MORGANTOWN, WV – May 24, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – As part of its dedicated support of the U.S. Motorcycle Coaching Association (USMCA), MX Sports has announced the addition of an exclusive certified coaches tower at the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship. The USMCA Coaching Tower will be restricted to current USMCA certified coaches only during the week of the event, scheduled for August 2-7, from Tennessee’s Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.
Any rider coaches planning to attend Loretta Lynn’s that are not yet USMCA certified can begin the certification process by registering through the USMCA Certification Portal. As part of its procedures to obtain certification, the USMCA requires coaches to adhere to a code of conduct and pass a national background screening. Additionally, certified coaches must hold certifications in abuse prevention, CPR/First Aid, concussion protocol, heat illness, and cardiac arrest training. Above all, certified coaches must have an understanding of the core fundamentals of coaching and training. The certification process is 100% online and valid for two years. All USMCA certified coaches also have their own profile on MotorcycleCoaching.org, a forward-facing platform that connects riders with coaches through its “Find a Coach” feature organized by zip code.
All USMA certified coaches headed to Loretta Lynn’s will receive a specific credential in their racer packet for the event, which will provide access to the tower. Since coaches and trainers are not permitted to have infield access at the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, the USMCA Certified Coaches Tower provides a dedicated location for the individuals who provide this invaluable support.
“MX Sports supports, endorses, and proudly welcomes USMCA certified coaches,” said Tim Cotter, Event Director, MX Sports. “The USMCA philosophy is one of the keys to retaining this new generation of talented racers that we are all privileged to witness the continued development of as they embark on a racing career with professional aspirations. With more than 200 USMCA certified coaches, we’re pleased to recognize the significance of their role by providing an exclusive access point that is both necessary and deserved.”
The USMCA is supported by Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Yamaha, Wells Fargo, Mountain Motorsports, MotoSport.com, and National Powersports Auctions (NPA). The USMCA will also host a coaches meeting, open to all current coaches and coaches wanting to learn more while at Loretta Lynn’s. This meeting will update coaches on the progress of the USMCA and its future initiatives. Date, time, and location will be announced closer to the event. Please check back on www.usmca.org for event information.
For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, visit the series official website at www.MXSports.com or call (304) 284-0101. Join the conversation on the event’s social media channels, along with receiving the most up-to-date news and exclusive content.
About the Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship
The Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship is the world’s largest and most prestigious amateur motocross racing program. The national qualifying program will consist of 51 Area Qualifiers (February through May) and 18 Regional Championships (May through June), hosted at select motocross facilities across the country. The qualifying system culminates in the National Final (first week in August) hosted annually since 1982 at the home of country music star Loretta Lynn in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Christened “The World’s Greatest Motocross Vacation”, the National event serves as a launch pad for some of the biggest names in professional motocross and supercross, including Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, and Ryan Dungey. The national program is produced by MX Sports, Inc., a West Virginia-based race production company and is sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). For more information, visit www.mxsports.com.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
Not a member? Join the AMA today: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.
About the U.S. Motorcycle Coaching Association (USMCA)
USMCA is an association where riders and parents can connect to motorcycle coaches they can trust through the network, www.MotorcycleCoaching.org. All USMCA Certified Coaches are required to adhere to a code of conduct, pass a background check and hold certifications in abuse prevention, CPR/First Aid, concussion protocol, heat illness & cardiac arrest training.
For more information on the USMCA, or to become a USMCA Certified Coach, visit www.USMCA.org.
Source: MX Sports, Inc.