ZEP RACING

ZEP RACE TEAM + ZEP RACE CAMPS

TAKE YOUR RACING TO THE NEXT LEVEL!
ZEP Racing is currently seeking out young downhill racers for our ZEP Race Team: 8 Month Program (Ages 14-19) Phat Wednesday Camps (All Ages) Jr. Race Camps (Ages 9-13) For more information see our Program Breakdowns.
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ZEP Racing - 2018 Programs

ZEP RACE TEAM ZEP JUNIOR RACE TEAM JUNIOR RACE CAMPS PRIVATE RACE COACHING


ZEP RACE TEAM

The ZEP Race Team is for young, downhill athletes, ages 13-17, looking to build their confidence, skills and success at the races. ZEP offers two different training programs for athletes looking to join the ZEP Race Team, the performance team and the development team. Each program is designed for athletes looking to join a fun, yet hard working and professional, downhill race team. ZEP prides itself in offering the highest level of coaching in the industry and our athletes are encouraged to adopt the same level of commitment and culture into their riding and racing. ZEP’s philosophy is to have fun, work hard, listen to your coach and build life long skills, not only to make you a mountain biker for life, but a better, happier, healthier individual.

PERFORMANCE PROGRAM

$3800 +tax

The Performance Program is for an athlete who has experienced racing the B.C. Cups and wants to take their skills and progression to the next level. This program is a season long commitment and is a great opportunity to build friendships and camaraderie with a tight knit team of riders. The team will meet for three spring training camps and 9 riding days to focus on technical and tactical development, leading up to the race season. The Performance Program also includes on track coaching and pit support at all B.C. Cup races, Crankworx. The coaching shifts from technical development in the pre-season to technical application, tactical development and psychological coaching in race season.

3 SPRING TRAINING CAMPS & RIDE DAYS

  • Sunshine Coast Spring Break Camp (March 21-25): 3 days pedal - 2 days CGP
  • Whistler Bike Park Opening Weekend Camp (May 18-21): 4 days Whistler Bike Park
  • North Shore Camp (April 13-15): on the North Shore,
  • Ride Days: May 12 (pedal) & 26 (bike park), June 2,6,9,13,16,27,30 (Bike Park)

RACES

  • Port Angeles NW Cup
  • B.C. Cup Series - 6 Races
  • National Championships
  • Crankworx

INCLUDES

  • Total of 48 coaching sessions
  • Nutrition and Sport Psychology Sessions - Nutrition and Sport Psychology will be continually integrated into the day-to-day team activities.
  • Team race kit - Troy Lee Designs jersey, shorts and gloves
  • Pro deals available on Transition bikes and other ZEP Brand Partners
  • Pit support at B.C. Cup race series

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

$2200 +tax

The Development Program is for riders who have tried a few downhill races and would like to get more involved in racing. This is a great option for someone looking to increase their skills on the bike and develop their abilities as a racer, but is not quite ready or able to commit for a full season. In the pre-season the team will meet for two spring training camps and ride days leading up to the race season. These sessions focus on technical skill development to prepare for the season. The Development Program includes on track coaching and pit support at four B.C. Cup races and Crankworx. This phase of coaching focuses on technical application, tactical development and psychological coaching in the race season.

2 SPRING TRAINING CAMPS

  • Sunshine Coast Spring Break Camp - (March 21-25): 3 days pedal - 2 days CGP
  • Whistler Bike Park Opening Weekend Camp - (May 18-20): 3 days Whistler Bike Park

RACES

  • 4 B.C. Cup Series Races - Whistler B.C. Cup, Western Open B.C. Cup, Big White B.C. Cup and B.C. Cup finals Mt. Washington (Dates TBD)

INCLUDES

  • 20 coaching sessions
  • Nutrition and Sport Psychology Sessions - Nutrition and Sport Psychology will be continually integrated into the day-to-day team activities.
  • Pro deal on team race kit
  • Pro deals available on Transition bikes and other ZEP Brand Partners

ZEP JUNIOR RACE TEAM

$1800 +tax

This program is for the young shredders, ages 10-12, looking to join their first, fun, mountain bike race team. The goal for this team is to have fun while building the skills of these youngsters, to develop safer, happier, stronger riders. The ZEP Junior Race Team will work with the same coach Wednesdays and Saturdays, throughout the bike park season. This allows the coach to get to know your athlete and develop those advanced skills that require more time and practice. They will combine bike park sessions and trail ride sessions to work on all aspects of mountain biking, to develop a well-rounded rider and foster passion for all aspects of the sport. ZEP Coaches always maximize lessons for safety, risk management and skill progression, so your little tykes can build the skills without the spills! This program also includes race-coaching and support at select Kidsworx and Phat Kidz races.
Dates: May 19th - September 1st, 2018.

INCLUDES

  • ZEP Junior Race Team Jersey
  • 30 sessions
  • High fives and fun times
  • Kidsworx & Phat Kids Race Support
  • Progress Reports Mid & End Of Season

JUNIOR RACE CAMPS

$824 +tax

The Junior Race Camp is designed for young aspiring racers, ages 12-14. These are advanced riders who are confident on all trails, but are hoping to increase their speed and start trying their hand at racing. This program is a stepping-stone for young athletes to develop their skills before jumping into provincial racing events. The five-day camp will focus on teaching advanced technical skills and maneuvers, and introducing the tactical concepts for racing. The week will also introduce sport psychology and nutrition concepts designed to introduce young athletes to the other factors of racing. These camps are a fantastic insight into downhill racing and are so much fun!    
Ages: 12-14
Dates: TBD

INCLUDES

  • Five days coaching
  • Lunch Included

PRIVATE RACE COACHING

$849 +tax

Private lessons provide the ultimate learning environment. Joining ZEP Race Team coach Rhys Ellis for a personal, focused tuition on your specific needs will allow you to progress your skills and help you pick up your pace for the next race!
Half Day - 1 person $289
(+$40 for each additional person up to 5)
Full Day - 1 person $409
(+$70 for each additional person up to 5)
   
VISION
ZEP Racing is the newly established competitive branch of Whistler based ZEP Techniques, focused primarily on downhill racing. ZEP has been an industry leader in coach and rider training for the past 10 years. ZEP Racing will embrace the ZEP philosophy to provide the highest standard in the coaching of mountain bike racers so people can safely learn to ride with more skill, confidence and fun; bringing new racers into the sport whilst pushing the standard for youth downhill racing. ZEP Racing is being created to give young downhill athletes in Western Canada access to inclusive development programs, providing them with the tools to succeed on the local, provincial, national and world stage. By utilizing top industry sport psychologists, nutritionists and coaches ZEP Racing will deliver specific training to help achieve the athlete’s goals. By creating a positive team environment our goal is to keep racing fun and give athletes a support system while training and competing to alleviate the natural stresses that occur while racing.

PHILOSOPHY

The goal of the ZEP Race Team is to give young athletes the tools required to meet their personal goals in  mountain biking. We believe in athlete-centric approach to coaching, that focuses on the processes involved in  becoming a well-rounded athlete and human being. This includes teaching the hard work, dedication and perseverance required to be successful. The overlying goal of the program is to have fun and instil a lifelong passion for all things mountain biking and that by doing so athletes will achieve the desired results.

COACHES

Rhys Ellis

Head Coach

Hometown:
Calgary, AB

Coaching Experience:
Coaching & competing for 9 years / Elite Racer & former Head Coach of WinSport Academy Race Team / BKin in Leadership in Pedagogy & Coaching / PMBIA Level 2 & PMBIA Course Conductor

Favourite trails:
Pioneer, Mach Chicken, A-Line

Sponsors:
Transition Bikes, ANVL Components, Spy Optics, EVOC

Paul Howard

Owner & Technical Coach

Hometown:
Whistler, B.C.

Coaching Experience:
Riding, racing & coaching for 20 years / Owner of ZEP Techniques & Technical Director of the Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Association / PMBIA Level 3, PMBIA Examiner / CASI Level 4, CASI Examiner, Canadian Team Member Interski 2015

Favourite Trail:
Any trail that flows and allows you to play on the bike. The less braking the better!

Sponsors:
Transition Bikes, FOX Suspension, Troy Lee Designs, Five Ten, MRP, ANVL Components, Vorsprung Suspension, EVOC

Ross Dunlop

Support Coach

Hometown:
Pemberton, BC

Coaching Experience:
13 years teaching all levels of snowboarding / 5 years teaching with ZEP Techniques / PMBIA Level 2 & Course Conductor / Reign Snowboarding Assistant World Cup Boarder-Cross Coach 2016/17 / CASI Level 4

Favourite trails:
Cop Killer, 19th Hole, Lord of the Squirrels.

Sponsors:
Transition Bikes, FOX Suspension, Troy Lee Designs, Five Ten, MRP, ANVL Components, Vorsprung Suspension, EVOC

BACKGROUND

ZEP is the premier mountain bike coaching company in B.C., offering camps, lessons and private coaching in Whistler, since 2006. ZEP’s owner and head coach, Paul Howard, also developed and founded the Professional Mountain Bike Instructor Association - the industries largest and most recognized mtb instructor training certification, in the world. ZEP is thus world renowned as industry leaders in mountain bike coaching and instructor training. For 2016/17, ZEP is proud to announce a new partnership with Rhys Ellis, who will be the Head Coach & Program Director for the new ZEP Race Team. Rhys brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as the Head Coach for the Winsport DH Academy over the last six years. Along with his PMBI Level 2 Certification and Degree in Kinesiology, specializing in leadership and pedagogy. Rhys brings a superior level of diverse coaching skills to the program and we are honoured to have him on board!

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