Youth Academy

Youth Academy
Youth Academy
Youth Academy

Youth Academy

  • Ages 10 - 14 years
  • Glentress Trails
  • For intermediate young riders who're confident on red graded trails

Aimed at young riders aged 10-14, our Youth Academy looks at developing stable technique in more detail. From the tracks that we ride in the Tweed Valley, to the skills that we cover, this is a step up from our Little Rippers course.

Youth Academy takes place over three consecutive afternoons and looks at everything in more detail for an older age group. We cover body position, corners, jumps, drops and technical trails and also look at fundamental skills like manuals and bunny hops. 

Choose Youth Academy if your kid is aged 10 or over, they’re comfortable riding red trails at a minimum and they want to feel stable and confident on their bike.

  • A strong and balanced riding position
  • How range of motion can help you find grip and balance over rough sections of trail
  • How to lift your front wheel off the ground and use your legs to find extra traction
  • Learn to generate speed down the trail by using dynamic movement through turns or over rollers
  • How to jump with control and understand how a berm and a jump use the same technique
  • Finish the three days with a Report Card tracking your riding progress
  • Price: £125.00
  • Age: 10 - 14 years
  • Duration: 3 consecutive afternoons of 3 hour sessions from 1.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Capacity: 12 riders with 2 coaches
  • Rider experience: Intermediate+
  • Type of trails: Red, Black, Natural trails, Jumps and Drops

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Course Feedback

I really enjoy Youth Academy. I’ve done it several times because it is so good! The coaches are really nice and they do everything they can to help you and make you enjoy yourself! There’s something for all riders to do. You can learn new skills whilst having a lot of fun socialising with your pals and making new ones!

Lucy, Youth Academy Rider, Age 11

Fantastic mountain biking course! Our daughters (11 & 13) had the best time!

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.