Kyle quickly realized his passion for endurance sports after setting the school record for the mile run in only the fourth grade. When the thrill and excitement of cycling was discovered, he knew he had found his calling. Kyle eventually competed in his first bike race at age 15 and his first triathlon at 16. Growing up in a football family where his father was the school’s coach, he applied the performance and aggression taught on the gridiron to the road itself. Kyle has raced at the elite level across this country and in Europe, and occasionally still races his bicycle at the Masters level for road, track and cyclocross.
Kyle was also enlisted in the US Air Force and was called "very motivated about PT".
Kyle has also competed in over 100 triathlons, duathlons, quadathlons and other multi-sport events with many victories and numerous podium appearances around the world.
Kyle is considered an "Expert Coach" by USA Cycling after earning his Level 1 license. This comes with "Distinction", a notation that means he has completed over forty hours of advanced skill training every two years. He is also a Power Based Training Certified coach, a title that was earned with months of education, training, practice and testing that has perfected his ability to maximize an athlete’s abilities using the modern power measuring equipment.
Kyle is also a Certified Skills Instructor, in fact he helped put on the class for the other coaches! Learn to ride your bike as well as ride it fast with FFC!
Two years of managing and directing a national level u-25 cycling team has also helped him refine his skills and abilities. Often considered the best two years of his life, that program has since produced a world champion, a national champion, a professional cyclocross racer, a ProTour rider and numerous elite cyclists still racing today. Recently, Kyle has also been the cycling coach at several annual winter training camps in the American Southwest where he learned how working in close proximity with bike racers really exposes what is needed to make the most of athletes. Kyle is also the manager and coach at the regional USA Cycling Junior Talent ID Camp; an important development pipeline for young riders looking to make the national team.
Coach Kyle is also a member of the US Anti Doping Agency's Coach's Advantage; a training and certification program designed to help coaches educate their athletes in the rules and method of Clean and True Sport and a certified member of the USOC's Safe Sport program.
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One of the things that Kyle enjoys the most is sharing the technical aspects of cycling and coaching with others and attempt to make the new shift towards training with power more understandable to all levels of athlete. Kyle has written for USA Cycling in their Member Communiques and other articles for the Federation as well as a continuing series of coaching and technical information for the Training Peaks website.
Kyle has served on Q&A panels for USA Cycling at their Coaches Summit as well as teaching annual webinars to other coaches as part of the USA Cycling Coach's Continuing Education program.