L2 CROSS-OVER CERTIFICATION
INTERMEDIATE SKILLS INSTRUCTOR
Length: 1 day (9 hours). The course includes a classroom portion, field practice, skill demonstrations, refining and analysis, instruction strategies, scenario training, proper skill progressions and much more.
Cost: $225 USD. Course prices are for U.S. events only, please contact email@example.com for a foreign course price quote.
What: Expect a full day of training & testing for “cross-over” BICP Level 2 certified instructors. This instructor recertification course includes our most current materials such as updated key teaching points, static holds, demonstrations, and progressions.
Why: A demand from the community has shown an increase in interest in our sport and the demand for great mountain bike instructors is needed. Expand your knowledge and learn new tools to become a stronger and more well-rounded instructor.
The Bike Instructor Certification Program is building bridges and community with our new “Cross Over” courses. These courses are offered to members of the mountain bike community that may have certifications from other recognized organizations. We invite you to join the BICP family and take our “Cross Over” courses.
When: Check our current schedule of events or request a recertification course in your area.
AS OF APRIL 2017, NEW SKILLS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO LEVEL 2: PEDALING FRONT WHEEL LIFT AND TRACK STAND. WE ARE CONTINUALLY UPDATING OUR CERTIFICATION STANDARDS, AND SOME OF THE TEACHING LANGUAGE WE USE HAS BEEN UPDATED.
How To Prepare: A current Level 2 pre-course packet containing the most current manual will be mailed 6-8 weeks prior to your event.
- Read the manual and complete the pre-course documents
- View the Level 2 skills video below
- We strongly suggest you practice teaching and demonstrating the Level 2 skills using video analysis
Our Expectations: At this stage, we expect to see that as a rider you have mastered the Fundamental Elements and can demonstrate and teach ANY of the Level 2 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.
Ideally, you have been instructing riders, friends, clients, etc. for the past four years or more. If not, we strongly recommend that you offer some clinics in order to sharpen your abilities in these areas.
You will be tested on the following:
- Fundamental Elements
- Slow Speed Skills
- Climbing and Descending Skills
- Wheel Lifts
- Skill Description
- Teaching Points
- Group Management
- Observations & Corrections
- 3-Phase vs. 5-Phase Skills
- Leadership & Professional Conduct
LEVEL 2 REQUIRED SKILLS – PREVIEW VIDEO ⚡️
Get a jump start on your skill practice before your L2 Recertification course!
Practice on flat pedals, as they are required for the course.
Level 2 Course Topics:
- Guiding review
- Skills analysis
- Effective teaching
- Error detection and correction
- Skill progressions
- Creating teaching plans
Level 2 Course Skills:
- Neutral & Ready Position
- Bike/Body Separation
- Straight Line Riding
- Tight Turns & Switchbacks
- Climbing & Descending
- Climbing and Descending Dismounts & Restarts
- Wheel Lifts
- Roll Downs