Pacific Cycling Centre (PCC) has announced that new applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 Development and High Performance Program. The 2014 – 2015 program was a great success, resulting in PCC coached riders achieving podium performances throughout 2015 season, and making the National team standards.
The 2015-2016 program will identify a group of athletes who are committed to excellence, and who have the potential to progress to the next level and eventually to elite status. The goal would be for them to compete in World Cups, World Championships and the Olympic Games in the next two quadrennials. Men and women in U17 – U19 categories will be identified, as will those in U23, with the objective to channel athletes into the development and HP racing team, and to maintain a permanent, high-performance training group at the Pacific Cycling Centre, with the appropriate coaching and support system.
The athletes training will be based on the Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) model at the Train-to-Train, Train-to-Compete, Learn-To-Win and Train-To-Win levels. Athletes from road, track and mountain bike will be accepted into the program, and will have access to the highest quality professional coaching and training in a peer group setting, training camps, regular physiological testing, mentorship opportunities with Olympians and for those showing particular talent, support at race competitions.
“Having a full development and HP program that includes coaching and racing opportunities with their desired team creates a very exciting opportunity for the next generation of upcoming cyclists,” says Houshang Amiri, PCC Head Coach.
PCC will kick start the 2015-2016 season with supervised training ride sessions every Saturday and Sunday, starting Saturday November 7th. In addition weekly indoor training sessions aimed at flexibility, core strength / stability, and dynamic strength will also be incorporated as key components of developing a base over the off-season phase.
Deadline to apply for the program is November 1, 2015. Interested athletes can send a race CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
PCC also runs a number of camps (road and track) during the off-season: visit www.pacificcyclingcentre.ca for camp details and to register.
In addition to the road camps PCC also runs a number of track camps at the velodrome in Burnaby, BC.
During fall and winter all PCC riders are eligible for full assessment and testing, including body composition, functional movement assessment specific for cycling, lactate profiling, maximum aerobic power and MLSS, and Wingate testing, as well as on bike assessment – riding economy, pedal stroke analysis and dynamic bike positioning.