Advanced Academy

Advanced Academy
Advanced Academy
Advanced Academy

Advanced Academy

  • Ages 12 - 16 years
  • Innerleithen and Golfie Trails
  • For advanced young riders who already regularly ride challenging enduro style trails

Designed as a place for very experienced kids that live and breathe mountain biking to continue to improve their skills with our highly experienced coaches. Advanced Academy assumes riders can already ride technical trails with ease, and have a good level of experience riding enduro style trails under their belt. 

Running at the same time as our Youth Academy, here we start to dive further into our syllabus as we work towards taking our riding to the next level. During the three consecutive afternoons, we’ll cover pumping, hops, manuals and how to apply these skills to increasingly technical trails and discover how to find grip and control when there doesn’t appear to be any - and lots more.

Due to the complex terrain covered on this course, if your child hasn’t already been advised they’re ready to move up by our coaches after attending Youth Academy, or hasn't been coached by us before, please contact us before booking to make sure this course is suitable.

  • Fine tune your body position and utilise dynamic movement fully to increase traction and control on technical terrain
  • How to turn with your hips, keeping your upper body neutral and balanced
  • Progress your riding on steeper and natural enduro trails
  • How to manual
  • How to find flow and link together tricky sections of trail
  • Price: £125.00
  • Age: 12 - 16 years
  • Duration: 3 consecutive afternoons of 3 hour sessions.
  • Capacity: 12 riders with 2 coaches
  • Rider experience: Advanced, already regularly riding challenging enduro trails
  • Type of trails: Steep & challenging black graded enduro trails

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Course Feedback

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Dirt school and Tom and Andy! My son Cameron attended the Advanced Academy last week and despite the damp conditions he had a brilliant time. I was really impressed with their professionalism and enthusiasm with the boys as well as the standards they were instilling in them! Top notch! Great quality coaching for great value. Worth every penny! Thank you!


My sons development over the last couple of years has been phenomenal. From holiday academy courses to one to one sessions with the best in the game, Dirt School coaches are fun, knowledgeable and skilled, guiding his growth as a skilled rider every jump and berm on the way.


My boys loved the Dirt School Kids Academy courses, and got loads out of them.  The coaches were so experienced (riders and racers), and knowledgeable and the boys learned so much from them.  Their riding has definitely improved from going on these courses.  We will be booking more.


My son Archie attended the Advanced Youth sessions during the October holidays and thoroughly enjoyed it. Travelled down from Elgin for it and it was worth the trip for the amount that he gained from it!

Did you know we offer private kids bookings?

Our most bespoke coaching on offer, delivered by our most experienced coaches and tailored just for your young rider allowing them to get the most from their time with us. Ideal for those who sit in between courses, or simply want some one to one time to progress their skills.