The NCAS program is supported and endorsed by Cycling Australia and plays an underpinning role to the NSW Institute of Sport. This year the NCAS Cycling Program will be focused on a squad of U15 and U17 road and/or 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 maximize 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.
In addition to intensive training days and camps, squad members will also receive strength & conditioning training through our provider, ACE Performance. Athletes are given the opportunity to engage in the NCAS education program, where they are introduced to modules on topics such as sports nutrition, injury prevention, sports psychology, media training and drugs awareness.
This program will also support the development of U19 road and/or track cyclists where calendar opportunities permit as an ‘opt in’ opportunity. We have developed a flexible program for U19 athletes acknowledging the vast difference of schedules and commitments between age groups.
Trials and Development Camp
The NCAS Trials and Development Camp has been developed for athletes not only wanting to trial for the program but athletes who are keen to further understand their athletic capabilities in the sport. The camp will involve fitness testing, time trials, video analysis, and track racing as part of the Coffs Harbour Cycle Club competition.
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