The league recognizes coaches as the most essential component of successful teams, and we have many resources that can help you succeed as a coach.
The NICA Coaches Licensing Program was introduced to ensure that all student-athletes have adult leaders familiar with the best coaching practices. Licensed coaches have been trained in topics that include risk management, team management, ride management, and youth sports psychology. This includes training for head coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders, and volunteers. All license holders are covered by comprehensive liability insurance provided by the league for the duration of the season.
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Become a Coach
Start by creating an account in the Pit Zone and completing all Level 1 requirements in the NICA Learning Management System. See the requirements below.
Find more information about our MTB 101 and 201 classes, CPR options, NICA Approved First Aid, and how to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Here are some helpful resources for how to start a team in the NorCal League, and where existing teams are on the map.
We have many resources dedicated to helping coaches succeed. Find the current rulebook, waivers, petition forms, how to utilize our Coach Supporters, and more.
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Coach Licensing Requirements
|License Requirement||Where completed||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
|Participation Agreement||Pit Zone||Required Annually|
|Coach Licensing Membership Fee (if applicable)||Pit Zone||Required Annually|
|Background Check||Pit Zone (linked to outside provider)||Required Annually|
|Concussion Training||NICA Learning Management System||Required Annually|
|Athlete Abuse Awareness Training||NICA Learning Management System||Required every two years|
|NICA Philosophy, Safety and Risk Management (replaces NICA Student- Athlete Coaching Philosophy)||NICA Learning Management System||Required Annually|
|Coach License Level 1||NICA Learning Management System||Required every 2 years|
|Coach License Level 2||NICA Learning Management System||Required every 2 years|
|Coach License Level 3||NICA Learning Management System||Required every 2 years|
|First Aid||Outside provider or league scheduled||Requirements vary based on Geography and Specific League needs|
|CPR||Outside provider or league scheduled||In-person Class Required|
|OTB 101 Online Course||NICA Learning Management System||Required|
|OTB 101 In-Person Clinic||Scheduled by your League||Required|
|Field Work||On your own. Confirm hours in NICA Learning Management System.||20 Hours||80 Hours|
|NICA Leader Summit Core Courses||Online or in-person scheduled by your league||Required|
|Continuing Education||On your own||3 Units every 3 years||9 Units every 3 years|