Junior Development Squad
The Taupo MTB Club is proud to organise and run a development program for our junior riders as well as skills sessions for all our members catering to all ages and abilities.
- Ages 12-14 years
- Registrations open annually in August for this 10 member Development Squad
Thinking of joining the Squad?
Here is what you need to know…
APPLICATIONS FOR 2020/21 SEASON ARE OPEN NOW. You will need to complete an application form and then attend a selection session with the squad coach at Craters MTB Park (date to be advised). Successful applicants will be notified in early September. Application forms available here.
This year we have a new coach, Paula Pietersma from Mountain Bike Skills Taupo. Paula is a qualifed MTB coach and holds Cycling New Zealand accreditation. She has an extensive background in mountain biking and cross country racing and is looking forward to sharing her passion and knowledge for riding with the 2020/21 squad.
The squad will be running at least 6 skills sessions this season with the coach to develop the Squad riders – these sessions will be held in Taupo, Rotorua and/or Tokoroa. They will be spread throughout the season and take place on the weekends (dates to be advised). Additional squad rides will be held every weekend to development fitness, confidence, skills and friendship amongst the squad members. Parent assistance will be required for supervision of these weekly rides.
Applications will open in July with the Squad for the coming season named in early September . The Club’s objective with the Squad is to help our kids better themselves as both bike riders and athletes and help them work towards achieving goals that they set in mountain biking.
The Junior Development Squad (JDS) has been extremely successful since its inception in 2015 and with each year has evolved and adapted to the changing MTB environment in order to give our young Club members the best support we can.