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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:45 pm 
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I am currently a senior in college working toward an Exercise Physiology Degree at Baylor University in Waco, TX. I have a great passion for motocross and have been involved in the sport my whole life and want to apply what I have learned to the sport of mx. Before I graduate I have to complete an internship and would love to be able to work with riders (professional or amateur). Is there any places, that you are aware of, that offers an internship working specifically with motocross riders, or do know of anyone that could help get me on the path of becoming a trainer in the sport of motocross?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:14 pm 
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Coach Seiji just answered this the other day to someone else who asked the question. So here you go!

I would pursue a collegiate degree in Kinesiology (non education route), Exercise Science or similar. I would also go ahead and look into either an American College of Sports Medicine certification or a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certification (which you can do at home). I consider these two certifications superior to all others available. That is a good place to start, you will learn some basics and it will give you at least enough credibility to get into a general population/recreational athlete training job. From there on, your passion and commitment to learn everything you can about the niche you are interested in should get you going into the specific role you are wanting. You have to learn on your own well after your schooling and certs are done. I would say that all those do is teach you to learn efficiently on your own. DON’T STOP LEARNING, don’t fake what you don’t know! DO say you don’t know but you WILL find out. Look under every rock. After a while, learning about things that are keenly in your interest or things that you just get curious about in the sport of your choice becomes natural and it doesn’t feel like school at all. Good luck, keep your contacts up and be sincere with them, and treat people first and the money will follow. It is really the best job in the world.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:49 am 
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Melinda,
Please send me a copy of your resume (robb3@earthlink.net) we are always looking for new coaches and sport specialists to add to our MotoE team. We currently have a team of medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, sports psychologist, nutritionist and sport scientists to work with our various clients.
Also, we currently have one motocross specific facility here in Florida that you could come and intern at to learn literally at the track! Depending on your desire to travel, we are working on two new facilities – one in the states and one internationally.

I look forward to resume and helping you carve your path into the world of human performance!
-Robb Beams/MotoE
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:17 am 
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This is exactly the kind of experience I am looking for and would love to have this as an internship! If I could actually get time with the riders on and off the track it would get me going in the right direction of the career path I would like to take. Thank you so much for telling me about this opportunity; I will get my resume to you as quickly as possible.

- As far as traveling for an internship, I would not turn down an opportunity to work with riders just because of the location. However, I will need to be able to contact my school throughout the internship to turn in assignments because the internship is actually considered a class and after our experience we have to do a project over what we learned. So as long as I am able to communicate with Baylor I am open to traveling.

Melinda Barger

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:27 am 
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Melinda,
Thank you for your prompt reply! I am looking forward to talking with you soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:40 am 
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Yes and thank you for taking the time to review my information. I look forward to hearing from you!

Melinda Barger

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:49 pm 
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I Just wanted to say that this post is awesome. I'm currently a freshman in college and was thinking about going down this route, and to become a MX trainer, or something along the lines of this. I was thinking about Majoring in Physical Education with the focus being exercise science, then getting my graduate in Kinesiology. Would yall reccommend any other classes or a minor that would be good for being a trainer? I'm glad that other people have the same goals and aspirations :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:44 am 
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Endsley,
Thank you for posting here on RacerX VT! Please drop me an email and let me know your availability - I would be happy to speak with you on the phone for 30 minutes to discuss what classes would benefit your desire to become a human performance coach. Feel free to drop me an email at robb3@earthlink.net. This sport needs good human performance coaches that are truly educated to help the future of the sport!
-Robb Beams/MotoE


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