Junior Track – Nationals Training
Introducing training at the track:
Junior Track Cycling will start at the beginning of Term 4. Track Registration Day will be on the first Tuesday of Term 4 (October 11th 2016). After-school track days will continue on Tuesdays following the Registration Day. To Register in the Junior Programme, please download the forms to fill out and come along to the Track Shed, Hataitai Park on Tuesday 11th October:
The beginners group is held on Tuesdays from about 4pm-5.30pm. This group learns bike handling skills in a fun, safe atmosphere. We play games on the bike, first starting out on the grass, then moving up to the track later. Formation riding, team events and time-trials are usually run on these afternoons. Peer coaching is provided by older, more experienced kids to help run this group.
Everyone develops at their own pace and riders soon move on to a higher level. An intermediate group starts after the Beginners group at 5.30pm and are doing more experienced stuff like motor-pacing behind a motorbike, sprint practice and pursuits. An all-together faster experience. Runs from 5.30 until 7pm. Alternatively there is also Thursday afternoons from 5pm-7pm for extra training.
Indoor Training on Rollers or Wind-trainers
Here are a selection of different training programmes you can use at home, indoors on a wet night. There are three interval programmes, each of different intensity, plus a recover session for the day after a hard ride. Please download these pdf’s, print them out and stick on your wall, next to your indoor trainer. While these are designed for use on rollers, you can easily adapt them to suit a wind-trainer. Obligatory loud music is a must while training.
Serious Team Training
At various times during the week, special training and coaching sessions are allocated for the Wellington Junior Team preparing to go to the National Track Champs in March. Regular trips to Wanganui’s wooden Velodrome are required to get the experience before going to the Nationals as well as a few trips to the Avantidrome in Cambridge.
The National Champs are held at indoor velodromes: there’s one in Invercargill and one in Cambridge, so the Nationals alternate between the two tracks each year.
Contact Gary, the Junior Coach: Tel 021 173 4406 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Track cycling gives you the speed and skills for riding on the road; and road cycling gives you the endurance to race on the track.”
PNP Junior Track Cycling is all about winning — in every sense of the word. We offer leading-edge coaching and programmes, to inspire riders to the winning edge at the National Track Championships. But winning is about far more than medals. It’s about getting into a hugely exciting sport and learning superb bike-handling skills. It’s about speed, tactics and effort. It’s about experiencing first-hand that 100% commitment can truly bring goals within reach — for everyone. It’s about getting the support of people who have loved the sport for decades. Perhaps most of all, it’s about gaining the friendship of clubmates and having a power of focused fun. Join us and be one of the winners.