Welcome to the Coach Zone

THINKING ABOUT COACHING?

Watch this brief video and hear from our coaches. Now that you are super stoked to get involved, consider helping your local team or starting a team in your area.

COACHING LEVELS

NICA's Coach Licensing Program ensures that all adults working with our students have the knowledge needed to be a positive influence. NICA licenses also protect volunteers and coaches with comprehensive insurance and protect our youth with background checks. To become a coach start with License Level 1 and take it one step at a time throughout the year as opportunities arise to complete additional requirements. Please contact League Director Doug Bedient (doug@nevadamtb.org) with questions.

What Level do I Need?
  • Level 1 (Can be completed online)
    • Serve as team communicator/coordinator
    • Help team with fundraiser activities, social events, etc
    • Ride with team in supporting role
  • Level 2 (Mix of Online and League Events)
    • All functions of Level 1 +
    • Ride with team in leading role
  • Level 3 (Mix of Online and League Events)
    • All function of Level 1&2 +
    • Teach mountain bike skills & plan team rides

For complete coach licensing details with links to online requirements visit - Nationalmtb.org/Coach License Program

Level 2 Ride Leader

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  • Risk Management 2 Video & Test
  • On-the-Bike 101
  • Basic First Aid/CPR
  • 20 Hours Field Work
  • 3 CEU Credits

Level 3 Head Coach

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  • Risk Management 3 Video & Test
  • Approved First Aid or WFA
  • 80 Hours Field Work
  • Attend Leaders Summit
  • Level 3 Exam
  • 9 CEU Credits

Please SCREENSHOT YOUR RESULTS of all trainings taken online (e.g. NFHS Concussion, Risk Management, CEU credits, Level 3 exam) to upload into the Pit Zone. You will not receive email confirmation of results for many of the online trainings. Level 1 requirements are offered online.  Trainings for Levels 2 and 3 are both online and offered locally through the Nevada League.

UPCOMING COACH TRAINING EVENTS

MTB On-the-Bike Coaching Skills Clinic - April 29th
Leaders Summit Coach Training Weekend - June 23rd/24th

TEAM DISCOUNT FOR LICENSE COMPLIANCY

First Year Teams

Required to have at least one registered Level 2 Coach to receive compliancy discount.

Second Year Teams 

Required to have at least one registered Level 3 Coach to receive compliancy discount.

Third Year Teams 

Head Coach maintains a Level 3 License to receive compliancy discount.