Shooting Test Results

It is a really good idea to pick one of these tests for each time you shoot. Send me your results and I will post them.

Other shooting ideas include shooting with a planned heartrate on paper—like cold zero on one, 160 HR on bravo, 170 HR on charlie, 180 HR on Delta and 190 HR on Echo. See where your best shooting occurs.

Do plyos and combine with the 50 shot on metal.

Set a goal on a combo route, running or skiing, and count the misses while maintaining that pace.

Race biathlon as much as you can—preferably on roller skis or skis!!
Bill Meyer, Coach

2015 USBA Team Selection Criterias

Dear USBA Team Athletes, Dear Coaches,

find attached the following criteria documents, as approved by the USBA Board of Directors yesterday: 

1. International Competition Criteria Seniors

2. Youth and Junior WCHs Criteria
Criteria Juniors and Youth Season 2015-16_20June2015

3. Team Criteria:  USBA High Performance National Teams
National_Teams-2016 High Performance Teams20Jun2015

4. National Team Criteria:  USBA Development Teams
National_Teams-2016 for Development Teams20June2015

Summer Biathlon Race & Novice Race – Saturday, June 20, 2015 – Mt.Itasca, Coleraine

Summer Biathlon Race & Novice Race

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Mt.Itasca, Coleraine

Hosted by Mt.Itasca Nordic Ski Association

Summer Biathlon Race, Mt.Itasca, 6.20.2015
Summer Biathlon Race waiver

Biathlon Race + Novice Race

Format: Mass start, Elite (PPSS), Novice (PP)

ELITE BIATHLETES: Run distance                 Position
MEN, WOMEN, JM, JW,YM, YW, BOYS, GIRLS 6km (5×1.2km) P,P,S,S
NOVICE MEN & WOMEN:          
14 years old and over 3km (3x1km) P, P
14 years old and under 1.8km (3x600m) P, P

Elite biathletes – Registration opens: 9:00am

Zero: 9:30am – 10:00am

Start: 10:15am

Novice Race – Registration ends: 11:00am

Zero: 11:15-11:30am

Start approx.: 11:30am

Fee: $15


All Novice Biathlon Race participants will go through the safety instruction prior to zeroing and they will have adult / coach/ experienced biathlete helping them on the range while competing, zeroing the rifle or safety instruction! Rifles and ammo, Air Rifles and pellets are provided.

Questions? Call Vlad 218-256-8323 or e-mail:



Midwest Regional Biathlon Development Camp – June 15-26, 2014, Mt. Itasca/ Grand Rapids MN

Midwest Regional Biathlon Development Camp
June 15-26, 2014
Mt. Itasca/ Grand Rapids MN

This camp will focus on developing biathlon shooting skills- position, accuracy drills, and combo training for athletes that have varying experience in biathlon . Volume training, rollerskiing, running, biking, as well as strength and technique work.

shooting camp June 2015 waiver


1) new athletes: 14 years and older must be a good skier – perfect camp, if you are serious about biathlon. Shooting (including rifle set up) focused on accuracy, practicing both positions – prone and standing, developing good position and range procedure, accuracy shooting, combo shooting

2) experienced athletes – great camp to improve your biathlon skills: shooting – check position – make adjustments, focused accuracy and combo shooting

Daily schedule: first week – shooting twice a day with 1 or 2 physical workout as well;
second week – combo shooting with more biathlon specific training (rollerskiing, running, biking, strength) with few epic workouts.

Dates: Monday, June 15 at 10 AM meeting at Mt. Itasca – Friday, June 26 at Noon

Cost : includes use of venue, coaching, housing, food, transport
1 week – $300 (6.15. – 6.20.)
2 weeks – $550 (6.15.- 6.26.)

What to bring:
You will stay in the rental house in Grand Rapids with some beds available or camping at Mt. Itasca ( TBD) . You will need a camping mat /air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow.
You will need rifle, 2 brick of ammo (some ammo will be available to buy at the camp), running shoes, and several sets of training clothing. Also, skate rollerski equipm. road bike helmet, water bottle carrier. Bring some rain gear and also a pair of thin ski gloves for shooting. Bug spray may be a good idea as well.

New athletes who need a rifle contact Vlad at or Bill at

Athletes from Twin Cities – contact Piotr

If you plan to come, let me know ASAP, please. Specify also,  if you are coming for 1 or 2 week !!!

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have question,

Vlad Cervenka
cell: 218 256 8323 or