The Academy

Advanced MTB Development program

10-16 years | July & August 2021

9 weeks | 18 sessions

We are very excited to introduce The Academy. An advanced, progressive MTB program aimed at long term athlete development for mountain bikers. We provide the knowledge, skills and conditions needed to reach the top. 

Our methods aim to grow performance, cultivate passion, and build intrinsic motivation in a fun, safe environment, where talent can grow without pressure or risk of burnout. Helping young athletes carve their own path, the way they want. Our goal is to develop mountain bike skills, athletic performance, and the personal growth necessary to succeed in both sports and personal life endeavours. 

Although this program is geared towards performance, fun is the number one ingredient. We believe this is the key to long term involvement in the sport, and is a priority of any SMBA program.

With 18 sessions over 9 weeks, students have the opportunity to truly grow and develop their bike skills. We utilise the latest coaching methods and technology during our weekly coaching sessions to create a progressive program geared to ensuring sustainable long term athlete development. SMBA works hard to create a team culture while instilling our core values of perseverance, hard work, resilience, and humility. 

Includes:

  • PMBIA qualified coaches
  • Video analysis
  • Race simulation
  • Pump track sessions
  • Athletic development
  • Maintenance & Set up
  • 18 Full days coaching
  • Max group size 6

Pre-requisites:

  • Comfortable riding all Squamish blue trails and most black trails 
  • Good level of fitness, able to ride for 2-3 hours with regular breaks
  • Working on/towards: manuals, gab jumps, drops, advanced line choice, increased trail speed and flow

Who's this program for:

This program is for those who have an interest in mountain biking beyond the recreational side of the sport. With a vision of performance and view to a future in racing or professional mountain bike disciplines. 

In order to maximise the potential of this course we need to ensure groups are of similar ability and therefore ask guests to answer some screening questions as part of signing up.

Please click the button below and submit the form to book this program or contact us if you have any questions.

2021 dates & Pricing:

6th July-2nd september

Coaching sessions run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-3:00pm

$1750+gst