Challenged Athletes Foundation Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Clinic
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Challenged Athletes Foundation Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Clinic

What: The Idaho chapter of the Challenged Athletes Foundation is hosting its first Nordic skiing and biathlon clinic for adaptive athletes as young as 6 years old. No experience is required. Attendees will receive world-class training from Paralympians and Olympic biathlon and skiing coaches. 

Why: In Idaho there are an estimated 200,000 individuals living with disabilities, many of whom are eligible to receive support and benefit from CAF’s programs. Clinics hosted by CAF-Idaho exist to strengthen the existing adaptive sports community and empower individuals with permanent physical challenges in the State of Idaho by providing access to sports and fitness. 

 

When: 

  • Saturday, January 18 
    • 9:00-11:00 - Beginners will focus on Nordic, advanced will begin full biathlon training
    • 11:30-1:00 - Lunch and classroom activity for both groups
    • 1:00-3:00 - Beginners will focus on shooting, advanced will continue comprehensive
    • 3:00-3:45 - Showcase of abilities, short race where beginners and advanced will be paired
    • 6:00-8:00 - Athlete dinner with panel discussion with elite coaches
  • Sunday, January 19 is a free ski day for clinic attendees to practice the skills they learned alongside coaches and Paralympians 

 

Where: Attendees will stay at and train outside the Osprey Lodge at Tamarack Resort, 311 Village Dr., Tamarack, Idaho 83615. 

 

Who: 

Attendees of note include: 

  • BethAnn M. Chamberlain - US Paralympic Nordic Development Coach
  • Eric Reynolds - Olympian and coach of Sara Studebaker (Boise biathlete, Nordic Coach & retired US Olympic biathlete)
  • Greg Mallory – Two-time Paralympian
  • Kevin Holtry - Boise-based adaptive athlete, Boise Police Department 
  • Kristina Sabasteanski - Two-time Olympian and veteran 
  • Marc Mast - Elite Nordic coach and designer of adaptive Nordic equipment
  • Sean Halstead - Three-time Paralympian and veteran
  • Willie Stewart – Paralympian and CAF National Spokesperson
  • Wilson Dippo – US Paralympic Nordic Coach, Bogus Basin Nordic Team 
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