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AMA and American Motorcycle Coaching Association partner to expand competitive coaching in the United States

Pickerington, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association has partnered with the American Motorcycle Coaching Association (USMCA) to expand AMA membership and increase access to responsible and comprehensive coaching for motorcycle racers across the country.

Under the agreement, AMA, the national sanctions body for motorcycle sports, and USMCA, which has pioneered a nationally recognized motorcycle coaching certification process and a national network of rider coaches, will facilitate AMA access, availability, safety and membership. Promote safety. For AMA-approved competition schools run by USMCA-accredited coaches.

“This effort will facilitate the development of responsible and competitive racers across many areas approved by AMA,” said AMA Director of Racing Mike Peltier. “Through this partnership, organizations will be able to leverage the resources of other organizations and their national networks to meet the growing demand for race-oriented training, resulting in more racers and confidence. A racer can enjoy the lifestyle of a motorcycle. “

The USMCA stood in 2016 with John Eric Barreson, then head of KTM North America, inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, Mark Blackwell, former Victory Motorcycle CEO, and Jeff Emig, former Supercross Champion and inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. It was raised. USMCA is a non-profit membership organization that recognizes coaches in several states and connects students and coaches through

Christie Lacurel, President of the USMCA, said: “This agreement will help USMCA coaches have the opportunity to run an AMA-approved competition school while expanding both networks.”

To become a USMCA certified coach, applicants must pass a motorcycle competence and skill test, complete a background check, and be trained in CPR / first aid, cerebral tremor protocol, fever, and cardiac arrest. USMCA’s nationally recognized coaching certification program is the industry’s first program to bring coaching professionalism to the same level as other well-established sports. Coaching certifications must be renewed every two years.

As part of this program, AMA will link AMA members with USMCA coaches and host a dedicated website page to promote coaching opportunities for competition members of the association.

About the American Motorcyclists Association

Founded in 1924, AMA is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote the lifestyle of motorcycles and protect the future of motorcycles. As the world’s largest motorcycle rights and event sanctions organization, AMA defends the interests of riders at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competitions and recreational events each year. AMA also offers discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, AMA celebrates motorcycle heroes and heritage. For more information, please visit

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About the United States Motorcycle Coaching Association (USMCA)

USMCA is an association that allows riders and parents to connect to trusted motorcycle coaches via the network ( All USMCA certified coaches must comply with the Code of Conduct, pass background checks, and maintain certification for abuse prevention, CPR / first aid, cerebral concussion protocols, heat stroke, and cardiac arrest training. For more information on becoming a USMCA or USMCA Certified Coach, please visit AMA and USMCA join forces to expand coaching in the US-Roadracing World Magazine

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