Cycling Program

Program Overview

The NCAS program is supported and endorsed by Cycling NSW and also plays an underpinning role to the NSW Institute of Sport. This year will focus on a squad of Road & Track cyclists who are successfully competing at club and regional level or higher. The aim of the program is to increase our squad member awareness and knowledge of their physiological capabilities and to maximise training effectiveness. Athletes will then be able to take this knowledge and understanding of their individual performance characteristics into competition scenarios for improved strategic riding and outcomes. Athletes will learn about tapering and peaking in anticipation of competing at certain events scheduled towards the end or our program, including state championships.

As well as intensive training days and camps, squad members also receive an athlete education program which includes sports nutrition, sports physiology, sports psychology, media training and drugs awareness.

Eligibility

To be eligible for NCAS selection, the trialist must meet the following criteria:
1. Be turning 13-18 years of age in 2017.
2. Complete and submit an application form by the specified closing date. Application and information packs can be found in the downloads section of our homepage.
3. Reside in the North Coast region within the defined Local Government boundaries of the following Council areas: Tweed, Byron, Lismore, Ballina, Kyogle, Richmond River, Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca, Kempsey and Port Macquarie-Hastings.
4. Committed to all scheduled training sessions if required and register and attend specific cycling events throughout NSW.
5. Athletes must be gold license holders of Cycling Australia.

201718 Squad

Applications for the 201718 Trials and Development Camp scheduled for the 9th and 10th of September at Coffs Harbour are now open and can be found via the downloads section of our homepage.

Head Coach: Aaron Virieux

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