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 9 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
What: Where all our Juniors will start their track cycling journey. This will be a term-long programme where riders will be coached towards becoming competent to ride the track.
When: Tuesday’s 4:00-5:00pm
Runs in Term 4 from Tuesday 13th of October 2020 until Tuesday 8th of December 2020 (9 sessions)
Cost: $110 for the term (this includes bike hire for this programme if required)
This is not running in term 4 2020
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
Runs in term 4 from Tuesday 13th October 2020 until Tuesday 8th December 2020 (9 sessions)
Excluding bike hire – $100 per term
Including bike hire – $145 per term
This programme is for riders who are ready to compete at National level events. These sessions will develop rider’s skills and race awareness to enable them to be confident in a high-speed race environment. They will learn to pace correctly and there will be discussion and analysis of various technical aspects of their racing.
There will be more time spent learning to start correctly out of the gates, tactical thinking for sprint and bunch races, how to utilise the track effectively and how to work your way through a tight bunch.
Again, riders will be tested to confirm their “best times” over varying distances to measure their personal improvements.
This will be run as a term long programme, so you will need to book in for the whole term. Sorry, roll up and ride will not be allowed.
When: Monday’s 5-6pm
Runs in term 4 from Monday 12th October 2020 until Monday 7th December 2020 (8 sessions – no session on Monday 26th October as it is Labour Day)
Excluding bike hire – $90 per term
Including bike hire – $135 per term
When: Friday 4-5:30pm
Runs in term 4 on the following dates only:
Cost: $80 for the term
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 email@example.com
Our Junior Programme has been enabled thanks to the support of