Our world class Youth Team is coached by Tripleshot member and Cycling BC award-winning Head Coach Lister Farrar and assistant coaches Matt Patriquin, Sam Garber, Holly Henry, Griffen Hart and strength coach Avishag Sharabi who offer year-round coaching support.
With an emphasis on group workouts and a cohesive training group, the program helps meet kids' social, as well as physical and athletic needs. Unlike internet coach programs and individualized high-performance programs, it’s more about the group. To grow and sustain the group, the program recruits through the schools and velodrome programs, and makes training sessions fun and varied.
Health, fun, ethical sport, teamwork, excellence, persistence, flexibility, and professionalism.
Frequent Group Workouts
4-6 sessions per week to allow for progress and flexibility; sessions joined with the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association’s track cycling programs, and local school, cyclocross, road, and time-trial training races offer race conditions training.
Different Each Sessions
The program meets the recommendations of Cycling Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model with a multi-discipline approach that includes seasons focussed on road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross cycling and dry land training. This seasonal approach keeps cycling fresh, allows more training without burnout and also accommodates riders who do other sports.
Room to Grow
The program offers progression through year-round skill development and entry-level competition. Racing is an integrated part of the program once riders are comfortable with their skills. A roster of male and female riders from U11-U19 will attend up to 20 races per year and receive race support. Seasonal camps in March (cross/road) and August (mountain bike/track) provide opportunities to further develop skills in a fun environment with their teammates. With an average roster of 25 riders, the youth riders represent their club at local, provincial, national and international events. For those riders interested, high performance training plans and preparation for provincial and national selection events are offered.
Fees are kept affordable through our sponsors and grants from the Smith Foundation and the BC Gaming Commission. The youth program’s annual fundraiser is the Tripleshot CrossFondo, a fixture on the Island since 2016.
Cycling Gear and Bikes
Thanks to donations from alumni, pro riders, club members and other cyclists, the program offers loaner clothing and shoes, and a rental program of bikes where nominal fees cover bike maintenance expenses.
Youth program alumni include Olympian Jay Lamoureux (5th in 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games; current Canadian record holder in Team Pursuit; Bronze medalist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games); Adam de Vos (Pro, Team, Rally Cycling); Riley Pickrell (Israel Cycling Academy); National Team members Erin Atwell and Sarah Van Dam
Got a rider interested in joining?
Contact Head Coach Lister Farrar with the rider’s name, contact information, age, cycling experience and goals.