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Mountain Bike Australia

Junior Development


MTBA have identified the need and developed a structured framework for a junior athlete development pathways aimed at exposing and preparing junior riders for club, school, state and National competitions. Under this framework junior riders will be further developed in a progressive manner for the potential of entering into future High Performance pathways and/or Elite Representative programs.


Camps for junior riders aged 13 to 17 will be conducted through out Australia. The purpose is to give junior MTB athletes the skills and knowledge to participate in MTB competitive events. Junior athletes will be equiped with the tools for self-assessment, self-analysis and self-reflection to identify what is required to progress to the next level of skill and fitness.

These camps also provide opportunities for coaches to learn new skills, cement existing skills, techniques and delivery methods as well as gain and share knowledge with other coaches.

 Dates for the 2016 Junior development camps will be announced shortly.

Click Here for more details on the U17 Development Squad


For anyone new to mountain biking, our clubs are probably THE best way to get started in the sport. However, we want MTB to be encouraged and taught in schools alongside other sports like swimming and athletics!

MTBA has a “Dirt School’ resource pack available, which is suitable for any teachers or schools interested in mountain biking.

Click here for more information about Teaching MTB in Schools


View the MTBA Junior Policy

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