Skilled and dedicated NICA coaches are the most important aspect of NICA high school mountain bike teams.  A NICA coach puts the safety and overall well-being of their student-athletes as the first priority.  NICA coaches 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 coaches are required to obtain a NICA Coaches License at one of four levels:

1. General Volunteer

2. Ride Leader

3. Assistant Coach

4. 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 what license level works best for your needs click here.