Editorial by Crew Chief Marcus McBain

December 8, 2013

SUCCESS WITH KIDS IN RACING

Copyright 2013 – Marcus McBain/RPSRaceTeam.com

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. THE CHALLENGES TO SUCCESS

  2. UNDERSTANDING THE LANDSCAPE

  3. BRINGING THE DISCUSSION TO THE POINT

  4. EVALUATING YOUR CHILD AND COMPETITION

  5. MONEY, PUBLICITY, AND THE IMPACT ON YOUR CHILD

  6. SPORTSMANSHIP

  7. SPONSORS RESPONSIBILITY

  8. UNDERSTANDING WHAT TO PLAN FOR

  9. REVIEWING THE LANDSCAPE AGAIN

  10. SETTING EXPECTATIONS

  11. FINALIZING THE PLAN

  12. STARTING YOUR CHILD ON THE TRACK

  13. THE SUCCESSFUL ATTITUDE

  14. HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR CHILD’S SKILLS

  15. COMMON SENSE RULES

  16. RULES OF STUPIDITY

  17. WHAT DO I DO IF I THINK MY CHILD IS EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED?

  18. CASE STUDIES/REVIEW (WESTBY & ROBERTS)

  19. AUTHOR’S NOTE

 

I. THE CHALLENGES TO SUCCESS

 

Having success with kids in motorcycle road racing is difficult. The reasons for this have nothing to do with results, talent, or goals, but rather from a lack of common sense, structure, and the “unique scale” of the sport itself. This article is provided to add some insight from experience and mostly a review of common sense that we should employ whenever we work with kids in racing.

 

NOTE: DUE TO THE SIZE OF THIS ARTICLE, IT IS BROKEN UP IN 2 PARTS. ENJOY!

 

SUCCESS WITH KIDS IN RACING PART 1

SUCCESS WITH KIDS IN RACING PART 2

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