MTF offers a year round training program designed to give you the opportunity to progress through to the professional level. Training with us full time will give you every advantage there is. Here’s how it works:
Your training will be under the direction of Colleen Millsaps herself, along with assistants specifically trained in her proven methods. Her technical knowledge and passion for coaching are the best in the industry.
Full year round riding will allow us to structure your training throughout the year to ensure you are at your fastest at the most important times, the Nationals and Winter-Ams. You will not need to learn new riding skills the week before a National, nor will you ever be over trained or burned out.
Your conditioning training will similarly be under the direction of expert trainers who will individualize your program. You will be at your peak cardio efficiency and strength at exactly the right time.
Mental Skills coaching will also be individually designed for you so that essential skills are learned with plenty of time to perfect them before big races. You will be relaxed, focused and confident for each moto.
We utilize video analysis to aid in your technical development. Nutrition counseling is provided so that you learn the correct eating and hydration habits.
There is a fully equipped mechanics workshop with full bike support services available.
Combine this state of the art training with our outstanding facility offering world class tracks, a state of the art gym and mechanics area and full service bunkhouse and we have a program unrivaled anywhere in the world. And the great Southern Georgia weather is just an extra bonus.
The training year begins in September and runs through the end of Loretta's although we sometimes have spaces beginning in January. Availability is limited so contact us now and make the MTF advantage yours.
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FULL TIME ANNUAL FEE (2017-2018) $20,000
If you choose to stay in a motorhome at MTF we provide full hookup facilities (there is an $1100 electric surcharge). Alternatively you can rent a private cabin or house nearby.
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extended stay camps or email us to ask about next year's program (Sept 2017-Loretta's 2018).
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COACHES & STAFF
Colleen Millsaps, Owner and Director of Coaching
Originally from St. Cloud near Orlando, Colleen is the owner of MTF and has been developed the program to where it is now. She has been coaching top level riders for over 20 years and has guided many, including Justin Barcia, Kyle Peters, Joey Savatgy, Bryan Johnson, Austin Stroop, Gavin Faith and of course Davi, into the professional ranks. She combines her superior technical knowledge with a strong desire to see everyone excel.
Bryan Johnson Jr., Head Trainer
Bryan is 30 years old and has been a trainer with MTF for 11 years. A former factory support pro rider Bryan draws on his experience to help develop riders for top level racing. As a rider he was taught by Colleen and is thoroughly familiar with her training methods. He shares her philosophy for rider development and has been instrumental in the growth and success of MTF.
Gavin Gracyk, Assistant Trainer
Gavin is originally from Ohio and was a Team Green rider before achieving factory support. In his amateur career he won numerous nationals including four Loretta Lynn Championships. As a professional rider Gavin raced in the US and Canada and was a top ten SX and outdoor 450 rider. After retirement Gavin taught at numerous camps and clinics across the country and brings a great deal of experience to our training team.
Paul Bevan-Thomas, Program Coordinator and Mental Skills Coach
Originally from England, Paul is MTF’s program coordinator and conducts
our mental skills coaching. With a Masters degree in Sport Psychology
and broad experience with professional and amateur athletes Paul will
help you make the most of your talent and training on race days. His
goal is to help you become relaxed, focused and confident on race days
so that you get the results you’ve worked for
Tony, Fitness Director
Tony is a 30 year veteran of the US Navy and spent 27 years within Naval Special Warfare. He has extensive experience in strength and conditioning in this highly distinguished and exclusive environment.
He has created a unique fitness program in which all training combines intense physical fitness with mental focus exercises. Furthermore, Tony has implemented his philosophies of leadership and maturity which lead to the personal growth of each rider.
Both our on track and off track training is based on the model of structured training where the intensity, frequency and volume of training exercises are varied during different times of the year. These stages depend upon when your most important races occur. For instance, we avoid heavy strength training in the weeks before a National. Likewise, the time to introduce new riding skills is earlier in the training year to allow time for them to become well learned.
Typically the following phases are used; a preparation phase, base phase, pre-competitive phase, competitive phase and a rest phase.
Preparation phase. This consists of lighter workouts, allowing your body to get used to the physical demands. On the bike we focus more on fundamental riding techniques, practicing skills at low intensity but with lots of repetition.
Base phase. This is where most of the hard work will be done and it can be divided into training blocks of several weeks each depending on your schedule. Your cardio and strength are increased and your skills on the bike are grooved to become automatic and comfortable to you. Intensity remains low allowing training volume to steadily increase.
Pre-competitive phase. Here we adapt your training so that intensity is increased both in your workouts and on the track. You will know exactly what to do on the bike (all technique changes are completed in this phase) and your gym work will be adjusted to the demands of the upcoming event.
Competitive phase. Here we will get you to your peak condition technically, physically and mentally. We raise the intensity of training while lowering the overall volume.
Rest phase. The body needs time to recover and recuperate. This rest phase may be short or long depending on your own race schedule and from here we move back into a new preparation phase.
You will receive a technical, physical and mental skills training program individually tailored to your needs and based around your own race schedule.
MTF has a state of the art fitness center with the latest weight machines, rowers and stationary bikes. We have developed training programs based on scientific testing and observed results from the over 3,000 riders who have trained at MTF. Our goal is to have each rider at their physical peak for their most important races of the year.
Full time riders undergo continuous testing throughout the year and progress is monitored in areas such as cardio conditioning, strength and flexibility. We also assess the body’s entire energy system; respiratory, cardio and muscular. Based on these results state of the art training techniques are employed to maximize efficiency in each area.
We are confident you will not receive better fitness training anywhere else in the world.
Cardiovascular conditioning is the foundation for any endurance athlete to build on. Without a strong heart and lungs supplying oxygen to the muscles it is impossible to compete with today’s top riders. At MTF we record heart rates during on-track and off track training and then we design a program to best fit each rider's needs.
Circuit training is a hybrid of both cardio and strength training. Performed correctly it can help train an athlete for optimum muscular endurance. Probably some of the most intense workouts at MTF involve this style of exercise and each circuit is set up so that it works the same muscles you will use on the track. Used in the proper sequence circuit training exercises push our athletes to the extreme in a controlled environment without the risk of injury.
A tight and short muscle has the tendency to cramp and pump up more often and flexibility training is a key component of our program. Not only does a longer and looser muscle perform better but it also can prevent injury. Full time riders receive comprehensive warm-up and cool-down sessions from our training staff both at MTF and national race events.
Strength training at MTF is an important part of every rider’s fitness program. It used to be that riders didn’t want to train with weights because they thought it would ‘pump them up’ but the ways of old are gone and a new age of motocross training is here. We test and train our athletes to peak at just the right time so they are ready to race. We have the latest weight machines and free weights that help ensure our riders are strong enough to handle any situation. Even with a well designed program it can take years to develop the strength needed.
The mental aspects of racing are an essential part of a rider’s overall preparation. Many times we have seen riders who were well prepared both technically and physically fall apart on race day due to excessive nervousness or a lack of focus. Our mental skills program involves helping riders race better by remaining focused, determined, confident and in control under pressure.
Specifically each rider will learn how to develop:
Comprehensive Goal Plans (physical, technical, mental)
Competitive emotion management skills (relaxation/activation)
Confidence (self-talk and belief system)
Imagery skills (to reinforce learned skills or learn new skills)
Focus (pre-start and start routines, flow states, distraction control)\
Injury prevention and rehabilitation strategies
Diet and Nutrition are the most time consuming part of our overall fitness program. Through the use of online daily diaries we require each rider to record what they eat so that their hard work in the gym and training time on the track is maximized. In addition we provide lectures and informative handouts to riders and parents to promote good dietary choices.
At regular intervals our full time annual riders are tested in order to evaluate their current nutritional status. Using the latest ultrasound imaging technology we measure each rider’s body composition. Then, together with height, weight and other factors (for instance the size of the bike they’re riding) we set a target weight and an appropriate diet for each rider.
Lastly, we provide individually prepared post-workout snacks for each rider based on their fitness and diet goals and we supervise their vitamin and supplement program.
Our goal is to ensure that each rider's nutritional intake is optimally suited for their training and racing schedule.