Program Revisions for 2016-17!
We know licensed coaches are the KEY to safe and cohesive programs which give student-athletes the best experiences. We also know that coaches are VOLUNTEERS. As the SoCal League grows we want to do everything we can to lower the barriers of entry to obtaining a NICA Coach License. NICA and its member leagues are about to roll out a revised Coach Licensing program so we are taking the opportunity to reduce the costs and expand the opportunities for training this year.
Leaders’ Summit is traditionally a two day weekend class with one day dedicated to classroom style seminars and the other day dedicated to skills training. This year the SoCal League will be offering two “traditional” seminar days as well as a three evening “online” seminar offering. Additionally, we are offering two “traditional” skills training days on the same weekends as the “traditional” seminar days as well as offering one weekend that has two separate skills training days. We hope that this blend of offerings will allow the highest number of new coaches to come through the program with the most flexibility possible.
Finally, we believe we’ve finally reached the point where we can dramatically reduce the price of training. Each skills training day will be $50 and each seminar day (or the online option) will be $25. This year, if you complete your seminar day, we will apply your *$25 seminar day payment to your annual NICA Coach License fee (which happens to be $25).
MTB Skills Training for Coaches
*** This class is the MTB SKILLS day of Leaders' Summit which is a major part of the requirements to obtaining a Level 2 or 3 NICA Coach license which allows a licensed coach to function in capacities up to an Assistant Coach (Level 2) or Head Coach (Level 3) on a NICA team. ***
*** To obtain a Level 3 NICA Coach license you will also need to register for and complete a SEMINAR day. ***
For a full breakdown of the requirements to be fulfilled for all NICA Coach License levels please click HERE.
Coaches learn the progressive steps needed to teach anyone basic mountain biking skills. Coaches also learn about experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles, and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders.
No food or drinks are provided at this course. There will be a one hour lunchbreak. You can bring a lunch, purchase a lunch on site, or drive to an offsite location. Please bring a mountain bike in working condition, a mountain bike helmet, sunglasses, gloves, shoes that work with your pedals, hydration, and snacks. A limited number of discounted NICA Skills Manuals will be available for purchase on site.
For questions about the Leaders’ Summit please contact firstname.lastname@example.org