Education and Clinics for Coaches
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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.
Online, included with MTB 100 and MTB 101
MTB 100: Effective Coaching & Leading Rides
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 101: Effective Coaching & Developing Skills
In this clinic, coaches will learn the progressive steps needed to teach basic mountain biking skills. You will also learn about experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles, and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. This clinic will be held entirely outdoors, so please bring your bike and appropriate riding and safety gear for the weather.
Requisite for all Level III coaches.
Prerequisite: MTB 100
Wilderness First Aid for Mountain Bikers
Participants will learn fundamental wilderness medicine and prevention, while developing important judgment skills for outdoor emergencies. Additionally, we review emergency repairs, sports nutrition, hydration, and common mountain bike emergencies.