School of Champions is a non-profit organization created
to train and certify cycling coaches, trainers and instructors at
all levels of USCF standards. School of Champions training will
standardize the safety practices as well as the training techniques
and methods used by trainers, coaches, and instructors as they--in
turn--teach road and track cycling to kids. The School of Champions
is the infrastructure that forms Out-of-School Cycling Programs
for kids and adults. The School of Champions training will be created
and supervised by Libby Aubrey, National and World Cycling Medallist.
School of Champions is an opportunity to become a
dominant force in cycling competition throughout the globe including
the Olympics. In a recent testing, kids participating in an after
school cycling program at 27 locations throughout Los Angeles Unified
School District achieved cycling scores which would make them contenders
in Olympic cycling games. These performances were in spite of fundamentally
poor equipment, inadequate cycling facilities, and enthusiastic
but often untrained coaches. This proposal is a systematic approach
to improving cycling coaching by creating a nationally accredited
training and certification program for cycling coaches.
As the soccer community discovered the quickest route
to vastly improved soccer programs was to improve the coaching capabilities
of those who coached the kids.
Once in full stride, proper cycling coaching coupled
with the raw cycling talent present in Los Angeles should lead to
- taking care of all kids by enriching their lives
with supervised activities and goals with healthy competition,
- opportunities for success for boys and girls regardless
of economic or social settings,
- helping kids connect who might have a tendency
to disconnect with the home, the community, and the school,
- providing positive role models for other youths
in their neighborhoods,
- and finally, for some, success in bringing home
Olympic medals in cycling.
We look forward to serving the community and enriching
the lives of children and adults alike. For more information about
School of Champions see our web site at schoolofchampions.org.