Junior Programme

The Grassroots Trust Velodrome Junior programme offers young riders a pathway of continual development. From first timers on our have-a-go sessions all the way up to advanced junior level, there will be a session that suits everyone.

The programme is designed to allow riders to progress through the various squads. 

These sessions are run by qualified, experienced Grassroots Trust Velodrome Coaches and are suitable for kids aged from 10 years (provided they meet the minimum height requirements of 135cm) up to 18 years of age.

Our Head of Programmes and Coaching, Craig Rodger will be able to advise on which squad individual riders should be attending if there is any confusion. Contact him on 07 823 1421 or via email craig.rodger@velodrome.nz for more information on which squad is most suitable for your needs and we’ll get you booked in!

Programme details are outlined below. 

*Please Note: Sessions are non refundable if you do not attend.

Thanks to the generous support of the Grassroots Trust.

Term 2 2022

Junior U13 Squad

When: Monday’s 5 - 6pm

Runs in term 2 from Monday 2nd May until Monday 4th July 2022 (9 sessions) *No session on Monday 6th June

What: A new squad for all accredited riders who are aged 10, 11 or 12 in the year 2022. We will be learning race strategies and developing track skills. We will also be encouraging the riders to attend the new Friday Night Race Carnivals that will occur twice a term.

Cost: $100 per term

Note:  

  1. Maximum 16 riders per session
  2. You must enrol for the whole block. Sorry, roll up and ride not allowed
  3. Accredited riders only
  4. For riders aged 10, 11 or 12 yrs in 2022

Junior U15 Squad

When: Tuesday’s 4:30 - 6pm

Runs in term 1 from Tuesday 3rd May until Tuesday 5th July  (10 sessions)

What: A group for riders who are working towards being competitive at U15 level and who have a desire to learn more. We will be delving into Team Pursuit, Madison, Team Sprint, start technique, pacing and much more.

Cost: $150 for the term                

Note: 

  1. Maximum 20 riders
  2. You must enrol for the whole block. Sorry, roll up and ride not allowed
  3. Accredited riders only
  4. For riders aged 13 or 14 yrs in 2022
  5. You will need to provide proof of vaccination status to be able to ride in this group
  6. This programme will include time off the track working on development themes
  7. As this is a training group, we expect you to be punctual (unless there is a good reason, and it is communicated to the coach).

U17/U19 Squad

When: Friday’s 4:30 – 6:00pm

Runs in term 2 from Friday 6th May until Friday 8th July 2022 (9 sessions) *No session on Friday 24th June

What: A group for riders who are working towards being competitive at U17 and U19 level. We will be delving into Team Pursuit, Madison, Team Sprint, start technique, pacing and much more. Ideal for riders who are competing at the National Track Champs in March!

Cost: $150 for the term

Note:

  1. Maximum 24 riders per session
  2. You are encouraged to enrol for the whole block. Roll up and ride will be permitted but at the premium rate of $30.00 per session – and this is IF there is available space!
  3. Accredited riders only
  4. You should be either 15, 16, 17 or 18 in this calendar year (2022)
  5. This programme will possibly include time off the track working on development themes
  6. You will need your own track bike to be a part of this group – hire bikes are not available
  7. You will need clip on aero bars for some sessions (unless you are a Sprinter)
  8. As this is a training group, we expect you to be punctual (unless there is a good reason, and it is communicated to the coach). Riders who are late will not be allowed to train as this disrupts the whole group!