All coaches are encouraged to take MTB 101, but all level 2 and level 3 coaches are required to take it. MTB 201 is also encouraged to all coaches, and is a great way to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
We offer MTB 101 and 201 starting in the off-season. Email Terry with questions about 101/201.
Continuing Education Units
Once a coach holds a NICA Coaches License, they are required to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in order to maintain their license level. Level 2 coaches need 3 CEUs every three years, and level 3 coaches need 6 CEUs every three years.
We do not currently have any scheduled CEU opportunities, please email Terry with any questions about CEUs.
Our Leaders Summits are usually the first pre-season event for the league. This year, they will be held virtually in September, October, and December. Take a look at our Events Calendar to sign up. We will be updating our email list and social media with more dates for in-person Leader Summits.
All coaches are encouraged to take a basic first-aid class. Level 2 and level 3 coaches require a NICA Approved first-aid class. WFA is required for level 2 and level 3 coaches if teams hold practice beyond 1 hour of definitive care.
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NorCal League Coach Retreats are fun riding weekends in beautiful places with great people! These retreats are a way to build relationships while connecting and learning from your fellow coaches. The League handles all the logistics, cooking, cleaning, route finding, etc. All you have to do is sign up and show up.
This year we’re hosting one MEGA Coach Retreat in Mendocino.
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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|