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CCA 2012 Junior Track Program – Development Camps

release by the Canadian Cycling Association

October 06, 2011 (London, ON) – The Canadian Cycling Association is pleased to announce a special talent identification track development camp at the Forest City Velodrome in London, Ontario. This talent ID Camp is the first of 8 camps to be held across Canada this winter.

Eligible track cycling athletes are required to be 15 – 17 years old, have the ability to ride in a pace line and handle other group riding skills on the track. The intensive three day velodrome sessions will be led by a National Track Team Coach and includes an evening of racing.

This camp is a CCA skills development camp, the emphasis will be on technique and bike handling skills, some drills will be included in the workouts.

This is an athlete self funded camp. Riders are responsible for their accommodations in London. The fee for the Talent ID Camp is $25.00 and payable to the Forest City Velodrome. The fee covers the cost of your training sessions and includes racing on Saturday night.

Track Camp Schedule:
Friday October 28th 6:30pm – 9pm.
Saturday October 29th 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
Saturday Night Racing 7pm
Sunday October 30th 8:30am – 11am – Camp closes.

This camp is the first in a series of development projects to identify and prepare our Juniors for International track competitions in 2012 and beyond.

Cadet & Junior aged track athletes, for registration details please send an email to:
CCA Track Coordinator, Sara Poutanen – Sara.poutanen@canadian-cycling.com

2197 prom Riverside Drive, Suite 203 – Ottawa, ON – K1H 7X3 – (613) 248-1353, www.canadian-cycling.com





1 Comments For This Post

  1. Ben Aroundo, ON, Canada says:

    What they are doing at the London Ontario Velodrome is “REAL development of athletes” and it will identify and produce champions and the obvious approach is all about “teaching skills”, developing racing physiques and learning racing strategies.

    The “other approach” is using a bunch of cycling inexperienced technicians (Inexperienced is relative, in my book under 10 years of competitive cycling) as coaches in a lab setting with power meters and drawing blood for LT etc. This high tech approach can only be truly relevant and useful to established elite and professional racers. Ontario Cycling is not at a high enough level and does not have enough young, talented, experienced athletes for this tactic to succeed. Using this approach with especially young beginners in the sport will produce nothing but racing duds with lousy bike handling skills to boot.

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