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Summer Youth Academy

Is this course for you?

  • You're a kid aged 7 - 12 years old
  • You can attend all three sessions
  • You want to go mountain biking and make new friends
  • You want to learn new skills
  • You want to learn how to jump and corner properly
  • They want an exclusive Dirt School Academy t-shirt


  • Day 1 - Trail Craft
  • Day 2 - Jumps and Drops
  • Day 3 - Natural Trails

Course Details

  • Price: £90.00
  • Duration: 09:00-12:00 or 13:30-16:30 for three consecutive days
  • Capacity: 12
  • Rider experience: Beginner to intermediate
  • Type of trails: Green, Blue and Red Graded Trails Skills Loop
  • Classroom session included: no
  • Hiring bike inculded: no
  • Food included: no
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What you'll learn

  • Booked as a block of three, these sessions will cover the following:
  • A Field Guide booklet tracking the progress of your kid
  • The core, simple skills covered in our Trail Craft and Finding Flow and Getting Air Courses
  • How to stand properly on the bike allowing you to increase your speed without losing balance or control
  • How to lift your front wheel off the ground and use your legs to find grip, balance and speed
  • How to ride drop-offs safely and in balance
  • How to move your body on the bike to deal with sharp bumps and simple trail features
  • Typical corners you'll find on a Red Route including tight switchbacks, berms and flat corners
  • How to jump with control
  • How to remain stable and neutralise bumps and undulations on the trail
  • Discover how dynamic movement in corners can allow you to find more grip
  • Understand how a berm and a jump use the same skills
  • Tuesday 9th July 2019
  • Morning 9th, 10th, 11th July, Glentress
  • 11 place(s) available
  • Tuesday 9th July 2019
  • Afternoon 9th, 10th, 11th of July, Glentress
  • 12 place(s) available
  • Tuesday 30th July 2019
  • Morning 30th, 31st July, 1st August, Glentress
  • 12 place(s) available
  • Tuesday 30th July 2019
  • Afternoon 30th, 31st July, 1st August, Glentress
  • 12 place(s) available