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. 

If you're interested in one of our Junior Camps click here.

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

Thanks to the generous support of the Grassroots Trust.

Term 1 2023 

U13-U19 Squads

Junior U13 Squad

When: Monday’s 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Runs in term 1 from Monday 13th of February until Monday 3rd April 2023.

What: A squad for all accredited riders who are aged 10, 11 or 12 in the year 2023. We will be learning race strategies and developing track skills. 

Cost: $85

Note:  

  1. Maximum 16 riders per session

  2. Does not require a track bike, as hire bikes are free of charge.

  3. You must enrol for the whole block. Sorry, roll up and ride are not allowed

  4. On and off-track learning

  5. Accredited riders only

  6. Must be U13

Junior U15 Squad

When: Monday’s 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Runs in term 1 from Monday 13th of February until Monday 3rd April 2023.

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: $85               

Note: 

  1. Maximum 16 riders per session

  2. Does not require a track bike, as hire bikes are free of charge.

  3. You must enrol for the whole block. Sorry, roll up and ride are not allowed

  4. On and off-track learning

  5. Accredited riders only

  6. Must be U15

U17/U19 Squad 

When: Friday’s 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Runs in term 1 from Friday 17th February until 31st of March. 

There is no session on the 17th of March.

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.

Cost: $60 - this also includes two Friday night race entries

Note:

  1. Maximum 16 riders per session

  2. You must enrol for the whole block. Sorry, roll up and ride are not allowed

  3. Accredited riders only

  4. You should be either 15, 16, 17 or 18 in this calendar year (2023)

  5. On and off-track learning

  6. Own bike is recommended