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 New Look KartSport Academy 

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KartSport New Zealand is delighted to announce the launch of its revamped Coaching Academy. The new Academy structure makes qualified KartSport approved coaching more accessible to all members and convenient by moving to a certified “one on one” coaching. Some group coaching will still be operated by coaches where demand exists and clubs support such training.

The major breakthrough and  key benefit of the change is the ability of Accredited Academy Coaches to undertake one on one Explore & Learn and Hot Shots curriculum courses and assess and approve Competition Licence signings to help fast track Licence Ratings.

KartSport President Graeme Moore: “KartSport continues to enjoy outstanding triumphs both nationally and on the world stage and the ability to supercharge driver success through effective coaching is now seen as  a mandatory requirement for top level success. KartSport now has the ability to channel the nation’s very best coaching talent towards up and coming talent as well grass roots competitors across on the nation with highly skilled one on one training by accredited coaches.”

An initial team of experienced Coaches have been qualified and accredited by KartSport New Zealand. The team will be managed by Academy Director, Richard Moore and Head Coach, Niki Urwin. All Coaches have had significant coaching experience and most also have proven distinctive competition success both in New Zealand and overseas. Following a settling in period, and trialling of new procedures, we envisage adding to this team in order to enhance regional coaching coverage and to meet demand. Details will be released in coming month on the coach accreditation process

Accredited Coaches have been granted special coaching privileges including the ability to perform one on one on-track coaching of Junior Age Groups drivers and the use of one-way coach to pupil radios.  We expect these to greatly enhance and accelerate the learning process, especially for new competitors. All such Academy coaching tools and training privileges are subject to strict operating procedures.

If you want to get ahead of the pack, find those extra couple of tenths, fast track your licence rating, prepare for a Championship event or just learn the basics, contact one of the Accredited Academy Coaches. You won’t regret it!

To find out more about the Academy, including backgrounders on the Accredited Coaches, CLICK HERE



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CAPTION: The initial Academy Coaching Team at a recent training workshop. From left: Gary Wilson, Arie Hutton, Ryan Urban, Joshua Hart, Niki Urwin, Matthew Hamilton, Tiffany Chittenden, Chris Cox, Lance Fisher and Richard Moore.

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