Coached Skills Sessions
Skills coaching sessions will be held every second Tuesday (Week 1, 3, 5 etc) at Mystic Bike Park from 4.00pm until 5:30pm, with the first session commencing Tuesday 6th October 2020. Coaching sessions will start with a pump track warm up at 4:00pm – 4:15 when the group will be shuttled to the top of Hero trail via a minibus to start their coaching session.
Starting the squad at top of hero allows the riders and coaches to access the steeper terrain and more advanced features that the Mystic bike park has to offer.
We are very fortunate to have highly skilled riders as coaches, Miles Davis and Ash Gray. Our Coaches hold the required MTBA qualifications as well as the internationally recognised PMBI (Professional Mountain Bike Instructor). They will also be supported by ACC members and parents. At all times, Junior riders are to listen to the coaches, follow instructions, support each other and stay with the group.
Group sizes will be limited to 8 riders.
Every second Tuesday
When the squad is not having a coaching session (weeks 2,4,6 etc) they will head out on a group ride with the intention of consolidating the skills they have learnt the previous week. It will be envisaged that 2 riders will share the responsibility of being the ride leaders (rotating each week). Planning and leading the ride to start and finish at the clubrooms in the allotted time frame. This will be done under adult supervision.
Juniors will be expected to participate in a trail building workshop run by the Alpine Cycling Club Trail building team that will be scheduled on a non-coaching Tuesday.
Role models and mentors
As part of being in the squad, members will be expected to be positive role models for the younger juniors. This will give the younger kids something to aspire to, in both their riding skills and their attitude towards riding and the club. From time to time we will assist you in being a ride leader for one of the junior MTB groups.
Bike and rider safety
All participants must have a mechanically sound bike at all times. Cleaning and checking mechanical soundness will be essential for all riders and expected to be completed before each ride.
Self-lead Group rides:
- Water bottle
- Riding gloves
- A spare tube, pump/canister & head, or repair kit
- Appropriate clothing
- medical needs (inhalers, puffers etc)
- Other items we recommend are riding glasses, elbow pads (not compulsory)
- And maybe a small snack.
As well as the items listed above athletes are required to bring the following to all coaching rides:
Full face Helmet (can have a detachable chin guard) – meeting Australian Standards & Knee pads
- Fortnightly Coaching with shuttle up lift to Hero
- One shuttle session per term
- Alpine Cycling Club MTB Jersey
- Trail Building Workshop
- Day adventures and fun times with mates
- Opportunities to race gravity enduro as part of a supported team group
For cancellation policy and child-safe policy are located on the ACC website under Junior club policies.
For further details contact Christian Stewart (Junior Development program coordinator) at:
email@example.com or 0402 275 256