Competition Air

Ages 13-14, or by invitation based on sport specific speed ability



With a focus on race competition, Comp AR athletes train to a plan that combines group practices, independent workouts and the athlete's other sports and activities. Depending on age, athletes train with the
Jr Devo Nordic Team or the Comp Nordic Team; a majority of training is performed as part of the larger team.

Dryland training follows the Nordic program (July for Comp and Sept for Jr Devo) and will include roller skiing, ski striding, running, cycling and weekly strength training to develop the physical strength, balance, and flexibility to support enhanced ski performance.

Rifle training will focus on refining the prone positioning using an S-400 compressed-air rifle, advanced precision skills, high intensity combination shooting skills, and race specific shooting tactics. Program fees are aligned to fee structure for Nordic programs with additional biathlon specific fees.

Athlete Equipment Requirements

  • 1 pair skate race skis (leasable from Highlands Nordic)
  • 1 pair skate training (“rock”) skis for use in all conditions (not leasable due to early season usage)
  • 1 pair classic training skis for use in all conditions (not leasable due to early season usage)
  • Combi or specific classic and skate boots
  • Poles with lengths as suggested by the coach for skate and classic
  • Ski striding poles (5cm shorter than your suggested classic length)
  • Air Arms S400 .177-caliber compressed air-cylinder biathlon rifle (owned/leased)


Race Events

Team members are expected to participate in local and regional races:

  • Booathlon
  • Snickers 
  • Ontario Youth Championship (if not conflicting with Chelsea)
  • Q-cup: Chelsea (Gatineau)
  • 3 other SOD paraffin races

Fees (Please review Athlete Equipment Requirements)

  • Junior Devo Fee + $75 Ammunition & Equipment Fee (Price increases by $25 on July 16)
  • S400 Lease (S400 $125) to be paid separately
  • Trail pass (not included in program fee)
  • Biathlon Ontario Athlete Membership Required
  • Travel, food, race entry and accommodation at events