BMX Coaching Bruntwood
BMX Coaching Bruntwood

Race coaching

Our popular Saturday morning coaching courses are available to all riders at Levels 1, 2 or 3. Our Level 4 sessions are available to riders who are Club members and who race at 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 coaching sessions plus £3 per session (payable on the day) should they need to hire a Club Bike and protective kit for the duration of the coaching block and Club gate session afterwards. 


The next block of Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3 coaching takes place on the following dates. There are 12 places available per level working with at least one Coach per Level.

  • Saturday 2nd February 2019
  • Saturday 9th February 2019
  • Saturday 16th February 2019
  • Saturday 23rd February 2019

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 Steve at

The coaching levels and objectives are:


Level 1 




Before attending a Level 1, 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 




Before attending a Level 2 course, riders will need to have been signed off at Level 1. Exceptions can be made for riders transferring from other clubs or who already have Expert / Level 2 or 3 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


The transistion from Novice to Expert level racing - more details to follow.

Level 4 –  BY INVITATION ONLY - TUESDAY'S 18:30 - 20:00




  • Riding for BP BMX Club at Regional or National level in the Expert Class from 2018
  • To be prepared for commitment and hard work on and off the track.
  • Riders are expected to arrive at the track for 18:15 to help set up for the session, warm up and begin training at 18:30 until 20:00
  • The cost per session is £5 which includes the morning's Gate session fee and is payable sesson-by-session




  • To develop riders for Expert level competition at Regional and National competitions.
  • The following training areas will be covered in regular sessions with the Club Coaches.
    • Point 1 Rider
      • Training
      • Race kit preparation & management 
      • Bike preparation and management
      • Time management - including resting and sleeping
    • Point 2 Diet
      • Planning food, drink and correct hydration for training and racing
    • Point 3 Warm up & stretching 
      • Routine for warm up using a coach provided turbo trainer and rollers 
      • Stretches and Yoga moves to get the body ready for track reactions
    • Point 4 Bike skills - off track practice
      • CCT (Core Club Training) and RSR (Regional School of Racing) skills criteria will be used to progress our riders
        • 50m timed sprint 
          • CCT requirement - sub 8.0 seconds
          • RSR requirement - sub 7.3 seconds
        • Bunny hop height
          • CCT requirement - min 25 cm
          • RSR requirement - min 25 cm
        • Bunny hop distance
          • CCT requirement - 50 cm
          • RSR requirement - 1 metre 
        • Flat manual distance 
          • CCT requirement - min 2 metres
          • RSR requirement - min 6 metres
        • Wheelie
          • CCT requirement - min 2 metres
          • RSR requirement - min 6 metres
    • Point 5 Bike skills - on track practice 
      • Starting technique
      • Cornering
      • Jumping
      • Manuals
      • Pumping
      • Group riding
      • Race lines
      • Body position
      • Awareness / concentration
      • Breathing 
      • There will be a timed race lap
      • There will be a timed continuous two laps
      • There will be a timed race lap
      • There will be a timed continuous two laps
      • Periodical race session morning with 16 riders. Fastest laps dividing fastest riders in to semi-finals, B and A finals
    • All our riders performances shall be recorded in a training manual


Bruntwood Park BMX Club

Bruntwood Park




Club sessions are



09:30 - 12:00

Members & non-members

Coaching session:

(Closed session)



18:00 - 19:30

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