Regional Development coaching 2018/19
All 4 Regional Development coaching dates are now live for registration on the BC website. Registration is online only and closes a week before each session. NO sign ups will be taken on the day.
The Development Centre Coaching sessions are open to all BMX East Club members regardless of venue. There will be two sessions per venue. Session one will be for riders aged between 13-18 (born 2001-2006) and session two will be for riders aged between 8-12 (born 2007-2011) who have completed a full regional series (minimum 5 rounds). Riders who have been involved in the RSR in 2018, but are not aged 13 and over will be able to attend session one at each venue.
The sessions will include flat skills, track work and give advice on goal setting, race strategy, nutrition, bike set up, training and give individual feedback on what each rider needs to work on for their personal development plan. Ideally riders will attend all of the sessions to gain the most from the series of linked sessions, but this is not mandatory.
The sessions will be delivered by Julian Allen (Jools) and Gavin Stokes from XLR8 Bike School/Braintree BMX Club in partnership with the club coaches from the host club and around the region. Jools and Gav have been involved with the RSR pathway since 2011 and have a wealth of experience in rider development and progression.
The venues are:
• Peterborough – 24th November
• Braintree – 8th December
• Royston – 19th January
• Norwich – 23rd February
The following will apply to all riders:
• All riders must have a willingness to progress.
• All riders must have a suitable level of enthusiasm and self-motivation
• All riders should have a well maintained bike, ready for a session and have the appropriate tools to carry out any repairs that may occur
• All riders will bring with them both flat and clipless pedals and shoes and can change their own pedals (13-18’s)
• All riders are using flat pedals (8-12’s)
• All riders must have their own race kit and protective clothing for each session.
• All riders can bring their own kit bag and equipment needed for the session.
Please make sure you have the right link for the riders age, the right region as there is more than one and you have read the above to ensure eligibility.
Your club coach should be able to answer any questions, but please feel free to comment below with any questions or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
British Cycling run BMX related training courses, which may interest you.
British Cycling Coach Education run Level 1 and 2 Coaching Award which may interest riders and parents alike:
The BC Level 1 Coaching award is an entry level award and aimed at people entering into cycle coaching for the first time. It is a generic course – not just BMX – but does give coaches the basic skills and knowledge to provide quality sessions to riders at the grass roots level. This course is a 2 day course with a period of about 4 weeks between each day. Participants are required to have a valid First Aid certificate or proof of enrolment on a suitable scheme. This course is open to anyone aged 16 years or over and at the end of day 2 and providing the participant has passed the theory and practical assessments they should leave the course able to begin coaching within the limitations of the course and providing you maintain membership of British Cycling and a valid First Aid qualification the insurance package will be available. Further courses such as Level 2 Generic and Level 2 Discipline Specific following on from this are available and for more information about these please contact Coach Education at British Cycling.