*Registration form is at the bottom of the page
NICA is excited to offer the following free webinars to develop coaching skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. All webinars provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units. While new coaches and volunteers are encouraged to participate, these webinars are not intended to be a substitute for attending a Leaders’ Summit, which are held annually by each League. Questions may be directed to Coach Licensing.
To register, fill out the form below and we will send you a webinar invite via email the day of the webinar. Please register by 9AM PST the day of the webinar in order to receive the invite. We can only host up to 25 people on each webinar. Register early, as they often fill up.
How to Start & Manage a High School MTB Team
Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 5:00 pm PST
Presenter: Matt Gunnell, SoCal League Director
New to high school mountain bike coaching? If so, this session will provide you with the basics of how to start and manage a team. The information provided will enable you to take the steps required to get a team going!
Risk Management & Insurance Overview
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:00 pm PST
Presenter: Vance McMurry, Texas League Director
Managing the inherent risk associated with mountain biking and working with juniors is critically important and all coaches must constantly be thinking about how to maximize the safety of their student athletes and volunteers. This session will provide a thorough overview of NICA’ proven risk management strategies as well as an overview of the insurance coverage provided to all licensed coaches, volunteers and student athletes. This class is required for all coach licenses above General Volunteer.
Mountain Bike Race Performance Psychology
Tuesday September 23, 2014 5:00 pm PST
Presented by Kurt Wolfgang, coach of the SF Composite Team and Michael Ceely, volunteer for the Berkeley High Team.
Kurt Wolfgang bio: Kurt has raced road, mtb, and cyclocross for the past eight years, and currently competes as a Cat 1 in all three disciplines. When not racing or coaching SF Composite, Kurt helps student connect education with career opportunities through a firm he co-founded, called Launch.
Michael Ceely bio: Michael Ceely is a former Category 1 racer and Northern California District Road Champion. He holds a Master of Science degree in Psychology, and is a Behavioral Health Counselor in San Francisco public high schools, where he helps adolescents and their families leverage their strengths to create positive change.
In order to share what we’ve learned over the years, we have put together a brief webinar titled Mountain Bike Race Performance Psychology. Whether you’re a coach, ride leader, racer, parent, or sponsor, you’ll probably get something useful from this workshop.