Team USA

ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT

From your first race to first place. Learn how to make it on to Team USA.

Where Do I Start?

  1. Get a membership and join a local club!
  2. Find an event near you and learn more about the Olympic Development Camps
  3. After you’ve found a supportive group and have a few race results, check out the National Calendars.
  4. When you're ready to make the next step, enter a National Championship for your discipline and age group.
  5. Based on your results, you may qualify for the USA Cycling Olympic Development Academy to make it further through the pathway.
  6. With a lot of hard work you may end up on the USA Cycling National Team and have a chance of making it to the Olympic Games.
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Development Pathways

The objective of the discipline pathways is to move our talented young athletes from the grassroots programs forward to the international podium of the elite ranks. The focus for the Junior and U23 ranks will be to develop the necessary skill sets and physiological adaptations required to excel at an international level through exposure to international competition, targeted skills training, effective coaching, and talent identification. Learn more about each discipline below.

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