The OCA will be a leading organization which provides opportunities for personal excellence by developing, delivering and promoting quality programs and services for existing and future members in the sport of cycling
1. Athlete Development
Competitive cyclists in the train to train through to learn to win stages have an opportunity to develop to their full potential supported by accessible, equitable, excellent 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 analyzed to maximize individual athlete development across multiple LTAD stages.
2. Participation Programs
An increasing number of participants enter the sport of cycling and remain active for life via accessible, equitable excellent, participant-centered, coach/instructor led cycling programs. School, municipal and club based programs are aligned and provide a coordinated pathway in the sport of cycling.
3. Coach, Official, and Leader Development
Participant/athlete has access to a qualified coach and works within a properly designed development plan. All coaches are trained or certified in the appropriate NCCP context and use LTAD as a basis for planning their programs. Coach, Official, and leader’s training, development, assessment, and selection by OCA are based in a large part on LTAD principles.
4. Club Development
OCA- affiliated cycling clubs offer accessible, excellent, athlete/participant-centered, coach/instructor led cycling programs. Clubs focus on participant development from FUNdamentals to train to compete stages and/or active for life using LTAD as a basis for their programs.
5. Competition Programs
Competition is based on LTAD principles and is designed to provide accessible, affordable, developmentally appropriate, meaningful competition for all athletes. The calendar is properly periodized, provides sufficient opportunity for athlete recovery, and supports a clear development pathway. Coaches and athletes use competition intentionally to support development. Data is collected and analyzed to allow athletes to maximize development and to provide a framework for continuous improvement of competitions.
Effective execution of monitoring, policy development, strategy, leadership, and stewardship supports achievement of yearly and long-term goals.
Effective operation of human resources, finance, communications, and marketing supports achievement of yearly and long-term goals.