Cycling BC operates development and performance programs for competitive cyclists at the Train To Train level through to the Learn to Win stages of the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) to help them develop to their full potential. These athletes will be supported by accessible, equitable, beneficial development programs (including provincial team camps and projects, coaching, and integrated specialist services). Selection processes are equitable and allow selective competition schedules. Athlete performance data is collected and analysed to maximize individual athlete development across multiple LTAD stages.
Targeted athletes will be offered opportunities to develop through the Provincial Development and Performance pathways from Youth through Elite. The goal of development is to 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 below that is consistent with the aims set for each project.
Applications for the 2017 team are now open. The deadline to submit your application is December 1st, 2016 @ 11:59 PST. Late applications will not be accepted.
Provincial Team Program
The Provincial Program is broken into 2 streams, Development and Performance.
The Development stream is geared towards athletes in the Learn to Train and Train to Train stages of the LTAD. Athetes in this stream are on track to meet the requirements for Cycling BC’s Performance Program. It offers regular training camps leading up to National and Provincial Championships, access to the External Sport Credential Program, Athlete Services and Benefits program, discounted IST Services, and opportunities to train with the Performance team or qualify for Performance team projects, including Rimouski, Abitibi, Canada Cups, and discipline specific National Championships.
The Performance stream is geared towards athletes in the Learn to Compete, Train to Compete and Learn to Win stages of the LTAD. Athletes in this stream are on track to meet the requirements for Cycling Canada’s NextGEN program. It offers subsidized and supported race projects, regular training camps targeting specific events, ie. Nationals, Abitibi, Rimouski, and Canada Cups. Athletes will also receive one kit, access to the External Sport Credential Program, BC Athlete Assistance Program, Athlete Services and Benefits program, IST Services (2 testings per year), world class coaching, additional kit at a discounted rate, and much more.
Long Term Athlete Development
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: