Road and Track

 

Coaches

PERFORMANCE STREAM

Introductory Skills Instructor (ISI):

Beginning participation and the process of skills acquisition through simple motor learning. The Cycling Australia ISI course provides participants with an introduction to the beginner level of teaching cycling, including the planning, implementation, analysis and revision of beginner cycling skills coaching sessions. This is achieved through an understanding and application of the basic underpinning knowledge specific to cycling. The ISI will work with community groups, clubs and schools that offer an introduction to cycling

Community Club Coach (CCC):

The CCC involves a primary focus on a participation to sport process by facilitating improved skills performance of a rider at club level. The CCC will have a basic understanding of kinetics and motor learning/control and their applications to cycling. The CCC course is designed and targeted for intermediate skills coaches who assist beginner and club riders to develop their riding skills in the disciplines of road and track cycling. Run as a 2-day course that establishes planning, implementation, analysis and revision of intermediate cycling skills coaching sessions. This is achieved through the application of the underpinning knowledge specific to intermediate skills and tactics for club to state-level cycling. The CCC is part of the club volunteer pathway and does not work within a commercial setting.
The CCC is a citizen of the club and will provide the best of evidence-based skills coaching for the members of the club.

Level 1 Coach (L1):

The L1 course is designed for beginning to intermediate cycling specific physiology and skills. Coaching within a club strategy and framework or beginning the commercial coaching pathway is the target audience for the L1 course. Development of coaching skills for the coach with a vision for assisting beginner and club riders to improve their physiology and riding skills in the disciplines of road and track or cyclocross and gravel cycling. Delivered over two days, the L1 course establishes planning and implementation of beginning science based training programs to enhance the physiological adaptation of athletes wanting to compete at the state and national levels under the performance lens of cycling. The analysis and revision of intermediate to advanced cycling skills coaching sessions is a large component of the L1 course structure and utilises theoretical and practical sessions to achieve competency. Developing an understanding and application of the underpinning knowledge specific to intermediate skills and tactics for club to state-level cycling through scenario-based learning. The L1 can be part of the club volunteer pathway, or, application to a “beginning” commercial coaching setting. The L1 coaching courses are aimed at people who want to coach club level and state/territory championship level riders to develop and advance their skills, tactics, health, fitness and racecraft. The L1 course addresses generic coaching and its application to cycling also teaching coaches how to nurture and develop riders and apply the “Art” of coaching and commencing the “Talent” aspect of the FTEM pathway.

Level 2 Coach (L2):

The L2 coaching course delivered over 4 days intensive face to face and 2 post course assignment tasks sets the standard for minimum level competence with complex and critical evaluation of performance aspects relative to elite cycling under the FTEM model. Course competencies of physiological, psychological, biomechanical, nutritional and strength and conditioning interventions and testing, aimed at improving the performance outcomes for J19 and U23 athletes wishing to represent Australia at international events. The L2 coach will be a competent mentor for elite athletes and level 1 coaches with a clear understanding of the attributes and potential of the elite athlete. Leading complex interventions in coaching and strong focus on applying the art of high-performance coaching with skills in international travel and management of the athlete and team structures. The L2 coach will apply researched principles in cycling relative to the specific pathway and discipline, assist with discipline-specific research in multidisciplinary elite performance support teams, deliver discipline specific high-performance strategies.

Level 3 Coach (L3):

The L3 coaching course will work with the trainee to explore their full potential as a coach under the lens of Mastery under the FTEM model with the knowledge and skills to work as the lead coach of an Australian team at World Championships, Commonwealth and Olympic games. The 12 month face to face and self directed learning L3 course is completed by way of a structured and supervised research project on a topic new to the trainee and which shows the potential to build the capacity and success of the Australian Cycling Team through new investigations into performance and management of the athlete and , or, equipment specific to the chosen discipline. The trainee will also receive lecture and tutorial based learning either face to face or e-delivery in research, development, planning and monitoring along with structured supervisor contact. The L3 coach may be involved in the mentoring of L2 coaches, the development of National cycling policy, supporting athlete development for major international competition, lead research and development teams and supervise university student placements within a cycling context. For more information relative to L3 applications, please contact the Cycling Australia Learning and Development Coordinator.
Email: coaching@cycling.org.au

 

PARTICIPATION STREAM

Introductory Skills Instructor (ISI):
Beginning participation and the process of skills acquisition through simple motor learning. The Cycling Australia ISI course provides participants with an introduction to the beginner level of teaching cycling, including the planning, implementation, analysis and revision of beginner cycling skills coaching sessions. This is achieved through an understanding and application of the basic underpinning knowledge specific to cycling. The ISI will work with community groups, clubs and schools that offer an introduction to cycling.

Level 1 Skills Instructor (L1SI):

The two day L1SI course builds on from the ISI course by way of introducing the instructor to the concepts of bicycle control under a variety of surfaces and conditions. The L1SI will work with riders in community settings on roadways and trails, working within the level of remit 1:7 adult beginner riders and 1:5 junior riders. The level of remit for L1SI working with competent riders is 1:15 adult riders and 1:7 junior riders. Competency of riders is assessed against the Lets ride 4th Gear skills competency set and the Cycling Australia skills manuals for road, grass, gravel and bitumen. The skills set establishes knowledge of road laws, the ability to ride safely within a bunch or group setting on a carriageway (road) and safe effective bike handling skills in an offroad environment. The L1SI will work with riders on sealed road adventure and gravel rides.

To find out more contact: info@westcycle.org.au

 

Commissaires

 

We encourage all event organisers to discuss their event with a Commissaire in the initial planning stages to ensure its a fair, safe and fun event. To contact a Commissaire please ask via email; info@westcycle.org.au

How to apply to be an Event Commissaire for a State or Open event

  • Please have a good look through our events calendar and nominate which events you will be available as a commissaire. Active commissaires are given access to the Commissaire Roster to view upcoming events and staffing. (Ideally at least 3 commissaires per event would improve the quality of events substantially).
  • Once you have chosen which events you are available to officiate, please contact angelina.fonglim@westcycle.org.au with your choices as soon as possible. (We want to avoid having to find commissaries for an event the week leading up to it).
  • Nominations will be noted on the Commissaire Roster
  • These nominations will be reviewed and a roster of Commissaires based on:

    ·       Number of events that person has done in a year and give a fair balance of a number of events both track and road.

    ·       Appropriate experience for the event

    ·       Notes from Chief Commissaire’s reports on another Commissaire

    ·       Active definition is applied: ” Working in the appropriate level in the last 6 months to total 6 days in 1 year “

    ·       Chief Commissaire comment.

Post-event Resources

Commissaire Report

Commissaire Payment Request Form

Accident Report Form

 

Commissaire resources from Cycling Australia

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