Last week, representatives from three different BMX clubs (Van Road Trails, Llynfi BMX and Cardiff BMX Club) started their coaching journey on a bespoke Welsh Cycling Pathway.
The six candidates came to Maindy centre to kick start their pathway with a workshop around the role of the coach and session planning. By all coming together, it enabled a much more focused conversation around their upcoming coaching courses. The generic coaching courses can be challenging with a very different coaching environment, language and activities that can need adapting to suit the more specific disciplines.
Workforce Officer Alistair Waldron was very pleased with the evening, especially as it was the first tie Welsh Cycling have tried something like this; “Being the first time we have done this pre-course workshop, we weren’t sure how it would play out. The group received it really well and brought their clear passion for BMX into their coaching discussions. The melting pot of knowledge and ideas in one room brought excellent discussion and ideas and we couldn’t be more pleased with how the candidates engaged with it. We are really looking forward to seeing their progress”.
The evening was the brain child of the local Development Officer Dan Coast who has undertaken a lot of work with the BMX community and through the Off-Road Commission and the clubs identified suitable candidates. If you are a club with a large number of coaches wanting to get on the coaching pathway, get in touch with either your local Cycling Development Officer or Workforce Officer Alistair.