Coaching and Development

HMBA has a proud tradition of Junior Rider development, with some of our younger riders going on to achieve great success on a National and International stage.

At the current time the club is not providing any formal junior coaching sessions however we do run a junior Ride Day in conjunction with our normal race day on the third Sunday of the month. These Ride Days commence at 8:30 AM, with sign-on from 7:30 AM, and are led by one of our HMBA Committee members. We try to vary the course for each of these Ride Days using the Development Trail and parts of the full track, and encourage parents to participate either through supervision or riding with their children.

During the New South Wales School Holidays we try to run coaching days for children however this is dependent on the availability of our Coaches and can be affected by weather conditions. We will advertise these Junior Coaching Clinics on our calendar (available on our website) or via our Facebook page.

The Club has several MTBA Accredited Level 0 and Level 1 Coaches who are able to support the development of junior riders with an interest in both Cross-country and Downhill discipline. As the trail network continues to expand we will increase the scope to include those young riders interested in the enduro discipline.

Please check back in as we may update this information regarding our Coaching Program.

There are several organisations within the Newcastle/Hunter Valley area that can provide coaching for junior riders. You will find in their details on Facebook or their  webpages. These organisations include:
-Momentum is your Friend
-Hunter Schools MTB
-Bike and Fitness

(Note: HMBA are not directly affiliated with, nor do they endorse, any of the above organisations – if you would like to have your name included on the above list please email for consideration).