From Ridge Meadows BMX Club Coach – Mischa Partridge
The 2013 season has definitely kicked off with a bang! I have been given the opportunity to work with the Ridge Meadows BMX club for another year as Club Coach, and I have picked up right where I left off in the fall. The amount of new, young riders has been increasing on what seems to be a daily basis, and the Ridge Meadows BMX track has once again become a bustling, vibrant, and exciting atmosphere!
We saw great numbers at our first session of the year, and followed it up with a great night of coaching for the advanced riders last week. Being able to work with the same group of riders all year allows me to build each week off of what they have learned in the previous session, and really progress these riders as they grow, and improve though out the season. It was also refreshing to see some of the older, and more experienced riders come out last week for the advanced session! The smaller group size allows me to cater to the needs of these riders, and challenge them one on one. I think it is especially important to keep the older riders of the club engaged, and to push them. They are the riders who will inspire all of the new, young members to strive for improvement.
It has been a great start to the season so far, and as the weather continues to improve, so too will the racing!