Motorcycling Queensland (MQ) offers an extensive program to train and accredit coaches in Queensland. MQ also offers licenced coaches insurance cover to conduct permitted coaching.
Becoming a Coach
Motorcycling Queensland conducts accredited coach training programs.
There are currently 3 types of coaching accreditations available:
- Club Coach
- Level 1 Coach
- Level 2 Coach
Click here for more information about these coach types, including how to gain each level of accreditation, and responsibilities of each coach type.
Applications for a coaching licence must be completed on the Motorcycling Queensland Coaches Licence Application Form.
All applicants must complete the courses relevant to the licence being applied for. Applicants applying for Level 1 licences should complete and provide proof of 20 hours of practical motorcycle coaching experience.
Club and Level 1 licences will only be issued to persons who are at least 18 years of age and hold a current Blue Card.
Level 2 coaches licence applications and renewals should be made directly to Motorcycling Australia.
Motorcycling Queensland runs Level 1 Coaching Courses across Queensland to train motorcycle sport coaches to the required national standard.
Before attending a Level 1 Coaching Course, participants must first complete the theory component online via the Australian Sports Commission, which is available to complete for free here. Your certificate of completion MUST be emailed to MQ prior to attending the practical course.
Practical course attendees must be at least 17 years of age and have a strong knowledge of motorcycles and motorcycle sport.
The Level 1 Coaching Course costs $150 and must be paid to MQ before the course.
A Coaches Licence can only be issued to applicants aged 18 years or older.
Please note that the course is not designed to teach you how to ride a motorcycle as this knowledge and ability is assumed. The course is designed to equip coaches with the essential coaching knowledge and skills to teach and instruct others on riding technique.
The Motorcycling Queensland coaching committee issues the following awards at the annual Motorcycling Queensland Awards Night.
Services to Coaching
The ‘Services to Coaching’ award acknowledges a group or individual who has contributed to the outstanding delivery or profile of coaching in Queensland.
Previous 'Services to Coaching' award winners are:
2000 - Rodney Jenner
2001 - Bryan Tricklebank
2002 - Wayne Preston
2003 - Academy of Off Road Riding
2004 - Gold Coast Motocross Club
2005 - Peter Bell
2006 - Women's Subcommittee
2007 - Dave Fuller
2008 - Craig Alick
2009 - Tania Millard
2010 - Leo Cash
2011 - Barry Surawski
2012 - David Roughley
2013 - Simon Wadwell
2014 - Scott Roots
2015 - Scott Roots
2016 - Collectively: Justin Burgess, Brett Bussey, Luke Welling, Justin Quinn, Andy Findlay
2017 - John Armstrong
Coach of the Year
The ‘Coach of the Year Award’ recognises the coach who has offered the most consistent and outstanding coaching services in Queensland throughout the year.
Previous 'Coach of the Year' award winners are:
2002 - Darren Smart and Rick Hume
2003 - Nathan Crawford
2004 - Casey Rice
2005 - Chris Urquhart
2006 - Ben Schodel
2007 - Wayne Kennedy
2008 - John Prior
2009 - Daniel McKenzie
2010 - Jason Watson
2011 - Jason Rice
2012 - Gary McCoy
2013 - Simon Dickson
2014 - Shaun Harbottle & Peta Ruig
2015 - Andy Findlay
2016 - Garry McCoy
2017 - John Armstrong
Code of Conduct
The Coaches code of conduct, which is documented in the Motorcycling Australia Manual of Motorcycle Sport, is as follows.
a) Teach competitors to follow the rules.
b) Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of competitors.
c) Wherever possible, group competitors of similar age and ability.
d) Never ridicule a competitor for making a mistake or losing.
e) Be reasonable on your demands of a young competitors time, energy and enthusiasm.
f) Remember that many competitors compete for pleasure. Winning is only part of the fun.
g) Do not focus all of your energies on the most talented competitors. All competitors need and deserve equal time.
h) Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices. In particular, the principles of growth and development of children.
i) Follow the advice of a physician when determining if an injured competitor is ready to recommence training or competition.
Motorcycling Queensland expects that all motorcycle coaches licenced through Motorcycling Queensland adhere to the above Coaches Code of Conduct.