2017 USA Cycling BMX Development Program

  
  


New for 2017, USA Cycling is reintroducing Devo camps but some changes have been implemented.
We have three (3) x 1 week camps planned during the summer period that we hope will make it easier for riders to attend and families to plan for.
We also plan on Weekend Passes available for those riders that want to just show up over the weekend and ride. USA Cycling is working in conjunction with the new management team here in Chula Vista, CA to provide facility use as well as rooms available for both riders and parents (subject to availability). More details below.

Devo Camps
 
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 in Chula Vista, Ca while utilizing the Supercross World Cup BMX tracks, the Chula Vista BMX track, the Skills Development Grounds, and access to the USOC Strength and Conditioning and Sports Performance facilities. Daily classroom education and video review is also a big part of the camps to instruct athletes in the areas of professionalism, sports nutrition, recovery, and training techniques.
 
Eligible Participants
All athletes participating in the USA Cycling BMX Development camps must be U.S. citizens and compete for the USA at international competitions. All athletes must have an active USA Cycling BMX License to register for BMX Development camps.

All participants must carry and provide proof of health insurance upon athlete check-in at the Chula Vista Training Center.
Qualifying Rules
All rules regarding age class participation and qualifying events will use the current year USA BMX rule book.
Qualifying For Camps
 A rider may be selected to attend the camps based on the following criteria:
  • USA BMX National expert and girls class scores (15 & 16 Age class)
  • Coaches selection based on talent identification at USA BMX Nationals and previous camp performance (Riders born year 1999 to 2002)
  • Coaches selection based on rider applications (Riders born year 1999 to 2002)

New 2017 National Qualifying Structure

Points Structure
A rider's best four (4) National scores will be combined to determine final standings at time of Camp Selections.
National points will be awarded at qualifying USABMX races using the USABMX National Amateur points table
USA Cycling Development Series Points Table
1st place 100 points
2nd place 80 points
3rd place 60 points
4th place 50 points
5th place 40 points
6th place 30 points
7th place 20 points
8th place 10 points
 
Bonus Points
In addition to the national points table listed above, each rider will receive one bonus point for each rider in the class.

Tie-Breakers
All tie-breakers will be decided on the following criteria:
  • Total wins - best 4 scores
  • Total wins all races
  • Total 2nd place finishes all races
  • Total 3rd place finishes all races
  • Total 4th place finishes all races
Rider application
USA Cycling is eager to maximize every rider's opportunity for development and progression with Supercross. New for 2017 USA Cycling will open further opportunities to standout BMX athletes who submit an application form by email to BMX Director Jamie Staff. If a rider can support their application with video of them riding, that would be helpful in the decision process. Videos and Applications must be submitted before the end of the qualifying period to be considered for specific camps. For submission or further information please contact Jamie Staff via email: jstaff@usacycling.org

Coaches selection
USA cycling will also reserve spots at each camp for standout Devo talent as well as returning Junior class riders who have met camp standards for continued progression through the program.

Camp Dates and Qualifying period

BMX Development Camp # 1
Qualifying period: January 13, 2017 to April 30, 2017
Camp date: June 11, 2017 to  June 18, 2017

BMX Development Camp # 2
Qualifying period: February 17, 2017 to May 28, 2017
Camp date: July 9, 2017 to  July 16, 2017

BMX Development Camp # 3
Qualifying period: April 4, 2017 to June 25, 2017
Camp date: August 20, 2017 to  August 27, 2017

 
QUALIFYING EVENTS      
DATE EVENT LOCATION Camp 1 Camp 2 Camp 3
Jan. 13-15 Silver Dollar Nationals Las Vegas, NV Q1    
Jan. 27-29 Bluegrass Nationals Louisville, KY Q1    
Feb. 10-12 Sooner Nationals Tula, OK Q1    
Feb. 17-19 Winter Nationals Phoenix, AZ Q1 Q2  
Feb. 24-26 Gator Nationals Oldsmar, FL Q1 Q2  
Mar. 10-12 Cajun Nationals West Monroe, LA Q1 Q2  
Mar. 31-Apr. 2 Carolina Nationals Rock Hill, SC Q1 Q2  
Apr. 4-7 Great Northwest Nationals Redmond, OR Q1 Q2 Q3
APR. 21-23 Lone Star Nationals Austin, TX Q1 Q2 Q3
Apr. 28-30 Dixieland Nationals Atlanta, GA Q1 Q2 Q3
May 13-14 Land O’ Lakes Nationals Isanti, MN   Q2 Q3
May 19-20 Spring Nationals Albuquerque, NM   Q2 Q3
May 26-28 Music City Nationals Nashville, TN   Q2 Q3
Jun. 9-11 East Coast Nationals Seven, MD     Q3
Jun. 9-11 Great Salt Lake Nationals Salt Lake City, UT     Q3
Jun. 16-18 Midwest Nationals Rockford, IL     Q3
Jun. 23-25 Tar Heel Nationals Charlotte, NC     Q3
 

Eligible Participants
Male: The top three (2) male riders, as determined by participation in the USA BMX National Series in each of the 15 and 16 age expert classes, will receive an automatic invite* to the camp. If a rider in the top three does not accept the automatic invitation, that position will be filled with the remaining camp slots at the sole discretion of USA Cycling. The points will be tallied after each of the (3) qualifying periods by USABMX and presented to USA Cycling a short time after. Additional camp spots will be awarded to non-qualified Devo riders who have submitted an application or who have been identified by USA Cycling coaches at USABMX nationals. USA Cycling reserves the right to not make any coaching selections based on bed availability.


Female: The top two (2) female riders, as determined by participation in the USA BMX National Series 15-16 Girls class, will receive an automatic invite* to the camp. If a rider in the top two does not accept the automatic invitation, that slot will be filled with the remaining camp slots at the sole discretion of USA Cycling. The points will be tallied after each of the (3) qualifying periods by USABMX and presented to USA Cycling a short time after. Additional camp spots will be awarded to non-qualified Devo riders who have submitted an application or who have been identified by USA Cycling coaches at USABMX nationals. USA Cycling reserves the right to not make any coaching selections based on bed availability.


*Please allow time for USABMX to compile the points before they send it to USA Cycling. As soon as USA Cycling knows the riders who have qualified they will immediately contact those individuals directly. It is wise to keep your USA Cycling account up-to-date with current email for contact purposes.


The “Weekend Pass”.
We understand that not all riders and their parents can commit to the Devo camps, so, new for 2017, USA Cycling is introducing the “Weekend Pass”. BMX riders that hold a USA Cycling BMX license, born between years 1999 and 2002 will be able to book accommodation and facility use at the Chula Vista training center. All participants must carry and provide proof of health insurance upon athlete check-in at the Chula Vista Training Center.
A coach will be provided for the sessions but make note there may or may not be planned sessions already scheduled on the days you are scheduled to ride. If sessions are planned, you will be allowed to join in. If sessions are not planned, you will still have access to the tracks. Terms and Conditions do apply and availability will depend on housing availability at the Training Center. For more information please contact Jamie Staff at jstaff@usacycling.org

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