EuroCrossAcademy (ECA) is a highly regarded cyclocross student-athlete development program, based both in the U.S. and in Europe. Founded by Geoff Proctor in 2003 and now a non-profit 501(c)(3), ECA trains aspiring, young student-athletes, ages 14-20, through summer domestic preparation camps and European competition opportunities.
We focus on long-term, holistic development through both a character-driven curriculum and a process-to-performance philosophy.
Sequentially, ECA provides a critical experiential step in the cyclocross development pathway, from domestic racing to international competition. In this way, ECA acts as a bridge to, potentially, the national team and U23 and professional opportunities.
ECA’s overarching charge is to use the forum of bike racing to teach valuable life-skills and cultivate a spirit of giving back that student-athletes can then apply to their professional and community lives. Through this process, ECA encourages its alumni to act as life-long participants, ambassadors, and advocates for cycling sport.
ECA is committed to a culture where all student-athletes, coaches, and personnel feel deep meaning, a strong sense of purpose, and a high level of joy. ECA’s programs are open to all applicants, regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, who demonstrate a regional/national competitive cyclocross level, and who are focused on the long-game: preparation + relationship-building over time = best outcome.