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Junior Coaching Meerendal
March 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
CURRENT SCHOOL TERM
17 JAN – 28 MAR
R3000 10-Rides Package
R1000 for 10 lifts
R1750 5-Rides Package
R500 for 5 lifts
R400 once off
R100 per lift
The shuttle leaves from Virgin Active Green Point 45 mins before the beginning of the session. Please book the shuttle in advance as we have limited space.
DAY & TIME:
Fridays 15:15 – 17:150
Saturdays 09:00 – 11:00
For School Holidays see holiday camps below
Constantia Bike Park, Green Belts, Table Mountain Deer Park, Tokai, Meerendal, Bloemendal, Contermanskloof, Hoogekraal
• Structured skills lessons
• Professional mountain bike instructors with first aid certificate
• Trail entry fee
• Basic mechanical support
• Pictures & Video of your child while riding
• Goody-bag (not included for 1 day sessions)
• Race with prizes (one race per month)
• Shuttle service
WHAT TO BRING:
• A well maintained bicycle. Inserting sludge into the tube to self-seal punctures is highly recommended.
• Spare tubes
• Water bottles mounted to bike
• Gloves & comfortable clothes for the ride
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Our weekly classes are based on a skills progression programme to ensure a quick learning curve. We identify your child’s skills level and allocate them to the correct group to ensure they progresses over the course of each term. We offer Beginner Level 1-2, Intermediate Level 3-7 and Advanced Level 8-10 classes. Our programme focuses on skills and fitness training. At the end of each month we organise a race where each child can measure their performance against other kids.
Beginners (Level 1-2)
Can brake, steer, pedal and balance the bike without support.
Program: Getting to know your mountain bike | Bike safety & maintenance | Learning the ‘attack position’ and dynamic weight shifting | Correct gear selection | Effective braking | Negotiating small trail obstacles incl. A-frames, bridges, rocks, roots, smaller drops | Bike Balancing | Bike-body-separation | Vision and Mind | Pumping | cornering foundation
Intermediate (Level 3-7)
Is confident to perform all of the listed techniques in the Beginner Level.
Program: Front wheel lift, manual, wheelie | Rear wheel lift | Negotiating rock gardens, sand, roots | Fast cornering flat bends and berms Cornering on gradient | Switch back practice | Learning to jumps small drop offs, steps and ramps in control | Fitness training will be introduced to improve endurance and speed
Advanced (Level 8-10)
Is confident to perform all of the listed techniques in the Beginner and Intermediate Level.
Program: Learn american bunny hop | Efficient and smooth riding | Negotiating steep technical terrain incl. rooty and rocky up & downhill | Riding bigger drop offs and ramps (XCO level) | Slow speed drills incl. endos, side hops, static hop | Fitness training for improved endurance and speed.
5 – 16 years
INSTRUCTOR TO KIDS RATIO:
6:1 – no more than 6 kids per coach