About Me

Hello everyone!  My name is AJ Ciampa.  Thank you for checking out GP Coach.  Scroll down below for some detail about who I am and go to my Services page to see how I can help you with your riding.

           A BIT OF HISTORY

 

  I started riding motorcycles when I was 19 years old.  It quickly became something I knew would stay with me for the rest of my life.  I spent the next couple of decades riding various bikes on the street...commuting, long touring trips...any excuse to hop on two wheels!

  Fast forward to 2009 when I decided to do my first track day.  I was hooked!  My love of the sport quickly became a passion.  Track days and racing replaced long rides and commuting.  I worked hard to improve, attended YCRS as a student in 2012, followed by two years of private instruction.  I craved improvement.  

  In 2015 the hard work paid off.  The owners at N2 Track Days asked me to help out as a Control Rider.  Helping other riders improve has become my new passion ever since.   

MY RESUME

 

  Volunteering as a Control Rider with N2 Track Days since the beginning of the 2015 riding season gave me my first exposure to working with other riders.  Through a strong partnership with Yamaha Champions Riding School, I began guest instructing with the school in late 2015 and have continued to work with them ever since.

 

  I also helped develop and currently lead the Advanced Training Program (ATP) at N2 which offers a blend of classroom and track based instruction.  You can read more about it here

 

  I was the first guest instructor at YCRS to achieve a 3C, or Champions Certified Coach certification.  I also assist as the liaison to new candidates working their way through the program.  You can read more about it here

  I am also one of the first 100 coaches to acquire a level 100 certification through the U.S. Motorcycle Coaching Association.  Check out their program here.  

                  TRAINING

 

 We all have room to improve, yes, even me ;-)  I see my improvement as not just a way for me to enjoy the sport, but also as a necessity to ensure I am bringing my clients the best possible focus, technique and guidance to help them reach their goals.  

 On or off the bike, I am always training.  Fitness, mental focus, improving my technique...I am constantly looking for ways to improve my riding and my coaching.  I set goals for myself just like my clients do and I work on them.  But I realize that I cannot do this alone.

 I am always working with my fellow instructors at YCRS to re-evaluate my riding.  This helps me to identify areas to improve, develop a plan and execute.  

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