Coaches

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COACH:  ERICA GREEN

  • Founder Daisyway Coaching Systems (1999)
  • Raced bicycles “professionally” 1993 – 2000
  • MTB World Cup Circuit 1994 – 2000
  • Multiple SA National Cross Country Champ
  • Represented SA at:
    • 2 x Olympic Games (1996 Atlanta (Road and MTB) and 2000 Sydney (MTB)
    • 1993 Track Worlds (3000m Individual Pursuit and held SA/African record for 10 years)
    • 1996 World Road Champs
    • 1995 – 2000 World MTB Champs (finally ranked 29th on UCI)
  • UCI Level 3 (Diploma) Certified Coach
  • Sport Massage (Stellenbosch University)
  • Combine science AND art (of coaching) in order to maximize athlete’s performance and enjoyment of cycling
  • Life philosophy:
    • We are not judged by how many times we win or lose, but by how we play the game / Only dead fish follow the stream
  • Coaching Philosophy:
    • You can only go as high as you reach
  • Role:
    • Coach
    • Website/Marketing
    • Training Camps
    • Bike Set Up

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COACH:  LOUISE JANSEN VAN RENSBURG

  • Daisyway Coaching Systems partner (since 2005)
  • UCI Level 2 Certified Coach
  • Absa Cape Epic finisher 2013
  • B.Sc (Sport Science) and M. Phil (Exercise Physiology) (Stellenbosch University)
  • Cycling specific research and performance analysis at Stellenbosch University 2003 – 2007
  • Sport Massage Therapist
  • Started taking her own mountain biking more seriously as single, self-employed mom 2011+
  • Help as many riders/non-riders to have a life-changing experience through the sport of cycling, with long-lasting and sustainable effect
  • Life philosophy:
    • Make the most of everyday. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift…
  • Coaching Philosophy:
    • Helping every individual reaching their true potential
  • Role:
    • Coach
    • Website/marketing
    • Training camp admin
    • Finances

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COACH & BIKE SET UP:  SPOOK GROENEWALD

  • B.Rek (University of Stell.) B.Com. Hon. (UNISA)
  • UCI Level 2 Certified Coach
  • A “Don’t wanna be Accountant”
  • SA MTB Elite Champ 1992
  • SA Elite Men Team Time Trial 1995
  • Coached Erica from 1994 – 2000
  • ABSA Cape Epic Finisher 2017
  • Worked for the famous Team GT in 2001 as Team Mechanic with the Legend Team (Steve Peat, Alison Dunlap, Roel Paulissen, Fabien Barel, Katja Repo, Brian Lopes, Hatrick, Dean Gollich)
  • Life philosophy:
    • If opportunity knocks but there is no door – build one!
  • Coaching Philosophy:
    • Coaching is 10 % science and 90 % art (Houshang Amiri)
  • Role:
    • Bike Set Up
    • Business Guidance
    • Training Camps

 

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    COACH & SCHOOLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: HANRI DALTON

    •  BComm Management Science (University of Stellenbosch
    • Postgraduate in Education
    • Teacher at Parel Vallei High School 2009 -2016
    • Started Parel Vallei Cycling Team 2009 (The School is now one of the Top rated Cycling Schools Nationally)
    • Completed in MTB Stage races such as Lesotho Sky and Transalps
    • Daisyway Coach Since 2016
    • UCI Level 1 Certified Coach
    • Role:
    • Schools Development Program and Skills Coaching
    • Corporate Days
    • Skills Camps
    • Training Camps

    Life Philosophy:

    • Be smart, work hard and honour God
    • Today is the future you dreamed about yesterday

    Coaching Philosophy:

    • To take away pressure and replace it with enjoyment

     

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    SKILLS COACH:LANCE STEPHENSON

    • Daisyway Coach since 2016
    • UCI Level 2 Certified Coach
    • Raced and competed at National level in BMX, DH, Observe Trials and XC
    • 2nd SA U/23 2002
    • 3rd 24Hours of Oak Valley 2012 Overall Solo on a Singlespeed
    • 2nd 24Hours of Oak Valley 2013 & 2017 Overall Solo
    • Worked as Mechanic for Team Dimension Data

    Life Philosophy:

    • Do less, better.

    Coaching Philosophy:

    • If you don’t believe in yourself, don’t expect others to.

    Role:

    • Skills Coach
    • Coaching and Training Programs
    • Corporate Days
    • Training Camps
    • Social Media