The NCAS program is supported and endorsed by Cycling NSW and plays an underpinning role to the NSW Institute of Sport. Each year the program selects cyclists with a focus on both Road & Track cyclists who are successfully competing at club and regional level or higher. The aim of the program is to increase the squad member’s awareness and knowledge of their physiological capabilities and to maximise training effectiveness. Athletes will 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 will also receive an athlete education program, including modules on sports nutrition, sports physiology, sports psychology, media training and drugs awareness.
Applications are opened in September, with the program running from November – July each year.