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Optimal Talent Development in Cycling: Tools for Coaches Webinar



Event Description:

Cycling Ireland Youth Commission is delighted to bring you this exciting webinar for coaches to gain insight, knowledge and tools that will help support them in their coaching environment. Drawing on research into optimal talent development the webinar will use case studies to help you do your best by the young people you coach.

When: 8th April

Time: 7pm-9pm

Where: via Zoom (you will receive the link on the day of the webinar)

Who is it suitable for: Any coach that is interested or currently coaching youth riders.


- Free to Cycling Ireland Members.
- €5 for non-Cycling Ireland members. 

Content: What is talent?

  • The stages of development
    • Multilateral vs specific training
    • Moving from playing to learning to performing
  • ‘Breakout questions’
  • A case study in talent Development: Good and Bad!
  • Identifying what to work on
  • Race programs to develop athletes
  • Q&A


Marco van Bon Marco studied clinical and sports psychology at the University of Amsterdam. He comes from a cycling family and has been a competitive cyclist himself since the age of 10. As a coach, Marco focusses on encouraging, supporting and guiding juniors and under 23 cyclists in the pursuit of their dreams and to get the best out of themselves.

James Spragg After a career as a professional cyclists James earned a master’s degree in applied sports science from the University of Worcester. Alongside working with elite cyclists as a coach and sports scientist, James is studying for a PhD at the University of Cape Town. James is passionate about helping athletes of all ages and levels to achieve their full potential.