In-line with BMX Australia’s ‘No Card – No Coach’ initiative and their policy on coaching, the following information is important for all clubs. Please note if any of the BMXA Rules and Policies that are in place is breached, your Licence (meaning your insurance), the Clubs Insurance (where you’re coaching at) and more importantly the RIDERS Insurance may be void.
- Beginner Coach : 12 rider ratio (Novice, 2-8 year old or mature age beginner riders only)
- Level 1 Coach : 12 rider ratio
- Level 2 Coach (or trainee Level 2) (5m Start Hill) : 8 rider ratio
- Level 2 Coach (or trainee Level 2) (8m Start Hill, between 14 and 17 yrs.) : 3 rider ratio
- Level 2 Coach (or trainee Level 2) (8m Start Hill, 18+ yrs.) : 8 rider ratio
A Beginner Coach can coach alongside a Level 1 Coach but MUST not give instruction on skills or techniques beyond their basic level remit (wheels on the ground). A Level 1 Coach can coach alongside a Level 2 Coach but MUST only coach the Club, State/Territory Championship level riders. Level 2 or trainee Level 2 Coaches are required to complete the BMXA 8m Start Hill Safety Module prior to conducting activities on an 8m start hill. Assistants operating the gate are to have the same accreditation or be a Level 2 or higher Official that has completed the BMXA 8m Start Hill Induction.
Beginner Coaching Course
The Beginner BMX Coaching Course is an entry-level course aimed at people who want to coach a novice (i.e. 2-8 years old or mature age beginner riders) BMX rider. The course aims to teach the Beginner Coach the basics of BMX coaching, including: the role of the coach, planning and reviewing a session and managing risk. Knowledge and implementation on how to break down and coach the basic bike handling skills (from flat land progressing to the BMX track. Wheels on the ground), correct fitting of helmets, and optimising bike fit and set up using existing equipment will be gained from this course. The focus of coaches at this level will be vital in supporting the growth in new riders participating in BMX.
Level 1 BMX Coaching Course
The Level 1 BMX coaching course aimed at people who want to coach club level and state/territory championship level BMX riders to develop BMX skills, riding fitness and racing skills. The coaching course addresses generic coaching and BMX techniques, and will allow coaches to nurture and develop BMX riders. The accreditation allows you to independently plan, prescribe and evaluate BMX training for BMX riders. The work of coaches at this level will be vital in supporting developing riders and enhancing the performance of existing riders.
Level 2 BMX Coaching Course
The Level 2 BMX Coaching Course is aimed at the coach who works with elite athletes competing in BMX National Championships. In particular, this course provides the underpinning knowledge for coaching an emerging elite young athlete who seeks to represent Australia at Junior or Elite international events.
The coaching course provides in-depth information on the physiology and physiological assessment, performance monitoring and assessment, sports psychology in BMX, advanced racing skills and race preparation, and recovery and crisis management of the injured cyclist.
The Level 2 BMX coaching course will be delivered over five days.
Below are some links to BMX Australia website with more information on becoming a BMX Coach and the different levels of Coaching available: