Progressive Coaching Systems & Ride Technics present:

BNE Academy

Brisbane Based Junior Academy for XCO riders!

Providing riders with the best-in-class coaching, curriculums and competitions needed to excel!

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Applications Close:

Applications for Season 2 now open! Closing date 24/04/2022

What is the BNE Academy

Brisbane is all set to host the 2032 Olympics and if you're aged 12-15 years old, then in 2032 you will be 22 - 25 years old and in your prime to represent Australia at a home Olympic Games in XCO Mountain Biking!

The BNE Academy has been established to assist riders with skills development, training prescription and race craft. The BNE Academy is for riders who want to improve their riding at a Local, State, National and International competition level all the way through to those that have Olympic aspirations now and into the future.

The program will have an emphasis on education, athlete development and skills. There will be a focus on racing for developing and increasing learning opportunities.

Your coaches are Donna Dall from Progressive Coaching Systems and Dylan Cooper from Ride Technics.

The BNE Academy is taking applications from interested riders aged 12-15yo in 2022! Season two of the program will start on the 24th Aprily 2022!

READY? Take your mountain biking to the next level and apply HERE!

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The BNE Academy 'FUN'damentals

  • Long Term Athlete Development with age appropriate training

  • Our emphasis is on FUN, ENJOYMENT and PROGRESSION!

  • Educate riders on the various aspects of becoming a healthy and successful athlete for the longterm

  • Provide opportunities to develop race day protocols, strategies, nutrition, and positive mindset

  • Mentoring from World Championship experienced coaches who have proven results

  • Provide a safe and supportive environment with values based on respect, trust and teamwork


Who Is the BNE Academy program for?

If you are 12-15yo in 2022 and serious about enhancing your riding AND you live in Brisbane, then the BNE Academy is for you!

The BNE Academy will help junior riders keep engaged and feel supported in their racing and training. The BNE Academy will give you the education, tools and experience you need to succeed.

Whats included?

Training Program

Proven training techniques used by World Championship winning athletes:

  • Training program provided using Today's Plan
  • Interval training
  • Aerobic capacity training
  • Testing and Benchmarking
  • Core stability and stretching workouts
  • Dedicated recovery time built into the program

Skills Training Sessions

Our aim is to help you improve the following aspects of your riding:

  • Improved bike handling skills over all terrain.
  • Maintaining flow and speed on the bike.
    Smoothness and efficiency over all terrain.
  • Building your confidence for riding and racing.
  • Maximising performance in all race disciplines.

Support at Local Brisbane races

Build confidence and skills with face to face training on track:

  • Face to face training rides on track prior to events
  • Session key features before the event
  • Support and mentoring at key events throughout the year

Professional Training Resources

Industry leading techniques used by top athletes including education on the following topics:

  • Nutrition & Hydration
  • Core Strength & Conditioning Videos
  • Warm-ups and Cool Downs
  • Race Schedules
  • Athlete Awareness and Positive Mindset
  • Recovery Techniques

"Donna has the greatest work ethic of anyone I have met! She has travelled with the National team as coach to many World Championships and has athletes banging on the door for training advice. I’m stoked to have been a part of that journey!"

Lisa Mathison - 2 x Junior World Champion 2002 & 2003

Athens Olympian 2004

“Donna is an all round excellent coach. She knows what to do in any situation and she is very easy to work with!"

Cameron Wright XCO Junior World Champion 2017

Dont miss out!

Apply now to secure your spot in the BNE Academy as the doors will be closing soon!

For more information contact us!

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