Avantidrome Junior Programme

Thanks to the generous support of the Grassroots Trust the Avantidrome Junior programme offers young riders a pathway of continual development. From first timers on our have-a-go sessions all the way up to advanced junior level, there will be a session that suits everyone.

The programme is designed to allow riders to progress when they have acquired the skills and fitness to ride competently and safely with riders of a similar ability.

These sessions are run by qualified, experienced Avantidrome Coaches and are suitable for kids aged from 10 years (provided they meet the minimum height requirements of 135cm) up to 18 years of age.

Our Youth Programme Coach, Colin Dixon will be able to advise on which programme level individual riders should be attending. Contact Colin on 07 823 1421 or via email colin.dixon@avantidrome.nz for more information on which programme is most suitable for your needs and we’ll get you booked in!

Progamme details are outlined below. Session times can vary so be sure to check our Track Schedule for programme session times.

To secure your place on a programme please book and pay for the whole term. *Please Note: Sessions are non refundable if you do not attend.

 


Junior have-a-go

These are fun introduction sessions to encourage juniors to come and try out the Avantidrome track. All you will need to wear is shorts, tee shirt (no singlets) and covered shoes and you will be coached by an Avantidrome Instructor.  We will provide the bike and a helmet (although you are welcome to bring your own helmet if you prefer).

On completion of each of these sessions we will sit down with the groups to let them know what their options are if they wish to continue.

When: Check the Track Schedule for upcoming sessions. Book online, or call reception on 0800 VELODROME and we’ll do it for you.

 


Learn to Race Programme (Level 1)

What: The first step after completing the Learn to Ride Programme. These sessions cover skills and race tactics while also working on overall fitness.

When: Tuesday’s 4-5pm – Starts in Week 2 of this term

Runs in Term 3 from Tuesday 3rd August until Tuesday 28th September 2021 (9 sessions)

Cost: $100 for the term (this includes bike hire for this programme)

Note: 

  1. Maximum 16 riders
  2. You must enrol for the whole block. Sorry, roll up and ride not allowed
  3. Accredited kids only unless by arrangement with the Programme Coach

 


Junior Development (Level 2)

For riders who are ready to compete at Junior, Centre and Schools events.

Here they will continue to develop race tactics, race awareness, bunch racing skills and bike handling skills. There is also more emphasis on fitness and speed in preparation for competition.

Riders will also be tested to build up a file of their “best times” over varying distances. This will help show their development across the programme.

When: Tuesday’s 5-6pm – Starts in week 2 of this term

Runs in term 3 from Tuesday 3rd August – Tuesday 28th September 2021 (9 sessions)

Cost:

Excluding bike hire – $100 per term

Including bike hire – $145 per term

Note: 

  1. Maximum 18 riders
  2. You must enrol for the whole block. Sorry, roll up and ride not allowed
  3. Accredited kids only

 


Junior Advanced (Level 3)

What: A group for riders who are working towards who are thinking about applying for the Waikato Performance Hub next year, who are competing at the Age Group National Track Champs, or who just have a desire to learn more.

When: Monday’s 5-6pm – Starts in week 2 of this term

Runs in term 3 from Monday 2nd August until Monday 27th September 2021 (9 sessions)

Cost:

Excluding bike hire – $100 per term

Including bike hire – $145 per term

Note:

  1. Maximum 20 riders per session
  2. You must enrol for the whole block. Sorry, roll up and ride not allowed
  3. Accredited riders only

 


U15 Squad

A group for riders who are working towards being competitive at U15 level and who have a desire to learn more. We will be delving in to Team Pursuit, Madison, Team Sprint, start technique, pacing and much more from a team of coaches and Elite riders.

When: Sunday’s 4-5pm – Starts in week 2 of this term

Runs in term 3 for 5 weeks on the following dates:

  • 8th August
  • 15th August
  • 29th August
  • 12th September
  • 20th September

Cost: $65 for the term

Note:

  1. Maximum 16 riders per session
  2. You must enrol for the whole block. Sorry, roll up and ride not allowed
  3. Accredited riders only
  4. You should be either 13 or 14 in this calendar year (2021)
  5. Riders who are 12 will be considered for this squad by contacting Colin Dixon – colin.dixon@avantidrome.nz
  6. This programme will include time off the track working on development themes
  7. You will need your own track bike to be a part of this group – hire bikes are not available

 


U17 Squad

A group for riders who are working towards being competitive at the U17 level. We will be delving in to Team Pursuit, Madison, Team Sprint, start technique, pacing and much more from a team of coaches and Elite riders.

When: Friday’s 4-5:30pm – Starts in week 2 of this term

Runs in term 3 for 6 weeks on the following dates

  • 6th August
  • 13th August
  • 27th August
  • 3rd September
  • 10th September
  • 24th September

Cost: $100 for the term

Note: 

  1. Maximum 24 riders
  2. You must enrol for the whole block. Sorry, roll up and ride not allowed
  3. Accredited kids only
  4. You should be either 15 or 16 in this calendar year (2021)
  5. Riders who are 14 will be considered for this squad by contacting Colin Dixon colin.dixon@avantidrome.nz
  6. This programme will include time off the track working on development themes
  7. You will need your own track bike to be a part of this group – hire bikes are not available
  8. You will need clip-on aero bars for some sessions (unless you are a Sprinter)

 


Additional Sessions

Junior Assessment:

By appointment.  Riders who presently ride other tracks but are not accredited at the Avantidrome can get assessed and signed off to ride/race. We can also recommend which of our sessions may suit them if they wish to ride regularly here.

To book an assessment please contact reception on  0800 VELODROME or reception@avantidrome.nz

 


Our Junior Programme has been enabled thanks to the support of