A treat for young daredevils
FIRST-CLASS coaching was given to our region's crop of young motocross riders over the weekend.
Go Girl Racing Australia (GGRA) in conjunction with Greg Moss from the Moss Institute hosted a series of coaching clinics at the Biloela Dirt Riders club, giving riders an opportunity to fast-track their development.
GGRA president Nicole McIntyre was in attendance and she was pleased to be developing female and male talent in the region.
"This is our first coaching clinic for GGR Australia with Greg Moss held here in Biloela,” McIntyre said.
"The idea is for GGRA to support the communities like this and help fund coaching in this area for girls and guys here.
"We had good weather and a perfect turnout of riders getting access to one-on-one coaching.”
Known in motocross circles as Australia's most highly regarded Motocross Coach, Greg Moss emphasised the importance of technique throughout the clinic.
"They're country kids and they're pretty tough in nature,” Moss said.
"The general feeling of parents initially in this sport is the kids have just got to try harder.
"We break that down like any other sport, we teach the kids and parents that you got to go out and develop skills, not just push them faster and hurt them.
"Saturday I wasn't really happy with how they all rode and their skill but by Sunday it was like wow look at that kid and that kid.”
Belinda McLintock said the clinic has already produced results for her daughter Ella who is a current Queensland Female State Champion.
"The clinic was one of the best coaching clinics Ella has ever attended,” McLintock said
"Greg has a very unique style of coaching and Ella has seen massive improvements in her technique just over the two days.
"She has a lot of exercises she can now take home and practice to keep improving her race craft.
Ella will be attending more of his clinics in the future.”
Over the weekend Moss saw first-hand the talent shine through on the track.