A structured session is comprised of a number of drills. Structured sessions work best when the drills are not set in advance, but made up on the spot, taking into account the number and abilities of the riders present and the temperature. Skills drills can be mixed with more intense drills to provide a bit of a break, but people may get too cold doing some of the lower intensity skills drills in winter. Drills that put only a few people on the track at a time may likewise be inappropriate for cold weather. They are obviously inappropriate for sessions that have a high turn-out. Drills also need to be selected taking into account the numbers and abilities of the riders who show up. It is inappropriate to have a roll-up with a sprint finish or intermediate sprints when large numbers of inexperienced riders are present, though there are ways to finesse this (e.g., by extending the length or increasing the speed of the roll up until the inexperienced riders drop out). A number of the drills discussed here are appropriate only for more experienced riders, others are best for beginners. This is noted in discussion of most drills.
Structured session leaders should know the locations of the first aid kit, the fire alarms, and the fire extinguishers. At least one cell phone should be available for use during the session. Please review the emergency procedures.
At the start of each session, leaders should remind those present to sign in and pay their fees. Also ask people to please keep their pit areas clean and remove all debris when they leave.