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 12-15 years
- Registrations open annually in August/September for this 10 member Development Squad
Thinking of joining the Squad?
Here is what you need to know…
APPLICATIONS FOR 2019/2020 SEASON ARE NOW OPEN – CLICK ON APPLY NOW BELOW AND FILL IN THE APPLICATION FORM – Applications close Friday 23rd August. You will be required to attend a selection session at Craters MTB Park at 10AM ON SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST 2019.
This year we have a new Coach, Mark Leishman (Cabin) of Black Dirt Collective based in Rotorua. Cabin has an extensive background in XC Mountain Biking racing and Coaching and will be a real asset to the Club. We will be running at least 6 skills sessions this season to develop the Squad riders – these sessions will predominantly be held in Rotorua. They will be spread throughout the season and take place on the weekends (dates to be advised). We are tentatively planning the first skills session with Cabin on the weekend of 14/15 September in Rotorua.
Applications open in August/September with the Squad for the coming season named in September each year. 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.