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.
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.
Candidates are required to:
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.
At the successful completion of the L1 BMX coaching course, the coach will be able to:
The coaching course is composed of 12 mandatory modules:
Day 1 Modules
Day 2 Modules
Assessment of the L1 BMX coach has several components:
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.
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.
Your state/ territory will determine the exact cost of the coaching course.
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.