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Whether you are a BMX fan, parent or even a rider, becoming a BMX coach is a rewarding experience that allows you to put all your BMX knowledge to good use (Pic courtesy Brad Shaylor Facebook page)

Whether you’re a BMX fan, parent or even a rider, becoming a BMX coach is a rewarding experience that allows you to put all your BMX knowledge to good use.

Obtaining your coaching accreditation is a straightforward process, and by becoming a coach you will have the ability to support and nurture the development of Aussie riders. It’s also a fantastic way to give back to the BMX community in a meaningful way.

From Luke Madill to Sharon Willoughby, Brett Scruse to Jade McPherson there are a number of people that have helped guide Aussie riders. Many have ridden before, while others have built their knowledge of the sport and transformed that into practical application on the track.

To assist those eager to become accredited, BMX Australia has developed a top line coaching accreditation guide. The guide is aimed to provide an overarching look at what skills and tasks that coaches are permitted to teach dependent on their level of accreditation. The guide also outlines all of the compulsory prerequisites individuals must obtain before coaching – e.g. First Aid certificate and a Working With Children Check (WWCC).

The guide outlines the three different levels of coaches; Beginner, Level 1 and Level 2. For example, a Beginner level coach can work with riders on skills such as pumping and cornering. In order to teach more advance skills like manacling and jumping, a coach must acquire their Level 1 Coaching Accreditation.

The guide is also a useful resource for coaches to see what is required to develop and support high performance riders that are ready to compete on a national and international level.

CLICK HERE to view the BMX Coaching Skills Accreditation Guide.

Email coaching@bmxaustralia.com.au if you have any questions or enquiries about coaching