Junior XC Group Coaching

Head for the Hills is committed to supporting development pathways in mountain biking, particularly for junior cross country (XC) riders and racers. Our Junior Cross Country Group Coaching program is aimed at young riders who are currently (or soon to be) racing cross country. The program is designed to give riders access to regular coaching in a supportive group environment. The program focuses on teaching bike handling & control techniques, risk analysis and management as well as introducing riders to race preparation & strategies.

We have an intake of riders approximately every six months, around June and December. The program consists of eight sessions which are two hours long, delivered over a six month period. We cater for riders aged approximately 12 - 18 years and group riders based on a combination of factors including age, ability and experience.

A cross country mountain biker riding in the attack position

Good body position is crucial for full control

Register Now for February 2020 Intake

Applications Close Midnight Saturday January 25

We are currently taking applications from riders interested in joining the Junior XC Group Coaching Program in February 2020. You can register your interest below. The cost per rider is $250 and a non-refundable $50 deposit* will be taken upon registration.

Key Details

The details below are for the course starting February 2020.

Recommended Age: 12 - 18
Discipline Focus: Cross Country
Cost: $250
Booking Deposit: $50*
Venue: TBC
Dates: (February 2020 Intake)
Session 1 February 1
Session 2 February 15
Session 3 February 29
Session 4 March 21
Session 5 April 4
Session 6 May 9 (!Rescheduled due to Bike SA Dirty Weekend clash!)
Session 7 May 16
Session 8 May 30
Contingency Date June 20 (!Rescheduled due to Event!)
Session Times: TBC

The contingency date above has been reserved in case a session needs to be postponed or rescheduled and a second contingency date may be added if necessary. We train in most conditions, however stormy weather, extreme heat and total fire bans may force a reschedule. Scheduling is planned to avoid clashes with major racing events such as AMBC & PACC races. Refunds, discounts or credits unfortunately cannot be given for any missed sessions.

* Booking deposit is non-refundable.

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We will email all applicants closer to the closing date to issue any updated information including session times. Final groups may not be confirmed until after the initial session as we may need to asses ability level and make adjustments to ensure the best outcome and learning environment for all participants.

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