The Head for the Hills Downhill Junior Development Squad is designed to support riders competing at Inside Line downhill mountain bike race events. It is comprised of both skills development and race preparation sessions. In 2023 we will have separate “Club” and “State” squads to support riders competing at different levels.
Inside line will be running two different race series in 2023, the Club Cup and the State Series. The Junior Development Squads have been specifically designed to support riders competing in either series.
Club Cup Squad
The Inside Line Club Cup is new in 2023 and provides a downhill race series that aims to be more accessible to more people. The defining features of the Club Cup include:
- Single-day events
- Milder courses
- Supportive environment
The Club Cup Squad will undergo two pre-season skills training sessions to help them set goals and prepare for the upcoming races. There will then be three in-season training sessions to further develop skills and prepare for the individual demands of each event.
State Series Squad
The Inside Line State Series is business as usual this year, although we could expect to see the level raised to further challenge the best riders in the state. The defining features of the State Series include:
- Two-day events
- Difficult courses
- Competitive environment
The State Series Squad will undergo three pre-season skills training sessions to help them set goals and prepare for the upcoming races. There will then be six “recon rides” prior to each event that will enable the squad to plan and prepare for the upcoming event as well as three online theory sessions.
The Downhill Junior Development Squad is a Tier 3 program. If you are unsure whether this program is for you, or you are unsure which squad is most suitable, we strongly encourage you to contact us before registering.
Session Details & Registration
Pre Season Skills
|Session 1||March 19||10am – 2pm||O’Halloran Hill RP|
|Session 2||April 2||10am – 2pm||Shepherds Hill RP|
In Season Skills
|Session 3||May 7||9am – 12pm||Ashley Hills Estate|
|Session 4||June 4||9am – 12pm||Fox Creek Bike Park|
|Session 5||June 25||9am – 12pm||Eagle MTB Park|
|Session 6||July 23||9am – 12pm||Fox Creek Bike Park|
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