Junior's Development Program

Junior Development The development of junior cycling is very important to the White Mountain Road Club. The club is dedicated to getting more children and young adults involved in bike racing. The program offers training rides for all levels of junior cyclists as well as a mentoring program with a Men’s or Women’s Elite Team Member. The club also has many coaches who assist junior cyclists in goal setting, nutrition and proper training techniques.

1. WMRC Junior Team Goals

  • Increase interest in junior road cycling at all levels • Promote cycling as a team sport
  • Exemplify sportsmanlike behavior in their cycling
  • Race with confidence and purpose throughout the season
  • Placing in major regional/national junior road races

2. WMRC Junior Team Parental Involvement

  • Involvement at numerous levels is needed for success
  • Transportation
  • Monetary Support
  • Encouragement/Motivation
  • Planning/Goal Setting

3. WMRC Junior Team Activities

  • Club wide activities including group rides, community involvement, and monthly meetings
  • Junior specific clinics to help with various aspects of cycling
  • Internet, Meeting, and Newsletter based interaction with other club members

4. WMRC Junior Team Obligations

  • Generally play an active and supportive role in both WMRC and road cycling
  • Help the Junior Team meet their GOALS
  • Have Fun and Encourage others to achieve

5. WMRC Junior Team Major Race Calendar

  • TBD Approx 30 Races within Arizona
  • Similar to azcycling.com race calendar from 2011 Season

6. WMRC Junior Team Structure/Benefits The WMRC junior program has two levels of support available for juniors.

Regional Team Member

  • Greater than 1 year of road racing experience
  • Able to Race 2/3 of Major Race Calendar
  • ETM Chosen by the Junior Managers and E-Board
  • Will receive:
    • Financial support through WMRC
    • Elite shop discounts through LANDIS CYCLERY
    • Guidance and Support from WMRC members
    • Access to equipment and bicycle use from WMRC coop program

Developmental Team Member

  • Experience will vary
  • Able to race 1/3 of Major Race Calendar
  • Chosen by the Junior Managers and E-board
  • Will receive:
    • Financial support through WMRC
    • Active member discounts through LANDIS Cyclery
    • Guidance and Support from WMRC members
    • Access to equipment and bicycle use from WMRC coop program