Education and Clinics for Coaches
League Orientation Course
Learn more about the Washington Student Cycling League, how it is structured and our mission. It is important that we are all working towards the same goal!
Become familiar with our systemic approach to proactively managing the risks associated with our sport and our program. Learn to protect student-athletes from harm, mitigate the potential for injury and make sure that everyone exercises best practices in the field. This information is in keeping everyone safe, growing our program and our mountain bike opportunities.
MTB 101: Group Ride Leading Course
Good ride leading is the key to a safe, productive and fun team ride.
This course offers hand-on training for leading rides and managing group situations on an open trail system with the emphasis on leading youth rides. Course topics include risk management, group management, trail etiquette, safety and emergency preparedness.
Requisite for all Level II coaches and required to lead group rides.
MTB 102: How to Teach MTB Skills for Coaches
Taught by Kat Sweet of Sweetlines.
You may know basic mountain bike skills but do you know how to teach them? Learn how to effectively teach and manage the students in your program with this one-day coach training. Curriculum includes tips for working with kids, safely leading groups on the trail and basic skills instruction. Skills covered include cornering, climbing and descending, body position, and wheel lifts to get up and over obstacles.
Requisite for all Level III coaches.
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