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Just letting you all know that the 2008 California Superbike School Schedule is now posted!

I'm already checking my calendar for my own coaching availability! Always an exciting time for us to look at the schedule and see what dates we can make and then I get to look forward to coaching

Just visit the website and check it out! Let me know if you have any questions about the school and the school curriculum as I've been with them for over 14 years now!

Woooohooooo! Take it to the track and learn the skills!! :punk:punk
 

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I went to one of their school days. It was a little disappointed that they used predominantly the socratic method whereby they sit down with you after a session and ask, "Where do you think you could improve?" and "What do you think you need to do to improve?" I went there so THEY could tell ME what I needed to improve.
 

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Mitsi,

Aren't you, like, the only gal who qualified for the Daytona 200 a few years back?

Paul
Old post I know but somehow missed this and didn't respond. No, I think it was Melissa Peris that did the 200, but I did race Daytona in the AMA Supersport in 2008 and was the first woman to qualify AND race that particular category. Crazy track and very fun. I went a week ahead of time to get some practice on the track as I'd never ridden there before but on the second session my bike blew up and I spent the week waiting for the motor from my spare bike to be sent out from EDR Performance in Portland and then only had one day to learn the track before qualifying the next day. It was a challenge for sure, certainly a memorable week all around!!

I went to one of their school days. It was a little disappointed that they used predominantly the socratic method whereby they sit down with you after a session and ask, "Where do you think you could improve?" and "What do you think you need to do to improve?" I went there so THEY could tell ME what I needed to improve.
It's easy to tell someone what they are doing wrong but a completely different method entirely to guide the student to realizing what they are doing incorrectly and how they may be able to improve it. Take for example entry speed. If I have a student that is parking it at the entrance to a turn and over slowing at turn entry I could 1. Tell them, you are over slowing for entry and need to go faster.....or 2. Ask them questions on WHY they are over slowing for the corner, what they are looking at, what they SHOULD be looking at instead and put them in charge of solving their own riding. Sure it may be a little frustrating to be asked questions all the time but those questions are carefully designed to have the students put attention on their own riding and take charge of solving their riding issues so that they can continue to improve even when there is no coach around to follow and lead them.

I actually find the opposite even more infuriating, when coaches just tell me what I'm doing wrong all the time and not question me on my own understanding and lead me towards a solution.
 
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