IAN HUGHES BECOMES NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
(Ottawa, ON – March 30, 2012) The Canadian Cycling
Association (CCA) is thrilled to announce the nomination
of Ian Hughes as Mountain Bike National Development
Coach. From now on, the former Quebec Team Head Mountain
Bike Coach will work within the National Team programs.
Hughes will be tasked to develop a national strategy
aiming at facilitating the athletes’ arrival on
the international scene. This facilitating process will
notably be through training camps and competition projects.
In addition, Hughes will also have to elaborate talent
detection tools, as well as contribute to the expansion
of the mountain bike athletes’ pool.
In his new functions, Hughes will work with provincial
cycling associations, and in particular with regards
to the implantation of the Long Term Athlete Development
model (LTAD). In addition, he will pursue his implication
in the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
and closely collaborate with all provincial and personal
coaches. Finally, he will assist the National Team Head
Mountain Bike Coach in order to establish fluid transitions
between Development and High Performance programs.
"We are very happy to have Ian among us. We are
also grateful to the Quebec Cycling Federation (FQSC)
for having allowed us to use Ian’s services as
Mountain Bike National Development Coach. Because of
his experience in mountain bike, his teaching approach
and his training methodology, Ian is a great addition
to our National Coaches team," said Jacques Landry,
High Performance Director and Head Coach at the Canadian
"I am extremely happy about the challenges this
new job will provide. It was an opportunity I had to
seize,“ said Hughes.
Starting April 1st, Hughes will officially become a
CCA employee, even though he will continue to work with
the FQSC during a short transition period.