Junior National Team 2020
Based at Regional Centers/ Clubs
As a training camp based team, the purpose of the Junior National Team is to foster effective
training environments and coaching relationships that support the continued development of our
top performing Junior and Youth athletes.
Biathletes named to this team have demonstrated internationally competitive biathlon
performances and/or Nationally competitive ski speed. Athletes will automatically qualify for this
team via the following criteria, as long as they will be at in the Y/Jr age class for the coming
Top 40 result (excluding relays) at YJWCH, or
Top 40 result (excluding relays) at JOECH, or
Top 20 results (excluding relays) at the Jr. IBU Cup, or
Any Y/Jr athlete that qualifies for any Sr. IBU Cup or World Cup
Additional athletes may be named to the Junior National Team via discretion. When
considering athletes for discretionary selection, the USBA principles of discretion will apply as
well as these factors:
Internationally competitive ski speed in biathlon, such as top 20 course times at
Nationally competitive ski speed in cross country, such as top 15 distance results at
Junior Nationals, while showing commitment to biathlon.
Junior or Youth athletes with exceptional results at US Biathlon National Championship.
If extra space is available at training camps before US Summer National Championships,
additional athletes may be invited to participate based on their best performance at Junior &
Youth World Championships, Junior IBU Cups, JOECH and US Nationals.
After Summer Nationals, extra camp space may be filled by staff recommendations and US Biathlon International Competition Committee approval based on the events listed above and Summer Nationals.
For athletes that have not taken WADA Anti Doping Educational Seminar, please make sure you undertake it BEFORE OCTOBER 15th. If you don’t complete the trainings before then, you will not be eligible to start at any IBU event (e.g. World Cups, YJWCH, IBU Cups, etc).
ALL athletes who plan on competing in IBU events this season MUST COMPLETE the training. If you have previously taken the training last year, that will suffice (I think a lot of the juniors have already completed this training). If not, you need to complete the training by OCTOBER 15.
Below you will find links on how to complete either of the processes. Once you are finished, please send Preston (email@example.com) your certificate of completion.
Then click–> https://adel.wada-ama.org
Coming up on the 19th/20th of October, 2019 is MNBiathlon’s Fall Festival! This event will be held on the roller loops and range at the Woodland Trails in Elk River.
New this year will be a 2 hour Novice clinic to be put on with the help of coaches and experienced athletes. That will be followed by a training afternoon emphasizing ski and shooting skills.
On Sunday will be the last Rollerski Biathlon race of the season with zero at 10:00.
As usual, please let me know if you can make it, and to which events.
Bill Meyer, Coach
Novice Event Posting
Fall Festival Posting
Sponsored by Minnesota Biathlon and Twin Cities Biathlon
Woodland Trails Biathlon Range https://www.minnesotabiathlon.com/venues/
Practice – Saturday, 10/19
10:00AM – 4:00PM
Includes novice event from 10:00AM-12:00PM. See separate flier for participation in this event. Experienced athletes needed during this event to help out on shooting points!
Cost: $10 – but free if you help out with the novice race at 10AM!
Race – Sunday, 10/29
Youth/Junior/Senior Men – 11.4km
5x medium loops, 4 shooting stages, PPSS.
All Others – 9.3km
3x medium, 2x short loops, 4 shooting stages, PPSS.
9.3km distance allowed for novices/masters if requested. Junior women and older may race 11.4km distance if requested.
Registration @ 9:30 AM
Please have your paperwork filled out beforehand.
Either print and complete the second page of the pdf above or online at https://forms.gle/KRAgDVtw8vxE1rAE7
Zero @ 10:00 AM
Race Start @ 11:00 AM
Time-trial start, 10 second interval.
$10 / racer
Cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon.
Racing or practicing?
Contact Bill Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign-up online (save some paper!) at https://forms.gle/KRAgDVtw8vxE1rAE7
Interested in volunteering, or have other questions?
Contact Brian at email@example.com or 651-366-2952
10:00AM – 12:00PM
Woodland Trails Biathlon Range, Elk River, MN
Directions – https://goo.gl/maps/fPMgDVz8HswsvDbMA
Interested in biathlon? Come try it out at our fall novice clinic.
● Learn about biathlon technical basics and race formats.
● Receive instruction on rifle safety and marksmanship.
● Try out what you’ve learned in an untimed, low-key race combining rollerskiing and marksmanship.
● Watch experienced biathletes practice their skills afterwards.
● This clinic is geared towards athletes 13 years and older who are already
comfortable on rollerskis. Younger participants are allowed with some discretion and an adult guardian present. The rifles will be adult size.
The following will be provided by Minnesota Biathlon:
● Biathlon rifles and ammunition.
● Expert coaching and advice.
The following should be provided by attendees:
● Comfortable workout clothing appropriate to the day’s weather.
● Some water, perhaps a light snack.
● Personal rollerski equipment (skis, boots, poles). Helmets are required!
Cash or check made out to Minnesota Biathlon, paid in-person on the day of the event. All proceeds fund biathlon range work and club operations.
Sign up online: https://forms.gle/KXJW9S4kcEYcRjcP9
Clinic is capped at 20 participants.
When the registration cap is reached, those beyond the cap will be placed on a waitlist and notified if a spot has opened up prior to the event.
Questions? Contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 652-366-2952.