Provincial Performance Team

Provincial Performance Team

Bicycle Nova Scotia is committed to providing guidance, skill development, leadership to ensure our athletes are prepared for competition. Members of this program will form the provincial performance cycling team and work closely with an NCCP Competition Development coach throughout the season. The goal of the program is to provide the province’s top developing athletes with the necessary support to help them achieve successes at national and international competitions; Canada Games and/or complete for National Team Selection. This program follows the LTAD model set out by Cycling Canada, and is part of Bicycle Nova Scotia’s High Performance Plan. Athletes are expected to progress through the Learn-to-Train and Train-to-Compete stages of the LTAD while participating in the program.

Selection to the team will require athletes to submit an application to the coach outlining their past achievements, future goals and commitment to cycling. The team will focus on those athletes that have made cycling their primary sport and who demonstrate development potential, and the desire to achieve compete at a higher level. This program is not intended to replace or substitute an athlete’s involvement with their local club, but further enhance their development and training opportunities.

The Provincial High Performance Team is the second step towards Athletic Excellence and access to National competition

Program Requirements

Be a member in good-standing with Bicycle nova Scotia

Work with the Provincial Team Coach

Age 15-22

Previous competition experience of at least 2 years

Have attended 4 or more race in previous seasons

Racing in U17 Expert or Elite (for MTB) or Cat A/B (Road)

Own equipment for primary discipline

Team Size

4 – 8

Program Prerequisits

Road or XCO athlete

Age 15-22

Previous competition experience of at least 2 years

Have attended 4 or more race in previous seasons

Racing in U17 Expert or Elite (for MTB) or Cat A/B (Road)

Own equipment for primary discipline

Program Requirements

Be a member in good-standing with Bicycle nova Scotia

Work with the Provincial Team Coach

Commit to yearly training plan

Participate in provincial calendar for selected discipline (minimum 75% race attendance)

Participate in National Championships for selected discipline

Attend winter training camp

Attend bi-weekly team skills development training based in Halifax

Attend/support monthly integrated sport science/mini-camps/projects

Wear Team Nova Scotia clothing during provincial projects/camps/training sessions

Assist with fundraising initiatives (athlete and parents)

Program Benefits

Personalized goal-setting and development plan

Yearly training plan with weekly coaching

Quarterly fitness testing

Access to Canadian Sport Centre strength and conditioning programs

Bi-weekly skill and development training (in season)

Monthly Sport science opportunities at Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic

Weekly coach contact

Access to financial support for provincial team competitions, projects and camps

First aid training, and community Let’s Ride coaching certification

2019 Program Cost

10 Month program: $800 current season/ $80 per month

Training jersey ($110) + team wear

For more information about the provincial team and how to become involved please contact: Jon.Burgess@Bicycle.ns.ca


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