2013 SoCal League Leaders' Summit v2.0
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 4:00 PM (PST)
The SoCal High School Cycling League’s annual 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 conference will promote a holistic approach to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive. This is a great opportunity to spend a weekend in the company of peers and energize for the upcoming season.
- Saturday attendees receive a copy of the "NICA Coach Manual" ($29.95 in the NICA store).
- Sunday attendees receive a copy of "Teaching Mountain Bike Skills; The Skills Training Manual for NICA Coaches" ($29.95 in the NICA store)
- Full weekend attendees receive both books.
2013 SoCal Leaders' Summit v2.0 is a streamlined version of our annual summit hitting key seminars applicable to anybody leading or coaching within a high school or middle school program.
Leadership and Coaching Seminars (Saturday)
Seminars cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school and middles school student athletes in the context of a NICA mountain bike club. Seminars cover basic knowledge all NICA Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Ride Leaders should be aware of and incorporate into their duties.
1:00 - 1:30 PM Registration
1:30 - 2:00 PM Welcome, Overview, & Introductions
2:00 – 3:00 PM Risk Management: REQUIRED for all coaches
3:00 - 4:00 PM Engaging and Motivating Adolescent Boys and Girls
4:00 - 4:45 PM Managing a Scholastic Practice
4:45 - 5:30 PM Race Day Structure, Support, and Success
MTB 101: Skills for Coaches (Sunday)
This clinic offers coaches the opportunity to 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. The majority of this clinic will be held outdoors, so please bring your bike and appropriate riding and safety gear for the weather.
REQUIRED for Head and Assistant Coaches (recommended for Ride Leader)
8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast (included)
8:30 – 9:00 AM Welcome, Overview, & Introductions
9:00 – 10:30 AM Classroom Skills Clinic
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch (included)
10:30 - 4:00 PM On the Bike Skills Clinic