GVVA FastTrack Youth Development Program
2017 GVVA FastTrack Junior Development Program.
Entering into it’s 6th year, the program mandate continues to be to provide a safe, fun, and challenging environment for athletes who are within the FUNDAMENTALS, Learn to Train, or Train to Train stages of long term athlete development (LTAD) generally this refers to athletes who are 7 -16 years old, or with 0-6 training years in sport. FastTrack welcomes athletes within the FUNDAMENTALS stage of LTAD. Youth who are 7 or 8 years old, and who are able to ride their own bikes on their own are welcome. Athletes aged 17-19, who are new to cycling, are also welcome to join the program.
The FastTrack program follows Cycling Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) principles to ensure athletes are developing effective cycling skills; tactics and techniques through age/stage appropriate training loads and progressions (volume and intensity). The Westshore Velodrome is a participant friendly environment, and the GVVA FastTrack program welcomes athletes with disabilities.
Kurt Innes – 1992 Track Cycling Olympian; NCCP Level 5 Cycling Coach
Lister Farrar – NCCP Level 2 Cycling Coach
Alex Hui – NCCP Competition Introduction Cycling Coach
Monday April 10 will be our first session of the year. Practice times are 4:30-6:00, Monday and / or Thursday. Athletes can participate in one or both sessions per week.
Parents meeting: Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will take 30 minutes (max). Location: Velodrome meeting room. This meeting is for all parents, new and returning. Please plan for one parent (per family) to attend.
- Cycling helmet, water bottle, athletic clothing and running shoes.
- Athletes are permitted to use their own cycling shoes and pedals.
- Program runs rain or shine – please come prepared.
Fixed Gear / Velodrome Rental Bicycles are provided for all FastTrack participants on loan from the GVVA, if needed, on a first come; first served basis.
- 10 weeks* program fees apply for athletes who wish to participate in only 2 sessions per week between April 10 – August 18.
- One time drop-in available for purchase at the track on same day (credit card only)
For more information please see the attached 2017 FastTrack youth cycling program info sheet and brochure, or contact Head Coach, Kurt Innes (250) 208-5702.