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2003 ACA Junior Cyclo-cross Camp
Snow Mountain Ranch, September 26-28, 2003
Top riders coach tomorrow's stars
Story by Dave LaMay
September 26 - 28 saw 31 juniors, and 35 staff and parents converge on Y.M.C.A. of the Rockies/Snow Mountain Ranch for the 2nd annual Junior Cyclocross Camp and race. After a late night of registration Friday night, campers all found rooms and Mentors and coaches put the plans together for the weekend under the direction of Scott Mares of Sibex Sports Cyclocross (www.sibexsports.com).
Saturday, 7:00 A.M., 35 degrees Fahrenheit and its time for "The Run", a tradition at the junior camps to get in a little 'Cross training and get the blood pumping before the long day of drills and skills. After breakfast, Coaches gathered everyone on the athletic field for 5 hours of specific drills and games designed to hone the myriad skills necessary for cyclocross riding. The athletes were divided into several groups and the coaches' split up and worked with their groups respectively. Travis Brown and Jim Copeland took the older and more experienced group, while other volunteer coaches including top local and national 'cross riders combined the series of drills into a later competition, aptly named "Call out the Coach" where the juniors get to try at a little revenge against the coach of there choice. Unfortunately Pro rider Travis Brown didn't get the call this time!
A lot of the day's thoughts were filled with ideas on how to come away with the most swag at Saturday night's "Bump -n- Thump". Thanks to donations of everything from coffee to water bottles. The camp was another success! This event held on the gyms wooden floors, resembles a bike rodeo and track race all in one. Groups of 4-6 riders enter the oval "track" and with no rules try to out manoeuvre, out last and survive (I know, sounds like a bad Reality TV show!) until just one rider is upright. Winner takes his or her "Shwag" and the next groups heads out.
In preparation for the ACA BAR/BAT race on Sunday, we spent 2 hours teaching the campers ins and outs of building a proper cyclo-cross course and all the hard work that goes into putting together such races. The 3km. course was filled with twists and turns, 6 creek crossings, 6 forced dismounts through he use of traditional cyclo-cross barriers and "natural" barriers and one big 25yard long mud bog that any pig would have been proud to call home! The course received great reviews form both spectators and riders alike. We look forward to the spring road/MTB camp next May…
For more information on ACA programs go to www.americancycling.org
Images by Beth Seliga/www.3catsphoto.com
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