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2019/2020 BMX Racing Scholarship

The South West Sydney Academy of Sport, in partnership with Macarthur BMX is accepting scholarship nominations from female and male riders seeking a position within the Academy's BMX program. The Academy is offering local riders' access to a camp-based program; focusing on holistic individual skill development, whilst delivering the many benefits of being part of a squad.

Program Objectives:

  1. Provide a high-quality development program opportunity for athletes wishing to gain access to additional training - education programs and enhance representative honors.
  2. Participate in a high-quality program designed to complement the existing representative calendar laying the foundations for riders moving into the pro classes. The conclusion of this program will be the NSW State Titles

To be eligible athletes must be:

  • Aged 14 - 18 years in 2020 (born 2002 - 2006)
  • Reside, attend school, or compete for an affiliate sporting club within the local government Council boundaries of Campbelltown, Camden, Liverpool & Wollondilly.
  • Be a current registered member of a BMX club within the region. (or agree to join)
  • Athletes must show a keen commitment to training and furthering their competition experience.
  • Athletes must be committed to attending all coaching / training, education sessions and camps. We understand that from time to time athletes may be unable to attend sessions due to illness, holiday commitments or competing at a higher level within school sport etc... in this case prior arrangement must be sorted and approved from SWSAS to be absent from any sessions.
The Academy reserves the right to accept or reject any athlete nomination based on its own selection criteria. Athletes submitting a nomination for inclusion in the Academy BMX scholarship program are required to acknowledge that the acceptance for their nomination will be at the sole discretion of the Academy. Scholarships are not in the form of a monetary sum, but rather enable athletes to participate in the Academy program which will provide training workshops, camps and competition opportunities. These workshops include access to high level coaching, analysis of technique, sports science testing, sport psychology, nutrition, drugs in sport awareness, and safe use of social media.

Training Camps:

This program will provide valuable experience; bringing fun and comradery to sport. Riders will have the opportunity to ride a variety of tracks with selected riders using 8m start hills and riding pro straights. Our tours will feature tracks such as Blue Mountains, Bathurst, Penrith, Sleeman, Redlands, Bayside, Hawkesbury, Penrith, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Terrigal and San Remo. (TBC)

Training Focus

  1. Introduction to 8m Hill
  2. Introduction to Pro Straights
  3. Introduction to Strength & Conditioning Training Required for Elite Athletes
  4. Introduction to Injury Management
  5. Increase Knowledge of Race Tactics
  6. Advanced Cornering Techniques
  7. Riding in a Pack
  8. Advanced Jumping Techniques
  9. Advanced Manualling Techniques
  10. Race Craft: Offensive & Defensive
  11. Training Techniques
  12. Travelling for Events
  13. Race Preparation

Athlete Levy

  • A joining levy of $300.00 GST inclusive will be applicable to all selected athletes.
  • A uniform including a competition jersey, polo shirt, training shorts, hoodie and a Richardson cap will be provided as part of the overall program.
  • All athlete levies must be paid in full within 21 days of selection, or the scholarship offer will be automatically withdrawn; unless agreed Board of Management arrangements have been confirmed.
  • Additional costs may be incurred to cover some transport/accommodation costs.
  • It is proposed that The Sleeman camp, will this year be a 3-day camp. Although subsidised this camp will likely incur an additional cost to riders' families of between $700 / $800.
  • The SWSAS / Macarthur BMX partnership will deliver camp subsides to riders in the program. We will notify where this is to be applied once we confirm our schedule.


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Square NSW 2560