The skills check showed I had to work on their missing skills of feet, body and looking and also their mental skills. I made a small set up change that changed things drastically for the lads who previously rode black graded trails all over the uk.
All three drops proved no problem as they now used their body psoitioning to great effect to land perfectly and with total control and ease.
The 14 sections on the skills trail were worked on hard and line choice and braking areas were covered in depth. Pumping, rock gardens, steps, jumps and drops were all linked to flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns. they were really flying along the trail and linking the sections together sweetly. Any errors were self diagnosed too!
We wasn't hanging around and now the tabletop and 6ft gap jump were next and they used their mental skills to decide to all jump the gap jump after a while to smiles all round.
The heat of the day and the mental energy used had cooked them now and our session ended.
An absolutely great way to end an amazing week of coaching.