Junior Development Team
For over 30 years the Racer Sportif Cycling club has been actively involved in the Canadian Road racing scene at the grass roots level. Dating back to successful National Road racing results for many of our athletes throughout the 1980’s. Most recently our club finished a Junior development cycle that started back in 2010, which saw many of the participating young athletes fine tune their craft and develop onwards to success in the international stages of cycling. Most notably is Sean Mackinnon, who started with our program when he was 14 years old. Now at the age of 20, Sean is rapidly developing into one of the best cyclists that Canada has produced in recent memory. This past Summer, Sean captured several medals while participating in the Team Pursuit on the Track, and the Individual time Trial at the 2015 Pan American games on home soil. Such performances provided Sean the opportunity to represent Canada in the Individual time Trial during the UCI World Championships in Richmond VA.
A bright future is ahead of this young man, and this goes to show that with a little bit of guidance, our young athletes can achieve great things. This new edition of our Junior Development Program will be an integral part of Canada’s cycling future. The Racer Sportif/ Mattamy Homes Junior Development Program is designed to provide proven structure, a motivating, rewarding environment for athletes between the ages of 14-18 years old, where we can support and identify local cycling talent. The goal of the program is to develop riders who can graduate on over to the higher rankings of cycling in Canada, but also expose them to the opportunity of graduating over to the Canadian Mens U23 NextGen program. A program that is led by Director Ian Melvin, and in short time has accelerated Canada’s presence on the international stage. However, we still encourage young athletes that are intrigued by the sport of cycling to be apart of the training sessions. Ultimately we strive to provide a high level of fun factor.
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Athletes will be assessed with FTP (functional threshold testing) and be engaged in various training opportunities. Not all works outs will be solely focused on the bike, but will at times diversify into other forms of all around fitness. We will also have select workouts that will be held on the Track at the Milton Mattamy Velodrome.
Dennis Mizerski, Racer Sportif: firstname.lastname@example.org. (416) 769 5731
Frank Mizerski Racer Sportif, email@example.com (905) 815-2100
The plan for the program is to provide structured training 2 days per week. As we approach the late winter / early spring the program will expand into 3 workouts per week, which will carry through the entire summer. COST: $150.00 (Includes jersey, & bib short) Wednesday 5pm Sunday 9am Saturday 9am (seasonal)
Dennis Mizerski has been a top Canadian coach for more than 30 years. He has worked with some of the country’s premier junior and Elite athletes.
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