Provincial Development Team

Provincial Development Team

Cycling Nova Scotia is committed to providing our province’s youth with guidance, skill development and leadership to help prepare developing athletes for future provincial and national competitions. Members of this program will form the provincial development team/pool and attend team development training camps and competitions led by provincial and developing coaches.
The goal of the program is to bring athletes together in a team environment to acquire and perfect critical cycling skills. Athletes will be introduced to mountain bike and road training structure, provided opportunities to interact with provincial coaches, socialize with other athletes and train for major events.
The development team will focus on youth who will compete provincially, are Canada Games 2025 eligible and those wishing to further improve their race performances.

Inclusion in the team will require athletes to apply outlining their riding experience, athletic background and cycling goals. This program is not intended to replace or substitute an athlete’s involvement with their local club, but further enhance their development and training opportunities.

The Provincial MTB Development Team is the first step to Athletic Excellence and access to National competition.

Team Size

8 to 12

Program Prerequisites

  1. Mountain bike/Road athlete
  2. Ages 14-17(for the current cycling season)
  3. Previous competition experience of 1-2 years (minimum)
  4. Basic cycling experience and ability to operate independently
  5. Own proper equipment

Program Requirements

  1. Be a member of Cycling Nova Scotia and in good standing
  2. Interest in competitive mountain biking and/or Road Racing
  3. Attend provincial development camps and weekly training sessions
  4. Willing to attended at least 4 provincial races yearly &
  5. Attend one “focused event” (regional/national)
  6. Wear Team Nova Scotia clothing on provincial projects/ camps

Program Benefits

  1. Season goal setting and training experience
  2. Guidance from coaches
  3. Access to additional provincial team competitions, projects and camps
  4. Semi- Annual integrated sport science
  5. Weekly Winter Trainer Sessions (Online)
  6. Weekly on snow Nordic Ski Training (Halifax based)
  7. Weekly in season Skill Sessions Road and MTB (Halifax based)
  8. Access to Canadian Sport Center Atlantic weekly strength sessions (HFX and Acadia (winter only)
  9. Team NS Training gear

2024 Program Cost

$400 for new athletes

$300 for returning athletes (no jersey)

For more information about the provincial development team and how to become involved please contact: [email protected] & [email protected]

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