ZEP WORCA ENDURO TEAM

ENDURO-FOCUS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TEAM

THE PROGRAM

In partnership with WORCA, ZEP Racing is proud to offer the ZEP WORCA Enduro Development Team: a fun, versatile program focused on all-round skill development, building a positive team culture and of course, enduro riding and racing.

All youth involved should be comfortable with all black diamond and double black diamond trails in the Whistler valley trail network, and have a level of fitness and mindset that supports long days of trail riding (up to 30-35km) by early summer.

THE COACHING

ZEP Grom Team Coach Ross Pointing the Way

Coaching sessions will be two days per week by top PMBIA qualified coaches from the ZEP Racing staff team, with a focus on Enduro riding and racing. Coaching will be on advanced single-track trails in the Whistler Valley, as well as all trails included in the Bike Park, and even Pump Track sessions. If you can ride it on two wheels, the kids will be there!

Coaching will be after school during the school year and mid-day during summer holiday, with summer being full days of riding and/or mid-day ride followed by evening Bike Park session.

Programming will also cover suspension set up, bike set up, and maintenance to keep gear top notch from our supporting shops - Evolution and Coastal Culture.

ZEP Coaches always maximize sessions for safety, risk management and skill progression, so the kids can build the skills without the spills.

THE COMMITMENT

Each youth will be required to have a WORCA annual membership.

The text below describes how the commitments for this program would look in normal (non-covid) seasons. However, since race schedules are still tentative for 2021, the main commitment is to attend the coaching program, as described above. Details and commitments to races, will be determined as soon as these events are confirmed. In the absence of races, the ZEP team will hold its own, internal, fun races to keep the riders sharp and ready to return to racing, as soon as they’re able to.

Each youth invited should commit to racing a minimum of 2 (two) Enduro races in the 2021 riding season (if racing is available), with at least one ideally being a Canadian National Enduro Series race. Others may include races such as the Pemberton Enduro, Squamish (Gryphon) Enduro, Crankworx EWS 80, etc.

Each youth must purchase a Whistler Bike Park Pass. This brings a greater diversity to the skills training, allowing sessions to run in both the Valley and Bike Park, ensuring maximum fun and progression throughout the program.

Each youth must commit to attending at least 8 of the Thursday night Toonies throughout the Toonie season to positively represent WORCA and ZEP Racing in these community events. This will be a fun point of engagement for the youth.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • $2295 + tax
  • ZEP Coaching Sessions run the week beginning May 16th - September 29th
  • 22 x 2hr sessions (after school during school term)
  • 18 x Full Day sessions (6hrs) Coaching Sessions
  • Coaching Monday & Wednesdays Tuesday & Thursdays
  • Enduro, XC, Bike Park, Pump Track, Dirt Jumps
  • Ages 13-16 yrs old
  • Max 6 riders per group

INCLUDES

APPLICATION

Athletes living in Whistler, aged 13-16, are required to submit a thoughtful, well-produced cover letter and resume no later than Wednesday April 1, 2021, at 4:00 pm (this is a hard cut-off date to meet timelines and ensure fairness).

Your cover letter should speak to you as a person and an athlete It should include your aspirations, what you would bring to the Team environment, as well as other key points you wish to make – this should be no more than one page.

Your resume should outline your riding experience and race participation to date, and other relevant work, life, sport history.

WORCA will select team members and notify no later than April 9, 2021.

Once notified, fees must be paid in full to ZEP Racing no later than April 30, 2021 (an invoice with payment methods will be sent to selected athlete guardians - instalment payment options available).