COACHING | Club / Team

Coaching through cycling clubs and teams is the most accessible way to engage with athletes. Many coaches get their start helping clubs and teams create quality experiences for their members. These can include group rides, skills clinics, racing tactics and event day support. For some coaches this leads to other pathways but for many, coaching clubs and teams can provide a fulfilling career of bringing athletes into the sport and helping them develop a lifelong love of competition.

The following pathway is only conceptual, everyone’s pathway will be different. Many will find a pleasant balance at some point in their development and remain there, others may continue on to leadership roles or into the the high performance pathway

Become a mentor

Volunteer with your local club or team program, or start your own

Obtain an introductory USA Cycling Coaching License

Become a Certified Skills Instructor

Work with your club or team leadership to craft and execute a multi-year plan to create better experiences for members

Work with members to to recruit and grow the club or team while ensuring quality experiences for all

Continue to the next level of your USA Cycling Coaching Education Pathway

Work with your club to create long financial and organizational stability

Expand your scope of work to retain and develop club members

Look to develop or recruit additional coaches and/or skills instructors

Continue to the next level of your USA Cycling Coaching Education Pathway

Create a long term plan for club success