Online Registration

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NEW - Novice/Practice competition

Once you have taken the USBA Safety Class (see Getting Started in Biathlon) and you want to give a race a try, but not quite ready for a full-length competition, don't worry, we have you covered. Simply register as normal and select the Novice/Practice category in the "questions" section of the registration form.


Getting Started in Biathlon

Getting Involved in Biathlon
Washington Biathlon Association (WBA) and Methow Valley Biathlon (MVB) and have teamed up to provide this guidance for people interested in getting involved in biathlon in Washington state.
WBA is geared towards serving adults with regard to coaching, and is the state's only race organizer, with their winter venue being Stevens Pass Nordic Center. Juniors are welcome and encouraged to participate in their races. MVB coaching is geared towards juniors at this time, with the exception of Try Biathlon described below. MVB practices are held at ranges in Mazama and Winthrop. MVB does not organize races at this time but travels to WBA races and especially events in other states and Canada, where there are many more juniors racing.
1. Try the sport in a super convenient format-MVB's Try Biathlon day during Christmas week and President's Day weekend in February in Mazama, or WBA's Safety Class and Biathlon Introduction every Saturday of race weekends at Stevens Pass. Either option is an ideal way for everyone to get their first exposure to doing the sport. After doing one of these you will have a much better idea of what the sport is all about.
2. Once you know that you want to get more involved in biathlon, the next step is to take one of the clinics offered by WBA for beginners. WBA hosts a weekend-long clinic that covers both skiing and shooting in January at Stevens Pass Nordic Center (this season 1/5-1/6/19). These clinics are ideal opportunities to learn the basics, including the safety, shooting technique, gun maintenance, and ski technique. Adults are strongly encouraged to go this route to acquire biathlon knowledge and technique! Juniors should try to join Methow Valley Biathlon for shooting training and Methow Valley Nordic Team for physical and ski training; part-timers are welcome.
4. Continue to improve your skiing. There are many opportunities and class formats available in the Methow Valley, including clinics and weekly classes offered by Methow Valley Nordic Ski Education Foundation and public lessons offered by Methow Valley Ski School. An especially fun and effective option is the Sun Mountain Camp in December (this season, 12/21-12/23). Stevens Pass Nordic Center also gives lessons, and WBA puts on a ski technique clinic at Stevens Pass for its members who are intermediate and above (this season, 1/20/19). Juniors are strongly encouraged to join the Nordic team nearest to them.
5. Continue to improve your shooting. The best way to stay connected to opportunities for shooting coaching and practice is to join WBA and/or MVB.
See you out there!


Biathlon Summit Details

Please wear sportswear and be prepared to move around and get into shooting position.

BRING:
Pen for taking notes.
Drink and snacks - Lunch will be provided.
Rifle and tools if you own, club rifles will be provided for those who do not own.
Lots of energy.


BIATHLON SUMMIT SCHEDULE

8:45 - 9am check in
9:00 - 11:15am One on One Rifle Fit
9:00- 9:45am Etiquette, Range Set up, Race Formats
9:45 - 10:45am Zeroing/Range Procedure
10:45 - 11:15 Race Prep/Clothing
11:15 - Noon Position practice and fine tuning

Noon - 12:30pm onsite Lunch - PROVIDED - please bring drink/snack you want throughout the day

12:30pm - 2:00pm Break out Sessions
Rifle cleaning
Ski Waxing
Rifle on/off & Bling & MantisX demo
2:00 - 3pm Dry Fire
2:00 - 3pm Safety Clinic for new biathletes

If you are registered and need directions to the venue, please email bryn.black@wabiathlon.org


Upcoming Events and Winter Schedule

WBA MEMBERSHIP
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BIATHLON SUMMIT
Registration NOW OPEN

This full day indoor training day is for ALL levels of biathletes.

It will give in depth classes on:

Biathlon Etiquette
Range set up/take down
Best Practices for Zeroing
Position/Rifle Fit (perfect for newbies to fit and document settings for loaner rifles)
Rifle Cleaning & Maintenance
Ski Waxing
Dry Fire Workouts
Race Prep and Nutrition

Come spend the day and get totally immersed in all things biathlon and get ready for the winter season.

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Winter 2019 Schedule Announced
Jan 5/6 New Comer clinics
Jan 12/13 - Mass Start then Super Sprint
Jan 20 - WBA Member Ski Clinic
Feb 2/3 - Individual then Super Sprint
Feb 23/24 - Sprint then Pursuit
Mar 9/10 - Individual then Super Sprint or Sprint
April 13/14 - Mass Start then Mixed Relay


Additional Summer Race just added!!

Save the Date for Oct 7!

Mass Start Cross (aka running) and Mountain Bike Biathlon Races.

Seattle Police Athletic Association

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