How much does drivetrain 1:1 coaching cost?

drivetrain 1:1 coaching knows that different people have different coaching needs, but the holistic coaching approach means that there are not predetermined 'packages'. Please get in touch to discuss your needs. The cost will include your Premium Account on Training Peaks. Where there is a good athlete-coach fit but affordability is a concern, please communicate this so it is possible to explore alternative solutions. 

For Youth A and junior cyclists who want to follow a 1:1 training programme, a drivetrain coaching programme will err towards a reduced pricing structure, in recognition of the primary focus on 'healthy, meaningful and varied life-forming experiences, which is centred on the whole athlete and development of the person'. Please get in touch to discuss options.   

I want to work with drivetrain but I have lost my income due to covid. Can you help me?

If you are interested in working with drivetrain, please get in touch. Covid will eventually go away, whereas a positive sporting habit lasts a lifetime. drivetrain endeavours to help people, so even if it's not a 1:1 coaching model, there may be ways to support you. 

drivetrain advocates for inclusive sport and wants every young talented athlete to have the same opportunities to shine. Currently, drivetrain does not have a scholarship/grant system, but hopes to be able to do so in the future. While it is not financially viable for drivetrain to provide pro bono coaching, in principle drivetrain wants to help, so please get in touch if you want to talk through your situation.

There may be county or national grants or bursaries that can help finance your cycling. Look at the TASS or SportsAid websites for more information about UK funding for talented young athletes. If you are a student, you may also be eligible for university grants and bursaries.

Depending on the type of support needed, it may be possible to support athletes as a group. 

I'm a talented young athlete and I want to work with drivetrain, but I can't afford it.

Can you help me?

What's the limit on variations to my plan?

There are no set limits to variations or to communications with drivetrain 1:1 coaching. However, it's important to understand the underlying philosophy: drivetrain coaching aims to educate the athlete so that, over time, the athlete has the knowledge and autonomy to make decisions about their training.

Do I need a power meter?

You do not need a powermeter to work with drivetrain coaching. Powermeters are a good source of information, and it's great if you have one - but they are expensive and not everyone can afford them​. Ideally you will have a heart rate monitor and a cadence sensor. Ultimately, the most important source of data is the feedback you give to your coach -without that, numerical power data has limited value.

Do you use Heart Rate Variability (HRV) apps?

Currently, no. drivetrain believes that it is better to be approximately right than precisely wrong. The potential benefit of this additional data doesn't outweigh the potential costs associated with them, including inaccurate data, and/or consequent assumptions about an athlete's readiness to train. For example, HRV apps do not pick up whether an athlete is injured, and may advise the athlete to train when they should rest. In addition, athletes have reported feeling increased levels of anxiety as a result of an HRV app saying they need to rest when it's a race day.

What is the maximum number of athletes working with drivetrain?

drivetrain is committed to providing every athlete with optimal coaching support at all times. The number of athletes supported by drivetrain will vary depending on the needs of the athletes and whether athletes are being supported in a group format or 1:1.