2016 USA Cycling Coaching Summit

Welcome to the 2016 USA Cycling Coaching Summit, to be held Nov. 4-6 at the  USA Cycling National Conference Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. This year's summit promises to bring a wealth of knowledge and education to all attendees. USA Cycling has brought together some of the leading experts in the areas of sport physiology and exercise science, team and individual coaching, nutrition, athletes with disabilities and bike fit, all with the goal of providing you with the best educational experience possible. The summit is designed to enhance an individuals coaching ability and understanding when working with athletes of all abilities.

New This Year - the day prior to the start of the Coaching Summit (Nov 3, 2016), USA Cyling will host a day long Jr. Summit. The Jr. Summit will bring together some of the most influential people in Jr. cycling, all designed to build a cohesive plan for increasing opportunities and pathways for Jr. Cyclists.

Registration for the 2016 USA Cycling Coaching Summit is now available HEREThe deadline for registrations is October 24 at 11 p.m. (MDT) or until the Summit fills. No exceptions. You MUST have a USA Cycling account to register for the event!
Schedule (subject to change):
The Jr. Summit will take place on November 3 from 8:30am-5:00pm
Time Topic Presenters
8:30-9:30am Who's Role is it Anyway? Billy Innes, Steve McCauley, Kevin Dessart
9:40-10:40am Building Jr. Training Plans Billy Innes
10:50-11:50am The Importance of Understanding Adolescent Development and Psychology Kristen Dieffenbach
12:00-1:30pm Jr. Programs; an overview Jeff Shein, Dave Hoyle, Jamie Wienk
1:40-2:40pm Insurance, Permitting and other Fun Items Stephanie Sexton
2:50-3:50pm Age Specific Strength and Conditioning Neal Henderson
4:00-5:00pm Jr. Panel Discussion Larry Nolan, Billy Innes, Joe Holmes, Lee Povey, Kristen Dieffenbach, Chris Daggs

The Coaching Summit will take place:
Friday, Nov 4        
Time USA Cycling National Conference Center
9:30-10:30 Check-In (Conference Lobby)
10:30-11:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks Kevin Dessart, USA Cycling Director Coaching Education & Athlete Development
11:00-12:00 Fire Your Boss Aaron McHugh, Work Life Play
12:00-1:00 Lunch Presented by Stages
  West Conf Room East Conf Room
1:30-2:30 Women's Nutrition Dr. Stacy Sims, Ph. D., Univ. of Waikato Mental Preparation for Cyclists Eirc Yelsa, Ph. D., Univ of Utah Pain Management Center
2:45-3:45 The New Science on Muscle Cramping Bob Murray, Sport Science Advisor, HOTSHOT Collegiate Cycling, Opportunities Abound Jeff Winkler, Head Coach CU Boulder
4:00- 5:00 Building the Business Alison Powers/Jennifer Sharp, ALP Cycles Coaching Increase Client Base with 5 Powerful Marketing Tools Tyrone Holmes, Holmes Fitness Coaching
6:00-8:00 Cocktail Reception (Conference Lobby and Patio)
Saturday, Nov. 5        
  West Conf Room East Conf Room
Time  Title Presenter Title  Presenter
9:00- 10:00 Application of Science to Optimal Performance Ben Day, High Performance Dir at UHC Manage Fatigue, Maximize Fueling by Tracking Glycogen Marlena Zimmerman, MuscleSound
10:30-11:30 Advances in Training with a Power Meter: Left/Right Power Data and What it Means Hunter Allen, CEO Peaks Coaching Group The Power of Analytics in Endurance Sport Coaching Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO4 Product Leader
12:00-1:30 Lunch provided by TrainingPeaks
  West Conf Room East Conf Room
1:30-2:30 Exertional Heat Stress: Physiological Responses and Strategies to Optimize Acclimatization Mike Weiss, M.S., ACSM EP-C
CEO and Founder
Alta Health and Performance Solutions
Developing the Wounded Warrior as a Cyclist Stephen D. Thordarson, Smart Cycling Coaching
2:45-3:45 The Sweet Spot: Understanding the Difference Between Disordered Eating for Performance and Eating Disorders Kate Bennett, PsyD, Clinical Sport Psychologist, Athlete Insight, PC Protecting Clean Sport: We Need You Coaches! Matthew Fedoruk, Ph. D., Science Director, USADA
4:00-5:00 Recognizing the Silent Killer in Athletes Gale Bernhardt, President, Gale Bernhardt Consulting, Inc. How to Navigate the Variety of Coaching Software Platforms  Joseph Bachana, Joe Bachana Coaching LLC
Sunday, Nov. 6        
  Main Conference Room
Time  Title Presenter
9:00-10:00 The Technology of High Performance Jim Miller, VP Athletics USA Cycling
10:15-11:45 Olympic Panel TBD
12:00-12:30 Closing Remarks Derek Bouchard-Hall, CEO USA Cyclng

The USA Cycling National Conference Center is located at 210 USA Cycling Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.

USA Cycling coaches who attend the Summit will earn 40 CEUs.

The Friday night cocktail reception and lunch on Saturday are included with your registration.  Attendees are responsible for all other meals.

Colorado Springs Marriott has secured a special room rate for Summitt attendees. Please use this link to book:
Book your group rate for USA Cycling Coaching Summit 2016
To avoid any booking issues, please have all reservations made by September 20th, 2016.
Payment and Registration Procedures
Registration for the 2016 USA Cycling Coaching Summit can be done HERE. All registrants MUST have a USA Cycling Account. If you do not have an account with USA Cycling, you will not be able to register. To set up an account, visit the USA Cycling HOME PAGE, and click on the "Sign In" button and you will be prompted to set up your account.

Coaching Summit Only On or before
August 31, 2016
September 1, 2016
or later
USAC Certified Coach $499 $549
USAC License Holder $525 $575
All Others $550 $600
Coaching + Jr. Summit*    
USAC Certified Coach $649 $699
USAC License Holder $675 $725
All Others $700 $750
* All USA Cycling Centers of Excellence will receive one (1) complimentary enrty to the Jr. Summit. Please email coaches@usacycling.org to receive your complimetary entry. If a Center of Excellence member chooses to stay and attend the Coaching Summit, they will be responsible for paying the appropriate registration fee.

Refund Policy
Prior to September 1, 50% refund
Between September 1-15, 25% refund
After September 15, no refund

Registration closes October 24, 2016 at 11 p.m. MDT.

Check out things to do in Colorado Springs

To submit a request to present at this year's summit, please Click Here to fill out the form and submit it to coaches@usacycling.org no later than June 24, 2016. All accepted presenters will receive complimentary registration to the Summit. Travel and lodging are the responsibilty of the presenter.         

If you have questions, please contact Kevin Dessart at coaches@usacycling.org.

This Article Updated October 20, 2016 @ 08:17 PM For more information contact: