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Tire Rack Street Survival School Instructors Needed

Post by Randy Gonzalez » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:22 pm

Hey all,

Cal Club SCCA Autocross will be running a Tire Rack Street Survival School on Feb. 3rd 2019. We're looking for instructors for this event. The event is focused on driving skills for new drivers. This is not an autocross school like our November Novice schools. TRSS has a pre-defined curriculum and we'll be following their direction. Instructors will be required to complete a short online training just to get us all on the same page.

Our Novice Coordinator Leonard Cachola has volunteered to be the head instructor for the day. I'm acting in a similar capacity as an Event Master for the event (yes, I'll be ordering the portapotties!).

We're looking for about 15-20 of our club members to step up and help us with the event. Instructors of course, but we'll also need some help setting up some cones for the pre-described elements, set up some EZ-ups, run the registration table, etc. It's a new event for Leonard and I, so we're going to be nailing down the specific "jobs" over the next week or two...but if anybody would like to volunteer for something specific beyond instructing, we'll be happy to have the help.

We'll be providing lunch and there will be some shirts for the staff (please provide your shirt size!). And we'll find some ways to reward your volunteer efforts as a club.

Note: This is Super Bowl Sunday so please take that into consideration.

We'd love to have you all involved! Post here or PM (or email) me if you're interested.

See you out there! :thumbup:

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Here's the link for the online training piece required of all instructors:

http://streetsurvival.org/schools/become-a-coach/

**************************INSTRUCTORS/Cal Club Team************************************
Leonard Cachola (M)
Randy Gonzalez (XXL)
Stephen Yeoh (M)
Shane Donahue (XL)
Sheldon Ekstrand (L)
Steve Ekstrand (3XL)
Staci Miller (L)
Matthew Gonzalez (M)
Pat McBride (per Facebook reply)
Brian Strovers (per Facebook from Cathy)(XXL)
Reed Gibson (per IM)(M)
Mike Bradley (per Facebook reply)(L)
Michael Parker (per Facebook reply)(M)
Eric Clements (L)
Cat Tran (per email)
Adrian Cardinas (per email)
Scott Mullens (L)
David Watson (per Facebook)
Jordan Filip (per Facebook) (XXL)
Ron Flaherty (per Text) (XL)
Carol Flaherty (per Text) (XL)

Cathy Strovers (per Facebook, Event Staff)(XL)
Sharon Malmon (per Facebook, Event Staff)(L)
Mike Simanyi (per Text, Event Staff)(L)

Some non-Cal Club folks:
Quynh Nguyen (certified TRSS instructor, PCA)
Lloyd Hasegawa (certified TRSS instructor)
Fred Aikins (certified TRSS, BMW/PCA clubs)
Tom Fota (certified TRSS, BMW CCA)


On my radar!:
Tom Berry
Theresa Berry
Kurt Williams
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Post by Stephen Yeoh » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:53 pm

I'm in. Please post up the training link.
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Post by Vereker Tam » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:12 am

Sucks I'm at Thunderhill that weekend or else I'd be more than willing to help.

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Post by Shane Donahue » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:20 pm

I've got no plans.. being terrified by teenagers sounds like a solid way to liven up my Sunday.
Put me down as an instructor. :thumbup:

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Post by Pete Loney » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:57 pm

Originally I agreed to help, but, didn't realize the Super Bowl conflict at the time.
I respectfully rescind my offer to help. Apologies.
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Post by Sean Fenstermacher » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:12 pm

sorry Randy & Leonard, turns out there is a work event for us that day :(

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Post by Randy Gonzalez » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:16 pm

The link for the online training piece has been added to the initial post. :thumbup:
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Post by Randy Gonzalez » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:42 pm

And I'll need shirt sizes for everyone as well! :D
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Post by Randy Gonzalez » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:18 pm

We have a classroom portion of the curriculum that includes a PowerPoint presentation. We'll be doing our classroom portion using the registration EZ-ups for the club. Does anybody have a garage TV or something they wouldn't mind bringing out that we could plug a laptop into? The class will be relatively small (we're anticipating 25-30 students at this point), but we'll need something bigger than the clubs single computer monitor. On that topic, we also might need to round up some folding chairs (camping chairs are probably OK) so all the students can sit down while Leonard "WOWs" them with his riveting presentation!
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Post by Steve Ekstrand » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:27 am

Do you still need more instructors? Stacey and I could do it. We could bring the rv out. It has a 32” tv outside under the awning. Probably have enough battery power to run the laptop and tv off inverter without genset noise too.
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Post by Stephen Yeoh » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:32 am

Medium for me please.
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Post by Randy Gonzalez » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:03 am

Steve Ekstrand wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:27 am
Do you still need more instructors? Stacey and I could do it. We could bring the rv out. It has a 32” tv outside under the awning. Probably have enough battery power to run the laptop and tv off inverter without genset noise too.
That's a generous offer, and I think that might be something that could work out nicely. Perhaps we "corral" the Club's RV with yours and give the outdoor "classroom" a little more enclosed feel (and potentially a bit more isolation from the track event that will be running around us that day).

We're currently on track for about 25 students, and we're looking to get like 15-20ish instructors (students will always have an instructor in the car with them so we're not doing a 2 to 1 ratio like the AX novice school). Also looking for anyone in our autocross family that would like to just hang out and help with the logistics for the day even if they don't want to instruct (we'll be doing an informal version of Gate and our typical Registration tables...with all the same wristbands of a typical SCCA event).
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Post by Eric Clements » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:40 am

In. Large shirt.

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Post by strovers » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:24 pm

Brian needs an XXL shirt, and I would like an XL. I'm in for registration, or what ever you need (although I would prefer not to instruct). We haven't registered our girls yet, but the plan is for both to be attending.

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Post by Randy Gonzalez » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:30 pm

strovers wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:24 pm
Brian needs an XXL shirt, and I would like an XL. I'm in for registration, or what ever you need (although I would prefer not to instruct). We haven't registered our girls yet, but the plan is for both to be attending.
Gotcha Cathy....you and Sharon can handle the reg table ("A Team" Cal Club staff right there!!!)! There will be other stuff to do too.
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Post by Leonard Cachola » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:15 pm

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Post by Wolfie Ekstrand » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:54 pm

Hi All,
I talked with Randy and I would love to sign up as an instructor. I did this school as a teen and it helped so much! Would love to give back!
And put me down for a Large shirt please :)
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Post by Randy Gonzalez » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:28 pm

The school has officially sold out! :thumbup:

We have our 30 students. Make sure you take the online training soon (it's really easy....doesn't take more than 15 mins).

And...if anybody has a line on a water truck, let me know ASAP....I've got a potential possibility, but nothing definite yet.
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Post by David Watson » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:27 pm

Hi Randy,

did you have a time on this? I can be there in the morning.
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Post by Shane Donahue » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:04 pm

I'll take an XL Shirt

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Post by Catherine Tran » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:46 am

Shirt size: Small for me and large for Adrian. Thanks!
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Post by Stephen Yeoh » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:06 am

Thank YOU to all that have volunteered to give up their Superbowl Sunday to help train new drivers!
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Post by Shane Donahue » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:35 am

Training complete! I like the approach, but getting me not to say Apex will be tricky.. I think i said it 5x before breakfast.

What time do you guys need instructors there?

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Post by Randy Gonzalez » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:19 am

I'm going to send an email today or tomorrow with all of the details, but to answer you question:

The school is scheduled from 8:00 to 5:00 (I'd assume it'll be getting pretty dark and we'll need some time to clean up, so we'll be done a bit before that). If you could plan on being there by at least 7:30 that would be great. We'll have an pre-school instructors meeting before 8 and feed into our "driver's meeting" and instructor pairings shortly after 8:00.
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