon

Getting Involved in Biathlon
Washington Biathlon Association (WBA) and Methow Valley Biathlon (MVB) and have teamed up to provide this guidance for people interested in getting involved in biathlon in Washington state.
WBA is geared towards serving adults with regard to coaching, and is the state's only race organizer, with their winter venue being Stevens Pass Nordic Center. Juniors are welcome and encouraged to participate in their races. MVB coaching is geared towards juniors at this time, with the exception of Try Biathlon described below. MVB practices are held at ranges in Mazama and Winthrop. MVB does not organize races at this time but travels to WBA races and especially events in other states and Canada, where there are many more juniors racing.
1. Try the sport in a super convenient format-MVB's Try Biathlon day during Christmas week and President's Day weekend in February in Mazama, or WBA's Safety Class and Biathlon Introduction every Saturday of race weekends at Stevens Pass. Either option is an ideal way for everyone to get their first exposure to doing the sport. After doing one of these you will have a much better idea of what the sport is all about.
2. Once you know that you want to get more involved in biathlon, the next step is to take one of the clinics offered by WBA for beginners. WBA hosts a weekend-long clinic that covers both skiing and shooting in January at Stevens Pass Nordic Center (this season 1/5-1/6/19). These clinics are ideal opportunities to learn the basics, including the safety, shooting technique, gun maintenance, and ski technique. Adults are strongly encouraged to go this route to acquire biathlon knowledge and technique! Juniors should try to join Methow Valley Biathlon for shooting training and Methow Valley Nordic Team for physical and ski training; part-timers are welcome.
4. Continue to improve your skiing. There are many opportunities and class formats available in the Methow Valley, including clinics and weekly classes offered by Methow Valley Nordic Ski Education Foundation and public lessons offered by Methow Valley Ski School. An especially fun and effective option is the Sun Mountain Camp in December (this season, 12/21-12/23). Stevens Pass Nordic Center also gives lessons, and WBA puts on a ski technique clinic at Stevens Pass for its members who are intermediate and above (this season, 1/20/19). Juniors are strongly encouraged to join the Nordic team nearest to them.
5. Continue to improve your shooting. The best way to stay connected to opportunities for shooting coaching and practice is to join WBA and/or MVB.
See you out there!


Biathlon Summit Details

Please wear sportswear and be prepared to move around and get into shooting position.

BRING:
Pen for taking notes.
Drink and snacks - Lunch will be provided.
Rifle and tools if you own, club rifles will be provided for those who do not own.
Lots of energy.


BIATHLON SUMMIT SCHEDULE

8:45 - 9am check in
9:00 - 11:15am One on One Rifle Fit
9:00- 9:45am Etiquette, Range Set up, Race Formats
9:45 - 10:45am Zeroing/Range Procedure
10:45 - 11:15 Race Prep/Clothing
11:15 - Noon Position practice and fine tuning

Noon - 12:30pm onsite Lunch - PROVIDED - please bring drink/snack you want throughout the day

12:30pm - 2:00pm Break out Sessions
Rifle cleaning
Ski Waxing
Rifle on/off & Bling & MantisX demo
2:00 - 3pm Dry Fire
2:00 - 3pm Safety Clinic for new biathletes

If you are registered and need directions to the venue, please email bryn.black@wabiathlon.org