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Team Yukon

Last update: March 4, 2021

CAY delivers high performance and development programs to encourage excellence in sport and help Yukon targeted athletes develop to their full potential.

Participants are typically in the Train to Train through to the Learn to Win stages of the Long Term Athlete Development model.

Usually this means they enter Train to Train at 12 to 16 years of age for male and 11 to 15 for females, both with 3 to 6 years of cycling experience.

Learn to Win is generally 19 to 23 years of age for male or female, with 8 or more years in cycling.

Our high performance program aims to transition targeted athletes onto National teams and supports athletes and coaches to achieve podium-reaching performances at competitions such as the Canada Summer Games.

CAY also provides athletes and coaches with enhanced services and opportunities for development.

What is a targeted athlete?

By virtue of its status as a “targeted sport”, CAY is eligible to nominate selected athletes and their coaches for enhanced benefits, programs and services support through the Canadian Sport Institute and Sport Yukon.

Team Yukon athlete selection

Targeted cyclists and their coaches must apply to CAY to be considered. Applications are reviewed by CAY’s board members and Team Yukon coaches.

If approved by CAY, their names are put forward to the Canadian Sport Institute.

Selected athletes and coaches will be notified by CAY and provided with information on how to register with Canadian Sport Institute.

Athletes and coaches must apply with CAY to initiate the process, which will provide them with their athlete or coach card that gives them access to the programs and support services to which they are entitled.

Athletes who do not apply to CAY may forfeit their eligibility for enhanced benefits, programs and services the following year.

Apply for Team Yukon

Our targeted athlete list is valid from January 1 to December 31 of the following year.

If you have not applied, you still can. However, applications are only able to be resubmitted once per month.

This list allows athletes who hit the criteria throughout the year to access these services and benefits.

Contact info@yukoncycling.com to get started.


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