Coaching Overview

There are two types of biathlon coaching streams:

  • Community Coaching (Biathlon Trainer and Biathlon Program Leader) – designed for Biathlon Bears programs
  • Competitive Coaching (NCCP Competition Introduction, Competition Development, Advanced Coaching Diploma) – designed for coaching competitive athletes competing at provincial races, Canada Winter Games, Canadian National Championships and similar competitions.


Community Coaching Workshops

Biathlon Trainer offered every May and Biathlon Program Leader offered every September.


Competitive Coaching Workshops

Biathlon Alberta offers the NCCP Competition Introduction course. There are two parts to becoming Competition Introduction trained:

  • Successful completion of six multi-sport theory workshops
  • Successful completion of a practical dryland/on-snow biathlon-specific workshop


NCCP Multi-Sport Theory Workshops

NCCP Multi-sport theory workshops are available on an ongoing basis through the Alberta Sport.


Dryland/On-Snow Biathlon Workshops

Offered alternating between Dryland and On-Snow each year in the fall.


Coaching Professional Development

Offered yearly to registered Biathlon Alberta coaches.


Coach Training Resources


Coach Evaluation Tools

Air Rifles

Canadian Sport Links