MCC operate weekly Junior Training programs run by our Coaches.
17:00 - 18.30 Kings Park – (Approximatley 10 to 30 km depending on age and ability)
Suitable for juniors / beginners.
Training includes, group riding skills, hill repeats, road safety and awareness
Groups: U11, U13, U15, U17
Meet at DNA Tower off Forrest Drive, Kings Park, Perth.
17:00 Track Speed Dome Midvale
17:00-18:15 U/13 juniors and beginners
The17:00 sessions are run by coaches and consist of:
- Warm up laps
- Skills development
- Track efforts
- Scratch racing
18:30 - 20:15 U15 upwards
These sessions are open to anyone with a Cycling Australia license. Non-members are to produce a valid CA License.
Track Speed Dome Midvale
7:00 – East Perth
Juniors 18-21 35 km
Where: Meet Trafalgar Rd Car Park, East Perth
How Much Training
How much training juniors do is dependent upon their age and skill. However, the most important thing is to ensure they enjoy it and it is fun.
We provide sufficient fun coupled with performance so they feel they are progressing and achieving goals each week.
Here is a general guideline for junior training – as set by Cycling Australia.
Please remember these are maximums and not recommendations as targets to achieve.
|# Age**||Training per week||Per session||**Focus|
|9-10 years||1-3hrs||Max 30mins||Skills development, traffic awareness, safety|
|11-12 years||2 – 5hrs or 40 – 100kms||No single session longer than 30km or 1.25hrs||Skills development, traffic awareness, road safety, bike handling skills, race skills etc|
|13-14 years||3 – 8hrs or 100 – 200kms||No single session longer than 60km or 2hrs||Combination of both skills development & physical conditioning, all aspects.|
|15–16 years||6 – 14hrs or 150 – 350kms||No single session longer than 90km or 3hrs||Combination of both skills development & physical conditioning, all aspects. Some specificity in training can begin during the 16th year.|
|17-18 years||8 – 18hrs or 240 – 550kms||No single session longer than 160km or 5hrs||Physical conditioning, specific to certain events. Skill development is more event specific.|