Cycling

IAS Cycling Program

The IAS Cycling Program is designed to support the developmental needs of the regions young talented cyclists by providing industry leading high performance sport development programs. Scholarships are offered for a 12-month period commencing in October with the program split between track season (October - March) and road season (April - September).

The IAS Cycling Program is designed to support the developmental needs of the regions young talented cyclists by providing industry leading high performance sport development programs. Scholarships are offered for a 12-month period commencing in October with the program split between track season (October - March) and road season (April - September).

IAS Cycling sessions will be held weekly at various venues throughout the Illawarra Region including Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven and the Wingecarribee. The large majority of sessions however will be held at the Unanderra Velodrome.

IAS Scholarship holders will be exposed to high level competition through their participation in the NSW Junior Track Series (NJTS) and the NSW Junior Road Championships.

IAS Scholarship holders are expected to attend ALL scheduled IAS Cycling sessions in addition to club, representative and other sport commitments.

The IAS is committed to the development of the holistic athlete by providing elite training in cycling specific skills development, athletic movement development as well as an elite sports education curriculum.

         

Sports Specific Skill Development - SSSD

IAS Scholarship athletes are provided elite cycling skill development programs and exposed to high quality instruction from the region’s leading cycle coaches. Athletes are provided training in cycling specific skill areas including techniques, tactics and bike awareness and maintaince. Through the use of video analysis athletes are also provided feedback on individual techniques and decision-making.

Athletic Movement Development - AMD

IAS Scholarship athletes receive a comprehensive Musculoskeletal Screening and individualised pre-hab exercise programs as well as an athletic movement competency screening with specific high performance resistance training programs designed for individual athletes needs in line with the long term athlete development program. Additionally, scholarship holders will receive cycling specific physical testing in line with the requirements of the Cycling NSW and NSWIS.

Elite Sports Education Curriculum - ESEC

IAS Scholarship athletes will complete an education curriculum covering sports specific topics including sports nutrition, performance psychology, drugs in sport and athletic movement & injury prevention as well as personal development topics including athlete professionalism, goal-setting & time management and media awareness & public speaking.

Education sessions will be in the form of workshops and will require athletes to complete a home task as well as an online assessments towards the end of the scholarship period.

The IAS along with its sponsors and supporters covers the majority of the costs associated with the sports scholarship program. Scholarship athletes may however be required to contribute to some additional components of the program such as camps and tours.

New athletes are required to purchase the basic IAS Uniform which while partly subsidized by the IAS, is a cost to the athlete

First Name Surname Division Council
Luke Britten Male Wollongong
Ryan Britten Male Wollongong
Chloe Heffernan Female Wollongong
Shari Heffernan Female Wollongong
Samuel Estell Male Wollongong
Mitchell Wright Male Wollongong
Tahlia Dole Female Shellharbour
Kirk Cleaven Male Shellharbour
Amelia Trkujia Female Wollongong
Zac Marshall Male Wollongong
Tane Mathews O'Brian Male Wollongong
Emily Strumfin Female Wollongong
First Name Surname Position Council
Mick Marshall Co-Coach Wollongong
Mick Kejda Co-Coach Wollongong
Tom Dawson* Coach Wollongong
Kieran Heffernan Manager Wollongong

*Cycling NSW Development Coach

To be eligible for a Cycling Scholarship, athletes must:

  • Reside within the Illawarra Region, Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven or Wingecarribee; and
  • Be a registered member of a cycling club affiliated with NSW cycling; and
  • Between the ages of 14 to 18 at the beginning of the scholarship i.e. 14-18 in October 2017.

Special consideration may be given to cyclists outside the eligible age or who reside outside the SCG, subject to the approval of the IAS Board.

Satisfy the eligibility criteria and demonstrate the following qualities;

  • Demonstrate through past performance and/or potential, the ability to reach or exceed a top 5 place at NSW Championships within 12 months.
  • Physical abilities and physical skills considered to be essential for eventual success in cycling;
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude, commitment and dedication to improving performance.
  • Display an ability to apply coaching & technical instruction.
  • The ability or potential to work as part of a team to achieve excellence

The selection process for the 2018 IAS Cycling Scholarship include the following:

  • All athletes MUST submit an Athlete Nomination Form - Now Open
  • All NEW athletes MUST attend the IAS Cycling testing/trial session to be held Thursday 14th September 2017 at the Unanderra Velodrome from 5:30pm

New Athletes Only

  • New Athletes will be required to attend a short interview with the IAS staff and coaches be held between 11th and 22 September 2017

         

The IAS Cycling Program is proudly sponsored by Soto Consulting Engineers, Cram Fluids as well as Cycing NSW and the NSWIS.

  • Program Overview
  • Program Specifics
  • Athlete Fees
  • 2017 IAS Cycling Squad
  • 2017 IAS Cycling Management Team
  • 2018 Athlete Eligibility
  • 2018 Selection Criteria
  • 2018 Selection Process

Program Partners

Cycling NSW NSWIS Soto Consulting Engineers Cram Fluid Power