CHAMPIONS CERTIFIED COACH (3C)

Champions Certified Coach (3C)

Champions Certified Coach (3C) is a certification program for riders that are track-day coaches, control riders, instructors, MSF-type Rider Coaches, or wish to become any of these. 

The program is designed to elevate the quality of coaching in the industry to a higher level. We want coaches to be able to formalize their ability to teach what the best riders in the world are doing. The certification also gives them the recognition they deserve for taking their education and their riding to the next level in a desire to pass along their knowledge to the greater community.  

 

It is proven that teaching others is one of the best ways to improve yourself and coaches who have experienced higher levels of riding and learning are better equipped to pass that knowledge down.  Champions Certified Coaches are considered a step above most other coaches and control riders due to their commitment to the process and advanced knowledge of the sport.

The Path To Certification

Becoming a 3C is a process:

  1. Attend a school as a student or be a graduate of the two-day ChampSchool.
  2. Attend a second school as a student where you have requested to be evaluated as a potential candidate for the 3C program, pass a performance (riding) and knowledge test. Standard Tuition applies.
  3. Complete all prerequisites for the United States Motorcycle Coaching Association, including a background check, CPR certification, Concussion, Heat Exhaustion, and CardiacWise online courses.
  4. Return to a ChampSchool to evaluate from the sidelines and pass a knowledge test. (Free)
  5. Return for a Two-Day Final Exam during a ChampSchool where you will be asked to participate, tested on your knowledge, and have your riding evaluated. ($1200).
  6. Submit your 3C Certification to USMCA for Coach Certification.

Remaining a Champions Certified Coach has two requirements:

1. Return once per year to take a school at half-price where you will participate and be tested to assure you are keeping up on your Champions Habits.

2. Maintain your USMCA Certification.

Benefits of Certification

The benefits of becoming a 3C:

 

  • Ability to teach and share Champions Habits in your local riding community.
  • Existing coaches of a track day organization will be better enabled to help members improve their skills.
  • Space on the ChampSchool website for potential students to find you.
  • Referral/Incentive program for ChampSchool with financial rewards.
  • Guaranteed Level 1 and 2 certifications with the United States Motorcycle Coaching Association.
  • Ability to purchase affordable coach’s liability insurance (via USMCA).
  • Access to an intro to the track program to implement at home with the support from the CRS staff.
  • On a short list of potential ChampSchool instructors.
  • Professional 3C Pack including polo shirt, decals, handbook, hat, business cards, and referral codes.

If you are interested in applying to be a 3C candidate, please request a full packet with the application by emailing us at teachme@ridelikeachampion.com

MEET OUR 3C INSTRUCTORS

AJ Ciampa

AJ Ciampa

3C Coordinator; Senior Instructor

One of the most rewarding things about being a coach is helping others achieve their goals. As 3C Coordinator, AJ manages the Champion Certified Coach program for the school.

Alex Hatfield

Alex Hatfield

ChampU Program Manager, 3C

After growing up in a small mountain town in Idaho, I spent eight years bouncing all over the world with the United States Army. I fell in love with riding motorcycles during school and have made it a personal priority to pass on my love for the sport – especially to other veterans – and create safer, faster riders.

Andrew Cox

Andrew Cox

3C

I began riding motorcycles at age five. I have been a racer, a coach for the California Superbike School, and founded Cox Racing Group, manufacturing racing parts. I now found a home with the gang at Track Time, LLC, have written “Guiding to Riding” to outline the nuances of safe street riding and discovered Champions Habits with YCRS, growing my desire to pass along knowledge. Contact me or find me at a Track Time event and let’s learn something together!

Casey Dantzscher

Casey Dantzscher

3C

I was born and raised in Minnesota where i grew up riding pretty much everyday. After joining the Navy, I ended up on the west coast by Seattle. I got into track riding a few years ago and much like a fat kid with cake, I couldn’t get enough! After my first few track days i started getting serious about riding and attended a a few riding courses/schools, with YCRS being by far the best school.

David Hawxhurst

David Hawxhurst

3C

I am a MSF certified Rider Coach as well as Yamaha Champions Certified Coach. I enjoy watching riders learn about and then apply the new skills to their riding. I can help you become faster and safer on the street or track, the skills are the same.

Donovan Janus

Donovan Janus

3C

I have been riding sport and sport touring bikes in Southern California since 2001. Over the years, I have seen many riders coming and going, often going after a very preventable crash. It’s what made me decide to get into coaching. I love coaching riders to become safer and faster, both on the track and the road, no matter what bike.

JD Bucklin

JD Bucklin

3C

JD is a jack-of-all-trades, master of everything type of guy. JD is the founder and owner of Legacy Fire Products, owner and founder of Bucklin Graphics, and most importantly, the co-owner of Track Time, LLC. TTLLC is an education-heavy track day club in the northwest where every track day includes professional instruction. In 2017, JD became fascinated with how much his riding improved after YCRS and has jumped in the deep end, championing the approach of champions.

Jenn Chancellor

Jenn Chancellor

3C

After a short period of street riding, I was introduced to riding at the racetrack and have never looked back! In 2019, I moved from California to Washington State and joined Track Time as a control rider. Throughout 2019, I worked with Yamaha Champions Riding School to become the first female 3C Instructor in the United States. I currently instruct with Track Time in addition to racing with Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association (WMRRA). I enjoy spending as much time as I can at the racetrack, helping others improve their riding skills, always working on my own skills, and hanging out with my track family.

John Harris

John Harris

3C

I have been riding my whole life mostly on the street and some track. I have always been interested in studying our sport and practicing our sport. More than anyone I know or ride with. I am chasing the best information possible and then I want to share it with as many people as I can. I have a calling and it is to keep riders alive. I hope I get to work with you someday and until then, ride safe!

Justin Kincy

Justin Kincy

3C

15+ years of dedicated track riding plus always looking for quick weekend adventure down some twisty roads. Like so many I have a need for the adrenaline rush you can only acquire doing what we do. It became apparent quite quickly that I had a love for teaching people how to master this sport, and I can’t thank YCRS enough for furthering my education to pass on to my students. I’m excited to take my 3C cert and apply it to my coaching with TrackTime, the organization I ride with in Washington.

Rex Tan Soon Cheong

Rex Tan Soon Cheong

3C

I’m a Passionate Motorcyclist based in Singapore and I strongly believe in education and anyone can be coached, as long as they want to be coached. I have been riding since 2007 and have had my share of spills. Started going to the track in 2010 and attended multiple different riding schools. YCRS is by far, the best and most effective and I pursued to be certified by YCRS to share the skills, knowledge and mindset to make fellow riders Faster Safer!

Robby Weaver

Robby Weaver

3C

I started riding late in life at 54 and by 57 I was racing, mostly in the Heavyweight Twins. Along the way, I was fortunate to win a couple of regional class championships in WSMC and WERA. I have been a student in some of the most respected riding/racing schools in the country, but I finally found what I was looking for with YCRS. At 67 years as I write this, I know I am not the fastest racer on the track, mostly. But I believe that my maturity, experience, patience and ability to really listen to and analyze what my students need make me a great coach.

Ron Kirkland

Ron Kirkland

3C

I’m an airline pilot, and a former fighter pilot. After years of teaching high performance driving, I discovered a love of motorcycles, and became a Champions Certified Coach through the Yamaha Champions Riding School. I live near Nashville, Tennessee.

Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

3C

A rider since the age of 8 and currently organizing Track Days and Skills Camps at Jennings GP in Florida. Steve’s events are focused on helping riders to become safer and more confident; emphasizing support to Military Service Members and
Veterans (militarytrackdays.com). A veteran with 30 years of service, the majority of which spent in Special Operations; Steve has been able to bring many military and veteran riders to his events that may never have considered the benefits of a day on a track.

Tom Marx

Tom Marx

3C

After I retired from endurance racing in the Northwest, I happened to hook up with and old friend who was one of the owners of TrackTime LLC.  “Come over and help us out…” he said.  I was impressed with the extent TrackTime invested in helping customers to become better riders.  It was time to hone my own coaching skills and learn those Champions habits so I could be a better part of that! Need some coaching, want to be faster and safer, want to have fun at the track? Look me up at TrackTime.bike, or book me for a private session, and we’ll get you there!

Trevor Dech

Trevor Dech

3C

This Canadian caught the riding bug at 3, began coaching new riders in 1991 and spends most of his time sharing his knowledge and passion for the sport both on and off-road to his 27,000 students and counting. Trevor raced in 1986 -2006 with the AMRA and CMRA and has a few championships under his belt including the Amateur Superbike and Heavyweight classes. He’s a big believer in always learning so has attended and continues to attend various training schools such as YCRS.