Junior Development Program
The Juniors Development Program enables juniors to participate in racing and training, enjoy the benefits of belonging to a team, and develop a lifelong love of cycling. The team reaches out to juniors of all backgrounds, making it the most diverse juniors cycling program in the area, and will endeavor to assist Juniors with limited financial resources as they enter the sport.
xXx Racing-Athletico introduces junior participants to all cycling disciplines, and our juniors have competed on a local, state, national and even world championship levels.
Through the program, Juniors are taught the importance of good health, teamwork, safety, setting and achieving goals, and having fun while cycling. Riders of all skill levels benefit from being on the team, and the primary goal is personal improvement and long-term enjoyment of the sport. Most importantly, juniors will also be supported by a senior team mentor who will serve as supporter and advisor. Mentors will be matched based upon the preferred discipline and goals a Junior member wishes to accomplish. What our Juniors learn through this program will last a lifetime and build long-standing relationships with a welcoming group cyclists.
Juniors are supported throughout the season with clinics and one-on-one support from more experienced xXx Racing-Athletico team members who act as mentors to junior riders.
How to join: For more information on joining the team, see the "How to Join" page. Annual team dues for juniors are normally $50/year and include a custom team jersey and cycling bib shorts (approximately $120 value).
SafeSport Training through USA Cycling and US Center for SafeSport - All of the members of the team's management volunteers and all of the mentors to our team's juniors are required to go through background checks and to take SafeSport training through USA Cycling and the US Center for SafeSport. SafeSport training is an abuse and misconduct prevention measure that raises awareness of misconduct and abuse issues in sport. This training ("SafeSport Trained") is designed to help members become more proficient at identifying, preventing, and responding to misconduct and abuse in sport. The training also familiarizes members with reporting responsibilities.
Collegiate Cycling - For information about USA Cycling's Collegiate cycling programs, please visit USA Cycling's Collegiate Cycling web page. There is information about the eleven geographic collegiate cycling conferences, club collegiate cycilng programs, varsity collegiate cycling programs, and other resources. The Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference (MWCCC) is one of the eleven conferences that competes under the umbrella of USA Cycling Collegiate. The MWCCC consists of collegiate cycling teams from Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.
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