Biathlon BC and Whistler Sport Legacies are partnering to offer several biathlon coaching courses in Whistler this November. The courses offered are the NCCP Learning Facilitator, Competition-Introduction 1, and Gold Community Coaching course.

This is an excellent opportunity to take the Learning Facilitator course, or to get involved in coaching by taking an introductory biathlon coaching course. All of these courses will be held at the Whistler Athletes’ Centre and at Whistler Olympic Park.

For information about these coaching courses and where they fit along the coach development pathway, please visit the coaching page on Biathlon Canada’s website: http://www.biathloncanada.ca/main.php?p=3834&lan=1

If you have any questions about the courses, please contact office@biathlonbc.ca.

Learning Facilitator Course: November 26-29

There are two Learning Facilitator courses, which are being offered at the same time:

  • Learning Facilitator, Competition-Introduction: to register for this course, you must have been a certified Competition-Introduction Coach for at least two years.
  • Learning Facilitator, Community Coaching: to register for this course, you must have been a certified Gold Community Coach for at least two years.

The Learning Facilitator course will be held at the Whistler Athletes Centre and at Whistler Olympic Park on November 26-27. Following the Learning Facilitator course, participants will have the opportunity to co-facilitate one of the Competition-Introduction or Community Coaching courses on the weekend of November 28-29 to obtain their Learning Facilitator/Evaluator certification.

When you register for the Learning Facilitator course, please indicate whether you are registering to be a learning facilitator for Competition-Introduction or Community Coaching. It may also be possible to register for both if you have the required certifications. The maximum number of participants in this course is 8.

Competition-Introduction 1 Course: November 28-29

This course will be held at the Whistler Athletes Centre and Whistler Olympic Park on November 27-29. The hours of the course are 9:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday, and 9:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday. At least 4 participants will be required for the course to proceed. The maximum number of participants in this course is 12.

Gold Community Coaching Course: November 28-29

This course will be held at Whistler Olympic Park on November 28-29. The hours of the course are 9:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday, and 9:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday. At least 6 participants will be required for the course to proceed. The maximum number of participants in this course is 12.

Course Fees

All Participants must be members of Biathlon Canada. Courses are open to all Biathlon Canada members, but priority will go to members of Biathlon BC.

With the support of Whistler Sport Legacies, Biathlon BC is able to provide subsidized rates for Biathlon BC members. Members from other divisions are not eligible for subsidized rates.

Learning Facilitator for Competition-Introduction:

  • $75 Biathlon BC members
  • $150 other Biathlon Canada members

Learning Facilitator for Community Coaching:

  • $50 for Biathlon BC members
  • $100 other Biathlon Canada members

Competition-Introduction 1 Course:

  • $125 for Biathlon BC members
  • $225 other Biathlon Canada members

Gold Community Coaching Course:

  • $30 for Biathlon BC members
  • $60 other Biathlon Canada members

Registration

To register, please send an email to office@biathlonbc.ca. Registration will be open until November 16th at 8:00pm. At that time, places in the courses will be confirmed.

If you are registering for the Learning Facilitator course, please indicate whether you are registering as a Competition-Introduction or Community Coaching learning facilitator, or if you are interested in attending both (numbers will determine if this is feasible).

There are limited places available for these courses, so please register early. You must be a member of Biathlon Canada in order to take these courses. The courses are open to all Biathlon Canada members, but priority will go to members of Biathlon BC.

Payment

Payment can be made by e-transfer or cheque payable to Biathlon BC. Payment instructions will be provided upon registration.

Accommodations

If you require accommodations for these courses, rooms are available at the Whistler Athletes Centre: http://www.whistlersportlegacies.com/venues/whistler-athletes-centre