2017 Youth Mtn Bike Programs

STOWE CYCLING – 2017 PROGRAMS

A STOWE NORDIC Development Program

The Stowe Cycling development program was founded by the Stowe Nordic coaching team to provide mountain bike training for all ages and abilities. Our coaching model will provide detailed skills training, live coaching, video analysis and structured ride sessions to enhance skills, endurance, strength, and balance while fostering a team environment. Training sessions are held in the Stowe area and run throughout the summer.

The Stowe Cycling development program coaching team will be led by Paul McNeil, a USA Cycling Level 3 licensed cycling coach. In the past, McNeil has worked as a Highland Mountain Bike Park Head Coach and Camp Director and was the founder of Summit Race Management, a company that provided training and sponsorship management for cyclists in Summit County, Colorado. He has trained hundreds of riders, cycling coaches, bike guides, and bike park staff in coaching and leading youth and adults in camps such as Freeride, Freeride 2, Slalom, Slopestyle, Cross Country, Enduro and Downhill race camps.

The Stowe Cycling development program is comprised of 4 groups based upon age and ability. Each group is led by highly experienced coaches who will provide riders with a skills progression pipeline, enabling them to develop in the sport of mountain bike riding.

YOUTH PROGRAMS age 8-16

Group 1

Grommets
Ages 8-10

Beginner riders that are eager to develop skills to become the true “youngins” of the sport. Basic skill development is a priority at this level, with a focus on teaching riders the concepts of riding bicycles safely, learning fundamental riding skills, and experiencing adventure during short rides within a fun, interactive group atmosphere.

Meets: Monday 9-11 and Thursday 9-11, Stowe area
Dates: Jun 22-Aug 17 (16 sessions)
Cost: $240 (REGISTER HERE)
Equipment: Must have bike in good working condition and helmet.

Group 2

Hucksters
Ages 10-14

Advanced beginner to intermediate riders. This group is designed to develop bike handling skills that will enable Hucksters to ride all levels of terrain. Skill development combined with strength and endurance progressions will provide the athletes with a strong physical and technical foundation for future riding development. Riders will be coached on riding berms, jumps, climbs, drops, rocks, roots and other features. Racing and event opportunities will be encouraged at this level but not required.

Meets: Tuesday 9-11 & Thursdays 11:30-1:30, Stowe area
Dates: Jun 22-Aug 17 (16 sessions)
Cost: $240.00 (REGISTER HERE)
Equipment: Bike in good working condition, helmet, and basic tools

Group 3

Development Team
Ages 12-16

Strong intermediate to advanced riders will polish higher level skills to master all types of riding while applying their technique on intermediate to advanced trails. Coached by professional mountain bike riders and highly trained coaches, the Development Team will learn secrets of pro riders through advanced skill progressions, longer training rides and participation in racing and events. Riders will develop the skills to participating in cross-country racing, freeride, enduro, slalom, downhill and dirt jumping. Individualized training plans provided on an as-needed basis. Support at weekly race events will be available, along with other select events.

When: Tuesday 9-11 & Thursdays 11:30-1:30, Stowe area
Dates: Jun 22-Aug 17 (16 sessions)
Cost: $240.00 (REGISTER HERE)
Equipment: Bike in good working condition, helmet, and basic tools.