As part of its dedicated support of the US 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 during the week of the event, scheduled for August 2-7, from Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Tennessee.
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 USMA certified coaches 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 MX Sports events director Tim Cotter in the announcement. “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.”