November 29, 2008 – Here is the latest news from Cycling BC, including photos from the Cycling BC Awards Gala on November 15, the announcement of a Cycling BC Young Women’s Development Team, the Cycling BC Coaches Conference Report, and info on the Provincial Youth Team Christmas Camp.
Cycling BC Women’s Development Team 2009
British Columbia has a proud history of producing some of the best female cyclists in the world. Our riders have won World Championships, World Cups, Pan American Games and some of the biggest races in North America. In recognition of these achievements, Cycling BC is furthering the next generation of top national and international level riders by creating a new program for the province’s best female development riders. In 2009, we will present the Cycling BC Women’s Development Team. The goal will be to help talented and aspiring road riders to be more competitive at the National Cycling Championships eventually breaking into the ranks of the National road team.
A key component of the program is a focus on Canada Games and U25 riders. Cycling BC will gradually increase the number of Canada Games and U25 riders on the team as the talent pool steadily grows through this initiative. We strongly believe that by building this team, we will foster and encourage more women to pursue the sport at the highest levels.
The 2009 edition of the team will be open to all female Category 1 & 2 riders, Espoirs and Juniors. All riders interested in the program should email email@example.com
Proposed Competition and Training Camp Program
1) Valley of the Sun Stage Race, – Phoenix AZ, February 13-15th *
2) Provincial Team Camp ? Desert Springs CA, February 16-22th *
3) Redlands Cycling Classic ? Redlands CA, March 26-29th (Tentative TBC)*
4) Enumclaw Stage Race ? Enumclaw WA, May 31-June1**
5) Tour of PEI ? Prince Edward Island, June 7-11, 2009 (Tentative TBC)*
6) National Cycling Championships ? Beauce, End of June/Beginning of July*
7) Canada Games ? U21 ? August 15th***
* All riders by application.
** U25 focused project.
*** U21 only through Canada Games qualification process.
All female cyclists with a valid Cycling BC licence are invited to submit a resume stating their interest in attending Cycling BC projects (listing each specific project you hope to be included in). You should also include a list of racing results from the past 2 seasons. Only Juniors, U25 and Elite Category 1 & 2 riders will be considered.
In Cycling BC’s application process we will strive to:
1) Field the strongest possible team at each of these competitions.
2) Reserve spots on each team for Junior and U25 riders when appropriate for the athlete’s ______level.
3) Assist athletes in making connections with team and event organizers to find other teams ______if they are not included in the Cycling BC team.
4) Include riders with the potential to podium at the National Elite, U23 or Junior Champs.
5) Provide riders with feedback on their racing resume so that it may be improved for future ______applications to professional women’s cycling teams.
Cycling BC will invite team members for each project on the basis of the following:
1) U25 and Junior riders with appropriate fitness and skills for the competition level.
2) Riders with potential to win at Junior, U23 or Elite at the National Cycling Champs.
3) Riders in the top 5 on the BC Cup Points from the 2008 season.
4) Riders in the top 8 at the BC Provincial Road Cycling Championships.
5) Riders competing well in the 2009 season will also be considered.
All projects will be cost shared amongst participants with coaching and management contributed by Cycling BC during the pilot phase of this initiative. Canada Games athletes will receive extra funding to assist with costs.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact Dan Proulx at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching Conference – Report
Last Saturday’s conference was an excellent example of how great things happen when coaches communicate!
Congratulations to you and your staff for taking a simple idea, based on the concept of bringing BC cycling coaches together, and putting it together into a full-day interactive coaching conference.
The BC cycling coaching community, represented by 30 coaches in today’s session, are now linked together by their acknowledged vision of creating athletic excellence within the province of British Columbia.
Best of luck to you and the coaches in maintaining this momentum on the road to 2012, and beyond.
Kurt Innes, ChPC
Lead, Performance Planner
Canadian Sport Centre Pacific
NCCP Level 5 Certified Cycling Coach
Provincial Youth Team Christmas Camp
Dates: December 13th and 14th, 2008.
Locations: Burnaby and Abbotsford.
Invited Athletes: BC Summer Games Athletes and Talent ID riders from the 2008 season.
Lead Coaches: Provincial Coaches Dan Proulx, Steve Lund, Adam Muys
– 12:00-1:00pm Provincial Youth Team Athletes Meeting – Abbotsford Indoor BMX Track
– 1:00pm-3:00pm Mountain Bike Skills/BMX Skills – Abbotsford Indoor BMX Track
– 3:00pm-6:30pm Dinner at Abbotsford Boston Pizza and then commute to Burnaby
– 6:30pm-9:00pm Track Cycling at Burnaby Velodrome
– 9:00pm All athletes depart for home or hotel (Accent Inn)
– 8:30-9:30am Breakfast in hotel restaurant (Accent Inn)
– 10:00am-12:30pm Mountain Biking from Burnaby Velodrome (we will be riding Burnaby Mountain)
– 12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch – Subway
– 1:30pm ? 2:30pm Sport Psychology and Goal Setting for Cyclists ? Burnaby Velodrome
– 2:30pm-3:30pm Provincial Youth Team Athletes Meeting ? Burnaby Velodrome
1. Tommy Guison – Kelowna
2. Victoria Frost – Kelowna
3. Tori Spence – Kamloops
4. Thomas Doyle – Victoria
5. Jeff Doyle – Victoria
6. Craig Logan – Victoria
7. Chris Sundby – Victoria
8. Caitlin Saulsgiver – Shawnigan Lake
9. Curran Jorgsma – Nanaimo
10. Brody Hay – Nanaimo
11. Josh Hall – Nelson
12. Kristen Drygas – Squamish
13. Summer Griffen – Squamish
14. Robynne Shannon – North Vancouver
15. Elsabet Berg – North Vancouver
16. Carsten Berg – North Vancouver
17. Trevor Pearson – North Vancouver
18. Scott Mulder – North Vancouver
19. Eric Mulder – North Vancouver
20. Chris D’Arcy – Vancouver
Vancouver Island based athletes:
Athletes will be picked up at Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal at 10:45am on December 13th with the Cycling BC van. Nanaimo athletes must take the 7:45am ferry to make this. Victoria athletes must take the 9am ferry. Athletes from the island will be driven from venue to venue in the Cycling BC van.
Vancouver, Okanagan and Nelson based athletes:
Please meet the group at the Abbotsford BMX track at 12pm on December 13th.
– Abbotsford BMX Track: 32470 Haida Drive, Abbotsford
– Boston Pizza Abbotsford: (Team Dinner ? Saturday) 32530 South Fraser Way
– Burnaby Velodrome: 7564 Barnet Highway, Burnaby
– The camp is free to all riders invited to attend this camp.
– Athletes who require a hotel room will be charged $50.00 (based on 2 athletes/room)
– Athletes are responsible for all meals and food.
– Vancouver Island Athletes: Athletes will be dropped off at Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal for the 5pm (Swartz Bay) or 5:45pm (Duke Point) Ferry.
– All other athletes may depart from the Burnaby Velodrome at 3:30pm on Sunday.
PLEASE BRING YOUR MOUTAIN BIKE
Helmet, FULL FINGER Gloves, Jeans, Long Sleeve Shirt, Water Bottle, Snacks
Helmet, Gloves, Shorts, Jersey, Riding Jacket, Leg/KneeWarmer/Riding Pants, Water bottle, Snacks, Road Shoes, Road Pedals. Racing bikes are supplied by the velodrome.
PLEASE BRING YOUR MOUTAIN BIKE
Helmet, FULL FINGER Gloves, Shorts, Jersey, Poly-Pro shirt or other wicking layer, Riding Jacket, Leg warmers or Riding Pants, Water bottles, Snacks, MOUNTAIN BIKE SHOES. Head band for under helmet. Warm socks/Booties.
If you have any questions, please email Dan Proulx email@example.com