Giving young people a chance to excel helps mold smarter and better adults.  And MX Sports is doing just that.  At this year’s Monster Energy AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch, MX Sports gave 24 young people an opportunity to jumpstart a career in the motocross industry as an apprentice.

In a press release, MX Sports sought those wanting to get their foot in the door of the motocross industry:

Those hoping to kickstart a career in the industry and get their foot in the door will want to take advantage of this rare opportunity to serve an integral role in the success of this year’s championship, receiving mentorship from some of the most experienced and well known members of the American motocross community. This initiative is poised to be even more appealing to those of you who may already be on your way to Loretta’s, not as racers, but as friends, family, and support.

Next-generation motocross industry apprentice professionals

MX Sports says that it hopes to uncover the next generation of motocross industry talent.  Furthermore, it hopes to give these people a chance to carry American Motocross into the future.  So MX Sports gave young people between the ages of 11 and 21 an intensive view of the industry.  And, the opportunities were in a wide variety of occupational positions.

The selected participants worked in eight different occupational categories, including:

  1. Announcing
  2. Reporting
  3. Broadcast production
  4. Photography
  5. Drone pilot
  6. Medical team
  7. Track operations
  8. Event operations

According to Cycle News, Tim Cotter, MX Sport’s Sports Event Director said:

“As an organization founded on providing a platform for both the motocross and off-road motorcycle industry to compete and flourish at the highest level, the creation of the Loretta Lynn’s Apprentice was a natural extension of the efforts of MX Sports.  We are advocates for the industry, and we couldn’t think of a better way to foster a promising future for American motocross than to introduce a program that allows us to bring aspiring talent to the forefront.

“The Apprentice program embodies the same spirit as the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, but rather than discover the next generation of racers, we’re in search of those who can elevate other vital areas of the sport.”

MX Sports opportunity next year

There’s no word yet on whether MX Sports will have a similar program in 2021.  For giving young people a chance to excel and kickstart a career in the motocross industry, we write MX Sports into the Moto Book of Awesomeness.  Thanks, MX Sports!

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