Basic Competition Skills Program

Here is a suggested curriculum for a basic competition skills program:

BASIC COMPETITION SKILLS PROGRAM

It is designed for delivery by a licensed USAC Coach.  Goal is to help a beginner rider be more comfortable in the peloton, more competitive when racing and to be safer.   Such clinics must not advertise “clinic credit” without prior approval of NYSBRA.  Clinics may apply for NYSBRA Mission Grants to off-set expenses. Clinics must be permitted by USAC with participants uploaded to USAC database upon successful completion of the clinic.

1 race day towards Cat 4, 1 point towards Cat 3:

–          Minimum 2 hrs training time

–          Taught by a NYSBRA approved USAC licensed coach or instructor

–          Primarily classroom instruction with some on-bike drills

 

2 race days towards Cat 4, 2 points towards Cat 3:

–          Min 4 hrs training time

–          Taught by a NYSBRA approved USAC licensed coach

–          Course outline provided to NYSBRA in advance

–          Some classroom with mostly on-bike drills

 

3 race days towards Cat 4, 3 points towards Cat 3:

–          Min 8-hrs training time, possibly over multiple days

–          Taught by a NYSBRA approved USAC licensed coach

–          Course outline provided to NYSBRA in advance

–          Classroom instruction on riding techniques and race tactics (sample outline available)

–          Extensive on-bike drills

–          Must include at least one training race with on-bike coaching (min distance 15 miles)