Become a Coach

The Beginner BMX Coaching Course (Beginner BMX) has been developed by BMX Australia (the National Sporting Organisation for BMX in Australia) and in line with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Guidelines for the Design and Registration of NCAS & NOAS Accreditation Programs. This coaching course provides coaches with opportunities to learn, to study and to be assessed for both the theoretical and practical aspects of coaching entry-level BMX.

The Beginner BMX Coaching Course is accredited on the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS), a program of the ASC. As a result, it is a nationally recognised coaching course and is directly linked to the ASC Coaching and Officiating standards in coaching.

Introduction

The Beginner BMX Coaching Course is an entry-level course where the aim of the coach is to increase participation and encourage riders. The rider will be Riding for FUN while learning the fundamental skills of BMX riding.

Typically the Rider will be at mini-wheeler, sprocket or just starting out/entry level BUT a BEG coach can work with Riders of any ability within the scope of their accredited skills.

The BMXA BEG Coaching Course teaches 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), 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.

Pre-requisites

Candidates are required to:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • have a current and recognised first aid certificate (must cover general first aid requirements and CPR)
  • be a financial member of BMX Australia
  • have a valid working with children background check relevant to your state/territory
  • have completed the online ASC Community Coach General Principles course

The Aims of the Beginner BMX Coaching Course

The coaching course aims to provide coaches with an introduction to the coaching of basic BMX skills, and the planning, implementation, analysis and revision of Beginner BMX coaching sessions. This is achieved through the understanding and application of the underpinning knowledge of the NCAS Accreditation Program in relation to BMX.

Coaching Course Objectives

At the successful completion of the Beginner BMX Coaching Course, the coach will be able to:

  • demonstrate an underpinning knowledge of BMX
  • utilise a range of communication, teaching and behaviour management strategies to aid riders in learning basic skills
  • inspect and identify the functional ‘track worthiness’ of a BMX bike
  • optimise bike and helmet fit
  • plan, evaluate and conduct coaching sessions for beginner level BMX riders
  • assess and manage the risks of coaching and provide a safe environment for BMX skill development
  • safely conduct a skill development session, ensuring fun and maximum participation through games and activities
  • develop strategies to work effectively with parents and other stakeholders

Module Outlines

The coaching course is composed of six mandatory modules:

  • Introduction: an introduction to the coaching course, its demands and resources and the remit of the Beginner BMX Coach.
  • Role of the Beginner BMX Coach: an outline of the roles and ethical responsibilities of the Beginner BMX Coach and Sport Liaison, explaining what is expected of a coach at this level.
  • The Beginner BMX Coach in Action: how coaching techniques such as group organisation and management, demonstrations and feedback can be utilized within the BMX environment.
  • Developing Beginner BMX Skills (Theory): identify the ideal model of performance for basic BMX skills, learn to break down each skill into smaller segments in a progressive sequence and use this to coach, give feedback and improve rider’s skills.
  • Planning & Reviewing Beginner BMX Coaching Sessions: includes how to link and progress Beginner BMX coaching sessions, and the importance of planning, goal-setting and evaluating to provide feedback.
  • Practical Coaching and Assessment: a practical module, including conducting a risk assessment of a BMX track, setting a general BMX riding position and helmet fit, observing the course presenter conducting a basic coaching session followed by practicing and conducting a small group coaching session.

Assessment

Assessment of the coach will be conducted on the course. The following tasks must be completed successfully in order to gain NCAS Beginner BMX Coach Accreditation.

  • Helmet check
  • Equipment check and bike set-up
  • Risk assessment of BMX track
  • Planning, delivering and evaluating a mini-coaching session for Beginner BMX riders

The Coaching Course

The Beginner BMX coaching course is an interactive and practical course that introduces you to the basics of coaching, beginner BMX techniques and equipment.

You will be required to take part in practical activities during the coaching course, therefore you are asked to dress in clothing suitable for BMX activities and the weather and wear appropriate footwear (the practical activities will be conducted on and off the bike).

You will require a full face helmet and a BMX bike (which is in good working order and safe for participation in the sessions).

The coaching course is one day of face-to-face training that includes discussion, presentations and workshop activities. You will receive the required resources and documents during the course. You will receive feedback on your progress throughout the course and on successful completion of the day and submission of your pre-requisites requirements, you will be eligible for accreditation as a NCAS Beginner BMX Coach.

Course Fees

The exact cost of the coaching course will be determined by your state/ territory.

To register for an upcoming BEG Coaches Course please click here.

If there are no BEG Coaches Courses listed in your State, please click here for the contact details of your BMX State or Territory organisation to find out when the next Coaching course may be held in your state.

The Level 1 BMX Coaching Course (L1 BMX) has been developed by BMX Australia (the National Sporting Organisation for BMX in Australia) and in line with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Guidelines for the Design and Registration of NCAS & NOAS Accreditation Programs,

This coaching course provides coaches with opportunities to learn, to study and be assessed for both the theoretical and practical aspects of coaching BMX riders. The L1 BMX Coaching Course is accredited on the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS), a program of the ASC. As a result, it is a nationally recognised coaching course and is directly linked to the ASC Coaching and Officiating standards in coaching.

Introduction

The Level 1 BMX is a coaching course where the aim of the Coach is to prepare and introduce Riders to racing including building fitness, developing and refining skills. The Rider will be at the Riding to RACE development stage and riding at Club level through to State/Territory championship level.

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.

Pre-requisites

Candidates are required to:

  • be at least 16 years of age
  • be a qualified Beginner BMX coach
  • have a current and recognised first aid certificate (must cover general first aid requirements and CPR)
  • be a financial member of BMXA
  • have a valid working with children background check relevant to your state or territory
  • have completed the online ASC Community Coach General Principles course
  • have completed the online ASADA Level 1anti-doping course

The Aims of the Coaching Course

The coaching course aims to provide coaches with an introduction to the principles of planning, implementing, analysing and revising BMX coaching programs. This is achieved through an understanding, and the application, of the underpinning knowledge of the NCAS Accreditation Program in relation to BMX.

Coaching course Objectives

At the successful completion of the L1 BMX coaching course, the coach will be able to:

  • demonstrate an underpinning knowledge of BMX
  • explain the roles and responsibilities of the Level 1 BMX coach
  • correctly set-up a BMX bike for a rider
  • assist riders to develop and improve skills through a range of coaching techniques
  • plan, evaluate and conduct coaching sessions for club and state/territory level riders’
  • manage the safety requirements of coaching
  • assist riders to use basic nutritional strategies for sports performance
  • advise riders regarding anti-doping issues
  • cater for the physical and social development of riders.

Module Outlines

The coaching course is composed of 12 mandatory modules:

Day 1 Modules

  • Introduction– an introduction to the coaching course, its demands and resources and the remit of the Level 1 BMX Coach.
  • BMX and the Role of the BMX Coach– an introduction into BMX, an outline of the roles of the BMX Coach, explaining what is expected of the Level 1 BMX Coach.
  • Coach in Action– how coaching techniques such as group organisation and management, demonstrations and feedback can be utilised within the BMX environment.
  • BMX Equipment & Bike Set-up– identify bicycle, helmet and clothing appropriate for BMX training and competition, as well as understanding the correct set-up of a BMX bicycle for the needs of the rider.
  • Risk Management- understand all of the safety requirements relating to BMX and the BMX environment and how to maintain a safe coaching environment.
  • BMX Skills- identify the ideal model of performance for BMX skills, compare this to rider’s performance and use this to give feedback and improve rider’s skills.
  • Practical Coaching– a practical module, including conducting a risk assessment of a BMX track,setting a general riding position, and conducting a small group coaching session.

Day 2 Modules

  • Physical Conditioning- an introduction into the components of fitness, principles of conditioning and energy systems that are important to BMX racing.
  • Planning and Evaluating- the importance of long term planning, goal setting and evaluating, including how to plan a series of sessions and an annual plan.
  • An Introduction to Sports Nutrition- the basic principles of nutrition, healthy eating and hydration for riders in training and competition.
  • Anti-Doping- an overview into the importance of anti-doping in BMX and the process of drug testing for riders.
  • Inclusive Coaching- how to include everyone into coaching sessions, from junior riders to paracyclists.

 Assessment

Assessment of the L1 BMX coach has several components:

  • Attendance at a 2 day BMX Level 1 Coaching Course
  • Two observations of practical coaching. One of these is conducted on Day 1 of the coaching course and the other is conducted post coaching course.
  • Written assessment tasks – tasks are completed during the coaching course and as home study following the completion of the coaching course.
  • Practical coaching experience log – you are required to complete a certain number of hours assisting and then conducting your own coaching sessions for BMX riders.

The Coaching Course

The L1 BMX is an interactive and practical course that introduces you to the basics of coaching and BMX techniques and equipment.

You will be required to take part in a practical during the coaching course, therefore you are asked to dress in clothing suitable for BMX activities and the weather and wear appropriate footwear (the practical activities will be conducted on and off the bike).

You will require a full face helmet and a BMX bike (which is in good working order and safe for participation in the sessions).

The coaching course is two days of face-to-face training that includes discussion, presentations and workshop activities. You will receive the resources and documents you need during the training. You will receive feedback on your progress through the course and encouraged to develop an action plan.

On successful completion of the two days and submission of your required pre-requisites requirements you will be upgraded to a Trainee Level 1 Coach. You will then embark on a period of self-directed learning and written assessment tasks.

Self-directed learning and written assessment tasks

You will be required to complete some home study learning and a number of written assessment tasks. The assessment tasks must be completed within 6 -12mths months of attending your program of training.

Support is available to help you understand and complete your home study tasks. If you have any questions regarding these tasks you are encouraged to contact BMX Australia Coaching, your State Coaching Director or your coaching course Presenters.

Course Fees

The exact cost of the coaching course will be determined by your state/ territory.

Recognition of Current Competency

If you have covered some of the L1 BMX modules previously, you may apply for Recognition of Current Competence (RCC). RCC is available to all candidates, although BMX Australia must agree this prior to your attendance at the Level 1 Coaching course.

You will also have to provide satisfactory written evidence that all of the learning outcomes have been met. Full RCC guidelines and a list of outcomes are available from BMX Australia Coaching.

The Level 2 BMX Coaching Course (L1 BMX) has been developed by BMX Australia (the National Sporting Organisation for BMX in Australia) in line with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Guidelines for the Design and Registration of NCAS & NOAS Accreditation Programs,

This coaching course provides coaches with opportunities to learn, to study and be assessed for both the theoretical and practical aspects of coaching elite BMX riders.

Introduction

The Level 2 BMX is a coaching course where the aim of the Coach is to develop and support higher performing Riders who are competing at National Championships. The Rider will be at the Racing to WIN development stage and a Coach at this level has the underpinning knowledge for coaching an emerging elite young athlete who seeks to represent Australia at Junior or Elite BMX National and 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 rider.

The Level 2 BMXA Coaching Course is currently under review.