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Biathlon British Columbia
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Provincial Advisor
Lynn Algra
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Technical Package for Biathlon

Kamloops 2018 BC Winter Games
February 22-25, 2018

Technical packages provide details of the eligibility requirements as well as event and competition information.  In order to fully understand the rules and requirements for participation in the BC Games, it is expected that the BC Games General Rules will be read in addition to the sport-specific information contained in the technical package.
Technical Package for Biathlon last updated: Jan 31, 2018.
Be sure to check back for updates.

 

Venue:
MacArther Island - Field #2
Age:
Under 15
Age Description:
Athletes in the Junior Boys & Girls Category must be 13-14 years of age as of December 31, 2017
Zone Team Composition:
4 competitors per zone (2 male and 2 female). Zone teams shall consist of two members from each eligible category. If there are no qualifying athletes in a category, athletes from the other gender may be added to the team.
Wildcards:
8 wildcards (4 male and 4 female). Two wildcards (1 female and 1 male) shall be given to the host community if there are competitors from the community. Any remaining wildcards shall be assigned in priority to provide opportunities to the most competitive athletes based on the results of BC Cups in the current and prior seasons and not on a geographic basis.
Maximum Athletes:
40
Coaches:
(See BC Games General Rules for information about the Adult Supervisor Role)

1 head coach and 1 assistant coach (1 male; 1 female) per zone

Every zone must name a head coach.  If assistant coaches have any NCCP training they are registered with the role "assistant coach", otherwise they are registered with the role "adult supervisor".  See BC Games General Rules for more information.

Officials:
(the number of Officials the sport is permitted to register as participants)

The sport is permitted to register 12 officials.

Transportation, accommodation, and meals, as arranged by the Host Society, will be provided for officials. See BC Games General Rules for more information.

Athlete Eligibility:

In addition to BC Games General Rules, the sport-specific eligibility requirements noted in this technical package are in effect for the 2018 BC Winter Games.

Competitors must have received instruction from a Biathlon coach prior to participating in zone qualifications.
Coach Eligibility:

Note that the role of head coaches and assistant coaches at the BC Games includes travelling to and from the Games with the team/zone, residing with the team/zone in BC Games accommodation, and acting in a supervisory capacity throughout the Games.

See BC Games General Rules for information about the roles of the head coach and assistant coach.

All head coaches must be fully certified at NCCP Level 2, or Community Gold Level, or Introduction to Competition Coach 2 (IC2) Trained, in the new CBET program. Assistant Coaches must have completed Making Ethical Decisions.

BC Games General Rules dictate the level of coach certification required for head coaches and assistant coaches unless otherwise stated in this Technical Package - click here for details.  A minimum of Making Ethical Decisions is required for all assistant coaches - more information can be found here.

Events and Categories:
Due to the lack of a proper biathlon venue, the competitions will feature running and IR rifle shooting. There will be a total of four competitions with multiple categories over the three-day event. These competitions will be a 2.4km Sprint (Junior male / Junior Female), 2 x 1.8km Team Relay (Junior Male / Junior Female), 3km Mass Start (Junior Male / Junior Female), and 4 x 1.8km Mixed Relay. These competitions will be governed as close as practical by the Biathlon BC Hosting Policy, except where explicitly waived by the jury. For the Team Relay, zones may enter more than one same gendered teams from their zone, but only one medal is given per zone. All remaining athletes without same zone team partners will be put into exhibition teams and will not be eligible for medals. Exhibition athletes will be assigned to teams based on a random draw. If after the draw there is an extra boy and girl they will form a team and compete in the boys competition. If there is only one athlete left over they will be unable to compete. For the 4 x 1.8km Mixed Relay, zones may enter one team of two girls and two boys. All remaining athletes will be put into exhibition teams and will not be eligible for medals. Exhibition athletes will be assigned to teams based on a random draw and will consist, as much as possible, of 2 boys and 2 girls on each team. If an exhibition team has less than four athletes, one or more athlete(s) from that team will need to complete an extra leg. If there is only one athlete left over they will be unable to compete. Each athlete will take 5 shots per shooting bout (no spares), shooting in the required sequence from left to right and will do one penalty lap of 100m loop for each missed shot per bout. The starting order of each team shall be junior girls, then junior boys. Exhibition teams shall compete in accordance with this order as closely as possible. Other rules will follow Biathlon Canada and Biathlon BC hosting policy.

Equipment:
Laser rifles will be used and provided by the BCWG for these competitions. Equipment will be governed by IBU, Biathlon Canada or Biathlon BC rules. Athletes shall bring their own running footwear suitable for use on a grass field. Footwear with improved traction such as plastic/metal cleats are allowed.
Zone Selections and Registration Deadline: 

BC Games Society requires all registration be completed using the BC Games Participant Online Registration process no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, January 22, 2018, unless an earlier date is set by the Provincial Sport Organization and is included in this technical package.  See BC Games General Rules for registration procedures.

All Zone Qualifications must be completed by January 13, 2018. The format for qualification shall follow the Biathlon BC Hosting Policy as closely as practical except in Zones where local conditions do not permit.
Accommodation and Transportation:

Also see BC Games General Rules for further details about accommodation and transportation.

All participants under 19 years of age are required to stay in BC Games accommodation and to be supervised by adult members of their zone team.
Medals:

The Minus-One Rule will be implemented for all sports. This means that when there are four or more competitors or teams, Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals will be awarded; when there are three competitors or teams, Silver and Gold medals will be awarded, and when there are two competitors or teams only a Gold medal will be awarded. For more details about BC Games medals, review the BC Games General Rules.

Medals will be awarded in each event within the parameters of the BC Games Society Minus-One Rule.





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