Junior Fun “D” Mentals Course

During the first half of the year DORC ran a three week Junior Fun “D” Mentals Course.

The kids and instructors had a ball and we had some parents/carers along for the ride.

One of our carers put together a great spiel and some photos.

Thanks to Ross for providing this to us.

Keep an eye out on DORC social media for the next junior’s course due to star in October 2018.

The free, three week Junior Fun “D” Mentals course is available to DORC/MTBA members aged between 10 – 17 years.

For the last 3 Sunday mornings I have taken my grandson to the DORC Juniors Skills Training held at the old Pine Forest Howard Springs. The trainers were Geoff and Jo fox and their son Kyle (demo boy) and they all did a fantastic job of helping the participants gain valuable skills to help make their mountain biking safer, smoother and more enjoyable. They were taught about, caring for tracks and environment, bike safety checks, balance, safe and efficient stopping, , observation skills – the near and far, lifting the front wheel, lifting the back wheel, lifting the both wheels, negotiating obstacles. All of this was done in a friendly supportive atmosphere where skills were explained, demonstrated, undertaken with individual feedback and then practiced in a game situation. Each session was finished in a short forest ride to put all those newly leant skills into practice. What a great way to introduce the juniors and encourage them to be enthusiastic about the sport. Well done to Jo, Geoff and Kyle for a very well put together course and for making sure that everyone had a great time while learning these valuable skills. I can highly recommend this course. I have added a few pics with captions about the course. LOTS OF CONCENTRATION AND HAPPY FACES. Excellent work from all involved.

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