Coaches Licensing and License Renewal
The League recognizes coaches as the most essential component of successful mountain bike teams and we have many resources that can help you organize your team. Please email Ken Seebeck or Larry Towner with any questions.
The NICA Coaches Licensing Program was introduced to ensure that all League student-athletes have adult leaders familiar with the best coaching practices. Licensed coaches have been trained in topics that include risk management, team management, ride management, and youth sports psychology.
The Coaches Licensing Program includes Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Ride Leaders and General Volunteer Licenses.. All license holders are covered by comprehensive liability insurance provided by the League for the duration of the season. Click here for more information about the NICA Coach Licensing Program.
The online registration system requires your head coach to “invite” you onto the team. Head Coaches who are not registered in the system should contact the League Director. Coaches that are not associated with teams can also contact the league director to get a license. All adults riding with NICA youth must hold a current license to be insured during these sanctioned activities.
Coaching License Levels
Level 1 – Minimum requirement for all adults riding with NICA teams. This license protects volunteers with comprehensive insurance, and protects our youth with background checks.
Level 2 – Recommended training level for all adults riding with NICA teams in the ride support and assistant coach roles.
Level 3 – Required training level for the Head Coaches. All NICA teams are required to have a licensed Head Coach. Grace periods apply to first/second year Leagues and first/second year teams.