Cycling BC delivers High Performance and Development programs to encourage excellence in sport and help competitive cyclists develop to their full potential. Participants are typically in the ‘Train to Train’ through to the ‘‘Learn to Win’ stages of the Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD links below). The High Performance program aims to transition BC athletes onto National teams and supports athletes and coaches to achieve podium-reaching performances at competitions.
Targeted Athletes, from Youth through Elite, participating in Cycling BC’s High Performance and Development programs will be offered opportunities to develop with enhanced services including,
- training camps
- high-caliber competition projects
- grants & bursaries
- access to discounted products/services
- educational opportunities, and more.
By virtue of its status as a “targeted sport” within the British Columbia Integrated Performance System (IPS), Cycling BC is eligible to nominate selected athletes and their coaches for enhanced benefits, programs and services support through the Canadian Sport Institute and the network of regional centres in BC.
This is referred to as “Canadian Sport Institute/PacificSport Athlete and Coach Registration,” which provides athletes at various levels with funding and resources to pursue excellence. The Canadian Sport Institute & PacificSport services are 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.
HP Development Pathway
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Targeted Athlete Criteria | Selection
Targeted cyclists and their coaches apply to Cycling BC to be considered. Applications are reviewed by Cycling BC’s High Performance Manager, and those applicants who meet the criteria outlined below are then put forward to the Canadian Sport Institute.
Once you have been selected, you will be notified of your selection by the Cycling BC High Performance Manager and will be provided with information on how to register with your local Canadian Sport Institute or 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. Athletes who do not register with their centre may forfeit their ability to be selected to receive enhanced benefits, programs, and services the following year.
There are four different levels of athlete benefits, programs and services offered, for more information please click here.
- 2019 Targeted Athlete Criteria
- 2019 Targeted Athlete Application
- BMX Development Team Criteria (No application is required, selected athletes will be notified)
Applications Dates: Our targeted athlete list is valid from February 1st – January 31st of the following year. If you have not applied, you still can. However, applications are only able to be resubmitted once per month. This list allows athletes who hit the criteria throughout the year to access these services and benefits.
Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
Cycling BC’s Long-term athlete development (LTAD) model presents a progressive pathway for athletes to optimize their development according to recognized stages in human physical, mental, emotional, and cognitive maturation.
Cycling Canada has worked closely with the 5 Olympic disciplines to create cycling sports specific LTAD documents. These documents target the specific pathway for athletes, coaches and officials within the LTAD framework.
Click here for a copy of the Cycling Canada LTAD Document.
Click below for information on one of the 4 sports specific LTAD documents:
Cycling BC has worked closely within the LTAD framework to create the following initiatives to help support LTAD in BC:
FAQ page coming soon.
In the meantime, feel free to contact Cycling BC’s High Performance Manager.