Each year, the NICA Rules Committee meets to discuss issues that came up during the course of a season and brainstorm updates to the rulebook that benefit all leagues. After the conclusion of the meetings, the committee votes on the rules to be modified and published in the upcoming season’s rulebook. Meetings begin after the commencement of Spring leagues from July through August.
As you peruse the 2016-2017 Rulebook, you will note several changes from last year’s publication. Below is a summary of the rules that have been modified and will now take effect in the 2016-17 seasons.
To submit a rulebook request for the 2017-2018 season, please use this form below:
If you have questions about the rule changes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or get in touch with your league representative.
Request Rulebook Change – 2017-2018 Rulebook
If you would like to submit a rulebook change, please fill out the above form before May 15, 2017.
Voting Members, 2017-2018
Voting members of the rule committee are part of NICA Chapter Leagues, the NICA Board and NICA staff. During the rules committee process, votes are cast by these members and rules are modified based on the results.
|Jon Francis||NorCal||Head Coach||San Rafael|
|Mike Bagg||SoCal||Head Coach||Yucaipa High School|
|Kate Rau||Colorado||CO League Director||N/a|
|Lori Harward||Utah||UT League Director||N/a|
|Vance McMurry||Texas||League Director||N/a|
|Mike Perry||Arizona||League Director||N/a|
|Jason Cairo||New York||League Director||N/a|
|Trent Boysen||Tennessee||General Volunteer||University School of Nashville|
|Trevor Thorpe||NICA Board||NICA||N/a|
|Sara Ecclesine||NICA Board||NICA||N/a|
|Jorge Montoya||NICA Staff||NICA||N/a|
|Lauren Haughey||NICA Staff||NICA||Oakland Composite MTB Team|
Members of the rules committee are composed of the various NICA Project Leagues, whose input and feedback is essential to driving rule modifications. During the voting process, members provide their statement of position on various rule change proposals.
|Jeff Veal||Georgia||Chief Referee||N/a|
|Don Edberg||Wisconsin||Co-League Director||N/a|
|Kathy Mock||Wisconsin||Co-League Director||N/a|
|Eddie Freyer||Alabama||League Director||N/a|
|Peter Hufnagel||Virginia||League Director||N/a|
|Dylan Gradhandt||Idaho||League Director||N/a|
Rulebook Updates, July 2016
- Edits passim for grammar and syntax.
- New Rule 2.2: Concussion return-to-play policy (other rules renumbered).
- Rule 4.1: Allow smaller wheels.
- Rule 4.6: Exceptions to outside assistance for medical devices.
- New Rule 5.5: No cutting the course (other rules renumbered).
- Rule 7.1.B: Add provision in appendices for consistency with composite team sizes.
- 9.5: Require bib/chip plate or other ID during pre-rides.