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 HERE.  The 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

8:30-9:30amWho's Role is it Anyway?Billy Innes, Steve McCauley, Kevin Dessart
9:40-10:40amBuilding Jr. Training PlansBilly Innes
10:50-11:50The Importance of Understanding Adolescent Development and PsychologyKristen Dieffenbach
12:00-1:30pmJr. Programs; an overviewJeff Shein, Dave Hoyle, Jamie Wienk
1:40-2:40pmInsurance, Permitting and other Fun ItemsStephanie Sexton
2:50-3:50pmAge Specific Strength and ConditioningNeal Henderson
4:00-5:00pmJr. Panel DiscussionLarry Nolan, Billy Innes, Joe Holmes, Lee Povey, Kristen Dieffenbach, Chris Daggs

The Coaching Summit will take place:

Friday, Nov 4    
TimeUSA Cycling National Conference Center
9:30-10:30Check-In (Conference Lobby)
10:30-11:00Welcome and Opening RemarksKevin Dessart, USA Cycling Director Coaching Education & Athlete Development
11:00-12:00Fire Your BossAaron McHugh, Work Life Play
12:00-1:00Lunch Presented by Stages
 West Conf RoomEast Conf Room
1:30-2:30Women's NutritionDr. Stacy Sims, Ph. D., Univ. of WaikatoMental Preparation for CyclistsEirc Yelsa, Ph. D., Univ of Utah Pain Management Center
2:45-3:45>td >Bob Murray, Sport Science Advisor, HOTSHOTCollegiate Cycling, Opportunities AboundJeff Winkler, Head Coach CU Boulder
4:00- 5:00Building the BusinessAlison Powers/Jennifer Sharp, ALP Cycles CoachingIncrease Client Base with 5 Powerful Marketing ToolsTyrone Holmes, Holmes Fitness Coaching
6:00-8:00Cocktail Reception (Conference Lobby and Patio)
Saturday, Nov. 5    
 West Conf RoomEast Conf Room
Time TitlePresenterTitle Presenter
9:00- 10:00Application of Science to Optimal PerformanceBen Day, High Performance Dir at UHCManage Fatigue, Maximize Fueling by Tracking GlycogenMarlena Zimmerman, MuscleSound
10:30-11:30Advances in Training with a Power Meter: Left/Right Power Data and What it MeansHunter Allen, CEO Peaks Coaching Group>td >Tim Cusick, TrainingPeaks WKO4 Product Leader
12:00-1:30Lunch provided by TrainingPeaks
 West Conf RoomEast Conf Room
1:30-2:30Exertional Heat Stress: Physiological Responses and Strategies to Optimize AcclimatizationMike Weiss, M.S., ACSM EP-C CEO and Founder Alta Health and Performance SolutionsDeveloping the Wounded Warrior as a CyclistStephen D. Thordarson, Smart Cycling Coaching
2:45-3:45>td >Kate Bennett, PsyD, Clinical Sport Psychologist, Athlete Insight, PCProtecting Clean Sport: We Need You Coaches!Matthew Fedoruk, Ph. D., Science Director, USADA
4:00-5:00Recognizing the Silent Killer in AthletesGale 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 TitlePresenter
9:00-10:00>td colspan="2">Jim Miller, VP Athletics USA Cycling
10:15-11:45Olympic PanelTBD
12:00-12:30Closing RemarksDerek 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 OnlyOn or before August 31, 2016September 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 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.

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To submit a request to present at this year's summit, please Click Here to fill out the form and submit it to 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