This is a Level 1 Biathlon Coaches’ Clinic. This clinic is also ideal for Masters’ Athletes who want a crash course in biathlon marksmanship. Topics covered will include:
1) Teaching Biathlon Rifle Safety
2) Basics of Shooting Technique- position, trigger control, breathing
3) Biathlon Range Procedure
4) Fitting rifles and optimizing shooting position
5) Dryfire and live fire drills for beginning biathletes
6) Basics of “combo” training
The clinic will be run by Bill Meyer- Minnesota Biathlon. He will be assisted by Piotr Bednarski, Director of Athlete Development, USBA, and Jacob Beste, Army National Guard Biathlon Coach.
Schedule and Location:
Saturday, May 19
5pm-10pm (dinner will be provided- pizza)
Classroom Session: Teaching Biathlon Rifle Safety, Basics of shooting technique, Adjusting biathlon rifles for prone and standing position, Dryfire Drills and Range procedure
Registration, Fees, and What to Bring:
Rifles and ammo will be provided. All participants need to bring a pad/sleeping bag for prone shooting (to provide some padding for your elbows). Cost for printed materials and dinner $45, checks made out MN Biathlon (pay at the clinic).
Please register by sending an email with your contact information to Piotr Bednarski at firstname.lastname@example.org. Clinic is limited to 15 participants. You must preregister by email or phone 952/237-0765 by May 17.
Athletes ages 15 and up are eligible to attend provided they are mature enough to focus during the technical parts of the clinic.
Hayward Rod and Gun Club - In Hayward take Highway 27 East past McDonalds and go about 1km. Then you hit the next stop light and take a left onto Highway B and go out about 5km. The club is on the right side of the road. 14261W county rd B.