Clinics/Coaching courses

The Saskatchewan Cycling Association offers many clinics for coaching, and other educational aspects of cycling. Information on upcoming camps is listed on this page and is updated constantly.

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Officials (Commissaire) Course – MOUNTAIN BIKE

This course could be of interest to the following:
1. If you are a new mountain bike racer and would like to know what the rules of racing really are
2. If you are a parent or relative that attends cycling events.
3. If you are a coach

As a commissarire attending races you are paid a honorarium, meal and mileage allowance.

 

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Let’s Ride!
Community Initiation and Basic Cycling Skills Coaching Courses

Community Initiation Coaching Course

Info:    In this course coaches will explore how to:

  • Ensure participants have a fun, safe, stage-appropriate experience that makes them want to come back.
  • Help to develop basic cycling skills which are transferable to all cycling disciplines, and which can be done on any kind of bicycle.
  • Model behaviours that are consistent with the NCCP Code of Ethics, fair play principles, values, and philosophy.
  •  Introduce participants to the idea of competition and show them the competition pathway if they want to become more involved.

Basic Cycling Skills Coaching Course

Info:    This course covers basic cycling skills; teaching and analysis, detection and correction of errors, use of lesson plan templates

What to bring:           A bike, a helmet, a good warm jacket for cycling, some long pants or tights for the cold, gloves and other cold weather gear

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Intro to Competition- Ready to Race – Training Basics

The focus of the Introduction to Competition A course is for coaches to:

  • Ensure participants have fun, safe, stage appropriate experiences that make them want to continue in competitive cycling
  • Introduce participants to regular training 3 to 6 times per week
  • Introduce participants to competition in multiple cycling disciplines within club, school or basic provincial level competition programs
  • Assist the development of cyclists passing through their growth spurt and be ready to modify training and competition accordingly, consistently, consistent with the LTAD model
  • Create a foundation to prepare participants to advance to a more specialized development level of training and competition as they develop

What to bring: Pen/Paper only. This is a classroom session; no bike is needed

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Intro to Competition- Ready to Race – Training to Race

This course will be of interest to coaches and to cyclists who want to increase their cycling knowledge

The focus of the Introduction to Competition B course is the design of a seasonal plan.

In this course coaches will explore:
· The needs of developing athletes preparing for competition.
· Goal setting, physical training, mental training and skill analysis techniques are emphasized as coaches plan a season of competition.

What to bring: Pen/Paper only. This is a classroom session; no bike is needed
Note: there is no prerequisite for taking this course i.e., Part A does not have to be completed before taking Part B

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Officials (Commissaire) Course – ROAD

This course could be of interest to the following:
1. If you are a new road racer and would like to know what the rules of racing really are
2. If you are a parent or relative that attends cycling events.
3. If you are a coach

As a commissarire attending races you are paid a honorarium, meal and mileage allowance.

 

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