FUTURE CHAMPIONS PROGRAM APPLICATION
The Future Champions Program is a not-for-profit program which seeks to partner up-and-coming athletes with the equipment and expertise needed to further them in the sport(s) of cycling and triathlon. The program runs from October 2019 through August 2020. Participants to the program must meet the following requirements:
· Enrolled in a Kronos Triathlon Club full-season program (Youth Development, Duathlon, Jr Competitive), and be a member in good standing.
· Have a valid 2019 and 2020 ATA Membership Number (2020 ATA memberships available Jan 1st)
· Participant is required to volunteer at an event during the 2019/2020 Club calendar season. The club will provide opportunities for this.
· Be an ambassador of the sport of triathlon and the Future Champions Program by engaging in fair play and good sportsmanship on and off the course.
Due to the number of athletes within the club organization, and the limited resources and equipment within the program, an application and selection process will take place to pair athletes with Future Champions bikes for the 2019/2020 season. The program’s goal is to pair as many athletes as possible with a road bike, however, a limited number of athletes will be able to be taken into the program and paired with a bike. Precedence will be based on, but not limited to, seniority within the club, athletes who are enrolled in the full season, athlete’s size (we have to fit the athlete’s with their appropriate sized bike), and any special circumstances that warrant entry to the program.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please fill out the following application form. Athletes will be contacted directly concerning their acceptance into the program by September 30, 2019, along with instructions on how to claim your athlete’s bike. Current athletes with bikes will be required to return bikes when requested by the club in September 2019.
PROGRAM COST: The club wants to continue to provide the Future Champions Program in order to reduce the barrier-to-entry into the sport. Due to the continual cost of keeping up the program's fleet of bikes (maintenance and bike replacement), there will be a $150 cost to the program this season. Upon acceptance into the program, and prior to collection of the athlete's bike, payment must be received through the club's registration platform.
Athletes/Parents/Legal Guardians are required to carry home insurance and verify that it covers items such as high-value bicycles, OR Pedal Protect through the Alberta Triathlon Association found HERE. Note that the value of the Future Champions bikes are $2500 each.
If a Future Champions bike is damaged while in the care of an athlete/parent/legal guardian, said athlete/parent/legal guardian is responsible for the continued maintenance of that bike between the dates of October 15, 2019 and August 31, 2020). This may include, but is not limited to tyres, tubes, brake pads and any other repairs.
In the event of a lost, stolen or a bike damaged boyond repair, the athlete/parent/legal guardian is responsible for the full replacement of the bicycle (valued at $2500).
A bike trainer ($50 rental fee) is available to athletes who are on a 24" Future Champions bike ONLY. This is due to a special trainer adapter required for this size of wheel. All athletes with 650 or 700 wheels will be required to provide their own trainers for indoor practices.