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Coach Licensing Requirements
|License Requirement||Where completed||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
|Participation Agreement||PitZone||Required Annually|
|Coach Licensing Membership Fee (if applicable)||PitZone||Required Annually|
|Background Check||PitZone (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|
The League recognizes coaches as the most essential component of successful mountain bike teams and we have many resources that can help you organize your team. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
The NICA Coaches Licensing Program was introduced to ensure that all League 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.
The Coaches Licensing Program includes Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Ride Leaders and General Volunteer Licenses. All license holders are covered by comprehensive liability insurance provided by the League for the duration of the season.
The NorCal League Coaching Summit is our annual professional development summit for high school mountain bike coach licensing. It provides volunteers with the training and education they need to start and maintain a quality high school mountain bike team. For more details about venue, speakers, and an agenda go here.We also have Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training and MTB 101 clinics available throughout the season.
FOR TEAMSOur official season starts on December 1st, but we know there are teams chomping at the bit to get their riders together for scheduled activities (fun rides, skills clinics, bike checks/fits). We’re stoked for you! If you’re interested in having pre-season activities, we’ll need you to read and fill out this form.
- NorCal Strike Visuals
- How to Start a Team
- Pre-Season Activity Ideas
- Hyperthreads for NorCal League 2022-2023 DIGITAL
- Rudy Projects Discount Program
- Coach Guide to Virtual Team Interaction
- Electronic Communication and Social Media Guidelines
- NORTH Conference Radio Channel
- SOUTH Conference Radio Channel
- Tamarancho Passes – STUDENTS and COACHES
- The Body Positive – Preventing Eating Disorders in Athletes
- Integrate Performance Fitness – Strength training expert Al Painters
- Stanford – Hydration Tips for Young Athletes
- Stanford – Game Day Nutrition
- Food and Nutrition by Stanford
- NICA nutrition info- CLIF
- NEW NorCal logo
- CEU Opportunity
- Practice Session Plan – Template
*For updated information from NICA regarding first aid requirements, go here.
NICA Approved First Aid Class with Otis Guy
The legend, Otis Guy has designed a course that meets NICA approval for Level 2 and Level 3 coaches within one hour of definitive care.
Certifications will last 2 years, and you will receive it by email attachment.