Youth Academy

Is this course for you?

  • You're a young rider aged 10 1/2 - 15 years old
  • You can attend all three sessions
  • You're comfortable riding red graded trails & find blue trails easy
  • You want to take your skills to the next level
  • You want to learn how to jump and corner properly
  • You want to meet fast young mountain bikers like yourself
  • You want an exclusive Dirt School Academy t-shirt


  • Day 1 - Manuals, Bunnyhops and Drops
  • Day 2 - Jumps and Corners
  • Day 3 - Natural Trails

Course Details

  • Price: £95.00
  • Duration: 13:30-16:30 for 3 consecutive afternoons
  • Capacity: 12
  • Rider experience: Intermediate/Advanced Riders
  • Type of trails: Blue, Red and some Black Trails, Jumps
  • 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:
  • An exclusive Dirt School Academy report card booklet tracking the progress of your child
  • 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 12th October 2021
  • Afternoon - 12th, 13th, 14th October 2021, Glentress
  • 3 place(s) available
  • Tuesday 19th October 2021
  • Afternoon 19th, 20th, 21st October 2021, Glentress
  • 2 place(s) available