CAMS Driver Development Program
The CAMS Driver Development Program was established in 2013.
In a new approach from the sport’s governing body, CAMS set about taking driver development to the next level.
It is incredibly important that CAMS, as the custodian of Australian motor sport, does everything possible to find and support our future champions.
The CAMS Driver Development Program is carried out in collaboration with the CAMS Foundation and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).
Driver development in Australian motor sport will benefit from a more active involvement by the sports' peak body with the appointment of a Driver Development Manager by CAMS.
CAMS appointed V8 Supercar driver Karl Reindler to join the sports' peak body as Driver Development Manager in December, 2013 and Cameron McConville as General Manager of Motor Sport Development in 2014.
Reindler was responsible for designing, developing and implementing a program to improve the identification and nurturing of Australia’s talented younger drivers.
Reindler’s appointment was made to assist in helping young talented young Australian drivers reach the pinnacle of world motor sport.
With CAMS having chosen Formula 4 as the open wheel pathway of the future, Reindler will work closely with the new category ahead of its Australian debut in 2015.
The role encompasses everything from reviewing world's best practice in driver development and creating a motor sport equivalent of a high performance academy that is now common place in major sports around the world.
CAMS Driver Academy
The CAMS Academy is made up of a series of annual training camp designed to give young and elite drivers guidance on all things in motor sport.
It’s an opportunity to live and train as an elite athlete and learn how to prepare for higher levels of motor sport.
Course content will include, but is not limited to:
- Physiological testing
- Strength and Conditioning
- Cardiovascular Fitness
- Enduro Conditioning
- Heat Stress/Hydration
- Media and Sponsorship
- Illicit drugs lecture
- Engineering and Telemetry
- Racing nationally and internationally
- Motor sport specific training techniques
Participants will benefit from mixing and networking with likeminded drivers with the desire and hunger for success.
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