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  • Wednesday Only $125.00
  • Thursday Only $125.00
  • Wednesday & Thursday $195.00

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October 10–11, 2012

NICA’s Leaders’ Summit brings together coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders, and parent volunteers—both new and experienced—to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. This summit will promote a holistic approach to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive. To learn more about NICA’s Coaches Licensing program, click here.

Includes: breakfast, snacks, lunch each day, NICA Coaches Manual, “Children of the Dirt” DVD, Summit materials and special discount pricing on First Aid Kits and Camelbaks. Cost does not include lodging, nor IMBA National Bike Summit Registration.

Classroom seminars (Oct. 10):

Classes cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school student athletes in the context of a NICA mountain bike club and provide the basic knowledge all NICA Coaches should be aware of and incorporating into their program. Classes include topics like Recruiting, Training, Fundraising, Risk Management and will provide the foundation for starting a high school cycling club.

MTB 101:  Learn the Skills to Teach the Skills with Lee McCormack (Oct. 11)
In this clinic, coaches will learn the progressive steps needed to teach anyone (even yourself) both basic and advanced mountain biking skills. You will also learn about experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles, and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. Much of this workshop is experiential and on the bike, so please bring your bike and appropriate riding and safety gear for the weather.

For more information:
Contact: Austin McInerny
(510) 219-0043

To accommodate everyone we are offering two options:

Ride Leader Option: Oct. 10 or Oct. 11 – Cost $125 or $100 before 6/15/12

Those interested in a NICA Ride Leader License can participate in this one day program that will include both Risk Management and MTB 101. Choosing this option will satisfy the requirements for Professional Development at the NICA Rider Leader License level. Includes snacks, lunch, and the materials.

Ride Leader Agenda (click on arrow to expand):

One day program

8:00 – 5:00 Meetings in Day Lodge

8:00 – 8:30 Check in
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 – 10:20 Risk Management & Insurance Information
10:20 – noon In the Classroom Skills Clinic with Lee McCormack
Noon – 12:45 Lunch provided on site Q&A with Lee McCormack
12:45 – 4:00 On the Bike Skills Clinic with Lee McCormack
4:00 Group Photo and Optional Group Ride

Head & Assistant Coach Option: October 10–11 – Cost $195 or $160 before 6/15/12

Those interested in attaining an Assistant Coach or Head Coach license can meet those requirements in our 2-day program.  A 2-day Leaders’ Summit is worth 9 units (6 units for seminars, 3 units for MTB 101) and includes the required Risk Management and MTB 101.

Head & Assistant Coach Agenda (click on arrow to expand):

Wednesday Oct 10, 2012

8:30 – 4:00

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome, Overview, & Introductions
9:30 – 10:30 How to Start and Manage a High School Mountain Bike Team, Part I
10:30 – 11:30 Risk Management & Insurance Information – REQUIRED
11:30 – 12:00 Getting to “Yes” with School Admin & Recruiting Strategies
12:00 – 12:30 Creating a Strong Team/parent Community & Fundraising
12:30 – 1:00 Lunch & General Discussion/Questions Regarding Race Season
1:00 – 1:45 Engaging & Coaching Adolescents & Recruiting Girls
1:45 – 2:45 Reviewing NICA Rulebook, Licensing Program & Benefits
3:00 – 4:00 How to Start & Manage a High School Mountain Bike Team Part 2

Thursday Oct 11, 2012

8:00 – 4:30

8:00 – 8:30 Opening Remarks & Keynote Speaker
8:30 – 9:30 Burning Questions from Day 1
9:30 – 10:00 Creating a Holistic Training Program for Student Athletes
10:00 – Noon In the Classroom Skills Clinic with Lee McCormack
Noon – 12:45 Lunch provided on site Q&A with Lee McCormack
1:00 – 3:30 On the Bike Skills Clinic with Lee McCormack
3:30 – 3:45 Closing Comments
4:00 – 4:30 Coaches/ License Test (if applicable)
4:30 on Trail Ride Optional