Cycling BC operates development and performance programs for cyclists with the potential to achieve success at the national and international level. In 2014 we will offer performance enhancement and services that support cycling athletes who compete for BC at Provincial and National events.
Cycling BC Provincial Programs
Targeted athletes and their coaches will be offered opportunities to develop through the Provincial Development and Performance pathways from Youth through Elite. The goal of development is transition BC athletes to National Team performances. Talented athletes with potential to succeed will be developed with gradually increasing contact time, commitment, and access to high performance services that are aligned with best practices of long term athlete development. Athletes will be selected, based on published criteria consistent with the aims set for each project. Eligible athletes will be drawn from a broad Talent Development Pool that is built and revised by applications from interested athletes or by invitation from Cycling BC.
Cycling BC Provincial Team Selection Criteria:
Cycling BC Provincial Team Applications:
Cycling BC Athlete Assistance Program
The BC Athlete Assistance Program (BC AAP) is an athlete-centered program of financial assistance funded by the Province of British Columbia. The program seeks to recognize high performance athletes who are participating in programs offered through a provincial or national sport organization in recognized national or international competitions to relieve some of the pressures associated with training
and competition needs.
The focus of BC AAP funding is for those athletes who are in the position to compete for Team BC at the Canada Games and who are not yet receiving Sport Canada Athlete Assistance Program funding (S1/S2 carding levels).
CSC-Pacific/PacSport Cycling BC Athlete Carding
Athletes competing in Olympic and Canada Games disciplines may be eligible for support through the Integrated Performance Services (IPS) provided by the Canadian Sport Institute(CSI) and PacificSport Network of centres. To receive IPS, athletes are selected and classified according to general and sport-specific criteria, then receive services dependent on the level of carding defined by Cycling BC and CSI (Podium, Canadian Elite, Canadian Development, or Provincial Development). The services available for each category are listed on the Canadian Sport Institute website, and the carding criteria are now posted.
Canadian Sport Institute & PacificSport – Athlete and Coach Carding
In partnership with the Canadian Sport Institute and the network of PacificSport Regional Centres in BC, Cycling BC is eligible to nominate selected athletes and their coaches for enhanced programs and services support.
This is referred to as “Canadian Sport Institute & PacificSport – Athlete and Coach Carding“, modeled after the Sport Canada AAP carding, which provides Senior international-level athletes with funding and resources to pursue excellence. The Canadian Sport Institute & PacificSport carding is broken into levels, each with a slate of designated services, some of which are free and others of which are provided on a fee-for-service basis. Please click on the following for an outline of Athlete and Coach Programs and services.
Targeted Cyclists and their coaches are nominated by Cycling BC based on the Targeted athlete criteria below. Any enquiries regarding these selection criteria can be made to Cycling BC, or to the Canadian Sport Institute Athlete Development Advisor, Kurt Innes, who is assigned to support Cycling BC in this process (kinnes(at)csipacific.ca).
Once you have been selected, you will be notified of your selection by Cycling BC , and will be provided with information on how to register with your local Canadian Sport Institute or Pacific Sport Regional Centre.
Athletes and coaches must register with their local centre to initiate the process, which will provide them with their athlete or coach card, which in turn, enables them to take advantage of the programs and support services to which they are entitled.
There are four different levels of athlete carding offered as outlined below (generic criteria), along with the definition that Cycling BC has used for the purpose of carding: Cycling BC 2014 CSI Carding Criteria
Athletes must apply to be considered for carding by filling in and submitting the application available as a fillable Word file, or a blank PDF file.
**Please note that the we’re having formatting issues with the 2014 application. Until the links have been updated download the 2013 application and return by email to tara(at)cyclingbc.net or by fax 604.737.3141 no later than NOVEMBER 25th, 2013 at 4pm**
Applications for 2014 carding will be accepted until November 25, 2013. Selection for CSI / Cycling BC carding is a separate process from selection to Cycling BC Provincial Development and Performance projects.
NOTE: Only athletes who apply will be considered for CSI / Cycling BC carding. All athletes who apply for carding will be added to the Cycling BC Talent Development Pool regardless of carding decisions. For more information about Development and Performance cycling in BC, direct enquiries to tara(at)cyclingbc.net.