Australian Biathlon is the national and internationally recognized Peak Sporting Organization in Australia for the sport of Biathlon by virtue of its recognition and affiliation with the International Biathlon Union (IBU) and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC).
Australian Biathlon conducts and manages athlete pathways and programs from entry level of recreational/novice through to Olympic levels. As we have the overarching responsibility for National representation of the sport, Australian Biathlon engages with all levels of organizations including International Federations, Federal and State Governments, ski resorts, clubs, sport institutes as well as industry.
Strategic Focus 2014 – 2018 quadrennial
During this quadrennial the proportion of resources allocated to increase the base of entrants, at the same time focus on improving coaching capacity and education for consistent high quality programs for existing development, pathways for grassroots through to emerging and high performance athletes must be managed to ensure a strong focus on building a foundation to enable success in the following quadrennial.
Maintain avenues for Masters and recreational athletes to participate and enjoy the sport of Biathlon in Australia. To position our organization to create the capacity and resources to allow those with disabilities to participate in adaptive forms of this sport.
- Participant Opportunities
- Integrity and equity (fairness)
2016 to 2018 National High Performance Coach
The Board of Australian Biathlon (AB) is seeking expressions of interest of the following position for our International and National Programs from 2016 to 2018 inclusive. Applications will be considered from domestic and international applicants.
The Coach appointed will be responsible for training and supporting our National Team and National Development Team, including facilitation, logistics, management and administration of the camps for a minimum period of:
- 15 days in the Northern Hemisphere Training and Competition season
- 10 days in the Australian Training and Competition season
and as well be available as requested, to coaching other Australian Biathlon members including novices, development, recreational or masters athletes whether in single events or at camps.
It is the primary responsibility of the appointed National High Performance Coach to prepare National and Development Team athletes for the Australian and European Competition seasons. While these athletes will be expected to be in all-year training with their own coaches, the National High Performance Coach is to facilitate the year round physical, technical and psychological development of that athlete.
It is expected that the High Performance Coach will work in collaboration with the director of sport to assist with the provision of programs which support novices and development athletes, as well as high performance athletes wishing to participate in international competition.
Remuneration will be dependent on the experience of the successful applicant. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered during training camps and for specific international events, as well as other negotiated expenses.
Interested persons should apply via email to Chairman of the AB Selection Committee via e: firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 3 May 2016 with an outline of your qualifications and experience together with your vision for Australian Biathlon. General enquiries regarding this position should also be directed to the same email address.
Australian/Victorian Biathlon Association Inc.
Reg. No. A0002041F