Coaches

Coaches

Wayne Deany, Head Coach

Wayne is currently developing the next crop of road riders with some already showing their potential. Wayne provides regular coaching to the u17 and u15 on Tuesdays (early morning rides and Kings Park in the evenings) Thursday mornings and Saturday mornings. He also can be found trackside most Wednesdays helping the young guns get started on their cycling journey.

Andrew Jackson, Coach

Andrew is employed by the club to coach our senior riders on the velodrome on a Wednesday night. Andrew is the current WAIS head coach and is extremely experienced in both Track and Road cycling formats, having trained several athletes to National and even world level.

Lachlan McCrea, Coach

Lachlan typically works with Under 15s and generally leads a hills ride every Sunday.

Andrew Ivins, Coach

Andrew has the pleasure of providing coaching to the u11s and U13s on Tuesday nights at Kings Park, Wednesdays at track and Saturday morning group rides.

Tom Wheeler, Coach

Tom coaches our junior riders at the U15 level on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.

Jan O'Brien

Jan is our female riders' representative and can be found looking after our younger riders at Kings Park and Saturday mornings, as well as trackside on a Wednesday night.

Chris O'Brien

Chris is another member of our coaching team assisting with the coaching of junior riders across all ages.

Des Smith

Des is another of our actively racing coaches who assists with age groups U11 through to U17 on Tuesday nights and Saturday morning. Des also often coaches the U13 group at track.

Mark Castle

Mark is a keen racer and another of our coaches.

John Raphael

John is our male riders' representative and races for MCC and is another of our accredited coaches.

Becoming a coach

As a club we are committed to providing a safe environment for cycling. As such we ensure that all our training rides have a certified coach in attendance.

We are always looking at expanding our coaching base. If you are interested in coaching or assisting with coaching juniors and/or adults, the club supports this development through providing specific courses for both road and track.

Who

Courses are provided by WestCycle and are delivered by the constituent federations (State and Territory Sporting Organisations) of Cycling Australia.

The Courses

The Introductory courses are:

  • Introductory Skills Instructor (Road)
  • Introductory Skills Instructor (Track)

The Skills Instructor Course (SI) is an interactive and practical course that introduces you to the basics of coaching and cycling techniques and equipment.

It provides participants with an introduction to the basics of teaching cycling, including the planning, implementation, analysis and revision of beginner and intermediate cycling coaching sessions.

This is achieved through an understanding and application of the underpinning knowledge of the NCAS Accreditation Program specific to cycling.

Pre-requisites

Candidates are required to:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be a financial member of Cycling Australia (CA).
  • Hold a current Apply First Aid Certificate or equivalent or complete to gain course completion
  • Have or be prepared to obtain a Working With Children card

Duration

The course is one day of face-to-face training.

In includes discussion, presentations and workshop activities, as well as a number of practical coaching modules.

What you get

Following your course enrolment, you will receive links to two online resources (Activity Book and Manual) which you will be asked to review prior to the course. You will also receive a hard copy of the ASC Beginning Coaching Manual on course.

At the successful completion of the training course, the coach will be able to:

  • Establish and maintain safe traffic-free and low traffic coaching environments for riders and others by applying appropriate risk management
  • Identify and utilise the appropriate components of cycling clothing and equipment that are required for safe and effective participation in traffic-free and low traffic coaching sessions
  • Identify the correct skills used for traffic-free and low traffic environments and analyse and develop a rider's performance
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective coaching sessions that meet the demands of safe traffic-free and low traffic cycling
  • Be an advocate for safe cycling training, and;
  • Identify appropriate opportunities for cycling participation in the community

What to bring

You are asked to bring a helmet and a bike (which is in good working order) and to dress in suitable and comfortable clothing for both coaching and cycling