Norte Youth Mountain Bike Assistant Coach: Things to know and bring

Youth mountain assistant coaches should:

Your job as an assistant coach is an important one:

  • Assist the head coach during practice with whatever he/she needs whether that during arrival/dismissal, on the street to parks, or on the trails.
  • Keep the group together. The head coach is at the front. You ride sweep. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the trails at the practice location.
  • Be a buddy to these kids. Be a positive role model. Play. Shred. Encourage. Have fun!
  • Win hearts and minds in the community as we’re rolling. Ding. Wave. Smile. Be Kind.
  • Be a boss in the back and encourage predictable, safe, couteous riding.
  • Have fun! Because riding bikes is about having fun, of course.

Assistant coaches should bring:

  1. Quality bicycle
  2. Helmet
  3. Water bottle
  4. Flat kit for your bike
  5. Your Norte T-shirt/jersey if you have one – optional
  6. Phone
  7. Mask
  8. Hand sanitizer
  9. Good attitude and willingness to have FUN

Things assistant coaches need to do before practice: