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
|Bicycling Magazine||Bicycling Magazine is offering over 25% off subscriptions. Better yet, for every subscription made through this special link, Bicycling will donate $5 to NICA!||All Coaches & registered student-athletes.|
|Podiumwear||Podiumwear provides concierge level service to all NICA teams for their custom jersey needs. All products are designed and created in the USA from start to finish.||All Coaches|
|Athletic Event Supply||Athletic Event Supply provides custom printed team tents, backdrops, flags, etc. NICA Affiliates receive 25% off their already low prices. Please see the Athletic Event Supply Website here.||Coaches, Student Athletes, Teams, League and National Sponsors|
|Yakima||Yakima has partnered with NICA and is providing huge discounts on Yakima and Whispbar Gear products. All purchases must be made directly through the Yakima online store. To confirm your eligibility and to receive your discount code, fill out the coach benefit form below.||All Coaches & Registered Student Athletes|
Your local retailer may (or may not) be willing to provide a discount on Trek products. We encourage you to promote and nurture a healthy relationship with your local retailer. If your local retailer would like to receive suggested guidelines on discounting products, please ask them to email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. It doesn’t hurt to ask, but don’t expect a discount.
Your local retailer may (or may not) be willing to provide a discount on Specialized products. We encourage you to promote and nurture a healthy relationship with your local retailer. If your local retailer would like to receive suggested guidelines on discounting products, please ask them to email email@example.com for more information. It doesn’t hurt to ask, but don’t expect a discount.
|GIRO*||Discount codes are available for coaches to purchase coach or rider helmets directly from GIRO’s online store. Please fill out the Coach License Benefit Form to take advantage of this offer.||Assistant Coach/ Head Coach|
Optic Nerve is offering 30% off retail pricing from the Optic Nerve Website. All purchases are made directly through the Optic Nerve website. Use the discount code, “hsmtb15″ at check-out.
Optic Nerve can also provide your team with custom engraved sunglasses (12 unit minimum). To receive the custom engraving order form, fill out the benefit form below.
|Teams, Coaches, Student Athletes|
|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 all NICA licensed coaches a 30% discount off their products. To receive your promo code, fill out the benefit form below.||All NICA Licensed Coaches|
|CamelBak||CamelBak can provide your team with custom bottles (72 unit minimum). Plus, CamelBak packs are available at the NICA online store. To receive the 30% discount code and/or the custom bottle order form, fill out the benefit form below.||Ride Leaders, Assistant Coach & Head Coach|
Clif Bar and Co is offering teams discounts on select products through their Team Clif Bar program. Orders are limited to twice a year and should be managed by one point person. Team Directors, fill out the benefit form below to receive the program details.
|GU Energy||GU is offering discounted nutrition products to NICA coaches and their teams through the Gu Rewards Program. For program details, fill out the coach benefit form below.||All NICA Licensed Coaches|
|DeFeet||DeFeet provides custom socks, arm warmers, shoe covers, and gloves. All NICA teams are eligible to receive special pricing and a waived art set-up fee for all items except gloves. Please see the DeFeet website here.||All Teams|
|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|
|Kinetic by Kurt||Kinetic by Kurt provides discounted trainers through local retailers. Please fill out the form (attached below) and bring it in to your local retailer.||All Coaches|
Some benefits are not available to first year Leagues and benefits may also vary by League.
**The NICA Giro helmet is available to coaches as a one-time deal. However, replacement helmets are available to licensed NICA Assistant & Head coaches who are already in possession of a NICA helmet that is damaged or aged ($100 + shipping). Damaged or retired helmets should be destroyed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.