Instructors Page

Becoming an Instructor

Each candidate’s experience level is unique, so in the Rocky Mountain Chapter no specific requirement as to number of driving events is used to open the door; however the candidate must demonstrate certain qualities and skills as listed:

  • Communication, can put self in another’s shoes = sensitivity; also have the ability to talk through a lap, explain car dynamics, reasons for errors, etc.; being able to listen, read body language, etc. This skill is essential as some of the most gifted drivers cannot communicate and are poor instructors.
  • Driving (incl. heel – toe, smoothness, consistency, knowing the line, safety awareness, being a good role model both on/off track, etc.)
  • Commitment to program – putting the student’s needs first; willingness to read instructor materials & attend instructor meetings, etc.
  • Being checked out by experienced instructors especially in regards to driving skill and communicating while driving.

In the Rocky Mountain Chapter candidates are recruited (primarily through instructor recommendations) vs. their volunteering. Once selected, the candidate is expected to attend the BMW CCA ITS (Instructor Training School). This is not a complete list but hopefully gets the point across.

Rocky Mountain Chapter Instructor Training & Documents

Other Documents

(PDF doc)

 

DS Classroom Instructional Aid Images

  • Corner & Apex – Subset of the Driving School Manual (Word doc)
Web Pages Poster Board Photos
Driving School Purpose
Basic Turn & Apex Basic Turn & Apex
Look Ahead & High Eyes Look Ahead & High Eyes
Tire Contact Patch Tire Contact Patch
Friction Circle Friction Circle
Cornering Force vs. Slip Angle Cornering Force vs. Slip Angle
Elements of High Performance Driving – graph Elements of High Performance Driving – graph
Elements of High Performance Driving – table Elements of High Performance Driving – table
Heel – Toe Downshifting Heel – Toe Downshifting
  Pueblo Track Map