What parents need to know about coaching juniors

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This week, Coach Rob talks about the coaching of juniors in cycling and what parents need to know about the sport and hiring private coaches. Rob has recently had several Juniors reach out to him this season about being coached. Some of these juniors called before even speaking to their parents. Because of this Coach Rob has decided to record a show for the parents of potential competitive junior cyclists.

Have a listen to the show and learn about the following:

  • Supporting your junior athlete
  • Competitive Cycling in School
  • Gear Restrictions
  • Learning the sport
  • Cost considerations
  • Race Licenses
  • Signing Liability Waivers
  • Understanding that there are risks involved
  • Wrecks are inevitable but…
  • Mitigating risk
  • Know the rules of the road and trails!
  • Skills development
  • The parent’s work ethic SHOULD NEVER be the measure of a child’s performance
  • When a Junior needs to apply serious focus to their sport
  • Have you recognized the passion in your junior
  • Coaches are not babysitters
  • USAC Licensed coaches and Safe Sport
  • USAC Coach Background Checks
  • Evaluating the ROI of hiring a private coach
  • Coaching fees and the national average
Music for show intro, outro, and mid-play break: “Jahzzar (betterwithmusic.com) CC BY-SA
Intro and Outro music: Battle from the Crime Scene Album from Jahzzar
Mid-play break music: Please Listen Carefully from the Tumbling Dishes Like Old-Man’s Wishes Album

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