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Oct
28
Sat
2017
OCA Sprint Program @ Milton Velodrome
Oct 28 2017 – Apr 1 2018 all-day

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.

 

Development Program

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.

Tentative Schedule

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

Transition Program

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].

Nov
1
Wed
2017
OCA Rising Stars Para Track Program @ Milton Velodrome
Nov 1 2017 – Apr 15 2018 all-day

An on-going bi-weekly track training program for visually impaired athletes which is run in partnership with the W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind.

Anyone interested in being a pilot [must be certified to ride the Milton track]  is asked to contact Murray Solem mailto:murray.solem@ontariocycling.org

Any athletes with disabilities interested in participating in track cycling are asked to contact the OCA office.

 

Jan
27
Sat
2018
Rising Stars Track Camp @ Milton Velodrome
Jan 27 all-day

More information to be posted shortly.

Jan
28
Sun
2018
Excellence Track Camp @ Milton Velodrome
Jan 28 all-day
Feb
4
Sun
2018
Rising Stars Track Camp @ Milton Velodrome
Feb 4 all-day
Feb
11
Sun
2018
February Endurance Camp @ Seneca, South Carolina
Feb 11 – Feb 24 all-day

For 2018, the OCA will be facilitating a February training camp near Seneca, South Carolina. In order to keep programming affordable we have decided to offer a training camp at a location that is less expensive to get to and less expensive to stay, yet while still offering excellent access to quality roads and terrain that are necessary to build early season base fitness. Our plan is to rent a facility that will allow each athlete to stay in comfort, while also providing space for athletes to cook and prepare food in a home kitchen.

Transportation will be provided by way of two large vans driving down to the camp. Athletes can get a ride or if the timing of the departure does not work then they can choose to fly into one of the local airports at their own expense.

The roads will be equally as good as previous February camps with great access to lots of climbing and long endurance miles.

Please see application for more details.  Applications must be received by Nov. 24. 2018.

Application please type directly in the document and submit to sean.kelly@ontariocycling.org [Due Nov. 24]

Mar
9
Fri
2018
March Endurance Camp
Mar 9 – Mar 20 all-day

Project Lead: Sean Kelly

Estimated Cost: $800.00 [to be confirmed] – includes all travel, accommodation, breakfast/dinner, coaching, and mechanical support.

Open to U17/U19/U23 athletes, the camp provides a ten-day endurance block in the Carolina mountains to help prepare endurance athletes for the upcoming season.  Structured rides and educational workshops will be hosted each day of the camp.  Mountain bike focused athletes will have opportunities for on-trail training.

Tech Guide [coming soon]

Application [Extended to  January 6, 2018]

Mar
12
Mon
2018
Teams of Ontario Camp @ Milton Velodrome
Mar 12 – Mar 16 all-day

Preparation camp for U17/U19/Para athletes selected to represent Ontario at the Canadian Track Championships.

Selection Criteria [Draft]

Mar
28
Wed
2018
Bear Mountain Canada Cup Project @ Victoria, BC
Mar 28 – Apr 1 all-day

The Ontario Cycling Association will be sending a small team of XC mountain bike racers to the Canada Cup #1 held in Victoria B.C. that is taking place on March 31st.

 

 

There will be up to six spots available for athletes on this trip. Based on need, this trip can continue into the Fontana/Bonelli racing trip which is the following two weekends. Please see US-Cups Tech Guide for more details. Application for both Bear Mountain and the US-Cups will be completed within the same application link.

Requirements
  • Athletes must be aged 17-24 in 2018
  • Athletes must have a valid UCI licence
Overview
  • The rationale for this project is as follows; The Bear Mountain Canada Cup is the first XC race of the season. It is an opportunity for our junior/U23 athletes to gain valuable UCI points while also giving athletes an opportunity to get some early season time on the trails. It is important that our top athletes are supported at this event and are given an opportunity to race early in the season.
  • Another goal of this project is to teach the athletes to travel and race with efficiency. During this project the athletes will be traveling a long distance and have limited time to prepare onsite and at the hotel. They will need to practice efficient packing, riding, training, and course familiarization techniques that will ensure optimal performance in a setting that is unfamiliar and potentially challenging.

Application [Due January 15, 2018]

Tech Guide

 

Apr
4
Wed
2018
US-Cups Project @ Los Angeles
Apr 4 – Apr 16 all-day

The Ontario Cycling Association will be sending a small team of XC mountain bike racers to the Bonelli and Fontana PRO XCT events that are taking place on April 7th and April 14th. It will be an option to add one or both of these races to the Bear Mountain Canada Cup trip that we are running the weekend prior.

Requirements
  • Athletes must be aged 17-24 in 2018
  • Athletes must have a valid UCI licence
Overview
  • The rationale for this project is as follows; To best prepare Ontario athletes to be ready to compete at the second selection event for the World Mountain Bike Championships in 2018, this is the BSP Canada Cup #2. The goal of this trip to Bonelli and Fontana is to give our athletes an opportunity to race at a high level before the selection event in May.
  • Another goal of this project is to teach the athletes to travel and race with efficiency. During this project the athletes will be traveling a long distance and have limited time to prepare onsite and at the hotel. They will need to practice efficient packing, riding, training, and course familiarization techniques that will ensure optimal performance in a setting that is unfamiliar and potentially challenging. Again this is done with the goal of replicating what it will be like to compete at Worlds or another high caliber race.
  • The final goal of the project is to allow athletes to gain UCI points. This will help give them a better start position at National Championships and at World Championships.

Application [Application deadline January 15, 2018]

Tech Guide