Our popular Saturday morning coaching courses are available to all riders at either Novice or Intermediate level.
Our Expert sessions are available to riders who are Club members and who race at Club, Regional or National level for Bruntwood Park BMX Club.
These are fantastic 1 hour sessions and we can see our riders developing week by week.
The cost is £20 per rider for the 4 sessions plus £10 should they need to hire a Club Bike and protective kit for
the duration of the coaching block.
The latest block of Novice and Intermediate coaching takes place on the following
- 24 June 2017
- 08 July 2017
- 29 July 2017
- 05 August 2017
Riders are expected to be trackside and ready for riding at 08:30am. The Coaching sessions finish at 09:45 ahead of the Club gates at 10am.
TO RESERVE A PLACE, please email our Secretary Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
The coaching levels and objectives are:
Level 1 - Novice Coaching
Before attending a Novice level course, riders must be able to ride the full track and all jumps unaided.
- Cover the basic skills to enable a rider to navigate a BMX track competently.
- Introduce a rider to the requirements of club level competition.
- Introduce riders to the basic BMX racing principles.
- Ensure all riders can reflexively react to situations by reinforced learning.
- Balance on the gate unaided.
Level 2 - Intermediate Coaching
Before attending an Intermediate course, riders will need to have been signed off at Novice level. Exceptions can be made for riders transferring from other clubs or who already have Expert level
BMX race experience.
Riders should understand and be able to demonstrate balancing on the gate unaided, body position, pumping, cornering and safe overtaking
- Introduce and ensure riders understand the principles behind a manual.
- Introduce and ensure riders understand the principles behind jumping.
- Ensure riders understand how to rail, race line and high low in a berm.
- Ensure riders understand how to complete a successful gate start by reacting to start commands without being prompted or losing balance.
- Ensure riders understand how to successfully navigate the track by the shortest route, know where to pedal, where to pump, manual or jump.
Level 3 – Expert Coaching & Training
- To be prepared for hard work.
- Before attending an Expert course, riders should be able to demonstrate successfully, the core competencies learned at Intermediate level.
- They are
- Cornering: railing a berm, race line and high low (without visual aids such as cones).
- Jumping: getting both wheels off the ground and landing them together.
- Manuals: achieving a successful manual over at least one jump.
- Gate Starts: Reacting to start commands without being prompted or losing balance.
- To prepare riders for Expert level competition at Regional and National level.
- To introduce a training regime based on gaining the fitness required to cover a full lap at race speed.
- To successfully navigate all obstacles with the appropriate method (pump, manual or jump) based on the riders age and experience.