New Level 1 MTB Skills Instructor Course Released

Posted by jo-2, September 20, 2018

Mountain Bike Australia is pleased to announce the release of the new Level 1 MTB Skills Instructor Course to build on from the Level 0 Skills Instructor Course.
The Level 1 course is a two-day theory and practical course aimed at upskilling Level 0 Instructors keen to accelerate their instructing skills to the next level. Upon successful completion participants will be equipped to teach CX style mounting and dismounting, cornering, pumping the trail, track stands, riding rock gardens, small step ups, small drop-offs, steep climbs and switchbacks on blue trails.
Much of the emphasis of the Level 1 Skills Course will be on refining skills to ensure instructors are using industry best practice methods to demonstrate skills to participants. Before commencing the course, participants must be confident riding blue trails and performing the skills they will be required to demonstrate throughout the Level 1 instructor course. This will ensure maximum time is spent on fine tuning skills and instructional methods.
The cost of the course is $495 per person.
Participants will be required to cover their food, travel and accommodation costs.
Below are the pre-requisites required to attend a Level 1 Skills Course:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Be a financial member of Mountain Bike Australia;
  • Hold a current recognised First Aid certificate (Provide First Aid – HLTAID003 or higher);
  • Hold a current Working with Children Check that meets State/Territory legislation;
  • Completed compulsory pre-course activities;
  • Be an accredited MTBA Level 0 Mountain Bike Skills Instructor;
  • Completed 20 hours of logged instructing since completing Level 0 Mountain Bike Skills Instructor. 

Coaching logbook template can be downloaded from the Coaching page of the MTBA website.
Initial courses will be rolled out in capital cities throughout Australia. Further information on course dates to be released via email and on the Upcoming Courses page on the MTBA website.
MTBA is working through logistics for the following locations:

 Melbourne  October 2018
 South East Queensland  November 2018
 Adelaide  November 2018
 Sydney  Early 2019
 Western Australia  Early 2019
 Alice Springs  April 2019

Questions regarding the Level 1 MTB Skills Instructor Course, please contact MTBA on or 07 56280110. 

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