OCA Announces New High Performance Programming for 2019-2020

The Ontario Cycling Association [OCA] is excited to announce the launch of the High Performance Track, Mountain Bike, and Para-cycling Programs. The programs are run in partnership with the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario [CSIO], which provides financial support as well as access to sport sciences services including strength and conditioning, nutrition, mental performance, and sport medicine. The High Performance initiatives are designed to provide additional opportunities for talent identification and enhanced training/competition opportunities for selected athletes. The programs will work in-conjunction with club and athlete personal coaches to create an optimal development system for addressing gaps and helping ensure athletes have the tools required for long-term cycling success.

The High Performance Track Program has made several changes based on coach input from the 2018-19 season. This includes creating additional opportunities for identified athletes to work with their club/personal coaches on track and the creation of a Talent Transfer component for athletes interested in trying track cycling from other cycling sports. For complete details on the 2019-2020 Track Program visit http://www.ontariocycling.org/event/oca-high-performance-track-program/ . Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2019.

The High Performance MTB and Para-Cycling Programs are new initiatives for 2019-2020. The programs will provide opportunities for both identified developing athletes as well as established high level athletes who may benefit from additional training and sport science services. Programming services will be heavily focused on off-season training leading into the 2020 competition season including warm weather training camp opportunities. For additional information on these programs, please visit http://www.ontariocycling.org/athlete-development/team-ontario-projects/ Applications for both programs will be accepted until October 10, 2019.

Please note that the Track and Mountain Bike Programs have an in-person assessment component scheduled for October 26, 2019.