British Cycling are on the look out for new riders for their Talent Development Program, headed up by former Greystone BMX Coach, Rob Sidlow. Applications are open now HERE, but if you’re not sure if its for you read on and see what Rob had to say.
What exactly is the Talent Development Program?
The talent development program is aimed at young talent in the UK Freestyle BMX scene, to help them better understand how they can maximise their potential as an athlete.
Who is behind the program?
The program will be led by myself (Rob Sidlow, Talent Development Coach) and will form a foundation for the wider BMX Freestyle Pathway, alongside Academy Coach Greg Illingworth and Head Coach Jamie Bestwick.
What can you expect from the program?
The program will provide riders with a personalised development plan, 1-2-1 training and group sessions at least once a month, wider support from the organisation and direct exposure to the GBCT freestyle academy sessions run by Greg Illingworth.
Who is applicable and what are you looking for?
Applicants need to be in the U12’s or U15’s category (under 12 & under 15 years old), and need to meet the minimum requirements highlighted in the guidance document, both this and the application can be found at the following link
When are applications open/closing?
Application is open for the whole of December, with a deadline at midnight on 31st December
Is there a cost to do it?
There is no cost to apply!
How do you apply?
Riders have to complete an application form and have to submit 2 videos as part of the application. One 45 second clip that will be judged against contest criteria and one single clip of their most difficult trick.
More information can be found on the British Cycling website or by clicking here