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NICA Approved First Aid class

Otis Guy has designed a course that meets NICA approval for a new NICA Approved First Aid class that is only 8 hours. Woohoo! Please let others know who may need this class to take care of their requirements. This course is recognized as appropriate training for NICA coaches operating/practicing/riding within 1 hour of definitive care.
For an urban high school team, this course will fulfill the Level 2,3 coaches WFA requirement.
Course Schedule:
Class #1 August 25 from 9 am to 5 pm (CLASS IS FULL)
Class #2 September 29 from 9 am to 5 pm (CLASS IS FULL)
Class #3 November 17 from 9 am to 5 pm (CLASS IS FULL)
Class #4 November 25 from 9 am to 5 pm (CLASS IS FULL)
Class #5 December 9 from 9 am to 5 pm (CLASS IS FULL)
Class #6 December 16 from 9 am to 5 pm (CLASS IS FULL)
Class #7 January 6 from 9 am to 5 pm (CLASS IS FULL)
Class #8 January 27 from 9 am to 5 pm (CLASS IS OPEN)
Cost is $110
The certification will last 2 years.
The class will be held at 115 Ridge Rd in Fairfax, CA 94930. Parking is limited so if possible carpool or leave your car in an all-day parking spot and get a one mile 500′ climb up to Otis Guy’s house.
To hold your spot, please send a check for $110 made out to Otis Guy (to the address above) and email me that you want to attend the class: otis@otisguyteachingservices.com


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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 Julia@nationalmtb.org 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.  Click below for more information.




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. The next Leaders’ Summit will be on November 17th & 18th. More details to come as soon as we secure a venue, speakers, and an agenda. More details Here

We also have Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training and MTB 101 clinics available throughout the season. Check our calendar here for when the next ones will be.


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.



Coaches are an essential component of successful mountain bike teams and we want to provide our support. You can find most coach resource information on the NICA Coach Resource page (see button below) and keep informed on the latest coach benefits, team sponsor deals, and rule changes via the Coaches eNews.  NorCal Specific coach information is listed below.