Level 1 Bridge Course -Fundamental Skills Instructor
Length: A 1-day course that certifies an individual as a Fundamental Skills Instructor.
Cost: $225 USD
Changes to the BICP curriculum, as of January 2020.
All BICP instructors who recieved their certification prior to 2020 are strongly encouaged to participate in this 1-day course.
For Level 1 this course will be introduce stability and biomechanics, teaching stragety, site selection, goal setting, proper demonstrations, teaching points, key words, progressions, and error detection for a total of 16 skills.
Be sure to pay attention to any new material, specific keywords and skill progressions. You may be asked to demonstrate teaching proficiency on any/ all of the skills presented in the manual.
Expect a full day of training & testing for BICP Level 1 certified instructors. This bridge course includes our most current materials such as updated key teaching points, static holds, demonstrations, and progressions.
Our Expectations: We expect to see that as a rider you have mastered the Fundamental Elements and can demonstrate and teach ANY of the Level 1 skills on your first attempt along with proper error detection and correction using positive critique. We will expect that you are comfortable and fluent with all current keywords and teaching points along with proper demonstrations and progressions performed using PLATFORM/FLAT PEDALS.
Level 1 Course Skills:
- Neutral Position and Ready Position
- Bike/Body Separation
- Riding Straight Lines
- Small Circles and Switchbacks
- Rock Dodge
- Climbing Dismount
- Seated Climb
- Standing Climb
- Crouched Climb
- Restarting on a Climb
- Descending Dismount
- Descending for Beginner to Intermediate trails
- Roll Down
Each student will be tested on their ability to demonstrate, teach, and provide feedback through error detection and corrections.
In order to pass the BICP Level 1 course, participants must demonstrate an understanding of the material, perform a suitable teaching simulation, and pass a written test.