Online registration is now open for 2014 Regional Talent ID Camps

  
  


Campers learn bike skills in Greenville, S.C. at a 2013 Regional Talent ID Camp.
Campers learn bike skills in Greenville, S.C. at a 2013 Regional Talent ID Camp.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (February 3, 2014)
– USA Cycling is excited to announce that online registration is now open for the organization's 2014 Regional Talent ID Camps.
 
The primary goal of the Regional Talent ID Camps is to discover cyclists who, at an early age, show promise for future success at the top tier of the sport. 
 
CAMP SCHEDULE
 
This year's camp schedule consists of 10 road and two mountain bike camps in 10 states during the summer months. Highlights include a brand new camp in Minneapolis, as well as four new camp managers.
 
April 6-10: (Frisco, TX) - track
June 1-6: Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) – road
June 8-13: Northern Arizona State University (Flagstaff, AZ) – road selection*
June 15-20: Northern Arizona State University (Flagstaff, AZ) – road
June 15-20: Furman University (Greenville, SC) – road
June 16-21: BCSM (Boulder, CO) – mountain bike
June 21-26: St. Edwards University (Austin, TX) – road
June 23-28: Garrett College (McHenry, MD) – mountain bike
June 23-28: University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) - road
July 8-13: Finger Lakes Community College (Canandaigua, NY) – road
July 13-18: UC Davis (Davis, CA) - road
July 27 – Aug. 1: Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR) – road
TBD: Northern California - road
TBD: Lafayette College (Easton, PA) - road
 
* The road selection camp is open to males racing age 17-18 with a cat 3 license or above. The camp will select a team of six to participate in the 2014 Tour de l'Abitibi
 
HOW TO REGISTER
 
To register for a camp, sign in to your USA Cycling account and click on the "Register for an Event" button. There you will find all the camps listed for online registration. Please keep in mind the June 8-13 Flagstaff Camp is a selection camp and open only to 17-18 cat 3 and above junior male athletes. Registration for each camp closes one week prior to the start of each camp.
 
WHY ATTEND A REGIONAL TALENT ID CAMP?
 
Did you know that pro cyclists like Lawson Craddock, Taylor Phinney, Tejay Van Garderen, and Tyler Farrar all got their starts in USA Cycling’s development pathway? The pathway provides promising young athletes with the tools they need to excel at the highest levels of professional cycling. For any young cyclist (age 14-22) hoping to enter the USA Cycling development pathway and reach the next level in his or her cycling career, a USA Cycling Regional Talent ID Camp is the first step.
 
The Regional Talent ID camps provide athletes with instruction from some of USA Cycling's finest coaches, as well as the necessary framework to improve skill sets and progress talent development. In some cases, the camps assist in selecting riders for international competition and/or the National Talent ID Camp -- 80 percent of the athletes invited to the 2013 National Talent ID Camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista were selected based on their performance at a Regional Talent ID Camp.
 
This year, camp participants will benefit from a proprietary USA Cycling power app to measure the athletes average power and power/weight ratio, regardless if they have a power meter on their bike. Riders without power meters may also have one installed on their bikes during camp. Click here to see the power testing results from USA Cycling's 2013 National Talent ID Camp.
 
Need more information? Visit USA Cycling's Regional Talent ID Camp webpage or email USA Cycling's Coaching Education and Athlete Development Director Kevin Dessart at kdessart@usacycling.org.


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