Learn how to dial in your season using a seasoned approach from Tim Curry, Idaho coach supporter, coach development manager, Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology, and Coeus co-founder.
Photo by Aaron Puttcamp: Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League
These teams inspire dreams of being a part of a group that functions seamlessly at such a high level, though we may not know exactly how to make it happen. The secret is surprisingly simple: focus on meaningful planning.
While detailed planning likely isn’t the reason you decided to coach or run a NICA youth cycling team, it does allow you to spend more time doing what you want to do…which is ride bikes and work with youth athletes! Planning your season effectively means your riders can see more improvement, perform better, and are likely to have more fun.
However, increased time planning on its own doesn’t guarantee these results. Instead, try using a structured method to create your team’s season plans:
This can seem like a daunting challenge at first, but with a little time, you can lay out a team season for the books!
About the Author
Tim is an Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology in Boise, Idaho with over a decade of experience and an Exercise Physiologist for the US Speedskating National Team's Sports Science Commission. He is also one of the Coach Development Managers for the Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League and a NICA Coach Supporter.
Tim co-founded Coeus Education Systems alongside Bethany King in order to meet a need among NICA-certified coaches: educational content specifically built to enhance the knowledge of middle school and high school cycling coaches, available at an affordable price.
The Coeus mission is to create and provide custom-built educational content guided by field experts who not only practice, but actively teach the subject matter at a collegiate level. Every Coeus course is tailored to meet the needs of the learner using proven instructional design.