The AusCycling Development Academies are a supporting step to help develop young riders.
The Academies provide training opportunities and coaching support to a broad range of riders (within the specified age groups*) across all States and Territories.
The specific purposes of the Academies include:
Developing consistent development opportunities across all States and Territories
Increasing the number of riders meeting key performance targets for the Australian Cycling Team and professional cycling teams.
Support the transition into the performance pathway
Providing cross-discipline opportunities and collaboration
The Academies seek to ensure a broad range of riders receive targeted support.
(*Note: age groups may vary depending on the discipline and regional factors.)
Specific information can be found about each discipline below.
The program is based on a co-contribution basis where AusCycling supports the program via coaching and administrative support. Any costs will be levied to the riders at the lowest possible rate. In general, riders will only be responsible for venue hire costs and any travel costs.
For most disciplines, the key pre-performance development age groups are between 14-17 however this varies slightly between disciplines. When considering the support of age groups AusCycling has considered:
In some cases, disciplines may vary in their application among disciplines due to local circumstances (e.g. a SIS/SAS program existing for the discipline).
In the case of DH and Gravity Enduro, the age group is older as there are currently no performance pathway programs in place.
Each Academy will have different commitments based on location and discipline. Most are camp-based with some events (depending on the discipline). Further details on the specific training requirements are set by the lead coach. Further information on rider commitment requirements can be found in the discipline-specific overview documents.
Yes we encourage riders can be part of multiple different discipline academies. Those who qualify for MTB (Endurance) are automatically invited to road camps.
Cross-discipline collaboration will be a key part of the Academy programs.
Coaching support at camps / clinics
Learning development (coaching and officiating)
No, we want you to stay with your coach. The Academy coaches are there to support only the camps and specific projects.
The Regional Academies of Sport are complimentary to this program. The AusCycling Development Academies are generally aimed at a higher level of development athletes.
We invite commercial providers of MTB development programs in Australia to register their programs with AusCycling (AC). AC in turn will take these programs into consideration when developing academies in a particular region, and work directly with you to deliver within the pathway. MTB Commercial Provider Registration
AusCycling is currently seeking expressions of interest for the following roles.
Current Rider Opportunities
BMX: [email protected]
MTB: [email protected]
Road/Track/Para-cycling: [email protected]