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. Under 17 riders who have demonstrated potential with exception performance at national level events may also be invited to participate in the program.
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:
*Note program costs excludes domestic airfares
All activities will be subject to a levy. This levy must be paid prior to attendance at each activity.
Athletes are responsible for the costs of travel to the designated location for each activity.
The maximum squad size is 12 men and 6 women, divided between A and B teams in accordance with the selection criteria
All riders are expected to attend a minimum of two domestic camps
Not all riders will be selected for overseas travel
This program is subject to change based on the requirements of MTBA and athletes