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2018/19 SMS Academy Applications Launch

2018/19 SMS Academy Applications Launch

Scottish Motor Sports is delighted to announce the launch of applications for the 2018/19 SMS Academy programme. The SMS Academy initiative was launched for the first time last year to support promising young SACU riders and MSA drivers in Scotland.

Intro To Coaching Session, 21 July

Intro To Coaching Session, 21 July

As part of our ongoing commitment to developing coaching within Scotland, we have arranged for the MSA ‘Introduction To Coaching’ course to be delivered to MSA and SACU club members on Saturday 21 July. The Introduction to coaching course is the first step on the MSA coaching pathway. It is not a qualification; it is - as it says on the tin - an introduction to coaching. Outlined below, is some information on the course.

SMS Academy Athletes get a visit from Superbike legend Niall Mackenzie

SMS Academy Athletes get a visit from Superbike legend Niall Mackenzie

The third session of the Scottish Motor Sport Academy took place on 11 April at Knockhill Racing Circuit. The day had a more technical focus over the previous SMS Academy sessions, with workshops focussing on vehicle dynamics and riding and driving techniques.

Focus Club Selection

Focus Club Selection

Following the launch of the Focus Club selection process at the SMS Club Development day last November, applications for clubs to receive SMS Focus Club support closed on 12th January. This new approach to club support will see SMS Development Officer, Gillian Sefton, work with eight clubs to deliver their individual objectives in 2018.

LEVEL 2 COACHING QUALIFICATION

LEVEL 2 COACHING QUALIFICATION

12 coaches successfully completed the MSA Level 2 Coaching Qualification, which was delivered by experienced tutors, James Wozencroft and Brian Cameron, at Knockhill Racing circuit across the weekends of 3rd & 4th February (Block 1) and 17th & 18th February (Block 2).

SCOTTISH ROAD CAR SERIES TO LAUNCH IN 2018

SCOTTISH ROAD CAR SERIES TO LAUNCH IN 2018

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Scottish Road Car Series for 2018, which is intended to act as an accessible new entry point into motorsport in Scotland. Anyone with a valid driving licence and a road going vehicle will be eligible to enter the series - which will run over 10 rounds at various locations in Scotland - making it accessible to a broad range of people across the country.

SMS Academy Visited by Minister For Public Health and Sport

SMS Academy Visited by Minister For Public Health and Sport

Knockhill played host to session 2 of the SMS Academy programme on Saturday 27th January. This session focussed in on encouraging the athletes to lead a healthy lifestyle off the bike or out the car / kart, to ensure that they maximise their time when it counts on competition day. The SMS Academy coaches delivered workshops on nutrition & hydration and fitness for motorsport.

Opportunity to Gain Level 2 Coaching Qualification

Opportunity to Gain Level 2 Coaching Qualification

As part of our ongoing commitment to developing a strong and active coaching workforce within Scotland, we have arranged for the MSA Level 2 Coaching qualification to be delivered again, at Knockhill, across the weekends of 3rd & 4th February (Block 1) and 17th & 18th February (Block 2).

KORMC win Sportscotland Club of the Year

KORMC win Sportscotland Club of the Year

We’re delighted to announce that Kingdom Off Road Motorcycle Club (KORMC) have been announced as the winners of the 2017, ‘Club of the Year,’ at the Scottish Sports Awards, which took place on Thursday the 7th of December in Glasgow and is attended by the great and the good of Scottish sport. KORMC have made history as the first motorsport club to have ever made it through to the finals for this prestigious award.

SMS Launch 2018 Focus Club Selection

SMS Launch 2018 Focus Club Selection

We understand that clubs are at the very heart of our sport. For this reason, we are fully committed towards supporting their growth and development in order to continually showcase and strengthen the great work that they do.

SMS Academy - Session 1

SMS Academy - Session 1

The first ever SMS Academy session took place at Knockhill Racing Circuit on 18 October. 2001 World Rally Champion, Robert Reid, kicked off proceedings with a delivery on the aims and objectives of the SMS Academy.

SMS Club Development Day

SMS Club Development Day

We are delighted to invite clubs to attend our inaugural SMS Club Development Day on Sunday 26 November. The day, which will be run from Blair Drummond Community Hall, intends to provide MSA and SACU clubs with a relaxed and informal environment to share best practice and hear about new club development theories.

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