Sponsor Spotlight – FTT Action Sports

FTT Action Sports – Motocross Training Academy

Owner: Ryan Honstein

Company: FTT ActionSports LLC

Location: Wildomar, CA

Services offered: Performance Manager

Contact information: 714-416-7525 / Ryan.fttmx@icloud.com

Ryan Honstein is a business owner and entrepreneur in Southern California, Ryan is the man in charge of the action sports training academy called FTT ActionSports. FTT is an abbreviation for “Fine Tune Training,” ultimately Ryan aims to focus on fine tuning one’s mindset, mechanics, physics of one’s riding style, nutrition, and creating value within one’s seat time. His motto is, “To enhance the knowledge and safety for all aspired athletes”.

We asked Ryan what made him want to be an action sports performance manager? He said, “For me honestly, it not just the adrenaline rush, its maintaining the calm while under such intense pressure. I find that such a disciplined task to apprehend, I wanted to sponge my brain on every how-to way to master such a thing. Then hopefully one day pass it on!” Ryan is extremely meticulous in detail, but it pays off for his riders, as they are sweeping podiums while using his methods and trainings.

FTT ActionSports group training.

FTT ActionSports does not only offer on the track training. They also offer services once your moto’s are completed. Honstein knows that to be successful you must take your training further than just completing your weekly moto’s, one must prepare their body prior to swinging their leg over a bike. Honstein states, “FTT ActionSports provides At the Track & Off the track services with several different tools and amenities. Such as GPS monitored lap times and Heart Rate zoning, to Road Biking, Mountain Biking, Recovery plans ext…”

Owner: Ryan Honstein

With the competitive market for action sports performance managers in Southern California, we asked Honstein what makes him unique from the other performance managers out there? He said, “Well, some coaches like creating big riding clinics with 25-30 riders a session. I have up to 8 riders a session. I want to know the athlete, so I actually can dissect the real problem and create a real solution.”

Ryan Honstein aims to really identify the problem and find solutions to fix it so his students can really benefit from his trainings. We asked Ryan, if he had different levels of training for various skill sets? He said, ” I’ve got 4 different levels of Performance Managing. Level 1 (Intro/Beginner) Level 2 (Advance Beginner/Novice) Level 3 (Intermediate/Pro Intro) Level 4 (Professional). Any age can be a part of any level group depending on level of experience as well as their goal.” There truly is something for everyone.

Ryan Honstein, class is in session.

FTT ActionSports is not only about giving their riders sufficient skills to win their moto’s, they are also a huge advocate for safety. FTT ActionSports offers programs to teach riders the in’s and out’s of how to be a safer rider, a skill that should be addressed more by coaches.

We asked Ryan how he came up with this brilliant idea? Ryan states, “Once I became fully aware of the residual cycle in this industry, I felt keeping riders/ racers safe will keep them going back the track living their dreams, as well as going back to the shops for parts and upgrades. I’ve seen to many people over the years buy a motorcycle, rides it for 45 minutes and falls then sells it for 3/4 of the price they just bought it for. Only because they weren’t taught.”

Ryan Honstein has a team of performance managers that share the same motto and philosophy as him. We asked Honstein what makes these people qualified to be a FTT ActionSports performance manager? He said, “At the moment I have 2 rad brothers from Colorado, Bryce and Cole Shondeck that works with my performance managing program. Kyle Swanson from Washington State recently moved here to So-Cal to contribute to the program as well! I direct my coaches to the USMCA ( United States Motorcycle Coaches Association) with a CPR/AED certification. My different levels of coaching will require different levels of certifications.”

FTT ActionSports offers training for on the track, off the track, and a unique concept many performance managers do not offer, training of your mind. Mindset is a huge component of Ryan Honstein’s training philosophy, here’s why: “First, if your mind is in other places like going out later or doing something non working, you may jeopardize your performance or the amount of knowledge you can soak in at the moment. I call them irrelevant distractions. Ill catch you if you’re not focused.” The will to succeed must be stronger than the distractions around you.

We asked Ryan Honstein, what is one piece of advice you’d offer to riders just starting out? He said, “Know your motorcycle, know your course, look both ways, and if you don’t know don’t do!!!”

An important piece of advice to listen to, safety first!

 

If you would like to contact Ryan Honstein for price inquires please contact him via phone at 714-416-7525 or email at Ryan.fttmx@icloud.com. 

 

 

 

 

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