One of the workouts you don’t want to pass on this time of year is shooting just for accuracy. Good to start each workout with a 10+10 minimum. Yesterday we took the opportunity to do that, along with a range procedure drill on roller skis, some short TH combos, some long TH combos and some short RP combos. The wind is rarely bad at ER, but yesterday while not real high, was shifting from side to side.
We had a couple of folks on light duty at least by the end of the workout—so they did a 50 shot test on metal without skis on, both with PR’s in that test. Conner did the 10+10 without skis—but the rest shot standing off of roller skis—a definite handicap—so PR’s in that test were in short supply!!
Good workout day and I would like to thank Jeff Bosek and Landrums for all the help setting up, blowing the course, and closing things down at the end.
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.