Coach Training



Need to register for the next race, or need to register for the first time? Here’s the golden link. Enjoy!

Schedule a 101/201 clinic near me

Click here to get a clinic scheduled in your area by one of our amazing coach supporters.


Signing waivers are an important step to becoming a coach.  Click here for the Waiver.

Incident Report

Click here to report an incident (such as a crash or injury) to NICA.

Petition Form

To petition for a category change or other rules exception, both coach and rider need to fill out this form.

On-the-bike Skills Clinic

Check out upcoming 101/201 MTB skills clinics. To schedule an MTB 101 class for your coaches, email


Coach Licensing Requirements

Coach Licensing

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 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. 
Our 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.

*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.

Go to Otis’ website for his current schedule of courses.

Register for August 23, 24 and 30 7:00pm – 9:45pm PST course here.

Certifications will last 2 years, and you will receive it by email attachment.