Junior Performance Academy To Be Added to Community Program Line-Up For Winter 2012
The Valley Preferred Cycling Center will be adding a new community program to their line up for the winter of 2012. Today, Bob Blaisdell, director of Community Programs, announced the Junior Performance Academy- Winter Training Program is slated to begin on Nov., 12.
“Our hope is that the program will serve as a bridge between our beginner Air Products Developmental Cycling Program and intermediate level Red Robin Bicycle Racing League to push riders towards competitive USA Cycling sanctioned racing on a regional and national level.” Blaisdell said.
The program will differ from the already established community programs due to its focus on building riders towards the 2013 racing season. Athletes will be introduced to off-bike resistance training and flexibility training coupled with trainer or roller workouts, as well as outdoor road and track sessions.
The Junior Performance Academy will be structured into three blocks of six week sessions with one to two weeks break between each session to allow for adaption, progressive building, and recovery. The program will be overseen by World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist and a graduate of the VPCC’s community programs, Marty Nothstein, in coordination with Blaisdell, who is an experienced exercise physiologist and USA Cycling Certified Coach.
Participants will meet three times a week at a new sport performance facility only two miles from the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. The name and location of this facility will be announced in the coming weeks.
The program will be more advanced than previous offerings, requiring a personal road bike and prior experience.
Registration is available on BikeReg. For more information please contact Bob Blaisdell at (610) 395-7000×226 or moc.emordolevehtnull@bob.