Nov
20
Wed
2019
MTB Skills Day #1 @ JoyRide 150
Nov 20 all-day

The OCA will be hosting a MTB Skills Day at JoyRide 150.  The day will be focused on introducing and refining technical skills applicable to MTB but also to improve overall bike handling abilities.

This camp will have three (3) main areas of focus:

  • Jump Lines – Learning to become more comfortable in the air and working through progressive jump features
  • Body-Bike Separation Skinnies – Focus on balance, looking ahead, and maintaining a relaxed bike position
  • Pump Track – Learning to ride more efficiently by maximizing momentum and building speed with less pedaling

The camp is open to athletes [ages 13 – 22] with an OCA UCI license who competed within the 2019 MTB O-Cup Series.

Athletes must register by November 17 using the following link REGISTER HERE

The $50 fee will cover JoyRide fees, bike rental (welcome to bring your own bike), and coaching.  Athletes are responsible for their own lunch and snacks.

Camp will begin at 9:30 and wrap-up at 2:30pm.

Nov
23
Sat
2019
NCIM Youth Race Night @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Nov 23 @ 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!

Nov
24
Sun
2019
Eastern Ontario Cross Series p/b the Cyclery @ Eastern Ontario
Nov 24 all-day

This is the 31st year of the OBC/Eastern Ontario Cyclocross Series! Since the first year, the goal has been to provide good races on a diversity of safe courses that enable riders of all abilities to participate in the sport of cyclocross.

The series is open to anyone with an interest in cyclocross regardless of ability. The series is both friendly and competitive!

Registration CLICK HERE

Nov
30
Sat
2019
NCCP Make Ethical Decisions (MED) @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Mattamy National Cycling Centre

Date & Time: Saturday, November 30, 2019 – 9:00am – 1:00pm

Cost: $75.00

This is a Competition Introduction multi-sport course.

By successfully completing the Make Ethical Decisions workshop you will be fully equipped to handle virtually any ethical situation with confidence and surety. MED is one of the NCCP’s cornerstone workshops, and leaves coaches with no doubt as to what to do when the going gets tough.

*Coaches must be 16 or older to access NCCP multi-sport training in Ontario.*

NCIM Adult Race Nights @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Nov 30 @ 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!

Dec
1
Sun
2019
Cycling Canada Coaching Webinar – Core Training with Steven McMullin @ Online Course
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Course: Core Training

Instructor: Steven McMullen

Leading into the New Year, Cycling Canada will be providing Professional Development (PD) opportunities through a series of free webinars. For those of you who need PD points to retain your certification, these webinars can be counted towards those requirements. Attendance will be taken during the webinar, where credit will be given to those who participate in full. Each of the webinars will be hosted on the first day of each month, starting in November. The presentations will be delivered in English, with the information translated to French.

To register for these webinars, please click on the following link to Cycling Canada’s website, and then refer to the ‘Workshops & Webinars’ tab where you will find additional information. Registration for the next webinar will open the day after the current course, to avoid confusion with attendance.

*If there are additional topics that are of interest and that you would like us to present to, please let us Cycling Canada know and we will consider these as potential opportunities.

 

 

Dec
2
Mon
2019
NCCP Introduction to Competition – Train to Race @ Online Course
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – Dec 12 @ 9:30 pm

Instructor: Paul Jurbala

Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition Training to Race is the context for coaches who will primarily work with competitive cyclists at the club and competition level. These athletes will likely be in the Train to Train and Train to Win stages of LTAD, although the context could apply to any new racer of any age. These athletes have developed cycling skills and the desire to compete within a structured training and competition program. Coaches should have passed through the Introduction to Competition courses such as Training Basics, and one or two Skills and Tactics courses in order to benefit from the teachings of this weekend course.

Training to Race is being offered as a 6 part Online Course on the following dates. Attendance is mandatory for all 6 sessions. Participants should have completed the Introduction to Competition- Training Basics course prior to registering.  Please contact andy.wilson@cyclingcanada.ca if you have questions regarding this requirement.

Monday, December 2: 7:30-9:30pm
Tuesday, December 3: 7:30-9:30pm
Thursday, December 5: 7:30-9:30pm
Monday, December 9: 7:30-9:30pm
Tuesday, December 10: 7:30-9:30pm
Thursday, December 12: 7:30-9:30pm 

Please visit https://form.jotform.com/50215892353959 to register now!

Dec
5
Thu
2019
NCCP Intro To Competition – Basic Cycling Skills @ Joyride 150
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Interested in helping coach and mentor new riders? Want to tune up on your skills and drills repertoire? This entry level class 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. This is one of the 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 the next beginner camp, safe riding session or learn to ride program.

Schedule: Thursday December 5th 2019 9am-5pm

Location: Joyride 150, Markham, ON

Click here to sign up now!

Dec
7
Sat
2019
CSIO Strength & Conditioning Clinic 2019 @ Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Dec 7 @ 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

Date & Time: December 7, 2019 – 7:30am – 4:30pm

Cost: $90.00

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Managing Knee Health in Jumping Athletes: An S&C Perspective – Ryan MacDonald, CSCS

The primary objective of Volleyball Canada’s Beach IST is to maximize athletes’ availability to train with their sport Coaches. As a jump-dominant sport, managing knee health is paramount to ensuring athletes’ ability to train at maximal capacity & intensity. This presentation will walk through Volleyball Canada’s model for managing patellar tendinopathy from the perspective of a Strength & Conditioning Coach supported by an interdisciplinary approach.

Developing an S&C Strategy for Sprint Track Cycling – Stephen McMullan, ASCC

Practitioners are continually trying to push the threshold for human adaptation and performance. Through systematic planning and delivery, coaches aim to increase the probability of sporting success for their athletes, giving athletes the best opportunity to compete and perform when it matters most. This session discusses techniques used to analyse, review and evaluate a strength and power development system for Sprint Track Cycling performance. The talk will review previously used expand strength training systems and present the strategies used to individualise strength training. A special emphasis will be placed on determining the training dose-response from performance trends.

Managing the Total Load of Youth Athletes. – Kris Robertson, CSCS

There has been a great push to specialization and the professionalization of sport with youth athletes, with this big push it has led to a lot of young athletes feeling pressured to perform at a high level. The goal of this presentation is to discuss the how to manage athlete load particularly when athletes play for multiple teams that are often unconnected. The presenter will discuss the evolution of the Women’s Rugby 7’s academy with the respect to the athlete load, and will review some practical monitoring tools, including physical tests and Self Report questionnaires that have been used to develop the academy athletes. An emphasis will be placed on how daily monitoring is used to modify the on field and in the gym programming.

Closing the Physical Performance Gap in Elite Youth Soccer – Chloe Werle, CSCS

Elite female soccer players are being accelerated towards professional and international levels of play at increasingly younger ages. As a result, youth academies and clubs are developing their programs to accommodate this acceleration. Chloe has experience working with both elite youth and international soccer players on physical development. This presentation will describe the testing, training and monitoring process that is used to develop elite female soccer players and help them bridge the gap in physical development that will allow them to play successfully at International age group and senior competitions.

A Re-Examination of Warm Up – Meena Sharif, CSCS

The warm-up is a widely accepted and used practice in every sport, of ten viewed solely as a means of preventing injury it is also an opportunity to enhance performance. This discussion looks at the physiological, psychological and technical components of the warm-up within the sport of Swimming. The presentation includes in-depth look at the theory of warm-up as well as its application in both a training and a competitive setting. Covering topics like hormonal potentiation, post activation potentiation, and VO2 kinetics, this session offers suggestions and recommendations on how S&C coaches can improve performance in the warm-up.

Using Force Plates to Monitor Performance – Greg Lewandowski, CSCS

Advancements in technology have enhanced the field of strength and conditioning by developing tools to effectively monitor athletic performance and improvement. Force plates have become a staple in many high-performance environments, as they allow practitioners to collect quality data to evaluate athletes’ strength and power. This practical presentation will review some of the common uses of force plates in the testing and monitoring of high performance athletes. Participants will learn to analyze force-time curves from various tests and determine some of the key metrics that are used to assess performance and training adaptations.

NCIM Youth Race Night @ Mattamy National Cycling Centre
Dec 7 @ 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!