Lots of learning this week
I am pinning it hard to finish the NICA coach training manual before my clinics in NorCal next week. So far the book is 90 pages long and full of my best coaching kung fu. (Yes, I will make it available to everyone.)
As part of this adventure, yesterday I interviewed the crew at the Boulder Center for Sport Medicine about bike fit and pedaling technique. That was illuminating. Stay tuned for tidbits.
Also and not directly related: Yesterday I got a one-on-one cyclocross clinic from Brandon Dwight, national CX champ and owner of Boulder Cycle Sport (we are trading pump fu for ‘cross fu). He is a good dude and amazingly graceful in the ‘cross sense. I learned a ton and will practice diligently for my CX debut this fall. Stay tuned!
OK, back to the manual.
Clinics in Norcal?
These are for the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). I’m the NICA skills development director, and I’ll be teaching coaches Friday in Berkeley, Saturday at Folsom Lake and Sunday in Berkeley.
I think you have to be a NICA coach of some level, but here’s the info page:
*** I have asked whether non-NICA folks can attend. I believe the Friday and Saturday sessions have space (?).
I wish I could stay in NorCal and rock clinics for everyone (not to mention Ride!), but I have to get back home asap.