Anyone that has attended a motocross race may get the impression that it is nothing more then organized mayhem. But in fact, there takes a great amount of training, and dedication to become a competent motocross racer. Through the process of becoming a competent motocross racer, riders receive substantial personal benefits, and these benefits have real life value. The personal attributes they acquire from racing transfer positively to school, career, and family life.
Skilled motocross racing entails the development of the following personal attributes:
It is very easy to take for granted the riding skill that is displayed during a motocross race because some riders make it look so easy. The reality is that riders must practice, and practice a great deal if they are going to be competitive at all. Their ability to be competitive is the product of their consistent behavior, or discipline. Riders must sacrifice other activities in order to practice consistently, and develop the skills necessary to continually improve. Discipline is essential, and is reflected in a riders overall racing results.
Motocross riders develop discipline as they dedicate a great amount of time developing the skills needed to win races.
One of the crucial skills that must be developed by competent motocross riders is concentration. A few of the elements that can distract a motocross racer are noise, other riders, and track conditions. These elements force riders to focus intently on the race, and their performance in it. This focus would not be possible without excellent concentration skill. As a product of practice, and experience, motocross riders work diligently to increase, and hone their concentration ability.
Racers consistently develop concentration skill as their riding abilities increase through experience, and practice.
Successful motocross racing presents many opportunities for a racer to develop, and express responsibility. Whether it is showing up for practice, representing their team, or caring for the expensive dirt-bike they ride, racers must behave responsibly in order to progressively succeed in racing. At times they must put their own needs, and emotions aside for the benefit of the sport. Of course, a rider probably won’t learn to be responsible overnight, but over time if they want to succeed at racing, they will learn to be responsible.
Motocross racing teaches riders to be responsible in a number of areas if they wish to progressively succeed in racing.
The more time a rider spends developing the skills needed to become a successful motocross racer, the more self-confidence they experience. They become secure that the skills they have acquired will get the job done, and produce positive results. A personal trust is produced within the confines of the attributes they have learned, and these attributes will affect every area of their life. As a result, they begin to believe in themselves the positive results that can be obtained from their hard work, consistency and courage.
Motocross racing helps riders to develop a personal trust that will translate to success, both on, or off the race track.