Coaching Starting up July 13th!

A Letter from our President:

Hello Riders! 

I am excited to announce that Okotoks BMX will begin hosting club coaching starting this Monday July 13, 2020. We are currently in the process of getting the currently registered riders divided into coaching groups. Coaching will be broken into the following groups:

Monday nightGroup A (Ages 5-7) – 6:30-7:30

Group B (Ages 11-13) – 7:45-8:45 Tuesday night

Group C (Ages 8-11) – 6:30-7:30

Group D (Ages 14+) – 7:45-8:45

 IMPORTANT: Please arrive 10-15 min prior to your practice time to check in at the man gate. When practice is over we kindly ask that you immediately exit the facility and check out at the man gate. The second practice group will not be able to start until the first group has completely left the facility. 

Watch your email for more details soon!

Volunteer hours

In order to successfully pull off our coaching nights we will require some volunteers to make it successful. For each coaching session the following volunteer position must be filled.

 3 people at start hill

3 corner crash people

3 straight crash people

1 finish line person

1 First aid person

  • All Volunteers will be wearing non medical grade masks. 
  • Volunteers will only assist riders if there is a crash. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be distributed for volunteers working in close proximity of riders. 
  • Volunteers will NOT adjust bikes, helmets, gloves, shoe laces etc… 

ABA license

Please note that all participants must have an Alberta Bicycle Association License in order to be insured and eligible to participate in any sanctioned event (including coaching). If you prefer to only get a general license then this is an option for you. A general license will allow you to participate at any sanctioned event at the Okotoks BMX track only. Additionally, should we be able to start racing this year in Okotoks, you will not accumulate provincial cup points for any races.


COVID waiver

All riders are now required to sign an additional COVID-19 waiver in order to participate in any ABA sanctioned event. Look for an email where you can digitally sign the waiver. Please note that no one will be allowed to participate in any coaching unless this waiver is signed.

 Membership fees

In light of the fact that we are having a shortened season, Okotoks BMX will be offering a reduced membership rate of $75. For any existing 2020 members, there will be a $25 credit applied to any $100 memberships. Registrations will be accepted at the Okotoks BMX track on coaching nights. 

Additional information

There will be no use of loaner bikes, equipment or community tools to use at this time (Please come prepared).  Concession is closed until further notice, please bring your own food and snacks. There will only be one parent per rider allowed into the track. All those entering the track must participate in and pass a COVID-19 interview survey. 

Sincerely
Kevin Sommers / Chris Nakamura
President & Vice President – Okotoks BMX