National Junior Track Series
After the success of the 2011/12 NJTS the Brunswick Cycling Club is again supporting the event.
From an athlete perspective the series provided excellent racing due to the “unknown” rider factor at every round.
Athletes also developed the all important survival and life skills that come with planning, packing and travelling by air then unpacking, competing, repacking and flying home.
Squeeze in remembering to eat, drink, catch up with friends and make new ones proves that the series offers far more than simply a race interstate.
The 2012/13 series has been announced and I have listed the dates below, included in the series are rider and coach workshops which again provide the Junior Athlete with access to the latest technology, skills and tactics.
We are looking to book flights and accomodation as early as possible to take advantage of any discounts so email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Harry Hart at email@example.com to book your spot.
Full details of the series can be found at http://www.cycling.org.au/default.asp?Page=43673&MenuID=Events%5Fand%5FResults%2F20011%2F0%2CNational%5FJunior%5FTrack%5FSeries%2Fc20596%2F43673
The National Junior Track Series (NJTS) is five rounds of racing action featuring the future stars of Australian cycling.
Co-ordinated by Cycling Australia, the series is supported by the Santos Tour Down Under and GreenEDGE, and will increase track racing opportunities for U15 and U17 cyclists. The aim of the NJTS is to provide competition for juniors, help them make the transition to elite racing and ensure the long-term future of track cycling within Australia and the growth of our high performance talent base.
The race program has been developed with an emphasis on fun, exciting racing and skill development and features club versus club events
|Round||City||Date||Start Time||Venue||Entries Open||Entries Close|
|Dunc Gray Velodrome||12/09/12||4/10/12|
All times listed are approximate and are subject to change.
The NJTS provides a fantastic opportunity to deliver a series of fun and interactive development workshops for riders, coaches and officials, in conjunction with the racing.
Rider Workshops - The rider workshops will include a mixture of theory and practical activities and are aimed at providing riders with practical information about how to become a better bike rider. Workshops are not compulsory, however Club Coordinators are asked to provide the NJTS Series Coordinator with Expressions of Interest of riders who will attend prior to the round to ensure there is adequate space and enough coaches available to assist with the practical sessions.
Coach & Official Development - Opportunities will exist for coaches and officials to obtain coaching and officiating hours during the NJTS Rider Workshops and racing. More information coming soon.
|2012/2013 NATIONAL JUNIOR TRACK SERIES SPORT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP|
|Madison Workshop||U17 riders and coaches||Saturday 13 October||10.30am – 12.00pm||4/10/2012 to your State Liaison Coordinator|
|Madison Workshop||U17 riders and coaches||Saturday 3 November||10.30am – 12.00pm||26/10/2012 to your State Liaison Coordinator|
|Life as a Professional Roadie||All riders and coaches||Saturday 8 December||2.30pm – 4.00pm||29/11/2012 to your State Liaison Coordinator|
|On the Couch with…||All riders and coaches||Tuesday 22 January||3.00pm – 4.00pm||13/01/2013 to your State Liaison Coordinator|
Cycling Australia offers a subsidy to participating clubs to assist with costs.
As a coach and parent my observation of last seasons series was that those who travelled to one or all of the rounds have shown an increased maturity in their approach and attitude to their sport.
Something that will assist them in years to come.
For those who are not sure of whether the series would suit them or their child I will be at the Brunsick Junior Road Championships and would be happy to answer any questions or catch Harry Hart, Andrew Gannon, George Curran, Robin Dunk or Hendrick & Soula Schilt at the races.