Head for the Hills is committed to supporting development pathways in mountain biking, particularly for junior riders and racers. Our Junior Gravity Group Coaching program is aimed at young riders who are currently (or soon to be) racing Downhill and/or Gravity Enduro. The program is designed to give riders access to regular coaching in a supportive group environment. It focuses on teaching bike handling & control techniques (particularly during descents), risk analysis and management as well as introducing riders to race preparation and 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 aim to cater for riders aged 12 - 18 and try to group riders based on age and ability. Although we do our absolute best to accept and accommodate all applicants, it is sometimes necessary to decline based on numbers (high or low) and the applicants suitability.

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A rider controls his bike over a small obstacle

Actively lifting the bike over obstacles is necessary for full control

A rider manoeuvres his bike by transferring body weight

Practising controlled & precise weight transfer

Register for July 2019 Intake

Applications Close Midnight Sunday July 7

We are currently taking applications from riders interested in joining the Junior Gravity Group Coaching Program in July 2019. Please use the form below to register your name. 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 July 2019.

Recommended Age: 12 - 18
Discipline Focus: Downhill & Gravity Enduro Racing
Cost: $250
Booking Deposit: $50*
Main Venue: Fox Creek
Dates: (July 2019 Intake)
Session 1 July 14
Session 2 July 28
Session 3 August 11
Session 4 September 22
Session 5 October 13
Session 6 November 3
Session 7 November 17
Session 8 December 1
Contingency Date December 15
Session Times: TBC

The majority of coaching will be delivered at the Fox Creek trail network however the venue may vary depending on the specific requirements of individual session plans. In the event a session is cancelled it will be rescheduled to an alternative date. We train in most conditions, however stormy weather, extreme heat and total fire bans may force a reschedule. We do our best to avoid scheduling sessions on Saturdays due to other sporting commitments however it is occasionally unavoidable. Scheduling is also plannned to avoid clashes with major racing events such as Inside Line & GESA races. Refunds, discounts or credits unfortunately cannot be given for any missed sessions.

* Booking deposit is non-rufundable. Refunds will be given only to participants who cannot attend due to excess/lack of numbers.

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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. Once your application has been accepted, we will invoice remainig course fees which can be paid by bank transfer.

Jr Gravity Training Group (15 - 18)

I am keen to explore ways I can further support riders wanting to develop their racing skills. If you have been attending the Jr Gravity Group Coaching Program for a while now, you may be interested in some ideas I have around a training support group. Let me know if this peaks your attention by fillin out the expression of interest form here. Don't stress, there are no obligations or charges, I really just want to start a conversation about how I can further support your MTB careers!

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