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.
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.
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.
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.
TO CHECK OUT THE NEW FORMAT OF THIS CLASS AND TO SEE THE SCHEDULE CHECK OUT OTIS’ WEBSITE.
NICA Approved First Aid is usually offered at both Coach Summit’s so be sure to check out the page.
10 STUDENT MINIMUM OTHERWISE CLASS WILL BE CANCELLED 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.
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