Austin McInerny Joins NICA as Educational Programs Director
Austin McInerny, a key member of this high school mountain bike movement since its beginnings in 2001, has joined NICA as the Educational Programs Director to oversee NICA’s growing educational programs for coaches and ride leaders.
McInerny said, “We have worked diligently since 2001 to build on our experiences of working with high school student athletes to develop the Leaders’ Summit curriculum, which presents the foundation for responsible and appropriate cycling-specific coaching of young men and women. I am honored to work with NICA and the increasing number of dedicated coaches and volunteers that are helping grow the sport of cycling.”
One of McInerny’s goals will be to expand the educational opportunities for coaches. The NICA program is unique in that it provides the only high school age specific coaching license program in the country, with nearly 400 individuals presently licensed at four levels. Expanding the opportunities for coaches will elevate the quality of NICA programs.
Attendance at a summit is the first step toward starting a high school cycling club or even building a new high school regional league.
For a full list of upcoming Leaders’ Summit or Wilderness First Aid courses, go to the NICA Calendar.