Development Coach Course

Development Coach

Cost:  All Disciplines $750 full course | 1 Day On-Line Webinar $300 (current Development Instructors only)

The Development Coach course is aimed at individuals who want to coach riders competing at races at a State/Territory Level. The course focuses on supporting coaches to develop and expand their knowledge to progress riders’ technical skills, fitness and racing skills.

The Development Coach will be able to become accredited in one or more of the following disciplines: 

  • BMX Racing
  • Mountain Bike
  • Road
  • Track

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What's Included

The AusCycling Development Coach course examines the areas of; 

  • Generic coaching 
  • Principles of training 
  • Planning, implementation, analysis and revision of coaching programs 
  • Basic nutrition, recovery and anti-doping

At the completion of the course, Development Coaches will be able to plan, implement and evaluate training for new and developing riders and conduct schools’ programs (teacher specific).

Development Coach Pre-Requisites

Minimum Age18 years of age 
AusCycling MembershipMinimum of Lifestyle MembershipCLICK HERE
Working with
Children Check
Required for all coaches and instructors (some individuals may be exempt based on location or age)*CLICK HERE
First Aid CertificateProvide First Aid - HLTAID011*
Current AccreditationHold Current AusCycling Foundation Instructor Accreditation 
Child Protection Sport Integrity Australia - Safeguarding in Sport Induction*CLICK HERE
Anti-dopingSport Integrity Australia – Anti-Doping Fundamentals and Annual UpdateCLICK HERE
Minimum Experience Requirement MetVisit course listing for further discipline specific informationCLICK HERE 
IntegritySport Integrity Australia - Competition Manipulation and BettingCLICK HERE


  *completed requirements in previous courses

What’s Required 

The Development Coach course is a combination of a theory component delivered on-line and a Face-to-Face practical assessment. 

The course is completed over 3 days and is delivered via pre-course on-line learning, a one-day online classroom session and two days of Face-to-Face practical sessions. In addition, a post-course workbook is required to be completed. 

Day 1 online theory is the first component of the full Development Coach course, the online classroom session covers intermediate coaching principles in general including sports science and is common to all disciplines and must be attended prior to registering for the practical component. 

Days 2 and 3 cover discipline-specific theory and practical coaching/instructing skills and techniques at the Development level. 

*Note: A minimum registration of 8 participants is required for Day 2 and 3 face-to-face sessions in each discipline.

Coach and Instructor Remit

Development Coach need to operate under the discipline-specific remit, which outlines such items as instructor/rider ratios and the skills that can be taught based on the level of accreditation. 

CLICK HERE for the coaching remit of a Development Coach for each discipline.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Additional Discipline Accreditation

A coach who has completed accreditation in one Development Coach discipline is able to accredit in another discipline through attending day 2 and 3 of that discipline’s face-to-face sessions. The virtual classroom which covers intermediate coaching principles including sport science is common content and only required to be completed once.

  • Already a Mountain Bike or Road Development Instructor? 

You are able to attend Day 1 of the Development Coach Instructor Course (at a reduced cost) and be upgraded to a Development Coach. Completion of pre-course on-line training is required in additional to any other workbook.   

Future Courses

The AusCycling Development Coach Course is held twice a year. 

Register your interest in the AusCycling Development Coaching Course

For more information please contact [email protected]

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