Cycling NSW Coaching Courses

Cycling NSW Coaching Courses

Cycling NSW is a provider of coaching courses under the Cycling Australia coaching pathway.

Below are our upcoming coaching courses. The easing of COVID-19 restrictions allows them to run as scheduled.

Community Club Coaching Courses

July 18⁠–19, 2020 - POSTPONED
Dunc Gray Velodrome, Bass Hill
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September 26–27, 2020 - CANCELLED
Dunc Gray Velodrome, Bass Hill
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Level 1 Coaching Courses

Ride Leader Courses

New course dates to be confirmed
Dunc Gray Velodrome, Bass Hill
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Types of Courses

Introductory Skills Instructor (ISI)

Beginning participation and the process of skills acquisition through simple motor learning.

The 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

Ride Leader

Many cycling groups have set their own “bunch rules” and social norms which make for safe and considered bunch riding. The language verbal and non- verbal, is paramount to safety while riding as it informs every rider in the bunch and ensures the enjoyment of cycling in bunches.

Historically, bunch ride norms have been handed down through the generations of cyclists and generally by a former elite athlete.

Recognising the shift of new individuals coming into the sport the need to have consistent knowledge of bunch riding standards, ride planning, conduct and evaluation is a priority of Cycling Australia.

The Ride Leader course prepares persons who find themselves leading the decision making in daily rides by offering a set of ground rules and approaches to dealing with everyday bunch situations.

The remit of a Ride Leader is the ability to lead a group of up to 30 adults, 15 adolescents, or 10 children.

Please note it is outside the scope of practice for a Ride Leader (non-accredited coach) to provide any physiology-based training programs to any rider.

Potential Ride Leader groups are:
● Cycling Clubs
● Community and Social groups
● Participation Event Organisers
● Bicycle User Groups (BUG)
● Cycle Tourism companies (charity rides, school holiday programs, adventure destination)
● Bicycle Retailers
● Schools
● Government

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 two-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 at coaching@cycling.org.au.

Coaching re-accreditation

In order to maintain a Cycling Australia Coaching Accreditation, it is necessary to renew your Cycling Australia Membership annually and renew your Coach Accreditation every four years. For more information, visit Cycling Australia.

For further information please contact Emily Wilson via email - nsw.sport@cycling.org.au

Updated 30/06/2020