If you have not yet read the below article you need to. A ton of Frisco kids will get an experience of a life time, daily!
Frisco Liberty High School To Start New Track Cycling Off-Site P.E. Program at Superdrome Velodrome
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The Superdrome Management Group is pleased to announce its collaborative effort with Liberty High School for a new off-site Physical Education program beginning mid-March 2010. Liberty High School will be the first area school to have a daily program for Track Cycling at the Superdrome Velodrome from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., with approximately 20 to 30 students participating per hour.
Equipment, supervision and professional level coaching will be provided by the Superdrome at no cost to Liberty High School.
“I am excited to be teaching all these new high school students about track cycling,” said Suzie Goodwin, class instructor and U.S.A. Cycling licensed coach. “Often times someone who has previously considered themselves a non-athlete will discover cycling and find they are very good at it. This will also give athletes another venue to cross-train at a new sport. I love this sport and can’t wait to share the knowledge I’ve gained from racing at local and world championship levels with the kids.”
“We are very excited about the program with the Superdrome and think it’s a neat opportunity for our students,” said U’iLani Womble, Health/PE Department Head for Liberty. “It will be during regular P.E. class time and we will be taking the students over to the track and then bringing them back to the school. There are a lot of kids that don’t necessarily want to play traditional sports, so this offers them alternatives such as cycling. Opportunities like this can open doors for kids that, given the chance, will do very well in different sports. We’re really looking forward to it.”
SMG President Tim Goodwin said he has personally benefitted from a similar experience as a youth that introduced him to the sport of track cycling and led to a future of competing and cycling-related careers. “We are glad to welcome Liberty High School and appreciate their willingness to test-pilot this program format,” said Goodwin. “It will be rewarding for all of us involved to see how much fun the students have learning and enjoying the sport of track cycling at the Superdrome.”
Located on the Preston Ridge Campus of Collin County Community College District, the Superdrome in Frisco is a joint partnership between the City of Frisco and CCCCD. The Superdrome is an Olympic-style track cycling venue and one of only three 250 meter wood surfaced velodromes in the United States. The track is built upon a specially designed steel frame structure with banking of 44 degrees at the steepest points and has a technologically advanced non-skid surface for safety and ease of use. The Superdrome was completely resurfaced in spring 2009 and is completely self-maintained and non-profit, made possible through a 100% volunteer staff. The facility is available for use by any track certified cyclist. The Superdrome sponsors two free programs for youth under 18 years of age through donated bicycles and equipment, the Youth Development and Junior Development Track Racing Programs, providing children with the opportunity to learn to ride, and race, on a velodrome.
The Superdrome Points Series (SPS) provides Junior, Elite and Masters cyclists with the opportunity to compete locally; using a weekly racing series as an introduction to the sport of track cycling, and potentially as a stepping stone to national and international competition.
The Superdrome is also scheduled to host the 2010 USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships September 1-5, 2010.
All are welcome to come visit the Superdrome in Frisco, Texas and enjoy a “night at the races.” There is never a fee for spectators, and food and drinks are allowed. During the season, Friday Night Superdrome Points Series (SPS) races start at 7:30 pm and there are races for all adult categories, juniors, youth and apron races for children.
Race schedules, updates and information posted online at www.superdrome.com
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