Team Director Requirements

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To be eligible, all NICA Teams (that are members of a NICA league) must have a Team Director who satisfies the requirements in the schedule below. NICA takes risk management very seriously and our Team Director license requirements also reflect our commitment to supporting student-athletes. A NICA League is a community where the action of one team may affect the entire league. It’s essential that all Team Directors progress along a path to learning the best practices of coaching youth, managing rides, and building a sustainable program. The minimal license requirement increases over the team’s first four years and there are discount incentives for surpassing those minimums. We strongly urge all Team Directors to obtain a Level 3 License by their team’s second season. Grace periods and other exception may be applied based on your league director’s discretion. The requirements for each license level are detailed at the NICA website:

First-Year Team

  • Minimum Requirement
    • Level 1 License is required for the team to register as a NICA team
  • Requirement for Discount
    • Level 2 License or above qualifies for team registration discount

Second Year Team

  • Minimum Requirement
    • Level 2 License is required for the team to register as a NICA team
  • Requirement for Discount
    • Level 3 License or above qualifies for team registration discount

Third-Year Team

  • Minimum Requirement
    • Level 3 License is required for the team to register as a NICA team
  • Discount applies to third year team and beyond if Team Director maintains Level 3 License