Coaching Staff

Chris Halldorson, Head Coach

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages from University of Alberta, Augustana Faculty where he competed as a varsity biathlete as part of the Augustana Vikings program. He is also former junior national team athlete with an extensive background in nordic sports. Upon completion of his competitive career, his focus shifted towards coaching and developing the next generation of athletes in Canada, working with Biathlon Ontario, Chelsea Nordiq and Biathlon Canada. Currently a coach for Biathlon BC and Telemark Nordic Club in Kelowna, Chris is NCCP Comp-Dev certified in Biathlon and working towards NCCP CCI-T2T advanced certification in cross country skiing.

His strong background in biathlon and cross-country skiing is demonstrated in his knowledge of skiing and shooting technique. Chris is also a Naturopathic Physician, and has a thorough understanding of physiology, and nutrition.

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Kathy Davies, Technical Ski Coach

Kathy has been active in many sports her whole life. She started downhill skiing at age 4. She started XC skiing as an athlete, and raced nationally and internationally over many years. She has been coaching for over 20 years and has an advanced coaching diploma from the National Coaching Institute. Kathy believes that ski technique is fundamental to the sport of biathlon. However, biathlon coaches need to focus most of their attention on the range and shooting, and as a result, time for ski technique is often limited. She has a fundamental movement philosophy towards skiing, applying basic biomechanical principles and body alignment techniques to help athletes be as powerful and efficient as possible. Kathy has coached all levels of development, from jackrabbits, Track Attack, Learn to compete, to Senior Development, World Cup and Olympic level athletes. Kathy coached with Cross Country Canada and Biathlon Canada as well as various clubs and teams. She loves interacting with enthusiastic young athletes and helping them reach their potential.

Chelsea Deschamps, Strength &  Movement Coach

Chelsea has been involved in a sport for as long as she can remember and has now pursued it as a career. Her passion is for movement and human physiology so her skills lie in analyzing the athletes’ movement and working with them to create stronger, more powerful, and more efficient movement patterns. She works a lot on physical literacy and enabling the athletes to be better, well-rounded athletes and they have fun doing it! Her athletic history includes competitive soccer, luge, rowing and trail running. She also loves downhill and back-country skiing, climbing, reading, sharing exceptional cups of tea and baking cupcakes.

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Jeff Osadec, Physiologist (Canadian Sport Institute)

Jeff Osadec, MKin CEP CSCS, has coached for the past 12 years working with athletes both young and national level.  Jeff holds degrees in General Studies (’00) and Education (’02) from Brandon University, Exercise and Sport Science (’05) from the University of Manitoba and a Masters in Kinesiology (’09) from the University of Calgary.  Jeff joined the Canadian Sport Institute full time in the fall of 2011 as a strength coach and physiologist. He is certified as a physiologist from Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and as a strength and conditioning coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.