June 1st, 2013 - Summer Intro Clinic

A Running Instructional competition presented by WBA at SPAA

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Cost: The $40 fee includes ammo, a day membership to USBA (for insurance purposes), and your class fees. All proceeds over cost go to the WBA, which is a 501(c)(3) organization with no paid members.

Eligibility: This event is designed for those new to Biathlon and those interested in a basic refresher. It includes the mandatory safety class as well as training in range procedures, race strategy and marksmanship. It is not intended for experienced Biathletes. It is limited to twenty participants so preregistration is required.

Ammunition: Biathlon rifles use low or standard velocity .22 caliber ammunition with soft lead bullets. The WBA supplies ammunition for this event.

Instructors: Instructors will be experienced biathletes from the Washington Biathlon Association, including athletes who have competed nationally and internationally. For more information please contact Clinic Director Bob Vallor at bob.vallor(at)wabiathlon.org.

Safety Certification: The Mandatory U.S. Biathlon Association safety certification course will be given with this clinic. If you have already taken the safety course you are encouraged to go again, as there have been some rule changes in recent seasons.

Clinic Day Format and Schedule
8:30 to 9:00 am: On site registration at the Range (pre-registering by mail is also available and encouraged). We cannot accept credit or debit cards. Make checks out to Washington Biathlon Association
9:00 to 10:00 am: USBA Safety Clinic
10:00 to 12:00 noon: Rifle familiarization and zeroing
12:00 to 1:00 pm: Lunch and discussion
1:00 to 3:00 pm: Range procedures, positions and race tactics
3:00 to 3:30 pm: Short 'fun' race
3:30 to 4:00 pm: Range equipment breakdown

When to Arrive at the Range: Early arrival at the range is encouraged as help with range and course set-up that will be needed prior to the clinic. Please do your part and help with set-up before the event and break-down afterward.

Rifles: Rifles will be available for those without their own. These are Izhmash biathlon rifles. We do have left handed rifles

Lodging: The nearest lodging is along International Blvd. near SeaTac International Airport, about five miles south from the race site and in the South Center area.