Youth Team

Valley Spokesmen Racing Team is excited to offer youth racing experiences to you and your family.

We offer a positive social environment where youth can learn and practice cycling skills for:

  • Mountain Biking

  • Cyclocross

  • Road Biking

Please express your interest in the Youth team by signing up for our "Youth Team Mailing List" and/or signing up for a "Meetup" at the link:

Email/meetup sign ups and Waiver Forms

Youth Team Practice:

Meetup Dates:

Currently, we are meeting monthly at Sycamore Grove Park to gauge interest. We will increase frequency in the spring of 2022.

Sat. Jan 15 - 2:30pm - Sycamore Grove, Arroyo Rd. entrance

Sat. Feb 12 - 2:30pm - Robertson Park , (Ernie Rodriguez lot)

Sat. Mar 12 - 2:30 pm - TBD

Ages:

Currently, we are focusing on Elementary and Middle School-aged students (grades ~2-8). Outside this age range?  Let us know you are interested- we will gauge interest, make accommodations, and possibly expand our offerings.

Equipment: 

Bicycle- Mountain bikes will be best suited, and BMX will be ok for younger riders.  See your local bike shop to ensure it is in good working order (links on shop names!)

Livermore Trek

AJ's Bike Service

My Buddy's Bike Shop

Dublin Cyclery

Dublin Trek

Helmet- proper fitting and free of cracks or other serious wear.

Water.

Positive attitude.

Padded shorts (eventually, you will want to use these!)

Typical Cycling Meetup:

Safety Check,

Skills practice (cornering, cycling over small obstacles, obstacle course- scaled to skill levels),

Bicycle Games,

Group Ride,

Interested?

Please express your interest in the Youth team by signing up for our "Youth Team Mailing List" and/or signing up for a "Meetup" at the link:

Email/meetup sign ups and Waiver Forms

Questions? Please email us directly at vsrt@vsracingteam.org

Meet our Coaches:

Head Coach Billy Clark:

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Coach Xxxxx Xxxxxxxx:

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Coach Jonathan McKaskey:

Coaching Experience:  Jonathan has been involved in youth programs as a Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America from 2003-2005 and 2008-2019, and a Soccer Coach for Livermore Fusion in 2017, 2019, and 2021.

Coaching philosphy: "Its fun to ride fast, but no one starts there. The foundation of a team is built on fun and friendship. When we remember that, the 'fast' will come naturally."

SafeSport Youth Protection:

 

In accordance with USA Cycling guidelines, we practice "SafeSport". We require this youth protection training, and a background check, for the following individuals:

  • VSRT Executive Committee

  • Coaches

  • Parents of youth

  • Any other team member with direct regular contact with youth

It is important to us for everyone to understand these guidelines so we can all adhere to them. Any allegations of violations are taken seriously and will be dealt with according to SafeSport and applicable local/state/federal laws.

 

Learn more about SafeSport HERE.