Coaching for Waitākere members, and new riders is run on Wednesday and Thursday nights throughout the BMX season. Any cancellations or updates will be posted to our Facebook page and through the Sporty App.

The track is closed to ALL RIDERS during any club organised training session to enable those riders participating in the training to fully focus without distraction.

Thursdays 5:30pm to 6:15pm

Open to ALL RIDERS, specifically young riders in the Strider and Sprocket classes, riders who are new to the sport of BMX, or new club members who are after more guidance and practice.

Skills learned in these sessions focus on the basics such as bike control, balance, co-ordination and riding fundamentals.

No clip-in pedals please, the skills being taught in these sessions are best learned without clips.

  • Check-in: from approx. 5.00pm
  • Coaches: Gareth Lauchlan, Lisa Andersen, Nikita Clarke, Ben Lauchlan & Ella Hiebendaal
  • Cost: $5.00 for Members - $10.00 for Non-members
    ​​​​​​​(costs are per rider per session)​​​​​​​

Thursdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Open to CLUB MEMBERS ONLY that can balance competently on the gate and confidently complete the whole track.

Skills learned in these sessions focus on  bike control, balance, co-ordination, gate speed, pumping, manuals and jumping.

  • Check-in: From 6.00pm
  • Coaches: Nikita Clarke & Ben Lauchlan
  • Cost: $5.00 for Members​​​​​​​
    (costs are per rider per session)

Wednesday 6:00pm to 7:30pm 

Our Wednesday sessions are focussed on fitness training for Waitkāere CHALLENGE CLASS RIDERS, UCI 10 years and over,  who are racing during the upcoming season and competing outside of the club.

Training includes pump laps, uphill sprints, leg work and focused speed sessions.

When gate sessions are included as part of the training, there is a $2.00 fee per rider.

These sessions are not suitable for children under the age of 10 years.

  • Coaches: Gareth Lauchlan, Phil Armstead
  • Cost: Free, or $2.00 with gate.

with Toni James

If you are after more focused training in smaller groups, paid private training sessions are available throughout the year. These sessions are by prior booking only unless otherwise advertised.

Toni James runs regular sessions at the Waitākere BMX Club and has over 25 years of racing experience with numerous National and World rankings. She has coached at a national level, as the New Zealand Mighty 11 team coach.

Typically sessions are run on Monday and Tuesday nights, with pop-up clinics during the holiday periods.

Please contact Toni James for further details.

Occasionaly we will run clinics at Waitākere, or one of the other Northern Region clubs, using coaches outside of the club. When these sessions become available they will be offered to all members and are limited in numbers so will be offered on a first in basis.

For any coaching enquires please email us to find out more information.