ECA Kerst Block 2023-24

EuroCrossAcademy (ECA) has been developing strong American cyclocross riders since 2003 with full-immersion racing blocks in the heart of Flemish Belgium. Under the direction of top experienced coaches, the blocks incorporate all of the key components of ECA’s holistic curriculum, centering on high performance and personal integrity. A daily routine of training/racing, networking and coordinating with area pro and development teams and coaches, group and individual meetings, house chores, group activities, and cultural experiences all facilitate expeditious development for aspiring young cyclocross riders, ages 17-18.

European base:

Vorselaar, Belgium


19 December 2023 to 2 January 2024 

Depart US on 19 December 2023 to arrive into BRU by mid-morning on 20 December for airport pick up.

Return to US on 2 January 2024, ideally with flights departing BRU mid-morning to mid-afternoon. 

Race Program: 5-6 races TBD


  • Roger Aspholm, ECA/FinKraft Junior Cycling Team


Selection to target 6 WJR and 6 MJR based on:

  • UCI international competitions;
  • UCI Domestic events results through 12 November 2023.
  • Academic Good Standing
  • Readiness

Cost (athlete’s responsibility):

  • Flights: USA-BRU round trip.
  • Baggage fees
  • Ground fee TBD

Application Link: (top of main page under “Camp Applications”) or: 

Application deadline for 2023-24 ECA Kerst Block: 12 November 2023.


In all of its programs, ECA offers professional expertise and direction from current and past professional mentor-coaches and pro riders. All ECA coaches are SafeSport-trained, USA Cycling-Background Checked, and ECA adheres to all USAC and UCI codes of conduct.

AJ August charging in the Namur World Cup, December 2021.