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Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:56 am PostPost subject: SMRC Coaching Programme
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In the other thread I mentioned to foz01 about the SMRC Coaching Programme for helping / guiding him along in his first race weekend, and turns out he hadn't heard anything about it. Figuring this would probably be the case with a lot of people, and not wanting to dilute the other thread, here's what was printed in the article run about it in WheelSpin:

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In 2017, the Scottish Motor Racing Club will become the first motor racing club in the UK to run a club coaching programme for its members. This follows the recent appointments of Carol Brown, Hamish Smart, Malcolm McNab and Steve Burns as club coaches.

Our new initiative aims to add value to your SMRC club membership by making coaching support available to you, regardless of whether you are a seasoned campaigner, a young career minded driver or a complete newcomer to the sport. In September last year, Scottish Motor Sports arranged for the MSA’s new level 2 coaching qualification to be delivered in Scotland for the first time, thanks to funding from SportScotland.

The qualification took place across four days at Knockhill with 17 people from various different motorsport disciplines taking part, including our four coaches. Since successfully completing the qualification, our coaches have been working closely with Scottish Motor Sports and the MSA Academy to develop a club coaching programme for 2017.

This is unchartered territory for the club so the activity will likely evolve as the year goes on but as an overview, you can expect the following from our coaches in 2017:
• The coaches will do an introduction to the club for new members, pointing out key considerations for their race weekend and answering any queries they might have
• There will be at least one coach present at every SMRC race weekend. The ‘floating coach’ will be available to help any SMRC member whether it’s spending 5 minutes going over some in car video or simply offering directions on where to go for the drivers briefing!

The coaches will run two classroom sessions for the SMRC Rising stars, focusing on subjects such as Media skills, career planning and sponsorship.

This programme will be supported by the Scottish Motor Sports project and MSA Academy. SMS National Development Manager, Rory Bryant commented: “We are delighted to support the SMRC in the development of their coaching programme; unlike other sports, club coaching is a new concept for motorsport so it’s great to see the SMRC bucking the trend and realising the potential benefits a coaching programme can offer their members.

Carol, Hamish, Malcolm and Steve have vast experience across a variety of categories and having gained their coaching qualification, they are now equipped with a solid understanding of coaching principles which will enable them to play an effective role in the development of competitors at all levels within the club.”

As a club we’d like to thank the coaches for volunteering their time to provide this service to members in 2017.

If you would like to find out more information about the SMRC coaching programme, please contact the clubs lead coach, Malcolm McNab


My contact details are on the SMRC website:
http://www.scottishmotorracingclub.co.uk/contacts.html
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Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:24 pm PostPost subject:
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Crikey Malc, that was a low-key launch of something that should be able to provide tremendous help to newcomers to racing. That should have pushed out on the various Social Media platforms, not buried in Wheelspin.
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Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:20 pm PostPost subject:
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Really good to know that something like this exists. Well be very useful as an when I get my license and join a series. I'm still dreaming but will get there eventually.
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Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:57 am PostPost subject:
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scottish scrutineer wrote:
Crikey Malc, that was a low-key launch of something that should be able to provide tremendous help to newcomers to racing. That should have pushed out on the various Social Media platforms, not buried in Wheelspin.


This, but it's also a great idea and glad to see new initiatives like this coming forward.
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Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:25 pm PostPost subject:
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What a really useful thing to discover with only one meeting left to go.

I'm getting the impression that communication isn't a strong point of the club...
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