Coaches Corner: Training Tips From Coach Alan Hill
5 Rules of Racing
By Chris Hagan
- Safety: You have to be safe or you don't belong on the track. Causing an injury to you or someone else because of not being safe is not a good practice for anyone.
- Sportsmanship: Racing is very competitive and can become frustrating at times, no matter what you must be a good sport on and off the track. You represent your family and team out there. Don't be a Goofball! Be a good sport!
- Smile: Have fun out there and enjoy the racing. If you are not smiling and having fun then what are you at the track for? Even when having a bad day at the track it's still a great day to spend with family and friends.Win or lose it's still a good day!
- Set-Up: Be prepared! Come to the track ready to race. Have your gear clean and inspected. Check your bikeand have all repaires made a head of time, Check air pressure in tires, chain tension, overall mechanical condition. The time to fix something is not while races are taking place.
- Speed: If you are following rules 1 through 4 honestly and effectively, in time and through hard work the speed will come. You can not get to Rule #5 without following Rules 1 through 4 effectively.
I have been racing or associated with racing for 37 years and I believe in these rules 1000% Thank you Chris Hagan and the Doublecross National team for the use of these rules,"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard" Coach Alan "the Bulldog" Hill