The Devo U19 program is for high school aged riders who are very comfortable on their bikes, with some technical skills and fitness to keep up on long rides. The program is 2 days a week. During the Fall U19 riders participate in the Colorado NICA High School League. U19 Boys teams have new coaches with Lee Paustian and Sam Vickery!
The program will follow a skills-and-thrills based approach to weekly rides and will teach how to have a good healthy time on a mountain bike. Team camaraderie, teamwork, and life skills are the bread and butter of this program.
The Team will road trip to several ride weekends/races throughout the season. However, racing is not mandatory.
The “new” Devo Race Program (DPR) is an additional 2 or 3 day per week add-on to the U19 program. DRP is for motivated riders looking to train for specific racing goals. DRP will receive extra benefits in recovery, injury prevention, and race nutrition from Mercy Sports Medicine, CrossFit Catacombs, and Tailwind Nutrition.
This is an add-on program that will meet Wednesdays and some Saturdays (depending on race schedules) from March-July. Practices will start and finish at different places each week and riders will need to be able to get from school to trailheads around town. Coach Chad will lead up this new program and the main goal is to give any Devo rider the chance to learn race skills and train specifically for their racing goals. All U19 riders have the option to add on the DRP practices. The practice days will reflect the group’s goals towards the local, regional and national events. Short Tracks, hill climbs, time trials, skills instruction, race simulation will be offered, plus much more. DRP athletes will also receive comprehensive race support and individualized training schedules if requested.
Coach Chad recommends this program for any traditional 3 days per week U19er looking to improve their race craft or wanting a more guided spring/summer race season. He also recommends doing the 2-day U19 programming as well to provide the best weekly riding habits. Contact Devo Head Coach firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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