Alberta Provincial Development Team

The development team for 2017 will consist of a maximum of 16 positions. Automatic selections will consist of the top male and female from each age group 11 through 13. Athletes in the age classes consisting of 5 or less riders will be considered for Committee Selection only. Chosen athletes will be given the opportunity to attend specified races and camps. All team members are expected to carry themselves with class, maturity and decorum at all times on and off the track.

Team Mandate: To develop Alberta's top BMX athletes at an early age so that they are competitive on the International stage.

Team Objective: To prepare riders for the Provincial team and be competitive at National events.


Value to Athletes: Each rider will have an option to purchase an Alberta Team jersey.  Athletes will have access to training camps and, performance-based education by Provincial and National coaches.  There will be no monetary support for members for the Provincial Development Team.


Team Policies:

  • To be eligible for selection, athletes must be licensed members of the Alberta Bicycle Association and must carry the "CAN" designation on their UCI License Code.
  • Any additional team spots may be awarded objectively by points and subjectively at the discretion of the Selection Committee

Selection Criteria:  Athletes will receive a combined point score from each of the following events:

  • Alberta Provincial Championships (this event will serve as the tie breaker, if needed)
  • Alberta Cup Series (Final ranking)
  • National Championships

Qualified riders with the highest number of total points may be invited to join the team.

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The top athletes from each male and female age group in the 11 through 13 age classes will be offered a team position based on the above points table. All athletes interested in gaining a position on the team must submit an application as outlined below. Each class must consist of at least five (5) qualified riders to constitute a class. Qualified riders in age classes consisting of less than 5 riders will be considered for Committee Selection as opposed to Automatic Selection. Points will be earned based on the sum of the final rank in the Alberta Cup Provincial Series, Alberta Provincial Championships, and the National Championships.

Committee Selection Criteria: The following races and camps will be used to evaluate riders requesting placement on the Provincial Team. In all cases, skill, effort, dedication and desire will be a determining factor. For 2017, a maximum of 10 spots may be awarded as Committee Selections. The Committee is comprised of the Alberta Bicycle Association BMX Committee as well as one representative from team management.

  1. National Championships
  2. Alberta Cup Series- age class
  3. Alberta Provincial Championships
  4. Alberta Team Camps 

Applications: All Athletes requesting a team selection must submit a written request letter and resume of race results for the 2016 (at minimum) season to the Alberta Bicycle Association. Applications for the 2017 season will be accepted until December 31, 2016. The final team will be named on or before Feb 1, 2017. If a qualified athlete declines a position on the team, that position will become a Committee Selection position based on the above guidelines. Team coaches and management may extend the deadline to the 2017 team at their discretion.

Successful Candidates: All athletes who have been chosen to be a part of the BMX Provincial Team will be required to sign an athlete agreement before their selection is final. Any athlete who refuses to sign the athlete agreement will have their selection automatically withdrawn.