After speaking with Motorcycling Australia’s Training & Officials Coordinator it is now known that accredited Level 1 Coaches are now able to complete Supercross endorsements, not just Level 2 Coaches.
Level 0 or Club Coaches are still only able to complete Kick Start.
MV’s Coaching Panel, however, has determined that the Level 1 Coaches conducting this style of coaching MUST have SX experience behind them so that the rider is as safe as possible, as this is a fairly substantial change to the current system. As such the following criteria has been put in place –
– At least 40 hours of logged coaching hours (Participation Journal, which is the little white book) and,
– A minimum of four SX events participated in as a rider (no time frame for this).
Level 1 Coaches who wish to be able to conduct SX Endorsements MUST send through a copy of their Participation Journal (or at the very least a table of completed coaching hours and then a new Participation Journal can be sent out to them) and a list of SX events competed in as a rider. The coaches names will then go up on the website, on the List of Coaches Page, under a new heading of SX Coaches so that people are aware of the Coaches who can conduct the Endorsements.
The official wording/ruling from MA is as follows (and it can be seen how the MV Coaching Panel criteria fits in with this ruling):
18.104.22.168 To be endorsed as a Supercross competitor, a person must: a) Use a solo Motocross-type machine with a capacity of at least 80cc; c) Attend a Supercross training school conducted by an MA accredited coach, d) At the conclusion of the Supercross training school, be able to competently display to the MA accredited coach the following:
And item 22.214.171.124 c) can be interpreted as:
- A “Supercross Training School” is an MA permitted coaching school where the permit number must be supplied with the submission of the individuals application for endorsement and
- “an MA accredited Coach” is a currently licenced Level 1 or Level 2 coach (not L0 as they are restricted to KickStart)
- with the skills to run a SX training school,
- the accountability to sign off on the competencies of individuals participating in the school
- and, as the SCBs issue the permit, they should make the assessment of whether the Coach is suitably skilled to run the school.
The Supercross Endorsement Form MUST be completed for any rider wishing to ride Supercross, and as per normal coaching requirements, a permit MUST also be used for the day. No permit, no endorsement regardless of a completed form.
Sport & Rider Development Manager