Coaching

Please note recent NICA Coach Licensing, Level & Requirement Transition.

Skilled and dedicated NICA volunteers are the most important aspect of NICA interscholastic mountain bike teams.  A NICA volunteer puts the safety and overall well-being of their student-athletes as the first priority.  NICA volunteers are role models and teachers who are open to learning the best practices of youth mountain bike coaching and actively work to hone their leadership skills.

All volunteers are required to obtain a NICA Certification License at one of three levels:

Level 1 Certification: Assists all coaches as directed by the head coach. 

Level 2 Certification: Assists level 3 coaches with advanced tasks such as leading rides.

Level 3 Certification: Takes a leadership role within the team. Equivalent competencies as head coach.

The path to becoming a NICA coach generally begins with volunteering for your local team, or attending a Leader’s Summit in your region.

To learn more about requirements for each license level click here.