Register Today for Leaders' Summit April 1-2 in Prescott Join the revolution & help develop the next generation of mountain bikers Thinking about st


Register Today for Leaders' Summit April 1-2 in Prescott

Join the revolution & help develop the next generation of mountain bikers

Thinking about starting a team or helping your local team? The Arizona High School Cycling League’s annual Leaders' Summit provides the training and education you need to safely and successfully work with teenagers. This year's conference will be held on April 1-2 in the Crossroads Center at Prescott College.

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The conference brings together head coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders, and parent volunteers—both new and experienced—to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. This summit will promote a holistic approach to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive. It also provides the opportunity for participants to learn all about the league structure and processes, how to start a mountain bike team, how to work with their schools, issues related to liability, and the unique intricacies of working with high school cyclists.

Those interested in obtaining a Level 3 license – register for the two-day Saturday and Sunday conference. Those interested in obtaining a Level 2 license – register for the one-day Sunday program. For more information please visit NICA Coaches License Program.

Classroom Seminars: Classes cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school student-athletes in the context of a NICA mountain bike club and provide the basic knowledge all NICA coaches should be aware of and incorporating into their program. Classes include topics like Recruiting, Training, Fundraising and Risk Management.

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MTB 101: Learn the Skills to Teach the Skills. In this clinic, coaches will learn the progressive steps needed to teach anyone (even yourself) both basic and advanced mountain biking skills. You will also learn about experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles, and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. Much of this workshop is experiential and on the bike, so please bring your bike and appropriate riding and safety gear for the weather.

Prerequisite Onboarding Training. (required training to be completed before Leaders’ Summit):

NICA Student-Athlete Coaching Philosophy
Risk Management 1 for 2017
NICA Coach Licensing for 2017 (link coming soon)

Saturday and Sunday Summary (full agenda coming soon!):

8:00-8:30 – Check In and Breakfast
8:30-12:00 – Sessions
12:00-1:00 – Lunch
1:00-4:30 – Sessions
4:30 – Group Ride

With a little guidance and positive goals, mountain biking can be a very successful high school athletic program. Make a difference. Get involved.


Thank You To Our Local Sponsors!

These companies provide the Arizona League with the support we need to improve the lives of our student-athletes. Please keep them in mind when considering your next purchase.

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Thank You To Our National Sponsors!

These companies help get more kids on bikes nationwide.

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