***Please note change of venue. Training day will meet at the GAA GROUND on EMOCLEW ROAD, ARKLOW. (take the Arklow south exit off the M11 and turn left at the 2nd roundabout in the direction of the NCT centre). All other details stay the same ********
The five clubs in the county are delighted to announce this great new winter coaching initiative for youth riders which will be led by Frank O’Leary. Frank has a wealth of experience having raced for many years at the highest level and more recently has been working for Cycling Ireland working with the Irish Junior squad and Irish Paralympic cycling teams in Ireland and across Europe. Frank is a regular participant in local events and its great to see him give his time to local underage cyclists.
Frank has approached the clubs in the county to help provide 3 coaching days throughout the winter/spring time to ensure that riders from Under 12 up to under 16’s are getting the best advice possible for their preparation for racing the 2014 season. Keeping this in mind it is also the plan to bring some under 16 riders to Belgium in the summer for 10 days racing on the kermesse circuits. Details on this exciting trip will follow in the coming weeks.
Below is an outline on what’s planned at each event. The first one in Gorey next saturday, in Enniscorthy in Jan and Wexford in March. This is open to ALL underage riders in the 5 clubs in Wexford. The formats for the days are as follows….
- Sign on 10am.Bike ride 10.30 to 12.
- 12.15-1.00pm Lunch (soup and Sambos)
- 1pm-1.45pm Skills Training (weather permitting).
- 2-3.30pm Workshop & presentation & Coaching advice on Appropriate Winter training techniques for U/12-14 & 16’s.
- Parents/Mentors & Club Coaches welcome to the talk for the afternoon.
This is the format for the three workshops that will take place over the winter. Obviously the workshops will change and be appropriate for the time of year re training and advice etc. There is no charge for this event and Frank is giving his expertise free of charge with the hosting club picking up any miscellaneous expenses.
Derek Webb along with Frank are the overall cordinators. Bill Jordan is representing Slaney CC if any of our underage members/parents have any queries.