Cycling Australia offers two pathways to consider when deciding to become a coach, the Performance & Participation streams.
The Performance stream caters for those specifically interested in the performance side of coaching, starting at the club and junior level through to elite level competition. For example, this stream is relevant to those wanting to work with beginner cyclists starting off at their local club training session and/or progressing towards working with athlete/s who are targeting State or National level competition.
The participation stream focuses more specifically on developing basic cycling skills across each discipline and teaching safe riding practices. This could include school teachers looking to deliver lessons for their students during physical education classes/camps or, for leaders of local community groups who want to provide basic skills training or lead community group ride events.
How do I apply for a course?
WestCycle in partnership with our coaching course presenters will work to deliver coaching courses throughout the year based on the level of interest shown for each course type. Typically there will be two periods of the year where courses will be run. Once confirmed, the upcoming course information will be available on the WestCycle website.
If you are interested in attending an upcoming coaching course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with an expression of interest for the coaching course you are interested in. Upon receiving your EOI, you will receive an invoice for the total cost of the course. Following confirmation of payment, you will then be sent the coaching course documents (including pre-readings/workbooks) and final details regarding what to bring on the day.
Upcoming coaching courses:
Cycling Australia School Teacher Course (Skills Instructor).
This one-day workshop explores all disciplines of cycling with course attendees being able to deliver skills-based cycling activities from basic core competencies of balance and coordination for safe riding in school settings, Green level (easy) MTB trails, shared community pathways and low traffic roadways in accordance with the Introductory Skills Instructor certificate.
Course dates: (Two options) July 10th, July 11th.
Course Fee: $220
Cycling Australia Skills Instructor Course.
The Skills Instructor Coaching Course has been developed by Cycling Australia. This coaching course provides coaches with opportunities to learn, study and be assessed for both the theoretical and practical aspects of coaching children and beginner adult cyclists in both non-traffic and low-traffic environments.
Course date: July 13-14 (two-day course)
Course Fee: $220