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 June through August.
As you peruse the 2017-2018 Rulebook, you will note several changes from last year’s publication. In the last section below, you will find a summary of the rules that have been modified and have taken effect in the 2017-18 seasons.
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
The deadline (5/15/17) to submit rulebook change requests for the 2017-2018 season has passed. No additional rulebook submissions will be accepted until the 2018-2019 season.
Voting Members, 2017-2018
Voting members of the rules 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|
|Zack Blaser||Pennsylvania||Chief Referee||N/a|
Rulebook Updates, August 2017
Rule 2.11: Penalty for intentional littering.
Rule 3.5: No middle-school participation in high school categories, with exceptions.
Rule 3.6: No middle-school upgrades to high school categories.
Rule 3.7: Add discretionary penalty for racing wrong category.
Rule 6.19: Riders pulled for time treated same as lapped riders.
Rule 7.1: Team-size limitation discretionary when policies not served.
Rule 7.5: Composite team scoring rules apply to homeschool teams.
Rule 8.2: Lower category points earned forfeited for upgraded riders.
Rule 9: Pre-Ride defined as practice ride on same weekend as race.
Rule 9.2: Number plates rule broken out as separate rule.