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 in Year 7 – 10
- Registrations open annually in October for this 10 member Development Squad
Thinking of joining the Squad?
Here is what you need to know…
APPLICATIONS FOR 2021/22 SEASON ARE NOW CLOSED. You will need to complete an application form and then attend a selection session with the squad coach at Craters MTB Park (Sunday 31 October 2021 10am meeting at The Hub Car Park). Successful applicants will be notified in early November. Application forms available here.
This year not only will Paula Pietersma from Bike Craft Mountain Bike Skills, Taupo be returning to help coach the squad, but we are aiming to have a variety of highly qualified and experienced coaches to share their passion and knowledge with the 2021/22 Junior Development 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 October with the Squad for the coming season named in early November . 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.