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Training

 

Come and race at Waitakere BMX

With the 2013-2014 season underway, we have training on Mondays and Wednesdays. We run two sessions for different skills levels and age groups;

Please Note: Training sessions are available to club members only.

  • Sprocket and New Rider Training
    Where: Waitakere BMX Track
    When: Mondays at 5:00pm-6:00pm

    This training is suitable for riders competing in the 'Sprocket' class, or for riders who are new to the sport of BMX. Skills learned in these sessions focus on the basics such as bike control, balance, coordination and riding fundamentals. No clip-in pedals please, the skills being taught in these session are best learnt without clips.

    These sessions are suitable for;
    • Riders of any age who have just started BMX and would like to learn the basic skills.
    • Young riders who have only recently learnt to ride a bike.
    • Riders in the Sprocket age group classes.
       
  • 'Club Training Squad' Training
    Where: Waitakere BMX Track
    When: Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm

    If you want to improve your skills, speed and strength, these training sessions are for you. Expect to work hard during these sessions. As with the Sprocket and New Rider sessions, we'd prefer it if you left your clip-in pedals at home.

    These sessions are suitable for;

    • Any rider looking to improve speed/skill/strength (anything above beginner level)
    • Riders who are serious about achieving good race results
    • Riders who are looking to achieve results at specific meetings, such as the Nth Island Champs or the National Champs
       

    Between the two sessions, we cover all levels of rider competence, so don't be shy, or even think that you won't learn anything from the New Rider training sessions.

    Please Note: Training sessions are available to club members only.

    Our Coach

    Brendan Ford
    Brendan has around 10 year experience racing/coaching in BMX and has recently qualified in sports science. Brendan works a lot with local authorities to deliver 'Learn to Ride' courses around Auckland and is also kept busy as a bike mechanic.

    If you are looking to improve your riding skill, don't forget that the track is open to the public at any time that it is not being used by the club. We recommend that you spend time at the track working on skills as often as you can. BMX is a skill-based sport, and nothing beats time on your bike for developing skills!

 

Page last updated: 12 August 2013