The OCA Track Sprint programming includes a “Development” and “Transition” stream to assist aspiring athletes in learning the skills and tactics required to be successful at track sprint.
The Development program is designed for athletes interested in developing their track sprint abilities, while also learning skills and tactics for match sprint, team sprint, keirin, and kilo. Athletes are encouraged to continue participating in endurance-based events. Typically, this program will focus on athletes aged 13 – 16 and athletes who are newer to track cycling. Training will be on-track only, taking place every 2-3 weeks from October – April. This stream will be lead by former USA National Team Sprinter Keyln Akuna.
October 28: Boardroom-Goal Setting & Race Prep. 1:00-2:00pm
On-Track [focus flying 200s]: 2:30-4:30pm
November 4: Boardroom-Off-Track Training 1:00-2:00pm
On-Track [focus standing starts]: 2:30-4:30pm
December 16: Boardroom-Video Analysis 12:30-1:30pm
On-Track [focus match sprints]: 2:00-4:00pm
January 20: Boardroom-Video Analysis 12:30-1:30pm
On-Track [focus keirin tactics]: 2:00-4:00pm
February 25: On-Track [focus TT prep.]: 2:00 – 4:00pm
March 24: TBA
The Transition program is designed for athletes [15-18] ave committed to making track sprint events the focus on their training. Athletes will be required to commit to on and off track training including a commitment to strength and conditioning. Athletes will be coached by the Provincial Track Sprint Coach and former Team Canada Member, Joseph Veloce, and receive training programs for integration into existing club programming and on-going support and monitoring. Athletes will also receive individualized strength and conditioning from a dedicated strength coach twice a week out of the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario training facility at the velodrome [athletes living farther from the velodrome will be prescribed a workout to complete from home for one of the sessions].