Webinar Series

*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.

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.

Registration and the NICA Rule Book 101

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 @ 5:00pm PST

Presenter: Julia Lawrence, Registration and Coach Licensing, Jorge Montoya, Scoring

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.

Advanced Coaching Series Kick Off: Theoretical Orientation, Paradigms, and The Biopsychosocial Model

Thursday, January 29th, 5pm PST  (25 Max Attendance!)

Presenter: Bruce Martens, NICA Coach Licensing and Registration Director

Some of the questions this series will answer are – What defines the beginning for training? What methods should be used? How much training is sufficient? How should training be sequenced? The first course is designed to help coaches establish a method or model of teaching to work from and understand the role paradigms play in the coaching relationship. Bruce will introduce the biopsychosocial approach to coaching and discuss ways to begin thinking at a more advanced coaching level.

This is the first in a series of Advanced Coaching Webinars, and subsequent monthly presentations will build upon the concepts presented in the previous webinars, so it will be important to attend the first one. Remember, the max capacity is 25! You’ll need to register early and log in early to ensure a spot.

Risk Management & Insurance Overview

Tuesday, February 10th, 5pm PST

Presenter: Bruce Martens, NICA Coach Licensing and Registration 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.

Registration and the NICA Rule Book 101

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 @ 5:00pm PST

Presenter: Julia Lawrence, Registration and Coach Licensing, Jorge Montoya, Scoring

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.

Strength Training Considerations For High School Mountain Bike Athletes

TBD – Likely early March. STAY TUNED!

Presenter: Dee Tidwell – Enduro MTB Training

In this inaugural presentation by Dee Tidwell of Enduro MTB Training, will discuss three important topics.
1. Growth and development- Why it matters how old you athlete is and what their background as an athlete has been.
2. Mobility and Stability model- this is one of the most important things you will learn. How the body works and why your mtn bikers are open to injury if the model is not properly followed.
3. Postural considerations- Your athletes are tight, especially the ones going through a growth spurt! These tight areas of the body will create and exacerbate poor posture. It also contributes to the “plague” of the “e-posture” that is prevalent in kids today. Poor posture is a major cause for poor performance and as a coach needs to be a strong point of your coaching.

For more information, and to register, please visit NICA Webinar schedule

 

         
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