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2022 USA Cycling Coaching Summit video recording

2022 USA Cycling Coaching Summit

Watch recordings of the 2022 USA Cycling Coaching Summit featuring Brendan Quirk, Jim Miller, Trevor Connor, and Joe Friel.

Ashton Lambie wins individual pursuit world title

What Makes a Successful Coach?

Joe Friel details the attributes and skills it takes to be a successful coach—and produce successful athletes.

Coaching Expertise

Assess Your Coaching Expertise

Joe Friel introduces the eight skill sets and knowledge bases he believes are critical for becoming an effective coach.

People Skills

Improve Your Interpersonal Skills

Joe Friel explains why people skills are the most important talent required to become an effective and successful coach, and how to improve them.

Analytical Skills

Extend Your Analytical Skills

Joe Friel details the ways in which coaches can identify strengths and weaknesses in movement patterns, motivation, and training execution.

Sport Science Knowledge

Expand Your Sport Science Knowledge

Joe Friel explains the importance of having a broad understanding of exercise physiology, psychology, nutrition, and other science fields.

Technological Knowledge

Upgrade Your Gear & Tech Knowledge

Joe Friel describes the evolution of sports tech, explains how to keep up with new advancements, and offers tips on improving technological knowledge.

Business Knowledge

Build Your Business Knowledge

Joe Friel explores one of the major stumbling blocks for coaches: creating and maintaining a profitable business.

A USA Cycling mountain biking coach works with a Team USA athlete cyclist at the 2018 UCI MTB World Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

2 // The How and Why of Coaching

Coaches often focus on methodology over philosophy. Your own path to coaching shapes both, and Joe Friel shows why it matters.

cycling coach encourages a racer at a track cycling race

Why Do You Coach?

By understanding the people and events that shape you as a coach, you will be more aware of who you influence and how.

Methodology and Philosophy

Coaching Philosophy vs. Methodology

Joe Friel leads a discussion among prominent coaches on the various coaching philosophies, methodologies, and styles.