Move Up Development is a team of young men with the goal of reaching the elite category 1-2 level in road racing. This is not a long term home, but a launching pad to help racers reach the the elite ranks in cycling.

Bullet-point breakdown

(Each point will be further explained below)

  • Eligible Riders:
    • Men ages 15+
    • Road Cyclist – All categories
  • What Move Up Development Provides:
    • Team organization
    • Mentorship
    • Guest ride opportunities
    • Cash sponsorship
  • Rider Expectations:
    • Goal of being an elite category 1-2 racer
    • Attendance at minimum 20 race days
    • Attendance at minimum 2 key season events
    • 4 blocks of community service (6-10 hours)
    • Be a team player and a gentleman

There are a few more rider expectations that relate to team structure and logistics, which will be outlined at a team meeting before the road season begins. 

Eligible Riders

Eligible riders are those that are willing to put in the work required to reach a higher level. As long as you have that goal and can realistically complete the amount of racing and training it takes to get there, you are a solid candidate.

Male riders, ages 15 and up are eligible. Spots on the team are limited and not all eligible riders are guaranteed a position on the roster.

What Move Up Development Provides

Team Organization

An effective team is organized not only during the races, but before and after as well. Road racing is a team sport, and having an organized team can help in many ways:

  • Entering races with support from coaches and teammates gives you direction and confidence
  • Feedback from coaches and teammates helps you improve faster than you would solo
  • Traveling for races as a team is easier; hotel and fuel expenses add up fast!
  • Organized team rides and training camps are tons of fun and great for getting stronger!
  • Building and maintaining social media accounts is easier as a team and is an important part of being an elite racer who receives sponsorship support from the community.

The basic leadership structure is as follows:

  • Kent Woermann – Team Manager
  • Jordan Miller – Program Director
  • Olathe Subaru Cycling Team – Mentors

Throughout the season we’ll be working closely with the Olathe Subaru Cycling team to organize team training camps, race travel, and training rides. 

Coaching

All team members will have access to discounted coaching. It is highly encouraged to utilize a coach, although it is not mandatory to use a coach or Move Up Endurance Coaching specifically. 

For riders that still can’t afford or prefer to not work with a coach, the Move Up Coaching and Olathe Subaru team will be available as mentors throughout the season to help with everything from training, race tactics, nutrition, and more.

Guest Ride Opportunities

Guest riding is a great way to experience how an elite team operates and gain exposure to racing at a higher level. Throughout the season, opportunities to guest ride with the Olathe Subaru elite cycling team will be made available to eligible riders. 

Only category 1-2 riders will be eligible for guest riding opportunities. The opportunities are not guaranteed, and will only be offered to riders showing a true commitment to improving.

Rider Expectations

This team is structured around guys wanting to develop their skills and take competitive cycling to the next level.  

Each racer is expected to complete a minimum of 20 race days. This is a very reasonable expectation for any racer wanting to take their racing to the next level.

Each racer is expected to attend a minimum of 2 key team events.

  • Joe Martin Stage Race
  • Tulsa Tough
  • Tour of Lawrence
  • Gateway Cup

Each racer is expected to complete 4 blocks of community service that benefits the cycling community. This can be accomplished in many ways. Here are a few examples:

  • Volunteer at a local race
  • Help build/maintain local trails
  • Help at a junior development ride
  • Help with team social media content
  • Take care of travel plans for team by organizing hotel room and carpooling

Each racer is expected to be a team player and gentleman. This means following the team strategy and being willing to sacrifice your race for the good of the team. Being a gentleman means being kind and courteous to race promoters, officials, fellow competitors, fans, random people on the road, etc. This is 10x more important than your race results.

Taking Action

Send me your race resumes by November 15th.

Race Resume

  • Name
  • Age
  • Racing Category
  • Race Experience (top results, notable accomplishments)
  • Top 3 Racing Goals
  • Tell me about yourself + why do you want to join team Move Up Development?

Please email your resume to:

Kent Woermann

kent@moveupcoaching.com

(816) 301-2611

Cheers!