Coach Kristi’s Corner: February 1, 2018

Coach Kristi’s Corner: February 1, 2018


It’s GO time!

Coach Kristi here. I am thrilled to be contributing to your arsenal of coaching tools again this season with various coaching tips and insights.

Here is a quick checklist to get your team up and running this season and hopefully with some organization.

Your Management Team

It takes a village. Have you identified who will be helping you? And don’t forget your team parents!

Recruiting and Engaging Team Volunteers

Management Team Meeting

  • Have you decided on your team mission and goals for the season?
  • Create a practice schedule.
  • Evaluate what needs to happen to ensure a successful season – you shouldn’t try wear each and every hat that it takes to manage your team.

Team Organization and Tasks

Hold a Team Meeting with Parents and Students

  • Welcome and get to know each other.
  • Communicate team mission and goals for the season.
  • Communicate parent and student expectations.
  • Recruit and engage parents.
  • Help everyone get registered.

Start Training and Teaching

Yes, finally, it’s time to have some fun!

Practice Ideas for Early Season or New Teams


Coach Kristi Berg has been racing bicycles in various disciplines since 1994: Road (Cat 2), Cyclocross (Elite), BMX (expert in 20″) and MTB (professional downhill, cross country, and dual slalom). She enjoys coaching and sharing all she has learned through riding and racing, and is committed to giving back to her cycling community. Kristi is a Level 2 USAC Cycling Coach and owner of Berg’s Coaching Services. Get in touch at