Skills

DirtSkill

  • Objectives – Skill Learning
  • Age – Year 3 to Year 13
  • Location – Oropi MTB Park & Summerhill MTB Park
  • Time – After School Term 1,2,3,4
  • Cost – $120 per term (Summer), $105 per term (Winter)

Our DirtSkill programme provides a platform for progression of skill learning for beginners to internationally competitive youth and everywhere between. DirtSkill breaks down the technical side of Mountain Biking in an enjoyable environment to establish safe, efficient, and confident riders. This is our most popular programme with over 250 different kids involved in 2021.

Each rider receives a grading and then can select a group that equates to their skill level. We have grading evenings throughout the year. Please obtain a grading prior to registration.

Prerequisites

  1. Rider is current Mountainbike Tauranga Club Member.
  2. Rider Year 3 to Year 13.
  3. New riders must attended an open day to obtain a grading for group placement.
  4. Rider able ride Grade 2 trails or higher.
  5. Rider has suitable equipment.

Term 2 Information

  • All sessions are 4.30pm to 5.30pm. With limited daylight we will be starting spot on 4.30 so do not be late!
  • Term 2 will be an 6 week term starting on the 2nd of May and run until the end of term. There will be sessions which are rained out, so we have built the term to have 6 sessions and flexibility with the weather and coaching schedules.
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday sessions will be at Oropi.
  • Tuesday and Thursday sessions will be at Summerhill.
  • We have multiple coaches delivering in for Term 2.
  • Each rider will have a grading according to our grading system. If you are unsure about your child’s grading, please contact tristanhride@gmail.com.

Term 2 Grading

  • Term 2 grading will remain the same as Term 1 grading. If you feel your child needs to move grading please contact tristanhride@gmail.com ASAP as spaces are very limited.
  • For all new riders without a grading, please call 027 834 7223 to discuss the best grading for your child.

Term 2 2022 DirtSkill Registration