Jan
24
Fri
2020
Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Jan 24 – Jan 26 all-day
Jan
25
Sat
2020
Warm Weather Handcycling Camp @ Clermont, Florida
Jan 25 – Feb 2 all-day

 

OVERVIEW

The Ontario Cycling Association will be hosting a warm weather handcycling camp in Florida to assist our high performance athletes with building early-season base miles leading into the 2020 season. The camp will return to Clermont, Florida.

The primary focus of the camp will be on athletes who have been accepted to our High Performance Team Ontario program who have demonstrated a potential for selection to international competition. These athletes exhibit commitment to pursue cycling to a national team level. This camp is an invitation only camp for Athletes who have already been accepted to our Team Ontario Para Cycling HP Program.

CAMP DETAILS [tentative]

Location: Clermont, Florida

Dates: January 25 – February 2nd

Camp Size: 3 athletes, 2 staff

Coaching Staff: Blaine Betzold, Chantal Thompson

ATHLETE PROFILE          

  • UCI Licensed by Ontario Cycling Association
  • Strong performance/experience at international level competition
  • Strong results at 2019 Canadian Championships*
    • Top 5 Road [TT/RR]
  • Demonstrated commitment to Team Ontario programming
  • Positive teammate, good sportsmanship, respectful of coaches and support staff
  • *exceptions may be considered

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Interested athletes are asked to complete the following link no later than, November 15, 2019.

Application: http://www.ontariocycling.org/event/oca-high-performance-para-cycling-program/

Feb
1
Sat
2020
45 Nrth Ontario Fat Bike Series p/b Cannondale #2 – Substance Projects-Georgian Nordic OAC @ Georgian Nordic Activity Centre
Feb 1 all-day

Race 2 in the 45NRTH Ontario Fat Bike Series p/b Cannondale
We are VERY excited to be back at Georgian Nordic.

Where: Georgian Nordic Activity Centre. 4 Nine Mile Lake rd. Parry Sound ON P2A 2W9
When: February 1, 2020. Registration is 12:00 – 13:00. Race starts at 14:00 (2:00 PM).
How Long: Right around 30k and 15k

Who is it for: Everyone who likes to ride bikes and wants to get out to a fun event on some new trails.
Food: As usual we will be providing chilli and hot chocolate for riders at the finish line. Feel free to bring your own bowl and spoon. (C’mon, be our eco-hero!)

To Register: Click Here

OCA Coach Conference @ Hilton Garden Suites Burlington
Feb 1 all-day

OVERVIEW

The OCA, in partnership with the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario and supported by the Coaching Association of Ontario, will be hosting its 2020 Coach Conference February 1 at the Hilton Garden Suites in Burlington.  The workshop focus will be on newer and developing coaches but the topics will be of value to coaches of all experience levels.

LOCATION

Hilton Garden Suites

985 Syscon Rd

Burlington, ON L7L 5S3

REGISTRATION

COST: $50.00/Registrant [includes lunch]

Space is limited!

Register at  https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/oca-coaching-clinics-2020

Conference Agenda [subject to change]

Time

Topic

Presenter

     
9:00am

Developing Athlete Annual Training Plans

 

Are you dedicating enough time to skill development, endurance blocks, planned rest?   Whether working with younger aspiring athletes or those tracking to national team programs, understanding when and where training time is dedicated can help identify gaps, measure athlete improvement, and prevent burn out. This workshop will provide the basic concepts to consider when building an athlete annual training plan.   Example templates and case studies will be discussed.

 

Kevin Simms

Kevin has been involved in coaching for over 22 years including as a Provincial and Club Coach.  Kevin has enjoyed coaching all disciplines in cycling and most proud of his contributions to World Championship performances by many athletes that he has worked with.

11:00am

Communicating Effectively with Athletes and Parents

Establishing clear lines of communication is crucial in today’s coaching role.  Email, cell phones, and social media channels all play a role in communicating with athletes and determining the most effective way to ensure information is received and understood is an on-going challenge.  The terminology, tone, and process used can contribute to both a positive or negative situation. This workshop will explore best practices for establishing communication channel, how to address conflicts, strategies to consider when planning difficult conversations.    

 

Brendan Arnold

 

 Brendan is currently a NextGen BMX Coach with Cycling Canada. He has been coaching athletes of all ages and abilities for over 15 years. During this time, he has learned from mistakes and implemented best practices to ensure effective communication systems are in place.

12:00pm

LUNCH

 
12:45pm

Rowan’s Law: Knowing your Responsibilities

 

Rowan’s Law can into action in 2019 with its phase 1 requirements regarding concussion awareness and resource review. In 2020, phase 2 will require sport organizations [including clubs and private coaches] to establish and adhere to removal and return to sport protocols. Find out your responsibilities under these new laws.

 

TBA

2:00pm Mental Performance and Young Athletes

 

Recognizing performance anxieties, setting meaningful goals, staying motivated, and other topics impacting young athletes will be explored. Strategies and best practices will be discussed to help provide coaches with some tools to develop the mental aspects of athlete performance and training.

Fiona Meikle

Fiona is a mental performance consultant and professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. Fiona holds a Masters in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology and has worked across a broad spectrum of athletes ranging from grassroots to Olympics and Paralympic athletes

 

END

 

 

Feb
2
Sun
2020
February Endurance Camp @ Girona, Spain
Feb 2 – Mar 2 all-day

OVERVIEW

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 2020 season. The camp will return to Girona, Spain following the success and feedback from last year’s camp. A change for this year will be that the camp will run the entire month of February with athletes having the option to attend the first two weeks, second two weeks, or the entire month [based on availability].

The primary focus of the camp 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 Expression of Interest link below to assist us in planning the details of the camp.

CAMP DETAILS [tentative]

Location: Girona, Spain

Dates: February 2 – 15; 16 – Mar 2; Feb 2 – Mar 2, 2020 [exact camp date to be finalized shortly]

Camp Size: 16 athletes in any given block [max]; 3-4 coaches/staff

Coaching Staff: Rob Holmgren, Peter Glassford, Molly Hurford, Lisa Holmgren,

Cost: $650/2 week block + flight [estimate only]

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

ATHLETE PROFILE          

  • Aged 17 -22 (2020)*
  • UCI Licensed by Ontario Cycling Association
  • Strong performance/experience at international level competition
  • Strong results at 2019 Canadian Championships**
    • Top 10 Road [TT/RR]
    • Top 5 MTB [XCO]
    • Top 5 Track [Endurance events]
  • Demonstrated commitment to Team Ontario programming
  • Positive teammate, good sportsmanship, respectful of coaches and support staff
  • *exceptions may be considered
  • **example results provided; additional consideration towards field size/strength, times, race performance
SELECTION CRITERIA [in-conjunction with athlete profile characteristics]
  • Athletes selected into Track/MTB High Performance Training Group Programs [2019-2020]
  • 2019/2020 OHPSI Identified Athletes
  • 2019 U19/U23 Athletes with Top 5 placing at National Championship [MTB/Road]; Top 3 in Track Endurance events [IP, Points]
  • 2019 U17 Athletes with Top 5 placing at National Championship [MTB/Road]; Top 3 in Track Endurance events [IP, Points]
  • 2019 U19/U23 Athletes with Top 10 placing at National Championship [MTB/Road]; Top 5 in Track Endurance events [IP, Points]
  • U17/U19/U23 eligible athletes based on coach/committee decision relating to performance/experience at national/international level competition, athlete performance/behavior at previous projects [good teammate, training partner, respectful of policies and staff]

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Interested athletes are asked to complete the following link no later than, November 12, 2019.

Application: https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/8280-2020-february-endurance-camp

Feb
8
Sat
2020
Track Ontario Cup Race Series #3 – Eastern Track Challenge @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Feb 8 – Feb 9 all-day

2019/2020 ONTARIO CUP TRACK RACE SERIES

The O-Cup Track Race Series returns for the 2019/2020 season providing riders with the opportunity to compete in an exciting race series of the O-Cup held at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre.

Encourage your family and friends to come and watch some exciting racing in this season!! There is no charge to spectators.

Track O-Cup Race #3 – Eastern Track Challenge

TECH GUIDE & REGISTRATION DETAILS

TECH GUIDE: 2020 Track O-Cup #3 Tech Guide v3

REGISTRATION: Click Here  Closes Feb 4th at NOON

Need accommodation in the area over this weekend?

Members can access the Ontario Cycling Association rate from Innvest Hotels 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 Saverio.gioffre@innvesthotels.com and our National Sales Office will process your reservation at the OCA rate available at the time of booking.

Innvest Hotels 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.

Feb
15
Sat
2020
NCIM Youth Race Night @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Youth Race Nights

Come out and test your track racing ability! Riders with race certifications are eligible to participate in our race nights which consist of sprint specific nights, bunch racing and even timed events. With 3-4 different ability based categories you’ll be sure to find a group that fits. Test your fitness and racing skills all season long from September to April with our regular NCIM race nights. Ages 10-18.

Prerequisites: Track Certification A & B, Skill Level 3, Power Level 3 Race Certification, Citizen’s Permit Race License

Completion award: FUN, FAME and GLORY!

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Youth Track Development Series (YTDS) #3 – Finale @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Feb 22 @ 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

2019/2020 Ontario Youth Track Development Series (YTDS)

The Track Development Youth Series returns for the 2019/20 season providing opportunity for young riders to develop skills and progress as an athlete, and be challenged by other riders of a similar ability.

Riders will continue to select their category based on their own ability.  This is to further align the Track Development Youth Series with the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD). This alignment will allow first time riders to select a category that they are both comfortable with and allow them to work their way up to competing in a more advanced category. Under the new system males and females will be racing together with riders of the same caliber.

Over the course of the series athletes can expect a number of track events. Each date will feature 3-4 different events.

YTDS: Event #3 – Finale

Tech Guide & Registration Details

TECH GUIDE: YTDS Finale – Tech Guide – 2020 – V3

REGISTRATION: https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/20192020-ontario-youth-track-development-series-finale – Reg Opens Jan 27

 

Need accommodation in the area over this weekend?

Members can access the Ontario Cycling Association rate from Innvest Hotels 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 Saverio.gioffre@innvesthotels.com and our National Sales Office will process your reservation at the OCA rate available at the time of booking.

Innvest Hotels 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.

 

Feb
29
Sat
2020
NCIM Adult Race Nights @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Adult Race Night

Come out and test your track racing ability! Riders with a UCI Track Cycling license and race certifications are eligible to participate in our race nights which consist of sprint specific nights, bunch racing and even timed events. With four different ability based categories you’ll be sure to find a group that fits. Overall race series points for races such as scratch and points races will be awarded at the end of the race season. Test your fitness and racing skills all season long from September to April with our regular NCIM race nights.

Prerequisites: Track Certification A & B, Skill Level 4, Power Level 3, Race Certification, UCI Track Cycling License

Completion award: FUN, FAME and GLORY!

Mar
1
Sun
2020
45 Nrth Ontario Fat Bike Series p/b Cannondale #3 – Hardwood Ski and Bike @ Hardwood Ski and Bike
Mar 1 all-day

More Information Coming Soon