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Coaching Terms and Conditions

Cycling can be a dangerous sport. Athletes must obey all traffic laws and ride commensurate with road conditions, ensuring it is safe to ride. Ensuring a safe training environment is the athlete's sole responsibility, regardless of the training prescribed. Athletes should wear appropriate clothing and safety equipment. The athlete is responsible for ensuring that equipment is kept in good working order and safe for its specified purpose. Athletes must be physically capable and healthy before participating in the training sessions. If in any doubt, consult a general doctor and/or physiotherapist.


The training and coaching will be delivered through the Training Peaks platform. The athlete will need either a free or premium account. To optimise the efficacy of training, it is highly recommended to employ data derived from a power meter and a heart rate monitor. While not mandatory, these tools can provide valuable insight into the athlete's performance. Additionally, the provision of regular feedback from the athlete is an essential element of the coaching process. Such feedback can enable coaches to tailor training programs to the specific needs and capabilities of the athletes, thereby enhancing the overall quality of the training regime.

It is imperative that athletes possess a comprehensive understanding of the contents of each package and adhere to the pre-established terms. It is essential for the client to familiarise themselves with our coaching philosophy and comply with the athlete code of conduct. We expect our clients to demonstrate their understanding of our coaching philosophy and uphold high standards of behaviour in accordance with the athlete code of conduct. It is imperative that our clients comply with these guidelines to ensure a successful and productive coaching experience. 

Clients who receive training on a monthly basis are required to ensure that their schedule is up-to-date prior to the scheduled training session. It is noteworthy that once the monthly payment has been processed and the training session scheduled, the coaching fee becomes non-refundable.

All training programs, methodologies, and related content provided by Holohan Coaching to our athletes, including but not limited to training plans, exercise descriptions, videos, articles, and coaching advice, are the exclusive intellectual property of Holohan Coaching. These materials are provided to the athlete for personal use only and are not to be copied, distributed, published, or used for any commercial purposes without the express written consent of Holohan Coaching. Unauthorised use of these materials may result in termination of coaching services and legal action to protect our intellectual property rights.

Silver athletes will receive a weekly training data analysis via the Training Peaks platform. Meanwhile, gold athletes shall benefit from daily session analysis, with feedback provided at a minimum of bi-weekly intervals. It should be noted that feedback frequency is subject to increase, but not guaranteed.

In order to schedule a monthly/quarterly consultation and review, we kindly request that you make the necessary arrangements at least one week in advance. We will provide the athlete with a range of available times and dates, allowing for a mutually convenient time to be agreed upon. The duration of the consultation will be 30 minutes.

With regard to the provision of coaching services, it should be noted that, outside of the monthly/quarterly review, clients who have subscribed to the bronze and silver packages will receive weekly communication with their respective coach. This communication shall be exclusive to the Training Peaks platform. On the other hand, gold coaching clients shall enjoy unrestricted communication with their coach, but such communication must be reasonable, given that the coach's availability is not 24/7. It is expected that clients will be respectful of the coach's time.

It should be noted that there will be select weeks throughout the year during which the coach may be unavailable due to vacation or work-related obligations. Adequate notice of such events will provided to the athletes via their Training Peaks calendar, thus enabling them to plan accordingly and mitigate any potential issues.

In the event that an athlete's plan necessitates modification, they must provide sufficient notice to their coach. This proactive measure would enable the coach to adjust their schedule accordingly. It is important for the athlete to understand the amount of plan alterations included in their plan.

The coaching fee is charged on a monthly subscription basis, inclusive of the "off-season" or periods when the athlete is taking a break or is inactive from the structured training. The subscription fees cover our insurance, accounting, software, and other business costs. It also ensures that our coaches can attend coaching courses, stay abreast with the latest research/studies, and plan for the coming season/period through detailed analysis of previous data.


The provision of premium accounts on Training Peaks will be extended to athletes who have achieved gold and silver packages. In the event that an athlete already possesses a subscription, they are kindly requested to notify Holohan Coaching at the cessation of said subscription, so that Holohan Coaching may proceed to furnish the athlete with a premium account. Athletes who benefit from a reduced rate for coaching are not entitled to this update. Nonetheless, they may choose to upgrade their account at their own discretion and expense.


The Hexis platform, an industry-leading nutritional AI platform, provides customised nutritional plans for endurance athletes. As part of the gold package, personalised nutrition plans will be provided to clients via Hexis. However, it should be noted that the Hexis subscription is not included for athletes on the discounted coaching rate or silver package. These athletes have the option to upgrade to the service at their own expense to benefit from the personalised nutrition plan. It is important to note that the personalised nutrition plans are designed to meet the specific needs of each athlete, ensuring optimal performance and recovery.

In case of termination of the coaching, either party (coach or athlete) is required to provide a one-month written notice. Once the coaching relationship has been terminated, there is no guarantee of available space should you wish to resume the training. However, in unique circumstances, we may be able to put your account on hold for a period of time. This is to be negotiated on an individual basis before the athlete takes a break from the coaching and thus fees.

The training data of athletes shall be securely stored on the Training Peaks online servers under the athlete's account name and password. The coach shall have access to the training data until the termination of coaching services. Additional information shall also be stored on a password-encrypted computer for enhanced security. In the event that athletes wish to have their data removed, they are required to contact the coach via email. All meetings, communication, and data between the athlete and coach shall remain confidential, unless mutually agreed upon by both the coach and athlete. Prior to the commencement of training, athletes under the age of 18 shall obtain written consent from a legal guardian and provide them with login credentials to foster transparency between the athlete and coach.

It has been advised that athletes who wish to provide feedback or file a complaint should use the website's designated contact form rather than contacting their coach directly. This step is aimed at ensuring that all feedback and complaints are routed through the appropriate channels for proper resolution. It is therefore recommended that athletes adhere to this guideline to help maintain an efficient and effective feedback system.

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