This project aims to inspire and encourage kids and youths to practice biathlon by giving them sustainable, safe equipment and a socially positive activities toolkit that can be used across the world. With the 'Biathlon for All' program, IBU supports selected NFs with laser rifle equipment (rifles, targets, supporters, mats) to deliver their action plan for kids' and youths' recruitment and training.
The project requires an NFs action plan approved by IBU and the assignment of a Project Coordinator (PC) responsible for project implementation and reporting during the project duration and after it finishes. IBU may contact the PC at any time during the project duration and request interim reports, photos and videos. In addition, the PC will be invited to a working group which develops the IBU toolkit for National Federations - Kids and Youth's introduction to the biathlon education program through its experience exchange.
The project requires:
Appointment of a National or Regional Coordinator.
Action plan for Biathlon for All activities, which may include promotional and training activities, combine laser rifle shooting with running, rollerblading, roller skiing, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking.
Each NF may get up to 10 laser rifle sets.
Reports during and after the project
A minimum of 10 activities with pics & videos
Project Coordinator shares their experience during the seminar in May 2024
NFs that fail to report their activities must return their laser rifles to the IBU.
Project guidelines can be found here:Biathlon for All 2023 Guidelines
Project applications must be submitted via IBU Scope.'Biathlon for All'_Application Form template IBU ScopeExample of objectives and action plan
Call for applications: 15th March to 15th April 2023
Duration of projects: 01st June 2023 to 31st March 2024
Review of applications: by 21st of April 2023
Announcement of results: 24th of April 2023
Dagmara Gerasimuk - IBU Development Director