Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) is pleased to announce that it will be establishing a program for Under 19 XCO with the goals to prepare athletes for World Championships, assess and develop physiological and skill capacity, as well as monitor progress in fitness and technical skills.
Athletes will also be provided tools to predict performance at international level and provided information on recovery, nutrition and psychological & training interventions to improve performance.
Below is the outline for the program:
TOTAL PROGRAM COST PER RIDER $7900
*Note program costs excludes domestic airfares
Participation in the MTBA Under 19 XCO Program is mandatory for all riders applying to attend World Championships in 2016.
Any application for exemption must be made in writing to the MTBA Development Coach at the time of application for World Championships.
Exemptions will be considered only if the athlete can show an alternate development plan that meets MTBA criteria as sufficient preparation for World Championships.
Exempted athletes will be required to accompany the team from Australia to the 2016 World Championships and will incur a levy of $5600.
The payment schedule is:
April 15th – $3200 May 15th – $2350 June 15th – $2350
Final payment must be made prior to departure for World Championships.
For further information please contact the MTBA Development coach:
Jodie Willett – firstname.lastname@example.org – 0410 199710