THE COACH is an important figure within a club, often one of the first people introduced to new members and often a person who plays a vital role in people’s perceptions of a club.
It can also be a rewarding role for those that enjoy seeing the enjoyment and improvement in young juniors right up to the senior riders.
This time we turn our focus to Mildura Motorcycle Club where Jack Garraway is a coach.
How long have you been a member of Mildura Motorcycle Club?
From the time my son started pee wees.
What have been some of the great changes that you’ve seen at your club?
Major upgrades to bring the complex up to world class standard including building the air fence, lighting, audio upgrade, moving the pits etc.
How long have you been a coach at Mildura Motorcycle Club?
What have been some of the challenges you’ve had to face while coaching?
To date I haven’t come across any major challenges, as I have had enormous support from those involved in the club.
How would you describe your style of coaching?
Helpful and encouraging.
What do you enjoy most about coaching?
Seeing the improvement of the juniors and seeing them grow, also the parents appreciating the help.
What could someone expect to find themselves doing when they come to Mildura Motorcycle Club and participate in a Coaching Day?
Skills practice including race line, starting, entry and exit cornering style, track etiquette, responsible behaviour and at times we are lucky to have world class riders including Leigh Adams, Jason Lyons, Justin Sedgmen and Mark Lemon be involved in the coaching days.
As a Club Coach, how do you make members feel welcome at Mildura Motorcycle Club?
Involve the whole family, keep the new members up to date with what is going on during the meeting and future events.