At NICA, we realize that coaches who enter our Coach Licensing Program are making both a significant financial and time commitment. In appreciation for all that you do, and thanks to the generosity of NICA sponsors, we are able to offer the following benefits to coaches who successfully complete the NICA Coach Licensing Program.
NICA and our sponsors wish to thank you, coaches, for your commitment to high school mountain bike programs. Every NICA program relies on the support, enthusiasm, and energy of the coaches and high school cycling would not be thriving without your commitment.
As ambassadors for the sport of high school cycling, it is paramount that you act in a respectful, honest and appreciative manner towards the sponsors and companies that enable your high school races to happen. In recognition of your hard work and to encourage you to continue with cycling, NICA is able to offer a number of benefits detailed below. Remember, your local bike shop should be your “go-to” retailer for equipment and service on your bike and NICA encourages you to respect the bike shop employees and those that support mountain biking!
Licensed Coach & Registered Student Athlete Program Benefits
|American Medical Kits||First Aid supplies from Adventure Medical Kit are available in the NICA online store. To receive the 25% discount code, fill out the benefit form below.||Ride Leaders, Assistant Coach, Head Coach|
The Cannondale Student Athlete & Coach Program provides discounts on certain bike models from authorized dealers. For a list of your local Cannondale dealers click here. To activate download the following forms and follow the directions. Review the details in the link below.
|All Coaches & Registered Student Athletes|
The Trek Student-Athlete & Coach Program provides discounts on certain bike models from willing authorized Trek dealers. To participate, download and complete the appropriate form available below and contact your local Trek dealer to discuss model availability and prices. For a list of your local Trek dealers click here.
|All Coaches & Registered Student Athletes|
|Specialized*||Every NICA Licensed Coach at the Assistant or Head Coach Level is eligible for a Specialized S-Works Helmet. If you are an Assistant or Head Coach, fill out the benefit form below to order your helmet. Please note: presently we are out of medium and large helmets. We are taking backorders and hope to ship late August.||Assistant Coach/ Head Coach|
|Dirt Rag Magazine (Online)||Dirt Rag has generously offered to provide online trial subscriptions to all Assistant and Head Coaches.||Assistant Coach & Head Coach|
|Positive Coaching Alliance (Online)||The Positive Coaching Allianceis a national non-profit with the mission to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. NICA has partnered with the PCA to offer the Double-Goal Coach online workshop to NICA coaches at a discounted rate of $18. To receive the discount code to use during online registration, fill out the benefit form below.||All NICA Licensed Coaches|
|Feedback Sports||Feedback Sports is offering coaches discounted merchandise. See the Feedback Sports Program Flyer here.||Assistant Coach & Head Coach|
|Clif Bar||Your League Director will issue codes through their Coaches News for you to use when you order discounted nutrition product directly from Clif and Luna. The order process is online. Email your League Director with any questions.||All NICA Licensed Coaches|
|GU Energy||Your League Director will issue codes through their Coaches News for you to use when you order discounted nutrition product directly from Gu Energy. The order process is online. Email your League Director with any questions.||All NICA Licensed Coaches|
|Primal Wear Team Apparel||Teams with a NICA Licensed Head Coach are eligible for discounted custom team apparel, as well as complimentary artwork design sessions by Primal Wear’s designers. Information on pricing can also be found here on the Primal/NICA Flyer.||Head Coach|
|FOX Forks||Fox has partnered with NICA to offer Assistant and Head Coaches EP (once per year) on Fox Racing Forks. To confirm your eligibility and to receive details, fill out the benefit form below.||Assistant Coach/ Head Coach|
Some benefits are not available to first year Leagues and benefits may also vary by League.
*The NICA Specialized S-Works Helmet is available to coaches as a one-time deal. Replacement helmets are available for $100 to coaches that damage their helmets, provided the damaged helmet is returned to NICA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.