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 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 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 Ride Programme

Where all our Juniors will start their track cycling journey. This is a term-long programme where riders will be coached towards becoming competent to ride the track.

Here they will learn all the skills required to ride safely and be aware of other riders around them. They will also learn the track rules and what the track markings are for.

They will be introduced to racing in this group and the skills required to race safely.

Riders will only progress from this group when the coach is satisfied that they are ready – this includes demonstrating a good track awareness and a required level of fitness.

This will be run as a term long programme, so you must enroll for the whole block. Sorry, roll up and ride will not be allowed.

Term 3, 2019 classes start Monday 22nd July and run until Monday 23rd September

When: Monday 5-6pm

Cost:  $120 for the term (includes bike hire for this programme)

Class size: Maximum 15 riders

 


Learn to Race Programme (Level 1)

The next step……

Here they will start to learn race tactics, the different types of races and how they work, team racing skills, efficiency and most importantly, bike handling skills.

There will also be more emphasis on fitness in this group, but it will always remain at an age appropriate level.

Riders will also be encouraged to race in the Friday Night Schools Racing series and will learn all about the different types of races that they will encounter.

This will be run as a term long programme, so you must enroll for the whole block. Sorry, roll up and ride will not be allowed.

Term 3, 2019 classes start week commencing 22 July and finish week commencing 23 September

When: Fridays 4-5pm OR Sundays 9-10am

Cost:  $120 per term (includes bike hire for this programme)

Class size: Maximum 16 riders

Eligibility: Accredited riders 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.

This will be run as a term long programme, so you must enroll for the whole block. Sorry, roll up and ride will not be allowed.

Term 3, 2019 classes start Tuesday 23rd July and run until Tuesday 24th September

When: Tuesday 4-5pm

Cost:

Excluding bike hire –  $110 per term

Including bike hire – $165 per term

Class size: Maximum 16 riders

Eligibility: Accredited riders only

 


Junior Advanced (Level 3)

For competitive, skilled riders, ready to compete at National level events.

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.

Term 3, 2019 classes start Tuesday 23rd July and run until Tuesday 24th September

When: Tuesday 5-6pm

Cost:

Excluding bike hire –  $110 per term

Including bike hire – $165 per term

Class size: Maximum 16 riders

Eligibility: Accredited riders only

 


Junior Open Coached

This is an open session where junior riders can come along each week and get some solid training in with one of our Avantidrome coaches. There is no term commitment so you can drop in each week or just now and again. The content of this session will vary dependant on the number of riders and the skill/fitness level of the riders each week. Every level will be catered for.

Term 3, 2019 sessions start Friday 26th July and run until Friday 27th September

When: Friday 5-6pm

Cost: $11 per session

Eligibility: Accredited riders only

 


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