NCAS is looking for cyclists
THE North Coast Academy of Sport (NCAS) is on the lookout for junior athletes on the North Coast who are interested in competitive road and track cycling.
The NCAS program will see approximately 20 North Coast cyclists selected through a combination of identification testing and previous results and performances.
The selection trial day to be held in Coffs Harbour is next Saturday, May 15, between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.
The program is underpinned by cycling clubs like Coffs Harbour, and coaches from each of the clubs will work with the selected squad members in their area to ensure they have a safe and supervised coaching program.
Outside of the intensive training camps, NCAS cycling squad members will work with their local club coach/NCAS satellite coach to keep developing their skills in the sport.
Athletes considering applying must be between 11 and 19 years old in 2010.
“Another aim of the program is to identify and develop junior cyclists within our region so they can feel confident in racing at club, regional and State-age level within 12 to 24 months,” Academy executive director John Kincade said. “Working with their local club, new riders are introduced to the fun and social aspects of cycling with a view to have them progress from junior to open competition in years to come.”