TOPICS January 2015 ▪ 2015 Season Goals▪ Leaders' Summit▪ Try-it-Out Sessions▪ Summer Camps▪ Recruit, Recruit▪ NICA Webinars▪ Board Member Sea

   
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WI Leaders' Summit | 2014

TOPICS

January 2015

2015 Season Goals
Leaders' Summit
Try-it-Out Sessions
Summer Camps
Recruit, Recruit
NICA Webinars
Board Member Search
2015 Preliminary Race Dates

Planning for the second season of the WI High School Cycling League is underway!

You're receiving this email because you are already a Wisconsin League team director, coach, ride leader, or you have shown interest in forming a team or coaching in your region.

In order to plan for a successful 2015 season, activities and events will get started this spring and throughout the summer.

Read on for important dates to get us all started for the 2015 season!

Be sure to follow the WI League on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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2015 SEASON GOALS

Spring Leaders' Summit
▪ 2014 Attendees - 55
▪ 2015 GOAL - 75

Number of Teams
▪ 2014 Teams - 16
▪ 2015 GOAL - 25

Number of Athletes
▪ 2014 Athletes - 155
▪ 2015 GOAL - 250

Number of Coaches
▪ 2014 Coaches - 64
▪ 2015 GOAL - 90

Summer Camps
▪ 2014 Summer Camps - 1
▪ 2015 GOAL - 4

Try-it-Out Sessions
▪ 2014 Try-It-Out Sessions - 0
▪ 2015 GOAL - 8

How do we reach these goals?
Together, we can make it happen. Below are the pieces of the Spring/Summer Plan to reach these goals.

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WI Leaders' Summit | 2014

LEADERS SUMMIT

Register today!
Leaders Summit - Sat. March 28 and Sun. March 29, 2015.

Bonus! All Leaders' Summit Attendees
receive a discount on
team registration!

We encourage all coaches from last year to attend the 2015 Leaders Summit, as well as those looking to direct, coach,or become involved in any way.

It is only after having gotten the information and gone out and experienced working with a team, that you get the full value of what is presented at the Leaders Summit. Also, there is no substitute for peer mentor ship.

Coaches and directors who have experienced working with the team first hand will share their experience, strength, and hope with the new group and are a priceless contribution to the newcomer's experience.

Also, the hours at the summit will go toward your certification process.
REGISTER TODAY
Cost: $100 for both days. $75 for 1 day
9:00am - 5:00pm
Breakfast and Lunch Included
Location: Trek Headquarters in Waterloo WI (We may be riding snowbikes)

Attending a NICA Leaders’ Summit is a requirement for obtaining a NICA Coaches License at the level of Head Coach or Assistant Coach.

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NEW! TRY-IT-OUT SESSIONS

June/July/August

Just what it says, these are primarily for student athletes that would like to give mountain biking a try and meet members and coaches of your local team. These sessions generally run on a weekday evening from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

The goal is to have existing and new directors and coaches plan a try-it-out session in their region. While the WI League can help with planning/insurance/coaches, we would like coaches and directors to be responsible for choosing dates and venues and advertise the event locally.

We also have a fleet of a dozen bikes donated from The Trek Stores, Erik's, and Wheel and Sprocket that are available for riders who do not own a bike. This is a huge tool in growing or forming your team!

Please let Kathy Mock know ASAP when you would like to have your region's Try-It-Out Session. Please send Kathy Mock an email at kathy@wisconsinmtb.org. Send Email.

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SUMMER CAMPS

June/July/August

The Wisconsin League would like to assist in hosting at least 4 (1-Day Camps) throughout the state. Ideally, we'd like to offer them in various parts of the state so that all student/athletes have an opportunity to participate in at least one camp.

Right now we are looking at the following venues although we are open to look at other locations.

▪ Hayward
▪ Wausau
▪ Waukesha - August 15
▪ Cascade - July 23

They will be open to all existing student/athletes as well as those that are thinking about joining a team. Participants should be 11-18 years old. Cost will be around $50 for the day. Lunch will be served. The WI League will provide coaches for the camp and insurance.

If you would like to host or assist with one of these events in any of the listed locations or in your region....please send Kathy Mock an email at kathy@wisconsinmtb.org. Send Email

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Example: Shorewood MTB Team held a Single Track High Screening

RECRUITMENT AIDS

Please keep in mind that now is the perfect time to recruit new student/athletes for your existing teams.

Please feel free to plan informational meetings at middle and high schools that you are already pulling from as well as those that are in the same school district. Or, if you are a composite team, from schools within 20 minutes or so from your practices.

Here are just a few tools to assist you in recruiting:

Show the Single-Track High video. Let Kathy know if you need a copy.
Log onto the WI League Team Starter Kit page. This page has all the tools you need to start and manage a team. Powerpoint presentations, editable posters, links to inspiring videos and more!

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NICA Webinar Series

NICA WEBINAR SERIES

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. Registration is required to participate in a webinar.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

▪ Advanced Coaching Series Kick Off: Theoretical Orientation, Paradigms, and The Biopsychosocial Model - Thurs. Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:00pm PST

▪ Registration and the NICA Rule Book 101 - Thurs. Feb. 26, 2015 - 5:00pm PST

More Seminars will be coming online in February.

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Come on - these guys need your help!

BOARD MEMBERS

If you have read this entire newsletter....chances are you are REALLY interested in the success of the Wisconsin League and you would be a great candidate for the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin High School Cycling League. We are trying to fill just a few remaining slots.

INTERESTED?
If you are interested in applying for the position, please send Kathy Mock a short note explaining why you would be a great candidate.

Please keep in mind the minimum length of the commitment is 3/5 years. We will base our decision on things we feel are important for the positions that are open.

The time commitment for these positions is just a couple hours per month. We'll make sure it is super fun and rewarding! Don't forget......IT'S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS!!!!!

If you know of anyone who might be interested, please email Kathy!

If you have any other questions, ideas, or concerns, please contact Kathy Mock directly.

Thanks for all that you do!

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2015 PRELIMINARY RACE DATES

Below are the preliminary race dates for 2015. Please be aware these dates are subject to change.

Race #1 - Sun. Aug 30
Race #2 - Sun. Sept 13
Race #3 - Sun. Sept 20
Race #4 - Sun. Oct 4
Race #5 - Sun. Oct 18

Venues for next year will be the same, plus we are looking at a possible Border-Battle with MN.

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