Sep
22
Sat
2018
2018-19 OCA High Performance Track Programs @ Milton Velodrome
Sep 22 2018 @ 5:09 pm – Apr 8 2019 @ 6:09 pm

The Ontario Cycling Association [OCA] is excited to announce its High Performance Track Program for the 2018-2019 Season. In consultation with Cycling Canada, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario [CSIO], and provincial club coaches, the OCA will be expanding track programming with a tiered system to provide additional training opportunities for athletes tracking towards international success. These training opportunities are intended to be an enhancement of club/personal coach training.

The OCA will continue to develop its Teams of Ontario programs, while providing more opportunities for individual development and skill acquisition to build well rounded athletes. In addition to the High Performance Program, the OCA will also run Skill Workshops aimed towards developing technical skills that can be applied in all types of race situations.

The OCA is thrilled to have a variety of coaches leading different groups within the program, providing a wealth of knowledge and experience, including Olympian and World medallist, Annie Foreman-Mackey, who will lead the HP Training Group. Returning coaches Rick Lee [NCCH], David Jack [NCIM], and Art Adams [Kallisto FCV] will continue to lead the Teams of Ontario programs, and Kelyn Akuna (Former US National Team Member) will lead the skills/sprint workshops.

Summary of Programs:
High Performance Training Group

Focusing on individual development and skill acquisition in a high performance setting, this group will meet bi-weekly for track sessions and weekly for strength and conditioning sessions led by a CSIO strength coach. Olympian and World’s Medallist, Annie Foreman-Mackey, will coach/mentor athletes involved in this program. As a holistic program, athletes will also have access to additional services throughout the season (regular individual meetings with mental performance consultant, dietician, physio/massage/chiro). These athletes will also be invited to take part in OCA’s warm weather camp in February.

Teams of Ontario – Tier 1

Building upon success of previous year’s camp based format for the Teams of Ontario program, athletes will focus on team pursuit/team sprint training. This group will meet for camps, as well as additional training sessions, to encourage consistency and regular training to fine tune skills and development. This group will also include athletes in the HP Training Group.

Teams of Ontario – Tier 2

This group will provide a camp based format to introduce and refine team skills and training for a larger group of athletes. Athletes will have the opportunity to progress into Tier 1 programming based on their training, testing, and racing results.

Skills/Sprint Workshops

In an effort to improve the technical skills of all Ontario track cyclists, Skills Workshops will be integrated into HP, Tier 1 and Tier 2 programming. On Skill Workshop days, all athletes will join together for board room sessions, and on-track skill development sessions. Emphasis will be put on achieving technical excellence in many facets of track racing.

Athletes interested in participating in OCA programming for the upcoming season should complete the Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/9MqejAfgNzNhPPXi2 by no later than September 1, 2018.

Any questions about the OCA Track Program can be directed to Joseph Veloce at joe.veloce@ontariocycling.org.

Overview HP Track Program

Track Athlete Monitoring

 

Feb
11
Mon
2019
February Endurance Camp @ Girona, Spain
Feb 11 – Feb 24 all-day

The Ontario Cycling Association will be hosting its annual February Endurance Camp to assist high performance athletes with building early-season base miles leading into the 2019 season. The location is tentatively planned for Girona, Spain from February 10 – 24. The primary focus will be on athletes who have demonstrated a potential for selection to international competition [e.g. U19/U23 World Championships] and commitment to pursue cycling to a national team level. At this time, we are asking athletes interested in this project to please complete the application found within the link below to assist us in planning the details of the camp.

CAMP DETAILS [tentative]

Location: Girona, Spain

Dates: February 10 -24, 2019 [tentative]

Camp Size: 8-10 athletes; 2-3 coaches/staff

Coaching Staff: Rob Holmgren (lead), other staff TBA

Cost: $650 + flight [estimate only]

Includes: Accommodation, internal transportation, coaching/support, off-bike training [gym/workshops]

Full Details and Selection Criteria

Application Deadline: October 31, 2018

Feb
23
Sat
2019
Youth Track Development Series #4 – Finale @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Feb 23 all-day

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 – Mattamy National Cycling Centre

  • The Track Youth Development series events are meant to encourage kids from ages 9-18 to come out and experience the thrill of racing on a world class Velodrome.
  • Ontario Youth Track Development Series Finale Registration will close on Tuesday, February 22nd at 12:00 PM – NOON ET.

 

Youth Track Development Series Finale Events

Category Events
A Grade Sprint Challenge, 2km Scratch Race, Tempo, Elimination, Points
B Grade Sprint Challenge, 2km Scratch Race, Tempo, Elimination, Points
C Grade Sprint Challenge, 2km Scratch Race, Tempo, Elimination, Points
D Grade Sprint Challenge, 2km Scratch Race, Tempo, Elimination, Points
E Grade Sprint Challenge, 1.5 km Scratch Race, Kilo, Chariot Race, Longest Lap
Para Individual Pursuit, Kilo
U15M/W Individual Pursuit Provincial Championship

Registration will close on Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 12:00 PM NOON. Late entries will be accepted until Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 12:00 PM NOON and will be subject to a $50 late fee. If categories have reached capacity, you will be added to a waitlist should a spot become available.

For FINAL TECH GUIDE: CLICK HERE

Note: Technical guides are updated periodically with a FINAL version posted 24 hours prior to race time. Please check back frequently to ensure you have the most up to date information

U15 Individual Pursuit Provincial Championship:

 

  • U15M/W will have an Individual Pursuit Provincial Championship race at the start of the day. All other races will run on standard YTDS categories (A-E & Para) after the U15 IP Provincial Championship has ended.
  • Riders in the U15 M/W IP Provincial Championships will be permitted the use of aero bars and aero helmets. Carbon wheels and disc wheels are prohibited. Maximum wheel rim depth 40mm.
  • U15 riders are those in the age range of 13 and 14 as of December 31st, 2019.
  • U15 M/W IP Rollout will be 6.71 M.

Medals ceremonies for both M/W categories will be immediately after the event before the start of the YTDS Finale races. Medals will only be awarded for the U15 IP Championships, the remainder of YTDS events will have results available online shortly after the event has ended

Licensing Information

Anyone registering for YTDS Finale MUST have their 2019 license (Citizen Permit/UCI) processed and issued prior to the event to be eligible to participate.

All riders MUST have their digital or hard copy license in hand to present to registration on the day of the event to compete.

Need Accommodations?

Members can access the Ontario Cycling Association rate from Westmont Hospitality by just clicking on the hotel location of your choice from the URL flyer posted on the OCA website. CLICK HERE

Please present your OCA member card upon check in to qualify for the rate.

For out of province/country cyclist attending OCA events and that are not members of the OCA, please send your reservation requirements to teambookings@whg.com and our National Sales Office will process your reservation at the OCA rate available at the time of booking.

Westmont Hospitality are pleased to offer you these links which make it easier for you to book our Hilton Garden Inn Toronto-Burlington  or Homewood Suites Burlington which are approximately 20 minutes away from the Velodrome

Mar
1
Fri
2019
2018/2019 Track Ontario Provincial Championships p/b Mercedes-Benz Oakville @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Mar 1 – Mar 3 all-day

2019 Track Ontario Provincial Championships

Presented by Mercedes-Benz Oakville, the 2019 Track Ontario Provincial Championships is the premier track event for OCA Members. It represents the best of track cycling and draws the top riders from each discipline and age group to Milton for the three day event.

Spectators are free! Encourage your family and friends to come and watch this first event of the season.

Tech Guide & Registration Details

Registration Opens: February 1st, 2019
Early Bird Registration Ends:
February 19th, 2019 @ MIDNIGHT
Registration Closes:
February 26th, 2019 @ NOON

REGISTER HERE

Technical Guide available on the registration page.
Start lists will be available at racetiming.ca. Results to follow.

Track In-Field Access Policy

Access to the in-field is only permitted to registered athletes, coaches, team managers, officials, volunteers, and OCA staff. Parents are asked to remain in the spectator area.

 

Need accommodation in the area over this weekend?

Members can access the Ontario Cycling Association rate from Westmont Hospitality by just clicking on the hotel location of your choice from the URL flyer posted on the OCA website. CLICK HERE

Please present your OCA member card upon check in to qualify for the rate.

For out of province/country cyclist attending OCA events and that are not members of the OCA, please send your reservation requirements to teambookings@whg.com and our National Sales Office will process your reservation at the OCA rate available at the time of booking.

Westmont Hospitality are pleased to offer you these links which make it easier for you to book our Hilton Garden Inn Toronto-Burlington  or Homewood Suites Burlington which are approximately 20 minutes away from the Velodrome.

 

Mar
10
Sun
2019
Hardwood Fat Bike Race – OFBS 5 @ Hardwood Ski & Bike
Mar 10 all-day

Challenge the winter and register for this fun race.

The course will be a mix of single track and double track, the ratio of which will be determined closer to the date of the race, as snow conditions will dictate how much single track we can include, without subjecting the racers to “hike a bike”.

Lap length will be somewhere close to 10km, give or take, requiring 2 laps for the short course, or 4 laps for the long.

Sign up for the rest of the series at:

https://www.webscorer.com/registerseries?seriesid=161828

Sign up for other single races in the series at:

https://www.webscorer.com/1762?pg=register

To get the series price you must sign up for all 5 races. Sign up for the series at the link above to get your Series price discount code.

For details on each race check the event site at www.substanceprojects.com/fat-bike

Series points will be based on your best 4 out of 5 races. If you have to miss one or have a mechanical you can still lead the way!

Permitted Tire Sizes: 3.0? or wider (Fat bikes and 27/29 bikes). If the trails are free of snow, we may have a Skinny-Cat category* (though Skinny-Cat riders do not gain series points). There is a strict NO WHINING policy regarding tire width. We have to keep all the groomers happy or they will roll over us with their equipment.

Mar
11
Mon
2019
U17/U19 Teams of Ontario Training Camp @ Milton Velodrome
Mar 11 – Mar 16 all-day

CADET & JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM SELECTION

Overview

The 2019 Junior Canadian Track National Championships will be taking place in Milton, Ontario (April 12- 14). The OCA will focus on team events (Team Pursuit, Team Sprint) at the Junior National Championships. From amongst the athletes selected to Team’s of Ontario teams, invited athletes who do not have club support will have the option of racing for Team Ontario in individual events. The OCA will provide race support, mechanical support, equipment, and race clothing for these athletes.

Objectives

  1. To identify and select Ontario athletes with the potential to win a medal at the Junior Track Championships in the Team Pursuit and the Team Sprint.
  2. From among those athletes, to identify and select athletes with the potential to win a medal at the Junior Track Championships in the individual track events.

National Championships Pool Selection Criteria

Athletes will be selected to the Pool based on the following criteria

  1. Athletes representing Canada at Junior World Championships
  2. Athletes included in Ontario’s training programs (HP Training Group, Tier 1, Tier 2)
  3. Athletes meeting time standards (Level 3) published in the OCA Athlete Selection and Monitoring Document. Athlete must have met the time standard at a sanctioned event within the 6 months prior to selection.

National Championship Team Selection Criteria

Selection to the Team will be made from among Pool athletes, based on the recommendations of the provincial coaches, taking into account the performance objectives, athletes’ ranking on OCA’s Track Athlete Assessment Tool, and athletes’ performances. Selection to the Start List of each event will be at the discretion of the Provincial Coach.

Timelines

Selections to Teams of Ontario will take place following the Provincial Championships.
Start Lists will be determined on the day of the event.

Mandatory Team Training Sessions

March 11, 12, 14, 15 – 9:00-10:30 & 1:30-3:00
March 23 – 10:00-12:00 & 3:00-4:30
March 30 – 10:00-12:00 & 3:00-4:30
April 3 -2:00-5:00 (TBC)
April 10 – 2:00-5:00

NOTE: Sessions will be split between Cadet and Junior teams. Team specific schedule TBD.

Overview and Selection Document

Mar
21
Thu
2019
Bear Mountain Camp and Canada Cup @ Victoria, BC
Mar 21 – Mar 31 all-day

The Ontario Cycling Association will be hosting a mountain bike specific camp in Victoria, BC using a variety of trail systems including at the Bear Mountain and Heartland facilities. Athletes will be working on a number of technical skills using video feedback along with coach and peer analysis. The camp will conclude with participation in Canada Cup#1 where athletes will be required to develop their race plan and identify specific race goals.  All interested athletes are asked to submit their application by January 10, 2019.  Additional details, selection criteria, and application process can be found in the link below.

Location: Victoria, BC

Dates: March 21-31, 2019 [tentative]

Camp Size: 6-10 athletes; 2-3 coaches/staff

Coaching Staff: Rob Holmgren and Peter Glassford

Cost: $400 + flight [estimate only]

Includes: Accommodation, internal transportation, coaching/support, off-bike training [gym/workshops]

APPLICATION [deadline Jan. 10, 2019]

Mar
23
Sat
2019
NCCP Let’s Ride Community Initiation + Basic Cycling Skills @ NCCH Training Centre - Morgan Firestone Arena
Mar 23 @ 8:00 am – Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm

Interested in helping coach and mentor new riders? This entry level class led by renowned youth cycling coach Rick Lee will start your coaching path off in the right direction teaching participants how to build a lesson plan and skills session specifically for beginner to intermediate level athletes. These are the two first courses in the NCCP coach development pathway. Coaches will emerge with new ideas about how to introduce a skill, execute a drill and will be ready to help run their next beginner camp, safe riding session or learn to ride program.

Schedule: March 23/24th 8-5pm

Location: NCCH Training Centre – Morgan Firestone Arena

Click here to sign up now!

Apr
5
Fri
2019
Coaches Association of Ontario Conference @ Toronto Marriott, Markham Ontario
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm

This is Ontario’s premier sport leadership event. A three-day conference aimed at coaches, teachers, administrators and everyone with a passion for sport.

As the place to be for all things sport for twelve years running, the 2019 conference is themed around ‘Winning Every Play’ and guiding sport leaders to learn and understand how you can win every moment, interaction and play to ensure positive long term athlete success.

Education is a journey, not a destination. Continue your journey at #OCC19.

Click here for a detailed schedule of events and speakers.

 

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Eastern Canada Gravel Cup p/b euro-sports Event 1: KIN Vineyards Spring Runoff @ Carp, ON
Apr 6 all-day

Welcome to the kickoff event of the EASTERN CANADA GRAVEL CUP p/b euro-sports, Ottawa’s endurance sports store.  This first event of the series will be a great way to start the spring gravel riding season.  The competitive course features 77 km’s +417m of gravel and paved roads leading riders around West Carleton County while the sport course features 50km’s +225m of gravel bliss.  The terrain is modest and a perfect way for the more experienced gravel riders to let their legs fly and the lesser experienced gravel riders to tackle mixed surface riding with their mates.

To Register: CLICK HERE

For Full Information: CLICK HERE