| Level 3
|| Level 2
|80 hours||20 hours|
Working directly with youth is the best way to learn and implement best practices learned through NICA’s Coach Licensing Program. To this end, NICA requires volunteers looking to obtain a Level 2 or Level 3 certification to track hours worked with interscholastic student-athletes on the mountain bike.
Field work hours are to be self reported in the Pit Zone.
What Counts as Field Work?
Field work is any time spent in contact with NICA student-athletes in a mountain bike team setting. This can be time spent participating in team rides or skills clinics. Leading team meetings also builds valuable leadership experience. Time spent at races and camps supporting NICA student-athletes counts as well.
If you have additional questions about what counts as field work, contact your local League Director or an experienced League Director appointed Head Coach in your area.
Self report your field work to your coach license in the NICA Pit Zone.