VermontCrossCamp embarks on its first summer of high-level development for aspiring young cyclocross riders. This summer’s camp will focus on a mixed group of M/W 15-16, MJR, WJR, and first-year MU23 and WU23 (racing ages 15-19) *possibly some 2nd-year U23s if space. The camp consists of five days of conditioning, cyclocross skills/drills/play training, gravel endurance rides, and classroom sessions. Under the direction of top pro-mentors, the camp incorporates key components of EuroCrossAcademy (ECA)’s holistic curriculum centering on fun, performance, and personal integrity. The daily training, camaraderie, and character-building embedded in ECA’s constructive and supportive environment all combine for an unforgettable and potentially transformative experience. The template for VermontCrossCamp will follow the successful model originated at MontanaCrossCamp and refined at the UCI Cyclocross Training Camp in Aigle, Switzerland.
Green Mountain Valley School, Waitsfield, VT. GMVS is a leading ski academy and sits at the foot of Sugarbush Ski Resort and the storied climbs of the Green Mountain Stage Race.
August 8-13 (Sunday afternoon-Friday morning).
Riders are responsible for travel to/from camp. Riders should plan to arrive noon-mid-afternoon the Sunday of the start of camp and depart Friday morning at the end of camp.
All riders must be USAC licensed members. All coaches SafeSport-certified. USAC Permit #4117.
- Geoff Proctor (Director)
Application window: July 1-11, 2021.
Athlete notification: Selection and final decision to move forward w travel plans: July 12, 2021.
Riders: to request application link, please send an email to EuroCrossAcademy@gmail.com
Coaches: to recommend a rider, please send an email to EuroCrossAcademy@gmail.com
ECA seeks strong, aspiring student-athletes who are competitive in cyclocross (and other disciplines) at a regional/national level. With limited spots, selection is based on on-time application conveying motivation and aspiration; recommendation of potential from coaches; past results (in any discipline); ECA coaches’ discretion; and past attendance at ECA camps.
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 programs are open to all applicants, regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and who are focused on the long-game: preparation + relationship-building over time = best outcome.
In all of its programs, ECA offers professional expertise and direction from current and past professional mentor-coaches and pro riders. Initially, athletes selected to summer camps are competitive in cyclocross (and other disciplines) at the regional/national level. ECA then selects from this requisite pool to bring promising riders to Europe for strategic in-season race blocks to gain crucial experience. All ECA coaches are SafeSport-trained and ECA adheres to all USA Cycling codes of conduct and protocols for health, safety, and wellness.