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#ThanksCoach: Adam Muys helps Canada’s top BMX riders reach their potential

National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach.

Over the last few weeks, we asked you to submit profiles of your coaches, letting us know how they inspire you. We’re sharing those stories throughout the week.

BC’s provincial team coach Adam Muys has been apart of the BMX race scene for more years than he has toes and fingers, from rider, to racer to coach and mentor. Given his long time passion for BMX racing in Canada, Adam has become a man of many talents.

Adam is amazing at doing the jobs outside of his job description, being the first one at training to prep the track and you can always count on him to keep your bike running smooth and fast too.

Alex Tougas, 2 World Champion and multi-National Champion who has been working with Adam since joining the development team program in 1998.

Muys goes above and beyond when it comes to giving athletes what they need to perform and develop.

Adam is extremely dedicated to doing anything he can to make sure I get to the gate at my best.  Whatever I need, Adam is there to help, in training and in racing.  He’s a big reason why I am a two-time Olympian.

Tory Nyhaug, two-time Olympian (2012, 2016), reigning Pan American Games BMX Champion and National Champion

Adam never fails to step up to the plate, whether it’s going completely out of his way to find a custom part for my cranks or picking me up off the track after a fall and making me smile, he’s always there to help.

Drew Mechielsen, Multi-time National BMX Champion and National Team Member

Muys aids clubs in developing systems that regularly put BC riders on national podiums and on the national team. As an NCCP Learning Facilitator, he’s able to help train and develop club coaches. These coaches are able to train club athletes, which then feed into the development and performance teams, producing some of Canada’s top riders, including Tory Nyhaug (2012 & 2016 Olympian), Alex Tougas (two-time World Champion), James Palmer, and Drew Mechielsen.

Muys is always up for any challenge and constantly on the hunt to learn more in an effort to give his athletes the best he can.

Adam has been there since day one when I first joined the BC provincial BMX team. He has been apart of getting me to where I’m at now as an elite rider on the Canadian National team and an alternate for the 2016 Olympic Bmx team. From changing a flat tire in between motos in the 40 degree heat down in Argentina, to giving me his own rain jacket to keep me dry at the world championship, Adam is always there to make it happen.

James Palmer, National Champion, BMX Team member & 2016 Olympic Alternate

Thank you Adam for all of your hard work, dedication, passion and sheer awesomeness over the years and happy National Coaches week to you.


With events held across the country to celebrate coaching, National Coaches Week provides coaches with the recognition they deserve for the time they devote to ensuring Canadians live an active, healthy lifestyle.

Stay up to date with everything happening during National Coaches Week by visiting the Coaching Association of Canada page, and by following along on Facebook and Twitter using #CoachesWeek and #ThanksCoach.