WORCA RIDER DEVELOPMENT TEAM
ENDURO-FOCUS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TEAM
In partnership with WORCA, ZEP Racing is proud to offer the ZEP WORCA Enduro Development Team: a fun, versatile program focused on all-round skill development, building a positive team culture and of course, enduro riding and racing.
All youth involved should be comfortable with all black diamond and double black diamond trails in the Whistler valley trail network, and have a level of fitness and mindset that supports long days of trail riding (up to 30-35km) by early summer.
Each youth will be required to have a WORCA annual membership.
Each youth invited should commit to racing a minimum of 2 (two) Enduro races in the 2020 riding season, with at least one ideally being a Canadian National Enduro Series race. Others may include races such as the Pemberton Enduro, Squamish (Gryphon) Enduro, Crankworx EWS 80, etc.
Each youth must purchase a Whistler Bike Park Pass. This brings a greater diversity to the skills training, allowing sessions to run in both the Valley and Bike Park, insuring maximum fun and progression throughout the program.
Each youth must commit to attending at least 8 of the Thursday night Toonies throughout the Toonie season to positively represent WORCA and ZEP Racing in these community events. This will be a fun point of engagement for the youth.
Coaching sessions will be two days per week by top PMBIA qualified coaches from the ZEP Racing staff team, with a focus on Enduro riding and racing. Coaching will be on advanced single-track trails in the Whistler Valley, as well as all trails included in the Bike Park, and even Pump Track sessions. If you can ride it on two wheels, the kids will be there!
Coaching will be after school during the school year and mid-day during summer holiday, with summer being full days of riding and/or mid-day ride followed by evening Bike Park session.
Programming will also cover suspension set up, bike set up, and maintenance to keep gear top notch from our supporting shops - Evolution and Coastal Culture.
Programming also includes pre-season spin classes and personal training, sponsored by Core Gym in Whistler. This includes personal goal-setting, evaluation, and a customized fitness program from Multi-Sport Athlete John Block.
ZEP Coaches always maximize sessions for safety, risk management and skill progression, so the kids can build the skills without the spills.
- ZEP Coaching Sessions run May 11th - September 30th.
- 22 x 2hr sessions (after school during school term)
- 20 x Full Day sessions (6hrs) Coaching Sessions
- Coaching Monday & Wednesdays
- Enduro, XC, Bike Park, Pump Track, Skate Park
- Ages 13-15 yrs old
- Max 6 riders per group (we are looking for a second group in 2020)
- ZEP WORCA Chromag team kit
- ZEP Race Team Hat
- Core Gym Training sessions; 3 pre-season spin classes and end-of-season personal training program development
- Opportunity to participate in Transition or Knolly Grassroots Team program
- Support and maintenance clinics from Evolution Cycles and Coastal Culture
- WORCA membership
- Support from Chromag Whistler
- Bi-weekly & Monthly Progress Reports from ZEP Coaches
Athletes living in Whistler, aged 13-15, are required to submit a thoughtful, well-produced cover letter and resume no later than Wednesday April 1, 2020, at 4:00 pm (this is a hard cut-off date to meet timelines and ensure fairness).
Your cover letter should speak to you as a person and an athlete It should include your aspirations, what you would bring to the Team environment, as well as other key points you wish to make – this should be no more than one page.
Your resume should outline your riding experience and race participation to date, and other relevant work, life, sport history.
WORCA will select team members and notify no later than April 9, 2020
Once notified, fees must be paid in full to ZEP Racing no later than April 16, 2020 (an invoice with payment methods will be sent to selected athlete guardians).