Welcome to Talks with Travis!
Travis Brown, Level-2 Instructor Trainer, will be hosting conference calls about topics that will help you hone your skills instruction. Our development as an instructor doesn’t stop when you pass your certification course. Getting better at teaching and connecting with your participants is ever-changing. It can take time to develop the tools for becoming an incredible instructor. Through these meetings, we will be giving you some shortcuts to accelerate your growth and establish a strong community of Mountain Bike Instructors.
Wednesday, December 6th- Deep Dive- Pedal Position
This week we will be doing a deep dive into one of our ten fundamentals; Pedal Position. The pedals are the platform that we use to stay balanced and in control while riding. We will examine preferred pedal position over a variety of terrain, ankle positioning, and what we want to look for and recommend to our riders. This is a concept that changes based on a wide variety of factors, join us so you can make sure you’re providing the best feedback for your riders!
Using Videos for Coaching We talk about when to decide to use videos, how we can manage the group and important functions to look for in the device you use to get videos. Tons of great tips!
Wednesday, December 20th-Professionalism in MTB Coaching
How we present ourselves to our participants is incredibly important.This week we are going to be exploring the idea of professionalism in the coaching industry. Get ready for a fun conversation about how professionalism in the mountain biking world differs from other careers and what we can do to be professional and lighthearted. See you there!
Load, Stomp, Lunge This week we built a deeper understanding about three specific moves that we use in intermediate and advanced skills; the load, stomp and lunge. Each of these moves will have their purpose out on the trail and knowing how they change depending on the terrain or rider skill level will be highly beneficial for you and your riders!
How to Ride a Bike This talk focuses on new curriculum that can help you increase your impact on your community! We go through venue selection, lesson plans, and lots of tips to set you up for success.
How we can care for our participants to build trust and confidence.
Building Post Clinic Motivation
Inspire your participants to keep riding after the clinic!
How can we keep everyone happy while on the trail? Well, most everyone.
This talk focusses on the the tasks to take care of to be ready for the spring season!
Flat and Clipless Pedal
Talk about how pedal choice can impact how and what we coach.
Social Media for MTB Coaches
Johanna Yates joins us to share tips for utilizing social media!
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Mackenzie Fuqua, DEI Coordinator for VMBA joins us to talk about DEI in the MTB world.
Load, Stomp, Lunge
Build a deeper understanding of these moves to progress you and your participants riding!
Skill Breakdown- Cornering
Get a better understanding for Level 1 cornering by practicing error detection!
Gettin’ Ready to Level Up
Learn some strategies for preparing for your next level of certification!
DIY Skill Features
Learn to make a few skills features for Level-1! Skinnies, logs and drops.
Starting a Coaching Business
Angela Brooks shares her tips for getting a coaching business going!
Post Incident Best Practices
Learn some things to consider when managing litigation after a crash.
Team Teaching and Co-instructing
Instructor Trainer Catherine Neff and I share tips for teaching with other coaches.
Guiding V. Skill Instruction
Find the balance between creating experiences and improving riding with Mike Holme!
Working with Kids
Kids can be a joy and challenge to work with, find the best tips here!
The 10 Fundamentals
Shaums March leads an in-depth discussion about the 10 Fundamentals!
How to Ride a Bike
Add this offering your coaching! Get more folks working on pedaling a head start!
Map and Compass Pt. 2
We dive into declination, taking bearings, and Triangulation
BICP Curriculum Update
Get up to date on the 2023 BICP Curriculum changes! Drops, jumps and more!
Skill Breakdown- Small Circles
Review of our Small Circles skill with error detection and correction practice.