Saturday Oct 20th. Training day at Elk River [please contact Bill Meyer if you are interested!]
Sunday Oct 21st Biathlon race, Elk River, 10:00 zero-
Nov 17th-25th T camp at West Yellowstone-including a biathlon race there
Sunday Dec 9th- Biathlon race Mt Itasca
Sunday Dec 16th Biathlon race Mt Itasca
15th/16th CXC JNQ in Michigan
22/23 CXC JNQ Madison- sprints
Fri Dec 28th Biathlon Trials Official training Soldier Hollow UT
Sat-Mon- Dec 29th-31st Biathlon Trials races UT
Sat Jan 5th- Mesabi Invite hs
Sunday Jan 13th Biathlon race Elk River
19/20 CXC JNQ Cable WI
25th-4 Feb- YJr Worlds Slovakia
Saturday 2nd Feb, Biathlon race Nisswa
4th-8th Section races hs
14th State meet hs
16/17 CXC JNQ Mpls
Sun 3rd of March, Biathlon race Snowflake, Duluth
Sun 10th of March Biathlon race Mt Itasca
28-31 Mar US Biathlon Nationals- eastern venue to be announced.
New Training year begins April 16th, 2018
May Camp 5.19-20 Mt Itasca- Introduction to biathlon, fitting rifles, and shooting focus
June Camp 6.13-23 Mt Itasca- Shooting camp. First week for all, second for 2nd yr + athletes
July Biathlon Race- 7.19 Elk River- Biathlon on roller skis –Thurs eve
Vermont Training Camp 8.5-12. Plus travel days. High level training at Jericho, VT
August Biathlon Race- 8.23 Elk River- Biathlon on roller skis- Thurs eve
Sept Biathlon Race- 9.30 Elk River- Biathlon on roller skis- Sunday – 10:00AM Zero
Oct Camp-10.18-21 Mt Itasca- Intensity focus-Sunday moves to Elk River
Oct Biathlon Race- 10.21 Elk River—Biathlon on roller skis- Sunday morning
Please note the above schedule is subject to changes. Normally about 2 weeks ahead of the event an “Invitation” will be sent out by email. Please respond to those so the organizers can plan for the appropriate number of participants.
The Camps are designed for younger athletes—generally age 13-25. Those older are invited to all the races, and to participate in the camps as coaches or coach/parents.
Enjoy the attached and check out the snaps I grabbed from the video clip. Taken at about 5.5 km into the time trial at Mt Itasca.
Bill Meyer, Coach
Here are the results of all the testing, time trials, hill climbs, and the race last week and Sunday. They are on a spread sheet also including old results and some athletes who are no longer competing. If you pick up your name on the left and track across, you should be able to map your progress over the years. Each event is color coded on the top with the same color each year.
Enjoy! It is a long long journey!!
Bill Meyer, Coach
Midwest Regional Biathlon Development Camp
June 13-17, 2018
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, as well as strength and technique work.
Daily schedule (below) shooting twice a day with 1 or 2 physical workout as well;
Sunday 6.17 – Summer Biathlon Race ( Running)
Dates: Wednesday, June 13 at 10 AM at Mt. Itasca – Sunday 17th at 11 AM
Cost : $270.00 includes use of venue, coaching, housing, food.
What to bring:
We will be camping at Mt. Itasca therefore you will need a camping gear tent, mat /air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow. Option is also sleeping in the wax room.
You will need rifle, 1 brick of ammo (some ammo will be available to buy at the camp), running shoes, and several sets of training clothing. Also, skate rollerski equipment, 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. On Saturday there will be a rollerski race and on Sunday a Running Biathlon Race
|2018 June Midwest Regional Biathlon Camp Schedule|
|We 6.13||10:00am||M.I.||Dry fire, accuracy shooting 1:30h|
|2:00pm||M.I.||Dry Fire, accuracy shooting, shooting test 1:30h|
|3:45pm||M.I.||Easy rollerski 1:30h|
|Th 6.14||8:00am||M.I.||Uphill Test|
|9:00am||M.I.||Easy combo 1h|
|2:00pm||M.I.||Shooting drills, tests 1:30h|
|3:45pm||M.I.||Rollerski – Double pole|
|Fr 6.15||8:00am||M.I.||Shooting drills ,Combo shooting 2h|
|pm||OFF, or accuracy shooting|
|Sa 6.16||7:30am||Fairg.||Rollerski Timetrial 11k|
|10:00am||M.I.||accuracy shooting – optional|
|3:00pm||M.I.||Shooting drills, Combo shooting 1:45h|
|Su 6.17||9:00am||M.I.||Summer Biathlon Race – running, 7.5k|