Objectives

The JCA Youth Academy will:

  • Organise a range of events to provide competition across all cycling disciplines for children between the ages of approx 6 and 17 years old. The planned events / activities include:
    • Mountain biking (off road)
    • Circuit racing (principally Les Quennevais track)
    • Road races (for children aged 12 and over)
    • Time Trials (for children aged 12 and over)
    • Training rides
  • Provide subsidised equipment and kit to children and encourage this to be used and worn at all events.
  • Provide an environment through coaching, guidance and training where children can safely develop their competitive cycling potential to a level appropriate to their abilities, level of fitness and commitment to the sport.
  • Encourage high standards of behaviour and discipline by instituting a code of conduct and encouraging children to abide by this.
  • Support children who demonstrate high levels of ability and commitment and wish to progress further in the sport to establish links with professional coaches/teams to facilitate such ambition.
  • Organise and support attendance by Academy members at ‘off island’ events – likely to be British Schools Cycling Association (BSCA) regional and national championships plus British Cycling events.