The South West Academy of Sport Cycling Program, proudly supported by Cycling Victoria, will act as a complementary program for the best cycling athletes in South West Victoria, and provides a development pathway to State and National representation.
The program provides “skills” coaching through ongoing training programs, camps, and sport science services.
- The aim is to provide services to these athletes which they could not otherwise access, therefore completing and complimenting their current coaching, training and competition environments.
The overarching objective of the SWAS Cycling Program is to implement a program which takes a holistic approach to an athlete’s development. This is achieved through on and off surface activities.
From a coaching perspective, the program provides a series of “Training Camps” which focus on ‘Skill Development”. The training camps cover drills and activities as determined by the coach, based on athlete needs. Athletes are also provided with a personalised “Riding Program” through the online Training Peaks program. The cycling program’s approach to coaching provision is “to provide athletes with the opportunity to develop and improve skills/knowledge/approaches/attitudes in their cycling”.
With an athlete-centred approach, the cycling program provides a structure that integrates the physical, technical and mental aspects of cycling. To this end, the program delivers a series of off-course activities around personal excellence and athlete education, these sessions include sport psychology and nutrition, as well as strength & conditioning programs.
2020 Program Delivery
The 2020 program will run from April 2020 to March 2021, this change has been made to align with the change in seasons – Road & Track, and club activity/operation, and is coordinated by SWAS, with Cycling Victoria.