Mountain Bike Australia will be hosting junior development squads across the country in the first step for riders on the pathway to elite racing.
Thirteen courses will be held in each state and territory, except Northern Territory, by an accredited Level 1 or 2 coach who is based in the region.
The focus of the program is skilled based group training sessions with the ultimate goal of attending and performing at a minimum of one national level event over the course of the 9 month programme.
The programme will also introduce athletes to basic fitness testing, information on anti-doping, nutrition as well as conduct in the MTBA high performance environment.
Riders will also receive a minimum 36 hours of face to face coaching with squads subject to minimum numbers to proceed, with squad sizes capped at 10. Applicants must be aged 14-18 as at 31 December 2017 to be eligible for the program.
The areas are as follows:
Sunshine Coast (XC) – Andy Fellows
Brisbane (XC) – Mark Routledge
NEW SOUTH WALES
Nowra/Southern Highlands (XC) – Lynne Vaughan
Port Macquarie (XC) – Jason English
Newcastle (XC) – Damien Enderby
Melbourne/Lysterfield (XC) – Dora and Kelvyn Bettridge
Geelong / Surf Coast (XC) – Adam Kelsell
Adelaide (XC) – Evan James
Adelaide (GRAVITY) – Tyson Schmidt
Lauceston (XC) – Adrian Cooper
Perth Hills (XC) – Ian Humphrey
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Canberra (XC) – Dylan Cooper
Canberra (GRAVITY) – Dylan Cooper
Applications close 14 August 2016.
The online application form can be found at http://bit.ly/2a78FME
Any questions can be emailed to Jodie Willett email@example.com
Photo: Jodie Berry