Let’s Ride! Community Cycling- Initiation (CCI) is the NCCP context for coaches who will primarily work with novice, pre-competitive cyclists at the community level, including participants in the Active Start, FUNdamentals and early Learn to Train stages of athlete development. The program is simple, based on a number of pre-designed lesson plans, and adaptable to the varying skill and ability levels of participants. The focus of the program is on having participants develop skills which are basic to MTB, BMX, and Road, in a controlled, off-road, off-trail setting such as a sport field or parking lot.
CCI training has two parts – the “Let’s Ride!” CCI workshop, and a Basic Cycling Skills workshop. The first module provides information on ethical coaching, participants and their needs, basic practice planning, equipment and other important information for coaches of beginner cyclists. The second module provides an opportunity for “on-bike” practice in skill teaching and analysis, practice coaching and use of provided lesson plans. On completion of both courses, coaches have “Trained” status in NCCP.
The Basic Cycling Skills course is cross-listed with the Intro To Competition NCCP coaching stream.
The Let’s Ride CCI workshop will also be offered in Victoria, on April 18th. View details here. The cost for each course is $85. Set up an NCCP account here to register, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course will be taught by Kelyn Akuna, former member of the United States track cycling team, and founder of the Aboriginal Youth Cycling program at the Burnaby Velodrome.