USA Cycling BMX Development Series

  
  


Participants in the 2013 Junior Development Camp #4 are shown at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center
Participants in the 2013 Junior Development Camp #4 are shown at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center

The USA Cycling BMX Development Series (Devo) is designed to take our next generation of young talented amateur BMX athletes to the highest level of BMX racing. The goal of this program is to prepare this group by allowing unprecedented access to the U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Chula Vista, California. The program is targeting all 15 and 16-year-olds using the 2014 UCI BMX calendar season (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31) and the birth year of 1998-1999.

These young athletes will compete for the opportunity to receive specific high-performance training for BMX, access to the Supercross World Cup BMX track(s), and to experience a day in the life of a U.S. Olympic athlete. Furthermore, by providing these opportunities, we hope to progress the skill level needed to be competitive at the highest level of international BMX competition. This will help familiarize them with the bigger, faster, and more demanding style of BMX racing, which is contested at the UCI Supercross World Cup series, the World Championships, and the Olympic Games.

All BMX Development camps will take place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center while utilizing the Supercross World Cup BMX tracks, the Chula Vista BMX track, the Skills Development Grounds (pump track, UCI rhythm sections, dirt trials), and access to the USOC Sports Performance team. USA Cycling will run four (4) Junior Development camps each year and the series will include four qualification periods to determine which riders receive automatic invitations. The Devo Series will facilitate competition starting at the national level and will run as follows:

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Eligible Participants

All athletes participating in the USA Cycling BMX Development race series must be U.S. citizens and compete for the USA in international competitions. All athletes must have an active USA Cycling BMX License to register for BMX Development camps.

All participants must provide proof of health insurance upon athlete check-in at the Chula Vista OTC.

Rules

All qualifying events will use the current year USA BMX rule book and will utilize the UCI random gate cadence.

Qualifying Races

All USA BMX National events will host USA Cycling Development Series events. The development series will be run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at all USA BMX National events and will be run at the start of each national event in conjunction with all Pro classes. It will also be run under the same format as all other Elite and Junior classes, which is a three-moto, scrambled total point system and one (1) main event.

A rider may choose to participate only in the USA Cycling Development class. Riders will count their best four (4) scores from these events.

  • Friday National Prerace
  • USA BMX Nationals
  • Race of Champions
USA Cycling Development Series Points Table
1st place
20 points
2nd place
19 points
3rd place
18 points
4th place
17 points
5th place
16 points
6th place
15 points
7th place
14 points
8th place
13 points
5th place in semi
12 points
6th place in semi
11 points
7th place in semi
10 points
8th place in semi
9 points

Points Structure

A rider's best four (4) National scores will be combined to determine final standings.

All national races will be scored within the qualifying period for each specific qualifying camp segment.

Bonus Points

In addition to the national points table listed above, each rider will receive bonus points based on how many groups are entered. For example, 1 group = 2 points, 2 groups = 4 points, and 3 groups = 6 points, etc.

Tie-Breakers

All tie-breakers will be decided on the following criteria:

  1. Total wins best 4 scores
  2. Total wins all races
  3. Total 2nd place finishes all races
  4. Total 3rd place finishes all races
  5. Total 4th place finishes all races

New for the 2014 Development Series

USA Cycling is eager to maximize every rider's opportunity for development and progression with Supercross and advancement to the Evolution program by introducing the Devo Plus program. USA Cycling will open further opportunities to standout junior development athletes who previously would've been age-ineligible to continue at this level and have not yet met the Evolution program standard. Criteria will include having attended at least two junior development camps and having met the performance criteria set by USA Cycling. Further information and an online application process can be found at www.usacycling.org.

BMX Development Program Camp #1
Qualifying period: September 1, 2013, to January 26, 2014
Camp date: March 30 – April 6, 2014 (9 weeks between last qualifying race and start of camp)

Qualifying Events
DATE EVENT LOCATION
Sept. 6-8, 2013 Land O Lakes Nationals Isanti, MN
Sept. 13-15, 2013 First State Nationals Milford, DE
Sept. 27-29, 2013 Hall of Fame Nationals Chula Vista, CA
Oct. 11-13, 2013 Canadian Grands / Chilliwack Nationals Chilliwack, BC, Canada
Oct. 25-27, 2013 Disney Cup Nationals Orlando, FL
Nov. 29, 2013 Race of Champions Tulsa, OK
Jan. 10-12, 2014 Silver Dollar Nationals Reno, NV
Jan. 24-26, 2014 Sooner Nationals Tulsa, OK
 

BMX Development Program Camp #2
Qualifying period: February 7 to April 27, 2014
Camp date: May 31 – June 7, 2014 (5 weeks between last qualifying race and start of camp)

Qualifying Events
DATE EVENT LOCATION
Feb. 7-9 Bluegrass Nationals Louisville, KY
Mar. 7-9 Cajun Nationals Monroe, LA
Mar. 14-16 Winter Nationals Phoenix, AZ
Mar. 21-26 Gator Nationals Oldsmar, FL
Apr. 4-6 Super Nationals Desoto, TX
Apr. 11-13 Great Northwest Nationals Redmond, OR
Apr. 25-27 Dixieland Nationals Atlanta, GA
 

Junior Development Program Camp #3
Qualifying period: May 2 to July 6, 2014
Camp date: August 17-24, 2014 (6 weeks between last qualifying race and start of camp)

Qualifying Events
DATE EVENT LOCATION
May 2-4 Seaside Nationals Ventura, CA
May 23-25 Music City Nationals Nashville, TN
May 30 & Jun. 1 Great Lakes Nationals South Jordan, UT
June 6-8 East Coast Nationals Severn, MD
June 20-22 Tar Heel Nationals Burlington, NC
June 27-29 Midwest Nationals Rockford, IL
July 4-6 Stars N' Stripes Nationals South Park, PA
 

Junior Development Program Camp #4
Qualifying period: July 11 to September 7, 2014
Camp date: October 19-26, 2014 (7 weeks between last qualifying race and start of camp)

Qualifying Events
DATE EVENT LOCATION
July 11-13 Las Vegas Nationals Las Vegas, NV
July 25-27 Great Lakes Nationals Waterford, MI
Aug. 1-3 Mile High Nationals Dacono, CO
Aug. 8-10 Quaker State Nationals Pottstown, PA
Aug. 15-17 Corn Husker Nationals Lincoln, NE
Aug. 29-31 Blackjack Nationals Reno, NV
Aug. 29-31 Derby City Nationals Louisville, KY
Sept. 5-7 Badger State Wisconsin Rapids, WI
 

Eligible Participants

Male: The top eight (8) male riders, as determined by participation in the USA Cycling BMX Development Series hosted by USA BMX, will receive an automatic invite to the camp. If a rider in the top eight does not accept the automatic invitation, that slot will be filled with the remaining camp slots at the sole discretion of USA Cycling coaches and staff. The points will be totaled four times per year preceding each of the four USA Cycling BMX Development Series camps. USA Cycling reserves the right to not make any coaching selections based on bed availability. Only male riders born in 1998-1999 are eligible to qualify through the USA Cycling Devo series.

Female: The top four (4) female riders, as determined by participation in the USA BMX 15-16 Girls class at regular USA BMX Nationals, will receive an automatic invite to the camp. If a rider in the top four does not accept the automatic invitation, that slot will be filled with the remaining camp slots at the sole discretion of USA Cycling coaches and staff. The points will be totaled four times per year preceding each of the four USA Cycling BMX Development Series camps. USA Cycling reserves the right to not make any coaching selections based on bed availability. Only female riders born in 1998-1999 are eligible to qualify through the USA Cycling Devo series.

Camp Fees

Each invited development camp participant is required to pay the $700 camp fee. All participants must have a valid USA Cycling BMX license to participate in the camp. You must have a valid USA Cycling license within seven days of final results being posted on the USA BMX website to be considered eligible for each camp. All travel expenses to and from the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista are the sole responsibility of each invited rider.

 

For more information please contact USA Cycling Director of BMX Jamie Staff at jstaff@usacycling.org.



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