2020/2021 NorCal League Coach Summit

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Our fall 2020 Coach Summit is being hosted online, by NICA, due to covid-19. Register for our online Coach Summit HERE

The NorCal High School Cycling League Coach Summit brings together head coaches, team directors, team coaches “of all levels”, parents, and volunteers to develop skills and knowledge, share best practices, and build community. The Coach Summit offers professional development opportunities for both brand new coaches and seasoned veteran coaches. Each year we offer new content and this year we have a great line-up.

*Prerequisite Onboarding Training is required for all coachesBoth trainings can be found, and completed, in your Pit Zone coach profile

The NICA Coach Licensing Staff is offering a round of live, online coach summit sessions so that you can get the necessary core requirements for your level 3 coach license, or the continuing education units needed to maintain your current coach license. These sessions will be offered in September and October at varying dates and times to accommodate your busy schedules. Please see below for details about the online coach summit program:

▪ Online coach summits will be held live via Zoom video conference.
▪ Sessions will be presented by NICA Coach Licensing staff.
▪ They will consist of the 5 core required sessions to get your Coach License Level 3, or count as CEUs to maintain your current license level 2 or 3.
▪ Sessions will be offered in 5 one-hour sessions on weekdays every other week. Times will stagger each week to accommodate your varying needs and different time zones OR— You can complete all 5 sessions in one 7 hour block (includes breaks) on a Saturday if you’d like to get them all done at once.
▪ Click on the following google calendar to see the full schedule of sessions. Sessions are in September and October. Click on a day for the link to registration.
▪ NICA online coach summit sessions schedule
▪ Important note: The online google calendar will adjust to your time zone. Once you click on a registration link and are taken into the Zoom registration, the time is displayed in Eastern Time.
▪ Pre-registration is required to attend each online coach summit session:
▪ Registration links are available as a link in each session on the google calendar
▪ Basic Zoom accounts are free, but you do NOT need one to attend an online meeting. If you have one, feel free to use it if you want.
▪ Please use your full name when registering and logging in to all of your sessions, so we can properly give credit for participation.
▪ Each session will be limited to 100 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. So sign up ASAP!!
▪ If you intend to participate with a group of coaches, please register individually so we can give you proper credit for attending.
▪ Once all 5 sessions are completed, you will automatically be sent an email with your certificate of completion. You can then upload your certificate to your PitZone profile.
▪ You don’t have to attend all 5 sessions to get CEU credits. You will still receive credit for the number of sessions you attended. Please email Mike McGarry at mike@nationalmtb.org when you’re finished with your sessions; he will email you a certificate for the CEUs based on the number of sessions you’ve attended.
▪ For example, you are a Level 2 coach and only need 3 CEUs. You can attend 3 of the hour-long weekday sessions as your schedule allows. Let Mike know via email and he’ll send you a certificate with 3 CEUs for you to upload in PitZone. Please direct all questions regarding this program to Jon Casson at jon@nationalmtb.org.

We’re very excited to offer you this program and we hope it helps you get the required training and license you need in the absence of our beloved in-person Coach Summits. We thank you for your commitment to NICA and to the student-athletes who love riding bikes as much as you do. We hope you and your family are staying safe, staying active, and staying positive.