Meticulous calculation and training, precise and powerful execution. Check out Team USA riders competing in BMX racing, and the programs that help Team USA dominate international events.
Hard work does pay off. USA Cycling is proud to support high-performing athletes with financial, technological, and logistical programs that allow them to focus their efforts even further.
Athletes qualify for different levels of support -- Gold, Silver, Bronze, and National Development Team -- based on results.
New for 2017, USA Cycling is reintroducing Devo camps but some changes have been implemented.
We have three (3) x 6 day camps planned during the summer period that we hope will make it easier for riders to attend and families to plan for.We also plan on Weekend Passes available for those riders that want to just show up over the weekend and ride. USA Cycling is working in conjunction with the new management team here in Chula Vista, CA to provide facility use as well as rooms available for both riders and parents (subject to availability). More details below.
These young athletes will compete for the opportunity to receive specific high performance training for BMX, access to the Supercross World Cup BMX track(s), and to experience a day in the life of a U.S. Olympic athlete. Furthermore, by providing these opportunities, we hope to progress the skill level needed to be competitive at the highest level of international BMX competition. This will help familiarize them with the bigger, faster, and more demanding style of BMX racing, which is contested at the
UCI Supercross World Cup series, the
World Championships, and the Olympic Games.
All BMX Development camps will take place at the EAS Training Center in Chula Vista, Ca while utilizing the Supercross BMX tracks, the Chula Vista BMX track, the Skills Development Grounds, and access to the USOC Strength and Conditioning and Sports Performance facilities. Daily classroom education and video review is also a big part of the camps to instruct athletes in the areas of professionalism, sports nutrition, recovery, and training techniques.
All athletes participating in the USA Cycling BMX Development camps must be U.S. citizens and compete for the USA at international competitions. All athletes must have an active USA Cycling BMX License to register for BMX Development camps. All participants must carry and provide proof of health insurance upon athlete check-in at the Chula Vista Training Center.
All rules regarding age class participation and qualifying events will use the current year USA BMX rule book.
A rider may be selected to attend the camps based on the following criteria:
6 Days (Includes arrival and deaprture days) $750
No Refunds within 7 days of camp start date.For more information please contact Jamie Staff at email@example.com
*During "Free Time" and other periods that are not structured training, members of staff will be on-site. However, we are unable to watch all campers at all times. EAS Staff are onsite during normal business hours. Security Staff are on-site 24hrs a day. During Camps, a member of the BMX team will be onsite at all times. Bad behaviour is not tolorated and riders breaking the code of conduct will be sent home straight away at their expense.
A rider's best four (4) National scores will be combined to determine final standings at time of Camp Selections.National points will be awarded at qualifying USABMX races using the USABMX National Amateur points table
In addition to the national points table listed above, each rider will receive one bonus point for each rider in the class.
All tie-breakers will be decided on the following criteria:
USA Cycling is eager to maximize every rider's opportunity for development and progression with Supercross. New for 2017 USA Cycling will open further opportunities to standout BMX athletes who submit an application form by email to BMX Director Jamie Staff. If a rider can support their application with video of them riding, that would be helpful in the decision process. Videos and Applications must be submitted before the end of the qualifying period to be considered for specific camps. For submission or further information please contact Jamie Staff via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BMX Devo Application
USA cycling will also reserve spots at each camp for standout Devo talent as well as returning Junior class riders who have met camp standards for continued progression through the program.Camp Dates and Qualifying periodBMX Development Camp # 1Qualifying period: January 13, 2017 to April 30, 2017Camp date: June 12, 2017 to June 17, 2017BMX Development Camp # 2Qualifying period: February 17, 2017 to May 28, 2017Camp date: July 1, 2017 to July 6, 2017BMX Development Camp # 3Qualifying period: April 4, 2017 to June 25, 2017Camp date: August 21, 2017 to August 26, 2017
Male: The top three (2) male riders, as determined by participation in the USA BMX National Series in each of the 15 and 16 age expert classes, will receive an automatic invite* to the camp. If a rider in the top three does not accept the automatic invitation, that position will be filled with the remaining camp slots at the sole discretion of USA Cycling. The points will be tallied after each of the (3) qualifying periods by USABMX and presented to USA Cycling a short time after. Additional camp spots will be awarded to non-qualified Devo riders who have submitted an application or who have been identified by USA Cycling coaches at USABMX nationals. USA Cycling reserves the right to not make any coaching selections based on bed availability.Female: The top two (2) female riders, as determined by participation in the USA BMX National Series 15-16 Girls class, will receive an automatic invite* to the camp. If a rider in the top two does not accept the automatic invitation, that slot will be filled with the remaining camp slots at the sole discretion of USA Cycling. The points will be tallied after each of the (3) qualifying periods by USABMX and presented to USA Cycling a short time after. Additional camp spots will be awarded to non-qualified Devo riders who have submitted an application or who have been identified by USA Cycling coaches at USABMX nationals. USA Cycling reserves the right to not make any coaching selections based on bed availability.*Please allow time for USABMX to compile the points before they send it to USA Cycling. As soon as USA Cycling knows the riders who have qualified they will immediately contact those individuals directly. It is wise to keep your USA Cycling account up-to-date with current email for contact purposes.
We understand that not all riders and their parents can commit to the Devo camps, so, new for 2017, USA Cycling is introducing the “Weekend Pass”. BMX riders that hold a USA Cycling BMX license, born between years 1998 and 2002 will be able to book accommodation and facility use at the Chula Vista training center. All participants must carry and provide proof of health insurance upon athlete check-in at the Chula Vista Training Center.A coach will be provided for the sessions but make note there may or may not be planned sessions already scheduled on the days you are scheduled to ride. If sessions are planned, you will be allowed to join in. If sessions are not planned, you will still have access to the tracks. Terms and Conditions do apply and availability will depend on housing availability at the Training Center.
Jamie Staff, an Olympic Gold Medalist for Great Britain in 2008, leads USA Cycling’s BMX and Sprint Track programs. Jamie raced for 20 years in BMX and 7 years on the track before turning to coaching. At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, under Jamie’s direction, USA Cycling’s BMX program won its first Gold medal, a Silver medal, and recorded two 4th place finishes. Jamie is based at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, California.
Tyler is a former elite BMX rider turned elite coach. Tyler oversees the training sessions at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, California and supports USA Cycling BMX athletes at international competitions across the globe. Tyler also gives back to the sport in many ways including youth clinics and race directing. He lives in Chula Vista, California.