Meet Stephen Thordarson, our high school racing league coach
While Track repairs aren’t yet complete (please sign up for shifts this weekend) our High School League students will be going through orientation and starting to get the feel of things on the grounds starting tomorrow. We wanted to take this opportunity to introduce our coach for the program, who beginning Friday will be working with the students twice a week on skills, tactics, and teamwork.
Stephen Thordarson is a Level 1 USA Cycling coach with over 25 years of experience coaching numerous teams as well as future coaches. He’s taught tactics classes and held training camps at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado as well as having helped run Paralympic training camps at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. He’s brought numerous people into the sport including our own president, Marcus Moore, whose first introduction to track riding was with Coach Thordarson.
Over the years he’s been the cycling coach for the West Suburban Wheelmen, The Pepsi/PowerBar Cycling Team, The Illinois Bike Racing School, and The Smart Cycling Team. In addition he’s a USA Cycling Mechanic, and has coached and been a mechanic for the USA Cycling U-23 Team, The US Paralympic Cycling Team, The US Paralympic Military Program, and The Wounded Warrior Project. He’s currently coaching and performing mechanical work for the US Navy Safe Harbor Cycling Team.
Coach Thordarson has authored 8 books topics of racing, bike fit, and tactical training. We’re really excited to have him on board and know he’s looking forward to working with the students as soon as we can get on the track. If you want to help with the High School League we’re looking for additional volunteers to help work with the students as well as as learn from Coach Thordarson some of the finer points of coaching. Please fill out our volunteer questionnaire if interested. Also, don’t forget that this Saturday is a track workday, there’s lots of open slots still available! Sign up at our volunteerspot!