*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.
What Coaches Need to Know About Supplements and Energy Drinks
Presenter: Dr. Amy Eichner, Special Advisor on Drugs and Supplements to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
- Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 6pm PST
Dr. Amy Eichner will discuss the lack of regulation in the supplement industry and the dangers this poses for supplement and energy drink users, and equip coaches with information and resources to educate both parents and athletes. After the presentation there will be time for Q&A, so bring your questions for Dr. Eichner!
Registration and the NICA Rule Book 101.
Presenter: Julia Lawrence, Registration and Coach Licensing, Jorge Montoya, Scoring.
- Thursday, November 14 2013 5pm PST
- Thursday, December 12, 2013 6pm PST
This webinar is intended to provide you with an overview of Registration Process in the Pit Zone as well as an Overview of the NICA Rule Book. This session will walk you through the registration process, focusing on areas that tend to cause the most confusion from registering a team to the last step of getting riders “race ready”. The session will also orient those who have never attended a high school mountain bike race and give them a sense of what to expect on race day in regards to the race day registration process and scoring for individuals and team. Please download a copy of the NICA Rule Book. Have it handy to refer to during the webinar.
How to Start & Manage a High School MTB Team
Presenter: Matt Gunnell, SoCal League Director
- Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6pm PST
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6pm PST
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
Presenter: Vance McMurry, Texas League Director (NOV), Lauren Duensing, NICA Programs Director (DEC)
- Wednesday November 13, 2013 6pm PST
- Tuesday December 10, 2013 5pm PST
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.