OCA Announces “Rising Stars” Endurance Development Academy -Pilot Program
The “Rising Stars” Endurance Development Academy Program will be a track program designed to support athletes that have potential and ambition of making it onto an Olympic podium. The program will focus on track camps and athlete identification, that will reach over 200 athletes in the 2013/14 season. Athletes will be identified through talent observation at Regional and National competitions, and via referral through our “Club Excellence Program” conducted through the youth clubs and certified coaches.
The next tryout dates are Monday, December 23rd and Thursday, January 2nd at the FCV in London. Another date will be announced for January if these dates are filled. Athletes will be selected for training and testing, that will take place in January and February in London at the FCV. Top performing athletes will be selected to attend a California Track Camp in April 2014.
For more information please contact Sean Kelly, Provincial Coach at email@example.com The “Rising Stars” Program is in partnership with:
Milton Velodrome Construction Update
Posted by Greg in OCA News Tuesday, 3 December 2013 11:33 No Comments
The OCA paid another visit to the future site of the Milton Velodrome and took some footage of the construction that’s underway. I hope you’re all as excited as we are!
2013 Season Standings
Posted by Greg in Show Case Monday, 2 December 2013 11:56 No Comments
With the 2013 officially drawing to an end, we would like to thank all of the coach’s, athletes, volunteers and parents that made the season what it was. See below for a list of the years standings.
Final CX O-Cup This Weekend!
Posted by Greg in OCA News Friday, 22 November 2013 09:56 No Comments
The Hammer and Anvil is back for a 5th consecutive year to close out the Ontario Cross Season on November 23-24. This year Sunday’s Anvil will be the final in the Ontario Cup series. Despite the posting on Canadian Cyclist, there will not be double O-Cup points awarded.
GTA riders will face some stiff challenges from Ottawa’s own cyclocross community – including 3-time Canadian U23 Champion Evan McNeely (Norco), last year’s World U23 championships representative Conor O’Brien (Stevens) and the ever-green veterans Osmond Bakker (Octto) and Derrick St. John (Stevens). Also in attendance will be World Cup mountain bike riders Andrew Watson (Norco) and Derek Zandstra (3Rox Racing-Scott).
National Cycling Centre Hamilton Offers Testing for Clubs, Teams and Athletes
The NCCH is now offering Club’s, Teams, and Individuals the opportunity to utilize the services of our Computrainer Studio to assist in enhancing your cycling development.
These services include;
Group Functional Threshold Power (FTP) Testing:
Functional threshold power (FTP) is a key metric for cycling performance. Defined as the maximum average power a cyclist can maintain over a one-hour effort, functional threshold power is particularly important for time trial specialists and for short-course and Olympic distance triathletes who need to know how to pace their effort over thirty-to-sixty minutes.
The test is conducted in our Computrainer Studio in Ancaster. Our facility has 21 Computrainers and is ideal for groups. Your FTP test runs for 20mins plus warm up, so you need to allow a total of 45mins. We recommend testing every 6-8weeks.