Start a League

Starting a NICA League in your community isn’t hard, if you remember to start small and think big. The first League began with five students, but the vision quickly unfolded and after 15 years NICA has 19 leagues, nearly 7,600 student-athlete and over 3,500 coaches. Everything learned in 15 years is now available through our New League Development Program including valuable resources, training and risk management to assist visionaries build a strong and sustainable league focused on youth development.

Contact Lauren Duensing for more information, Laurend@nationalmtb.org

Ground-Up

Not ready to start a League? The ground-up method to building a League involves starting a high school mountain bike club in your region. The NICA Indie Club Program allows high school mountain bike clubs in all 50 states to enjoy the same insurance and other benefits as NICA Teams. For more information, go to the NICA Indie Club Program page.

Emerging League

Selected by NICA for initial league development. these leagues receive a limited set of NICA services to develop the needed public awareness, support, funding and momentum to become a Project League. These leagues have access to specific NICA resources and services and are the first stage in the NICA strategy for forming new Leagues.

Project League

Selected by NICA for full league development, these leagues receive a comprehensive range of NICA services to ensure successful league development. These leagues have access to all of the available NICA resources, staff and services which includes organizational development, website and registration services, event production support, accounting, payroll, etc.

Chapter League

Selected by NICA for Chapter League incorporation, these mature leagues operate as a separate incorporated organization, in compliance with NICA standards and policies. These leagues receive a comprehensive range of benefits and have access to all of the available NICA resources, staff and services which includes organizational development, website and registration services, accounting, payroll, etc.

Like what you see? NICA can certainly help to steer you on the right path. Contact Lauren Duensing for more information.