Registration is open now for the 2013 Regional Talent ID Camps!

  
  


Do you know a junior cyclist serious about taking his or her career to the next level?
 
Did you know pro cyclists like Taylor Phinney, Tejay Van Garderen, and Tyler Farrar, all got their starts in USA Cycling’s Development Pathway? The development pathway provides promising young athletes with the tools they need to excel at the highest levels of professional cycling.
 
The primary goal of the Talent ID Camps is to recognize athletes who, at an early age, show signs of potential future success in cycling. Receiving instruction from some of USA Cycling's finest coaches, the camps also provide the necessary framework to improve an athlete's skill set, thus progressing their talent development. In some cases, the Regional Talent ID Camps assist in selecting riders for international competition and/or a national development camp.
 
Registration is open now! Register now to ensure early bird pricing!
 
June 2-7: Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) – road
June 9-14: St. Edwards University (Austin, TX) – road
June 9-14: Furman University (Greenville, SC) – road
June 9-14: Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ) – road selection camp*
June 16-21: Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ) – road
June 14-19: Colorado College (Colorado Springs, CO) – MTB
June 24-29: Garrett College (McHenry, MD) – MTB
June 24-29: DeSales University (Center Valley, PA) – road
July 9-14: Finger Lakes Community College (Canadaigua, NY) – road
July 14-19: St. Mary’s College (Moraga, CA) – road
July 28-August 2: Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR) – road
July 28-August 2: University of Wisconsin (LaCrosse, WI) – road
July 28-August 2: St. Mary’s (Sewanee, TN) – road
 
* The June 9-14 Flagstaff camp is a USA Cycling Tour de l'Abitibi Selection Camp and is only open to junior males racing age 17-18 who hold a USAC racing license of cat 3 or above.
 





















Auto Insurance reviews Why should I attend a Regional Talent ID Camp?

Regional Talent ID Camps allow USA Cycling to identify talent. In addition to helping you improve your skills, these camps will put you in the right place to be discovered. Some participants may be invited to move further along the development pathway through participation in the National Talent ID Camp and international competitions. These riders are selected based on test results, race results, and camp staff recommendations.
 
Who is eligible to attend?
To ensure the safety of all camp participants and to maximize the learning opportunities for all, there is a minimum standard of on-the-bike competency that all camp participants must satisfy. Road camps are available to athletes race age 14 years and no older than racing age 22. Cross-country mountain bike camps will be limited to riders who are rece age 14 and no older than racing age 18. For eligibility requirements, please visit USA Cycling’s Regional Talent ID Camps webpage.
 
What happens at camp?
The camps are staffed with USA Cycling certified coaches and ride leaders, and some camps have mechanics on hand as well. Participants will have opportunities to improve bike handling skills, become better racers, attend cycling-specific lectures, ride with other top young cyclists, and learn about their fitness levels through a series of field tests.
 
How much does a camp cost?
Registration for all camps (except the Flagstaff selection camp) is priced as follows:
 
Early Bird Pricing (90+ days before camp start date) - $750
Regular Pricing (30-90 days before camp start date) - $800
Late Pricing (Less than 30 days before camp start date) - $900
 
The Tour de l’Abitbi selection camp costs $800, $850, or $950 for early, regular, and late registrations.
 
How do I sign up?
Registration for the USA Cycling Regional Talent ID Camps is now available. To register for a camp, sign in to your USA Cycling account and click on the "Register for an Event" button. There you will find all the camps listed for online registration.
 
If you have questions or seek further information, please visit USA Cycling's Regional Talent ID Camp webpage, or contact USA Cycling Coaching Education & Athlete Development Director, Kevin Dessart, at (719) 434-1024 or kdessart@usacycling.org.


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