U.S. Biathlon Coach Conference & Officials Training Weekend

May 12 - 15, 2022

Mt.Van Hoevenberg Logo - Lake Placid NY

Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic Complex, Lake Placid, NY




May 12-13, 2022 Coach Conference Program

May 14-15, 2022 Level 1 and Level 2 Officials Training



Club coaches from across the U.S. are invited to register for the annual U.S. Biathlon Coach Conference and Training Weekend from May 12-15th in Lake Placid. The goal of this event is to bring coaches together for talks and hands-on workshops in biathlon and sport education and to network with each other. 


After a two-year hiatus, we look forward to bringing a core group of coaches together again to discuss the current state of biathlon in the U.S. and plans for future development. We also welcome newer faces looking to connect with more experienced coaches in their regions. 


This year there will also be a Level 1/2 Official’s Training offered directly afterward on the weekend, taught by Technical Delegate Tracy Lamb. This is an excellent opportunity to increase your biathlon knowledge, train yourself to better prepare athletes for competition, and run better competitions yourself at any scale. We encourage all coaches to attend.

Schedule & Sessions


The final event schedule and workshop list are yet to be finalized. Here is an outline of the schedule of events and a sample of workshop types & talks that will be offered. 

Sign-up for coach conference and officials training will be made separately. 


Coach Conference


Thursday & Friday 

9:00am-12:00pm Morning sessions with coffee break

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm-4:00pm Afternoon sessions 

6:30pm Brewery Meet-up (Thursday only) 

Officials Training



9:00am-5:00pm All day session. Includes lunch & coffee.



9:00am-12:00pm Half-day session & exam


Sample Workshops & Sessions Offered:

  • Ski Technique Workshop with U.S. National Team Coach

  • Fueling for endurance sessions with U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Nutrition

  • Power of Words: Communication for Coaches in everyday challenging situations 

  • Shooting Technique Workshop with U.S. National Team Coach

  • Presentation and updates from USBA staff on national development 

  • Training theory talk with U.S. or other National Team Coach

Cost & Registration 


Event registration is live at 

Coach Conference Cost: $50/person

Officials Training Cost: $50/person

Registrants must be active members of U.S. Biathlon Association. 






We have limited lodging available for event registrants at the Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Lake Placid.  Rooms will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis on the SkiReg registration page.  Please note that these are double rooms, and you will most likely have a roommate designated by USBA.


The check-in date is May 11th, and the check-out date is May 15th for those staying for the conference and officials training. The cost is $90/pp/day, including meals. 


Other lodging recommendations outside the Training Center include: 




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