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.

NICA Coach Licensing Process

Tuesday, July 14th, 6pm PST

Presenter: Bruce Martens, NICA Coach Licensing and Registration Director

The coach licensing process distilled into a 20 minute instructional. If you are interested in becoming a NICA general volunteer, ride leader, assistant or head coach, this webinar is for you! This is a great launching place for folks looking to begin their NICA volunteer and coach certification process, so team managers and current NICA coaches, make sure you send anyone looking to become involved to this webinar.

Risk Management & Insurance Overview

Thursday, July 16th, 6pm 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.

What Is NICA?

Tuesday, July 21st, 6pm PST

Presenter: Lauren Duensing, NICA Senior Program Director

Registration, Navigating the Pit Zone, and the NICA Rule Book

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 @ 6pm PST

Presenter: Julia Lawrence, Rider Registration Director & 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.

Team Fundraising

Thursday, July 25, 6pm PST

Presenter: Erin Edwards, New River Valley Team Director, Virginia League

Mandatory Reporting

Tuesday, August 4th, 6pm PST

Presenter: Michael Ceely

Race Scoring and the NICA Rule Book

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 @ 6pm PST

Presenter: Jorge Montoya, Scoring

Please download a copy of the NICA Rule Book.  Have it handy to refer to during the webinar.

Using Training Peaks to Maximize Coaching Potential

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 @ 6pm PST

Presenter: Briana Boehmer, Training Peaks Team Sports Manager

Race Ready???

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 @ 6pm PST

Presenter: TBA

Is your team race ready? With just weeks to go before the first races of the Fall League season, this webinar will provide insight and guidance to help you determine your team’s level of race readiness. We’ll go over the week leading up to the first race, talk pre-ride, and help you develop a strategy for race day. This webinar is excellent for those who are embarking on their first NICA race, for Head Coaches and Team Directors who want to be sure all “i’s” are dotted and “t’s” are crossed, and for those who have done this for years and want to contribute to an engaging conversation.

Managing Team and League Volunteers

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 @ 6pm PST

Presenter: Jason Cairo, New York League Director

Crank Sisters

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 @ 6pm PST

Presenter: Martha Flynn, Crank Sisters Director, Minnesota League

Pre-Race 1 Press Conference

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 @ 6pm PST

Presenter: Bruce Martens, NICA Coach and Licensing Manager

This is your opportunity to ask questions, get answers, and speak your mind before diving into race number 1. Bruce will open up the webinar for conversation in effort to provide Coaches, Ride Leaders, and General Volunteers a forum to share insights, advice, and support to those who need a little more. This is a hot topic at an even hotter time in the season, so be sure to register early to insure you get a seat at this table.

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