The MRA is pleased to announce its intention to give every MRA Youth Licence holder the opportunity to receive free coaching from MRA Approved Coaches in 2014.
The first sessions will be at Desertmartin on Easter Tuesday 22nd April 2014 and will be held by MRA Coaches Multi Irish & Ulster Champion Wayne Garrett and USA Ladies Quad Champion & Fitness Coach Emma McQuaid.
Both these coaches have received full training in Coaching methods, have First Aid Training, and have been Access NI approved, as well as having the benefit of full insurance.
Wayne will be concentrating on riding techniques, while Emma will be looking after the physical training and conditioning side of the sport.
Places are limited to 40 in the morning and 40 in the afternoon, with smaller machines in the morning and larger in the afternoon, entry forms to register interest can be found on the MRA website, www.mraireland.com, or contact Breda Meara, again, details are on the website.
MRA Chairman said, ‘this initiative is in line with our Coaching Strategy and the Coaches are looking forward to working with our young riders and help identify talent’, Laurence continued, ‘we will be holding more of these sessions, and Junior Quads will also be catered for later this spring’.
Details of these dates and sessions will be released later when Coaches have been organised.
Malcolm Beattie, MRA Sport Development Officer, said, ‘I am delighted that we are starting now to give something back through the Coaches, this is hopefully the start of the MRA building a database of talent, and also establishing a staircase of opportunity for our youngsters.’ Malcolm continued, ‘We already have two athletes working hard at the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland, the first non Olympic Sport to have an established programme, and we hope that some of these young riders will reach those heights too’.
A great opportunity at no cost to the riders, the only qualification is that the rider holds an MRA Licence.