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:
- Attend a school as a student or be a graduate of the two-day ChampSchool.
- 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.
- Complete all prerequisites for the United States Motorcycle Coaching Association, including a background check, CPR certification, Concussion, Heat Exhaustion, and CardiacWise online courses.
- Return to a ChampSchool to evaluate from the sidelines and pass a knowledge test. (Free)
- 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).
- 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.
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 email@example.com
MEET OUR 3C INSTRUCTORS
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.
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.
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!
Former collegiate golfer (Auburn University) who found the world of motorcycling after graduating and immediately got hooked. I’m proof someone can go from zero riding experience to a high level of riding with the right instructors. I own and operate an Automotive Detailing business located in Northern Virginia and I’m honored to have the opportunity to help expand the Champions’ Habits mentality!
I’m an avid canyon and track rider, always looking to improve, and the Champ School has far exceeded my expectations in providing that. When you feel safer, faster, and in much more control, you have a lot more fun. And you can make it a lifelong enjoyment, which is the goal. After attending the school a few times, I knew I wanted to be able to pass this knowledge on, so every rider can ride safer, faster. It’s truly life changing.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
Like so many others, I wish I had found track riding sooner in life! It provides endless opportunities to continually improve your skills, which is one of the reasons I enjoy it so much. I’m always looking for ways to learn and there’s nothing more rewarding than coaching others – that’s why my most enjoyable days at the track are the ones spent helping riders get safer and faster.
Rex Tan Soon Cheong
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Ernie had been riding for years, but did his first track day and was instantly hooked. A year later, he did his first Militray track days And Champ School. With 22 years of military service, 16 years as an instructor in some capacity, Ernie joined the Freedom Riding Academy and Military Track days: a non-profit who’s mission is to save lives through proper riding instruction, with the focus being Military and first responders. In order to be the best instructor/coach he could be, he decided to pursue his 3C certification through YCRS and continue to educate himself and others of the best Champions Habits, for the street or track.