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.  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.


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.

As two NorCal League volunteers and bike racers, we know how important psychology is to success, no matter how experienced you are.
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.


Navigating the Pit Zone

Thursday September 25, 2014 5:00 pm PST

Presented by Julia Lawrence, NICA Registration Manager

Learn all of the in’s and out’s of the NICA Pit Zone from Team, Coach and Rider Registration.  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”.