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Maryland 2018 Leaders' Summit

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CCBC Catonsville Campus

800 S. Rolling Road

Catonsville, Maryland 21228

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The Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League’s first annual Leaders Summit will bring together coaches —both new and experienced—to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. In 2018 Maryland will make history by providing the opportunity for every middle and high school student, public or private, to form club teams and participate in a scholastic mountain bike season brought to you by the Maryland League, an official project league of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). This conference will promote a holistic approach to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive.

Being Maryland's inaugural season, the focus of the 2018 Leaders Summit will be about how to establish your team. The Leaders Summit will arm you with the knowledge, skills and resources available to assist you in establishing an official club sport at your local middle or high school. With over 700 NICA teams across 22 leagues in 21 states in the US, we don't have to reinvent any wheels in Maryland. Currently over 14,000 Student-Athletes participate in leagues across the country with league growth averaging 35% every year, this is an exciting time for kids and adult mentors in Maryland to be apart of the fastest growing youth mountain bike program in the US.

Team formation and official registration starts spring. Pre-season begins Apri 15th. In season practices can start July 1st. Our first racing season will run from September through October of 2018, with race venues located throughout the state.

Date: 3/17 (Saturday): Leadership, Risk Management and Sustainable Team Structures

Saturday's seminars cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school student athletes in the context of a NICA mountain bike club. Saturday's seminars cover basic knowledge all NICA Level 1, 2 and 3 coaches should be aware of and incorporate into their duties.

We will be a stone's throw from some AMAZING trails in Patapsco Valley State Park, so bring your bike on day one and we will have a few routes picked out for group rides at the end of day 1.

Date: 3/18 (Sunday): How to start and manage a High School Mountain Bike Team and NICA On The Bike Skills for Coaches

Sunday morning will be more classroom and small group setting stuff. Expect to be indoors through lunchtime.

Sunday's clinic - You'll learn the NICA-endorsed training method, which includes 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 the afternoon clinic will be held outdoors, so please bring your bike and appropriate riding and safety gear for the weather. Again - there are 200 miles of trails accessible from the venue, and we will have a couple of ride leaders available to show you some of Pataspsco Valley State Parks finest singletrack.

Check out the detailed agenda for the weekend here. (This agenda is still in development and we will reach out to all registrants in the weeks leading up to the summit with lots more details!)

Includes: Breakfast and lunch each day, Coaches Manual, Skills Manual and Conference Materials. Registration fee does not include lodging. Please see information on optional lodging below.

We have been able to reduce the registration fee by $35 thanks to support from Old Line Velo, a Maryland based nonprofit supporting mountain biking across the state.

Lodging:

Ramada Limited Baltimore West has rooms starting at $51/night - we are working to get an even better rate on a block of rooms there. 9 minutes driving from our summit at CCBC Catonsville campus. Several resteraunts within a short walk.

Click here for online reservations and more info


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CCBC Catonsville Campus

800 S. Rolling Road

Catonsville, Maryland 21228

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