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 the Korumburra Motorcycle Club where Ross Beaton is a coach.
How long have you been a member of Korumburra Motorcycle Club?
What have been some of the great changes that you’ve seen at the club?
I would have to say the enthusiasm the whole club has to providing a good race/practice track for the riders.
How long have you been a coach at Korumburra Motorcycle Club?
What have been some of the challenges you’ve had to face while coaching?
Probably just the diversity of riders, which is also a good thing because we cater for everyone, no matter the level of experience they have had.
How would you describe your style of coaching?
I would describe my style of coaching as educational, thorough and diverse but still incorporating all the basic key points of riding a motorcycle.
What do you enjoy most about coaching?
I am just really passionate about my job and get great satisfaction out of helping riders really improve, I enjoy the diversity of people you work with and come across also.
What could someone expect to find themselves doing when they come to the Korumburra Motorcycle Club and participate in a Coaching Day?
It depends what level of rider you are as to what type of day I would run, in general we would cover a range of things from stance and technique to control use, bike skills, balance, cornering and jumping etc.
As a Club Coach, how do you make members feel welcome at Korumburra Motorcycle Club?
Just by being very approachable at any time and offering as much advice as they like.