Coach Field Work Hours
Working directly with youth is the best way to learn and implement best practices learned through NICA's coach education program. NICA requires volunteers looking to obtain a Level 2 or Level 3 certification to obtain a minimum number of field work hours with student-athletes. Level 2 coaches must have 20 hours of field work experience, and Level 3 coaches must have 80 hours of experience.
WHAT COUNTS AS FIELD WORK?
Field work is any time spent in contact with NICA student-athletes in a mountain bike team setting. This can be time spent participating in team rides or skills clinics. Leading team meetings also builds valuable leadership experience. Time spent at races and camps supporting NICA student-athletes counts as well.
HOW DO I REPORT MY FIELD WORK HOURS?
You must self-report your hours in the NICA Coach Education Center. The process only takes a few minutes. To report, log into Pit Zone and enter the Coach Education Center by clicking the “Courses, Resources, & Benefits” button. Expand the Coach License Level Menu (either 2 or 3) and find the Field Work option. Click through and follow the prompts to report your hours. Once completed, your Pit Zone profile will be automatically updated.
Step-by-step instructions for reporting your Field Work hours can be accessed using the button below.