Here is the information for our Midwest Region Shooting Camp at Mt. Itasca, MN. This camp is great jump start to the season and perfect time to do all new adjustments on your rifle or fitting rifle for a new athletes.
In June there will be another 12 day long camp 6.15-6.26 at Mt. Itasca with more focus on shooting + distance/ technique training.
A few details below:
1) new athletes- great skiers, at least 14 years old, who wants to try Biathlon. Athletes will go through a basic safety training, will do a rifle fitting and a start on accuracy shooting, shooting prone and standing, developing good position and range procedure
2) experienced athletes- check position- make adjustments, and get started with some focused accuracy shooting.
-Friday PM: Arrive at Mt Itasca 6pm- having eaten dinner. ( Let me know if you plan to come earlier)
6:30-8:30 Rifle fitting, dry fire
Training all day with breaks for lunch and dinner. Main focus will be on shooting, though there will be time for physical training ( rollerski technique and running).
More shooting drills and shooting games.
Training will wrap up approx 12:30pm with lunch and departure.
Cost and Registration:
-Cost for use of venue, coaching, and food- $90, please make checks payable to Mt Itasca Winter Sports Association ( MINSA) . Bring checks with you, along with the attached registration form. Note that USBA membership is required.
-Ammo will be provided for rookie athletes. All experienced biathletes need to bring their own ammo. Note that you will be eating out for dinner on Sat night, so bring $ for dinner.
What to bring:
You will be “camping” at Mt Itasca, sleeping in the Headquarters building or in your own tent (or you can stay in hotel on your own). There are bathrooms and kitchen in the Alpine Chalet. You’ll eat breakfast and lunches at Mt Itasca and have dinners out. Bring $ for dinners- breakfast and lunch food will be provided.
You will need a camping mat/air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow for sleeping. You will need running shoes, and several sets of training clothing, as well as skate rollerski equipment and helmet, water bottle carrier, and bring some rain gear. Also bring a pair of thin ski gloves for shooting. Bug spray may be a good idea as well.
Athletes from Twin Cities- contact Piotr at email@example.com
from downtown Grand Rapids, take Hwy 169 North, traveling east out of Grand Rapids to Coleraine, about 6 miles. When entering Coleraine, turn left at Curly Ave
– follow the Ole N. Mangseth Ski Jump signs. Go past the arena, left on Cty Rd 61 for ½ mile. Turn left into the Mt. Itasca driveway – stay left at the Y.
Please let me know if you have any question