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Founded in 2009, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the United States.

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NICA coaches are role models and teachers who are open to learning the best practices of youth mountain bike coaching and actively work to hone their leadership skills on and off the bike.

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Leagues fulfill NICA's mission, improving the lives of teens and positively impacting communities by providing a high-quality, safe and fun interscholastic mountain bike program.

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NICA exists because of the generous support of our founding sponsors, national sponsors and our donors. If the interscholastic cycling movement moves you, please consider donating and help get one more kid on a bike!

Coach Licensing Program

The purpose of the NICA Coach License Program is to deliver comprehensive training to NICA coaches that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide quality programming to NICA student-athletes. Quality coach education is the cornerstone to developing great youth coaches who can support the mission and vision of NICA.

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NICA Social Media

"NICA has given me a community that will have my back no matter what, and a sport that will last me a lifetime."
Read how a student-athlete, now turned coach, is paying it forward within their NICA community.

#MoreKidsOnBikes #NICA #community #cycling #LinkInBio

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This race ain't big enough for two fun ambassadors 🤠
Just kidding, it's a GRiT event and we want ALL fun ambassadors!

#MoreGirlsOnBikes #NICA #GRiT #MoreKidsOnBikes

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Spring is right around the corner! Big shout out to all of our spring leagues gearing up for race days in 2023! Let's GOOOOO!
📸: texasmtb

#MoreKidsOnBikes #NICA #MoreGirlsOnBikes

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NICA believes everyone should be able to participate in our programs and feel welcomed, respected, and supported. This is why we chose "inclusivity" as one of our core values.
Exclusion fuels the fear of difference. Inclusion fuels acceptance.

#MoreKidsOnBikes #inclusion

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Do you remember your favorite coach? Each coach may have a different philosophy regarding teaching on-the-bike skills or techniques.
Breaking it down, your coaching philosophy should contain the following:
1. Objectives or purpose of coaching.
2. Your approach to coaching.
3. Your values.
4. Your principles.

What is the reason behind WHY you coach?
#MoreKidsOnBikes #NICA #MoreGirlsOnBikes

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What better way to celebrate NICA's value of FUN other than with a taco hat?!
With a hat like that, you don't have races; you have fiestas. 💃🌮

#MoreKidsOnBikes #NICA #NorCal #fun #NICAValue
📸 childress_hannah

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