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 Alpine Motorcycle Club where Teala Petz is a coach.
How long have you been a member of Alpine Motorcycle Club?
I’ve been a member of Alpine Motorcycle Club for a couple of years now.
What have been some of the great changes that you’ve seen at your club?
Some great changes have been when they’ve changed the track and seeing what type of track best suits them.
How long have you been a coach at Alpine Motorcycle Club?
This past year I have become a coach at the club.
What have been some of the challenges you’ve had to face while coaching?
Some challenges I have come across while coaching would be having to think on the spot for new ideas and remembering all the things young riders should know.
How would you describe your style of coaching?
My style of coaching is to focus more on individual riders because everyone is different.
What do you enjoy most about coaching?
What I enjoy most about coaching is feeling like the proud mother at the end of the day, seeing their son/daughter improve their skills.
What could someone expect to find themselves doing when they come to Alpine Motorcycle Club and participate in a Coaching Day?
Participating in one of our coaching days, you’ll find yourself on the bike, learning new things and having lots of fun.
As a Club Coach, how do you make members feel welcome at Alpine Motorcycle Club?
As a coach I welcome new members into the club by introducing myself and letting them know I’m there for them if they have any questions or would like to know more about the sport.