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Greater Victoria Velodrome Association (GVVA) – 2014 youth development program

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For 2014 the GVVA has made the commitment to purchase an additional 18 track bikes.  Eight are 24”, for U11 athletes primarily, and the other ten will be 650cc bikes for u15 athletes.   All total, the GVVA will be in a great position to offer track cycling programming to athletes as young as 7 years old!

2014 FastTrack program highlights:

·         Program kick –off with Victoria School League “BikeJam Event” – April 8, 2014

·         Rental bike, coaching, and facility access to the Westshore Velodrome are included in FastTrack fees.

·         Athletes can choose a 5 week sampler, 10 week, or full-season 20 week programs.

·         The focus of the April to June 10 week program curriculum is the GVVA track fest cycling competition on June 20-22, 2014.

·         The April to August 20 week program curriculum will incorporate GVVA track fest cycling competitions on June 20-22, and Aug 22-24, 2014. 


Program Details:

The overall curriculum for the FastTrack program is based on Cycling Canada’s LTAD track for development: early LTAD stages overview as found here:  New participants, and their families, are encouraged to read the relevant sections of this resource prior to their first practice. 

7 or 8 year olds have the flexibility to participate in one or two practices per week to accommodate the individual developmental needs of each athlete. Athletes who are 17 and older, but who are new to cycling, may be accepted to the program based on previous training history, goals and objectives, and fit within the program.

Westshore Velodrome is located behind the Juan de Fuca Recreation Center – 1767 Island Highway, in Colwood.

Start Date: Monday April 7 – program start up, and first practice

Last Practice: Thursday August 21