USA Cycling BMX Development Series

  
  


Participants in the 2013 Junior Development Camp #4 are shown at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center
BMX Development athletes in Chula Vista, Calif.

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 2015 UCI BMX calendar season (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31) and the birth year of 1999-2000.

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.
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 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 OTC.

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 and Grand National expert and girls class scores
  • Coaches selection based on talent identification at USABMX Nationals and previous camp performance
  • Coaches selection based on rider video and resume submission
New 2015 National Qualifying Structure

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.

National points will be awarded at qualifying USABMX races using the USABMX National Amateur points table
 
USA Cycling Development Series Points Table
1st place
240 points
2nd place
200 points
3rd place
160 points
4th place
120 points
5th place
80 points
6th place
40 points
7th place
30 points
8th place
20 points

Bonus Points
In addition to the national points table listed above, each rider will receive one bonus point for each group 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

New 2015 Additional Camp Selection Criteria

Video/Resume submission
USA Cycling is eager to maximize every rider's opportunity for development and progression with Supercross. New for 2015 USA Cycling will open further opportunities to standout development BMX athletes who submit video and race resumes via email to devo camp head coach Arielle Martin. Videos and resumes must be submitted before the end of the qualifying period to be considered for specific camps. For submission or further information please contact Arielle Martin via email: bmxdevo@usacycling.org

Coaches selection
USA cycling will also reserve spots at each camp for standout Devo talent as well as returning Devo plus and Evo riders who have met camp standards for continued progression through the program.
 
BMX Development Program Camp # 1
Qualifying period: September 12, 2014 to January 25, 2015
Camp date: April 26-May 3, 2015 (13 weeks between last qualifying race and start of camp)

 
Qualifying Events
DATE EVENT LOCATION
Sept. 12-14 Lumberjack Nationals** Richland, Wa
Sept. 26-28 Hall Of Fame Nationals** Chula Vista, CA
Oct. 24-26 Disney Cup Nationals** Orlando, FL
Nov. 29-30 Grand Nationals (double points) Tulsa, OK
Jan. 9-11 Silver Dollar Nationals Las Vegas, NV
Jan 23-25 Sooner Nationals Tulsa, Ok
**These races will use “Devo” race results from last year.

BMX Development Program Camp # 2
Qualifying period: Feb 6 to Apr. 12, 2015
Camp date: June 7-14, 2015 (8 weeks between last qualifying race and start of camp)
 
Qualifying Events
DATE EVENT LOCATION
Feb. 6-8 Bluegrass Nationals Louisville, Ky.
Feb. 13-15 Sunshine State Nationals Punta Gorda, Fl
Feb. 20-22 Winter Nationals Phoenix, AZ
Mar. 6-8 Cajun Nationals West Monroe, LA
Mar 20-22 Carolina Nationals Rock Hill, SC
Mar. 27-29 Super Nationals DeSoto, TX
Apr. 10-12 Great NorthWest Nationals Redmond, Ore.
 

BMX Development Program Camp # 3  
Qualifying period: May 1 to July 5, 2015
Camp date: August 16-23, 2015 (6 weeks between last qualifying race and start of camp)
 

Qualifying Events
DATE EVENT LOCATION
Apr. 24-26 Dixieland Nationals Atlanta, GA
May 1-3 Seaside Nationals Ventura, CA
May 22-24 Music City Nationals Nashville, TN
May 22-24 Spring Nationals Albuquerque, NM
June 5-7 Mid America Nationals Raytown, MO
June 12-14 Great Salt Lake Nationals South Jordan, Ut
June 12-14 East Coast Nationals Severn, MD
June 19-21 Midwest Nationals Rockford, IL
July 3-5 Stars N' Stripes Nationals South Park, PA
 
 

BMX Development Program Camp # 4
Qualifying period: July 10 to September 6, 2015
Camp date: October 18-25, 2015 (6 weeks between last qualifying race and start of camp)
 

Qualifying Events
DATE EVENT LOCATION
July 10-12 Las Vegas Nationals Las Vegas, NV
July 17-19 Quad City Nationals East Moline, IL
July 24-26 Golden State Nationals Chico, CA
July 24-26 Empire State Nationals Kingston, NY
Aug. 7-9 Land O’Lakes Nationals St. Cloud, MN
Aug. 14-16 Buckeye Nationals Akron, OH
Aug. 21-23 Mile High Nationals Denver, Co
Sept. 4-6 Derby City Nationals Louisville, NV
Sept. 4-6 Black Jack Nationals Reno, Nev.
 

Eligible Participants

Male: The top three (3) 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 (4) 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 a video/race resume 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.

Devo+ & Evo Males: Remaining male positions will be divided up equally between Devo+ and Evo riders. Rider selection will be based on performances at prior camps and remaining camp slots will be filled at the sole discretion of USA Cycling coaches and staff.

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 (4) 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 a video/race resume 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.

Devo+ & Evo Females: Remaining female positions will be divided up equally between Devo+ and Evo riders. Rider selection will be based on performances at prior camps and remaining camp slots will be filled at the sole discretion of USA Cycling.
*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.

For more information please contact Arielle Martin-Verhaaren at bmxdevo@usacycling.org.



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