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 & 2015
  • 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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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
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  • SKILLS COACH: MICHARD MEETS

    • Daisyway Coach since 2017
    • UCI Level 1 Certified Coach
    • Races XC at International and National level, does dirt jumping as a hobby
    • 2014 SA XCO CHAMPS (3rd)
    • 2015 SA XCO CHAMPS (4th)
    • 2018 SA XCO CHAMPS (4th)
    • 2018 SA XCE CHAMPS (1st)
    • Worked at bike shop since 2016
    • Worked at Cape Epic as DCS Support team 2017 & 2018
  • Life philosophy:
    • Prov. 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path.
  • Coaching Philosophy:
    • think of the future, work hard, honor God in all you do, and remember to enjoy it!
  • Role:
    • Skills coach
    • Helper wherever needed
    • Assistant mechanic