Youth Olympic Games starting positions for US

Good Morning,

Once each 4 years the International Olympic Committee hosts the Youth Olympics. YOG’s. The Winter Games will be in Jan, 2020 in Switzerland. US Biathlon started the selection process for those who were born in years 2002 & 2003 back at the Trials in Utah last Dec with 3 races, and continued at the Nationals in Vermont last month with 3 more. The final qualifier races will be in Vermont in August on roller skis. Only one of the upcoming races can be included in the best 4 of the 8 races. All races are scored on a percent back basis, based on the average of the top 3 in each event.

What was unknown until yesterday was how many start positions the US was entitled to, so that was clarified as 3 each for men and women. The current standings are enclosed by Tim.

In addition, there will be a team from the US at the Youth and Junior World Biathlon Championships later in Jan. All 15 through 18 yr old Youth will be eligible to qualify for the 4 Youth positions open on those teams based on a series of 3 races held between Christmas and New Years somewhere in the US. 19 through 21 yr olds can qualify as Juniors.

Opportunities in Biathlon!!
B
Bill Meyer, Coach
MNBiathlon

2019/2020 Minnesota Biathlon Membership

MN Biathlon + Nisswa NW, Duluth Esko, Alexandria, Mt Itasca —– $30.00

MN Biathlon + Bluff Country Biathlon, Red Wing —– $30.00

MN Biathlon + Twin Cities Biathlon [includes use of Elk River Range] —– $150.00

MN Biathlon + TC Biathlon+ Coached Weekly Summer Shooting at Elk River —– $300.00

[ Note: does not include cost of ammo nor cost of any club rifle lease made available, nor US Biathlon membership due in Oct each year] [Each club may have separate membership/training fees]

May shooting camp invitation

Good Morning!

Well, looks like winter isn’t done yet. Vlad said yesterday he was still skiing!! We picked up about 6” so far. At least the wind died down!!

Attached please find the Invitation to the May camp. This camp will be similar to last year which some of you attended. If you meet the criteria for age and want to attend, please let me know. If you have your own rifle, or if you have talked to me about a lease for the coming year we hope to see you!! If you haven’t talked to me about a rifle yet you need to do so quickly. I have sent this invitation out to about 25 athletes who attended Novice races this past winter, and I fully expect to get more interest than we have rifles available.

So please let me know if you are planning on attending.

Thanks, and hope you are enjoying the Journey!!
Bill Meyer, Coach

Club Rifles Due to be Turned In

Hi Everyone,

Please note if you have a MN Biathlon rifle or one belonging to a coach, they are due to be turned in to the coaches asap.

Vlad in Grand Rapids
Steve or Eric in Duluth
Jeff in Alexandria
Julie in Elk River
Bill in Nisswa.

Thanks for getting this done. Be sure the rifle is spotless and call our attention to any problems with it.

Also, please let me know if you would like to lease a rifle again next year. We are tentatively short of rifles looking ahead, and will be applying some additional criteria to leases next season.

Coaches, please take the time to clean the rifles again, and then let me know when you have all collected and what you have in hand. If we need replacement parts for worn items, let me know. Damaged parts should be replaced by the athlete.

Also please find attached the tentative Spring/Summer/Fall schedule for this coming training year starting on April 15th. If you have not yet received a training plan from me, and want one, please let me know.

Thanks, and Look forward to the next year’s Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach

MN Biathlon 2019/2020 Spring/Summer/Fall Schedule

APRIL

Mon – 4/15/19:  Begin 19/20   Training Plan

MAY

Fri Eve- Sun – 5/17-5/19:  Weekend Shooting Camp- Mt Itasca-leased rifle issuing/fitting

JUNE

Wed-Sun – 6/19 -6/23:  Mt Itasca Midwest Shooting Camp; Cross Bia race

Tue- Thurs – 6/25-6/27:  Elk River continuation Shooting Camp – time trial on rs

JULY

Thurs eve7/18MN/ER RS Biathlon race #1

AUGUST

Thurs eve 8/8MN/ER RS Biathlon race #2

Sun- Sun – 8/11-8/18:  Vermont National Camp  & Nat RS Bia Championship races

SEPTEMBER

Sun9/15MN/ER RS Biathlon race #3

OCTOBER

Sat-Sun –  10/19- 10/20:  Elk River Camp & MN/ER RS Bia race #4

NOVEMBER

Sun-Sun – 11/24-12/1:  Thanksgiving camp West Yellowstone & Biathlon race

Training plans are coming out currently. Let me know if you want a plan—divided into B/G; YJr; Advanced; and marathon skier categories plus adjusted by annual volume goals.  To qualify for a plan you must be an active member of MN Biathlon.

Also please note: If you intend to lease a rifle from MNBiathlon this year, you will need to agree to attend most of the MN races including those in bold print above plus 6-7 winter MNCup races.

Club Rifles Due to be turned in

Please note if you have a MN Biathlon rifle or one belonging to a coach, they are due to be turned in to the coaches asap.

Vlad in Grand Rapids
Steve or Eric in Duluth
Jeff in Alexandria
Julie in Elk River
Bill in Nisswa.

Thanks for getting this done. Be sure the rifle is spotless and call our attention to any problems with it.

Also, please let me know if you would like to lease a rifle again next year. We are tentatively short of rifles looking ahead, and will be applying some additional criteria to leases next season.

Coaches, please take the time to clean the rifles again, and then let me know when you have all collected and what you have in hand. If we need replacement parts for worn items, let me know. Damaged parts should be replaced by the athlete.

Also please find attached the tentative Spring/Summer/Fall schedule for this coming training year starting on April 15th. If you have not yet received a training plan from me, and want one, please let me know.

Thanks, and Look forward to the next year’s Journey!
Bill Meyer, Coach