The Club BMX Coaching Course

Obtaining a Club coaching accreditation and completing the pre-requisites ensures there is a common minimum standard across BMXA accredited coaches, including adhering to safety requirements and compliance with legal obligations.

Club Coaching Course Objectives

At the completion of the Club 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 BMX riding skills;
  • Inspect and identify the functional ‘track worthiness’ of a BMX bike
  • Optimise bike and helmet fit;
  • Plan, evaluate and conduct coaching sessions for Club 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.

Theory and Practical Modules Outlines

The Club coaching course is composed of 8 on-line theory modules:

  • Club Coach: an introduction to the sport of BMX, the structure of BMX bike riding in Australia, Codes of Behaviour and Child Safety. There are links to find out more information and coaching resources.
  • Role of the Club BMX Coach: outlines the roles and ethical responsibilities of the Club BMX Coach and what is expected of a coach at this level.
  • The Club Coach in Action: this module includes coaching communication, the roles and tasks of the Club coach, learning styles and stages, physical literacy and encouraging, motivating and positive feedback.
  • Equipment: what is the essential equipment for a BMX rider, how to set up and maintain a BMX bike and the features of a BMX track.
  • Safety: legal responsibilities and duty of care, preventing injuries and managing risk including the safety requirements of protective clothing.
  • Developing BMX Skills: develops a coach’s capacity to identify and correct performance of BMX skills, learns 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 Coaching Sessions: sets out the importance of planning, goal-setting and evaluating to provide feedback, gathering information about the riders being coached, structuring a coaching session.
  • Re-Accreditation: sets out what’s required during the 4 years of coaching accreditation and how to re-accredit.  

All modules must be passed before a practical assessment session can be booked.

The club coaching practical assessment session requires the satisfactory completion of a number of tasks. Tasks include:

  • Risk assessment and strategies to minimize risk
  • Helmet check
  • Equipment and bike set-up
  • Pre-session preparation
  • Conducting a coaching session
  • Post session evaluation

The practical assessment tasks can be re-taken until competence is achieved