The Pit Zone is the NICA Registration System for Teams, Coaches and Riders. Below are some Pit Zone Frequently Asked Questions. If you do not find the answer to your question(s) here, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate your league, team and rider name in the email.
- How do I register a team?
- How do I know if a team is ready to practice (i.e. is fully insured)?
- How do I change the Team Director?
- How do I come up with a Team Name, and why is this important?
- How do I know if a team should be division I or division II?
- Why do I have a Red Exclamation mark next to my name?
- How do I delete graduated riders listed on my team or riders that will no longer be racing on our team?
- I invited a rider to the Pit Zone, but they can’t find their invitation link?
- How do I register through the Pit Zone?
- I can’t remember my email/username to login?
- I entered incorrect information (e.g. birthdate, medical information), how do I change this?
- How do I know what category to choose?
- My school or area does not have a team, how do I register?
- How do I know if I am “Race Ready” and what does Race Ready mean?
- I think I have been double charged, what should I do?
- Where do I send the waiver forms, can I email or fax them?
- When is the last date I can send in my forms?
- When does online registration end?
- Why do I mail my forms into an office in Berkeley, California?
- Why are there no electronic waivers for riders?
Team Pit Zone Questions
A: The League Director must invite a Team to register. Once an invite is sent the Team Director (the main point of contact for the team) will receive the invite email from the Pit Zone. Click on the invite via the email and follow the registration process. A team must complete registration and payment before the application for insurance can be processed (this process is automatic once registration and payment are received). When a certificate of insurance has been issued, the team is clear to begin team practice. Click here for more information on Team Training Limits. If you would like to register a team, reach out to the League Director. Click here to go back to the top of the page.
A: The team director will receive an email from the insurance company, confirming their insurance is processed. At the same time, the Pit Zone will automatically update the Team’s registration status as complete. Click here to go back to the top of the page.
A: This must be done by the League Director. Contact them and ask them to make the change. It is important that the contact for the Team Director is accurate as they are the main point of contact between the league and the team. Click here to go back to the top of the page.
To make clear in results what teams are composite teams and what teams are school based teams, it is important that team names follow the team name guidelines: Use your official school name completely written out (do not abbreviate), for example write out “New Vista High School.” Do not use words such as “Club, Team, MTB, or Racing.” Composite teams should use their local name plus the word “Composite,” for example “Grand Valley Composite.” These names show up in team result pages. You can make changes to your team name under team properties when you login to the Pit Zone as a Team Director. Click here to go back to the top of the page.
According to the NICA Rule Book, Division I teams are teams of 12 or more riders. Division II teams are teams with 11 or less riders. For NorCal and Colorado League Divisions, Division I teams have 16 or more riders, and Division II teams have 15 or less riders. It is important that a team’s division is accurate in the Pit Zone. Email your League Director if you are uncertain about which division a team should be in. You choose the team division under team properties. Click here to go back to the top of the page.
Coaches’ Pit Zone Questions:
The Red Exclamation mark indicates that a coach is missing one of the requirements to confirm their coach license. If you hover over the Red Exclamation mark, it will list what items are missing. Waivers and background checks are now integrated into the registration process. You will complete both (if required) during registration. To complete the online CDC concussion training just here. Any other coaching questions, please email email@example.com
As a coach, you do not have the ability to delete riders but you can mark them “inactive”. Click on the rider under your team, and click in the upper right hand corner “deactivate rider.” We recommend deactivating riders that are no participating on the team. If you need someone deleted from your roster, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to go back to the top of the page.
Go into your team page, and find the rider’s email. If it is still in e-mail address form the rider has not clicked on the invitation link. Once you click on the rider, you will see the unique invitation link they need to click on to register in the orange box. Click the blue “edit and re-send the invitation link.” Then click Re-send Rider Invitation. If the link is not there, that means they have already started the registration process. Have them login to the Pit Zone using the email address you invited them to the Pit Zone with. If they forgot their password, there is a forgot password link. Click here to go back to the top of the page.
Rider Pit Zone Questions:
You should receive an invitation email from the Pit Zone, which occurs once your coach has added you to their team. If you can not find this email or did not receive it, first check with your coach to make sure they invited you (show them the answer to “I invited a rider to the Pit Zone, but they can’t find their invitation link?” above under Coaches Pit Zone Questions). Once you have clicked on the invitation link, follow the registration process, filling in all information. Make sure to sign the electronic waivers at the end of the process and pay your league fee. You will not be Race Ready until your waivers and league fee are paid. You will know if you are still missing these items, if when you login, there is a message that you are missing them. Click here to go back to the top of the page.
To login to the Pit Zone you must use your email that your coach would have invited you to the Pit Zone with (usually the rider’s email). Once you start the registration process, you can switch the login email if you’d like. If you are a parent and are trying to login for your son/daughter, make sure to use the email address that is associated with your son/daughter, not your email. If you forgot your password, click on the forgot password link. Click here to go back to the top of the page.
Some information you can re-login and change. Trying doing this first. If you are unable to change the information, contact email@example.com (remember to include your league, team, and rider name). Click here to go back to the top of the page.
Categories are based on a rider’s grade and last year’s results. For first year leagues or for riders racing for their first year, categories are as follows:
Freshman = Freshman
Sophomore = Sophomore
Junior or Varsity = JV
A petition must be submitted if a rider would like to race in the Varsity Category. Click here for a link to the petition form.
For any rider racing who has raced at least one season with the league, their category is based on their grade and previous year’s results. Each rider must check the Category Placement Table to see which category they should select. Click here for the Category Placement Table. Here you will also find information on Petitions and how Categories are selected. Click here to go back to the top of the page.
If your school or area does not have a team (i.e. there are no high school teams or composite teams nearby that you can race with) you can race as an Independent Rider. Contact your League Director to register as an Independent. Click here to go back to the top of the page.
Race Ready means you have 1. Completed your registration information in the Pit Zone. 2. Paid your league fee. 3. Signed your electronic waivers. You know you are Race Ready if when you login to the Pit Zone you don’t see any messages about waivers or paying your league fee. You will also see under your “Rider Information” on the left hand side a note: Race Ready: YES. Click here to go back to the top of the page.
Check with your bank statements. If you can identify the additional charge, please send this documentation and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org (remember to indicate to your league, team, and name). Click here to go back to the top of the page.
It depends on the League, but generally the Sunday at Midnight before the Race Weekend – seven days before the next race. Click here to go back to the top of the page.