CampCools Training Camp is coming up! Don’t miss out!

CampCools Training Camps

I have been coaching BMX for most of my life, my most recent role as High Performance BMX Head Coach for Cycling Canada. My coaching experience and proven track record as both a High Performance and development BMX Coach allows me to train and teach any athlete at any level of development. This can be attributed to my experience that has been developed since I began my coaching career in 1994. Since beginning my career as an international coach I have worked with and continue to develop both World and Olympic Champions. In my coaching career I have coached 5 UCI Elite World Champions, over 40 challenge World Champions, 5 ABA (American Bicycle Association) Pro Champions and a silver medalist at the 2012 London Olympics (Sarah Walker).

CampCools training camps began in 1994 and have continually taught camps and clinics thru the entire span of that time. Camps have been run all over Canada and the USA as well as New Zealand under the CampCools banner. During the years of 2000-2005 I lived in California USA and became the head trainer and partner of “SuperCamp” which is a USA based coaching company. The average of 300 days a year on the road doing camps and races during my time with SuperCamp allowed me to fine tune my skills of coaching and organization of camps.

The trainers that assist me on my camps all have been seasoned racers with plenty of experience to back up their knowledge and a few of them have been working with me for over 15 years. This has allowed me train the trainers on how to be great coaches, give constructive feedback and how to mentally kick start the kids.  The level of coaches that my camps have produced is one of the areas I am the proudest.

  • ChPC – Chartered Professional Coach thru Coaches of Canada

  • NCCP Level 4 Coaching Certification-highest possible achievement

  • Health Coach – Institute of Integrative Nutrition

Camp Layout:

There is always a wide range of ages (4-65) and skill levels (beginner to Elite) that attend each camp and we make sure to cover and teach all skill sets for each level and push each individual athletes according to their own ability.

The speeches that are given on all major areas of the race track have been developed over the years to a point where the progression of the skills taught will be a reflection of the abilities of those kids in attendance. Areas that will be taught on the track are:

  • Gates

  • Pumping

  • Manualing (single, double, nose, multiple)

  • Jumping

  • Corners (If track has good turns)

  • Race lines and tactical approach

A number of subjects will also be covered off the track, which will have a psychological component to them. Areas covered are:

  • Self believe and Self confidence

  • Pre-race routine

  • Goal Setting

  • Race Day Prep

Trainers:

I will be the head trainer at every camp that is put on and will be in attendance 100% of the time. In the past I have tried to have a ratio of (1 trainer: 7 athletes) at the camps and in general this works great until a certain point. My opinion is that when there are less trainers they actually work better and are more engaged with the athletes in attendance as too many trainers sometimes takes away from the kids on the track. Thus I will be running with a smaller group of trainers on the larger camps as it has been proven to show the kids get more out of the camp.

The trainers that I use for my camps are all currently or have in the past raced at a very high level but more importantly they have the ability to share their knowledge with other rides. Just because you can ride does not necessarily mean you can help others ride and the trainers that I use as my primary assistants are great at both, especially the coaching aspect.

BMX day in Alberta, Sunday June 3rd 2018

Come down to our track on Sunday, June 3rd for our BMX Day in Alberta event!  We will be down there from 12-2pm to welcome anyone who is curious about our sport and wants to try it out.  Some of our seasoned riders will get on the track and give a demonstration of a BMX race too!  We will have gear to lend out and waivers to sign for anyone who would like to ride the track and our Club members will be there happy to answer any questions you may have!    We will have some snacks and hot dogs at our concession too!  Our Club will then have one of our races after starting at 2pm.  Come down with the family, try it out and then see some BMX riders in action on the track!  See you down there to “DROP THE GATE”!

 

 

2018 Season Start Date…May 8th (New Rider Night + Bike & Gear Swap)

If you have had a chance to drive by our track lately you will see that we are nowhere near being able to access our track yet.  We are hoping to start on May 8th.

If we do start on the 8th we will have a “New Rider Night” for one hour.  During this time, the track will be designated to new riders from 6:30-7:30, returning riders can access the track afterwards.

We will also have a Bike & Gear Swap set that night, so bring down any gear you are wanting to sell/trade and come down ready to find some great deals on gear you may need!

Information & Registration Night-April 18th 2018

We will be holding an information night where families can also register for the 2018 BMX season on April 18th at the Centennial Centre in Okotoks in the Rotary room.  Come see us to ask any questions you may have, learn more about our Club and Sport and have the opportunity to register.  If you will be registering you will be required to fill out paperwork at the event as well as giving us a cheque for your volunteer requirements (if you fulfill your volunteer hours, the cheque will not be cashed).

Please Save the Date! Our First Work Bee will be Saturday, May 12th!

Please save the date of Saturday, May 12th and plan to come down to the track for our first Work Bee of the 2018 Season.  We have lots to do this year to get our track in tip top shape and the more hands on deck we have…the better!

At this Work Bee we will be focusing on the Pro Set, Rhythm Section, fixing up the bleachers, getting the safety fence started and general track tidy up.

Please stay tuned for more details closer to the date.

*this Work Bee will count towards your volunteering commitment to the Club*

Club Members, come join us at B-Line Indoor Bike Park on Feb 10th!

The Okotoks Board has been working diligently to bring you the best season ever this year!  We would like to invite all club members to come out and join us at B-line indoor bike park in Calgary on February 10th at 10:30 am for some pre-season riding!  Our Board member Jeff has secured the following prices…

$31.50 for all day, $24 group rate for 3 hours of riding (10:30-1:30), $35.00 for a bike rental and half price for riders under 7

So get those bikes down from the rafters, dust them off and come join us for an awesome fun day of riding!

Girls Night

Hey Everyone we will be holding some female only training this year and it will be coached by Crew racing solutions. This is a free training course that will be open to anyone who has a valid licence and is a member of a sanctioned BMX club. We will be posting more info on how to sign up in the coming weeks so stay tuned everyone!!!

Girls Only Training

Girls Only Training