Directors Note Research continues to validate, what we intuitively know, that sports and nature contribute to healthy human development. I am extreme

 
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Ralston Valley Legacy Elizabeth McInroy Nick Giffin

Ralston Valley Legacy riders Elizabeth McInroy and Nick Giffin. Vivid images of the power of our community.

Directors Note

Research continues to validate, what we intuitively know, that sports and nature contribute to healthy human development. I am extremely grateful to you for bringing these opportunities to youth in your community.

We are here to support you as you get prepared for the 2017 season! Please read below for the latest information on the upcoming Coaches Summit, licensing updates, and more.

Together legacies are being made!

Happy trails,

Kate Rau, Executive Director

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Contents February 2017

1. Annual Spring Coach Summit April 21 - 23, Eagle
2. Coach Licensing Updates
3. Jersey Design Guidelines
4. Primal Official Apparel Sponsor
5. Feedback Sports - Repair Stands, Tools, and More
6. Athletic Events Supply - Team Tents
7. 2nd Chance Fund Supports CPR and First Aid Trainings
8. Sponsor Discounts

Calendar

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2015 Coaches Summit

Annual Spring Coach Summit April 21- 23, Eagle

Mark your calendar! The annual Coach Summit will kick-off Friday evening April 21 in Eagle, Colorado. Classes cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school student athletes in the context of a high school mountain bike club and provide the basic knowledge and guidance for Coaches.

Event and registration information HERE.

We are planning NEW sessions including Managing Team Growth, Recruiting Females, and more! Join us Friday evening April 21, from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for a discussion on recent developments and share your ideas to shape our future.

The annual Coach Summit will kick-off Friday evening April 22-24 in Eagle, Colorado. Classes cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school student athletes in the context of a high school mountain bike team.

Learn about:

▪ CO League structure and processes
▪ How to start a mountain bike team
▪ Prepare for race day
▪ Fundraising and recruitment ideas
▪ Issues related to liability
▪ Unique intricacies of working with high school student-athletes

Complete agenda HERE.

Please limit attendees to 3 per team.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Big thanks to Yeti Cycles, Team Evergreen, and many individual donors. The application deadline is April 1st.

First Aid, CPR and Wilderness First Aid recertification training costs are reduced thanks to the 2nd Chance Fund.

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Coach Licensing Updates

NICA has updated the coach licensing levels and requirements. Please visit coach licensing. These updates make it easier to understand the various different license levels. More online training webinars are available to support your education. We are extremely grateful to all the coaches who are dedicated to providing safe, fun adventures for all riders regardless of their level of expertise.

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Jersey Design Guidelines

We encourage teams to show their community pride! Please limit team sponsor logos to these areas:

▪ shoulders
▪ side panels
▪ back pockets

If you are a composite team that represents several schools OR have 2 or more scoring units, create designs that distinguish and identify school affiliation. This example shows Lyons and Silver Creek representing each school with different colors.

An example of two distinct jersey designs reflecting the respective schools is in the jersey design guidelines HERE.

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Connect with Primal to start your design process.

Primal Official Apparel Sponsor

Primal has supported of the Colorado League as a Gold Level partner since 2010. Primal has once again stepped up as the Colorado League's official apparel partner for 2017.

Primal has developed a fantastic custom program for teams. They provide excellent customer service, free design work, and manage your apparel project from conception through delivery making the experience fun and easy. Primal offers preferred pricing as well as low minimum order quantities to accommodate teams of any size.

Custom design and information is summarized HERE.

Products and prices are listed HERE.

For more information please contact your Account Executive or Custom Account Specialist at Primal. If you have not partnered with Primal for your team's custom apparel in the past, please submit your quote request HERE or call 1.800.275.6953.

Colorado League Member Discount Code 25% Off for Online orders. Discount Does Not Apply To Custom Orders: CLHSMTB

Thank you for supporting those that support your Colorado League!

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Feedback Sports - Repair Stands Tools and More

Feedback Sports stepped up to support locally the Colorado League in 2017. Based in Golden, Colorado, Feedback Sports has been dedicated to creating products that support cyclists and mechanics around the globe since 2004. They have supported NICA since 2010.

Keep your team Pit organized with A-frames, work stands, tools and more.

Colorado League Member Discount Code 30% Off Online Orders (Valid 2x Per User): COMTB2017

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Athletic Event Supply - Team Tents

Athletic Event Supply has been a Colorado League and NICA partner for many years. Athletic Event Supply offers team packages for custom tents and wind blades to make sure your team school and culture are represented.

Team packages are available for Colorado League teams. Contact Athletic Event Supply today to get started on your custom equipment: info@athleticeventsupply.com, 801-872-4055.

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Dave Taylor

Dave Taylor, Founder of 2nd Chance fund and Amy Dickerson, cardiac nurse.

2nd Chance Fund Supports CPR and First Aid Trainings

The 2nd Chance CPR-First Aid scholarship fund sponsored by Dave Taylor of Mountain Island Construction and other contributors. Dave survived a cardiac arrest while on a mountain bike ride. This is a result of Amy Dickerson, Maureen Taylor, and Bruce Burrows performing CPR for 15 minutes on the trail before Flight to Life arrived. The full story is HERE. Coaches and riders can apply for scholarships HERE to request funds to attend CPR, Basic First Aid and Wilderness First Aid classes.

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Sponsor Discounts

Companies that support Colorado League programming offer special discounts HERE.

Discounts are available from:
* Honey Stinger
* Primal
* Yeti
* Rocky Mounts
* Optic Nerve
* Osprey
* Feedback Sports
* Cateye

Check out offers provided by NICA sponsors HERE.

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Calendar

We are filling the calendar with a plethora of events for 2017.

Upcoming Events:
April 21-23 Colorado League Coaches Summit, Eagle registration is OPEN
May 4 Women's Night Out at Wheat Ridge Cyclery
May **** Guest Bartender with Luis Benitez, RockyMounts, Boulder
May 19-20 Colorado Bike Expo
June 8-10, Granite Girls Mountain Bike Camp, Curt Gowdy, Laramie, WY
June 17 Bailey HUNDO/HUNDitO
June 12-16 Stone Temple Coed Camp Curt Gowdy, WY
June 17-21 Ciclismo Race Camp, Curt Gowdy, WY
June 18-21 Leadville High Altitude Race Camp, Leadville, CO
June 19-14 Fort Lewis Mountain Bike Camp, Durango, CO
August 2-6 Western State CU - Mountain Sports Mountain Bike Camp, CO

2017 Tentative Race Schedule:
Race #1 August 26 (North) -27 (South) Frisco Peninsula
Race #2 September 9 (South) -10 (North) TBD
Race #3 September 23 (North) -24 (South), Granby Ranch
Race #4 October 7 (South) -8 (North) McMurry Ranch, Nathrop
Race #5 October 22 State Championships, Eagle, pending approval

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

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THANKS TO NICA SPONSORS!

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