COVID-19 update – All NJ NICA Activities Postponed

Greetings Friends and Family,

In our ongoing efforts to do our part in “flattening the curve”, we are postponing all NJ NICA activities, including practices, effective this evening. We have been monitoring the situation since our last correspondence on Friday, and it has become abundantly clear that we must all do our part to protect our community.

Many of our school-based teams have already been directed to shut down all activities, as have many districts attended by our composite team students. A majority of NJ school districts have closed, many for a month. Governor Murphy has stated that a state-wide school closing is “inevitable”, and more “draconian measures” are forthcoming. Given this information, we can not in good faith continue to condone practicing together as teams.

Looking Ahead

Our community is strong! We will get through this. We intend to continually monitor guidance from local, state and federal agencies. We will continue to collaborate with our national staff and leagues around the country. Above all, we will maintain a positive outlook as we support our students, coaches, parents and volunteers. We will work together to rise to this challenge.

We’ve confirmed that we have the ability to extend the season through June and beyond if needed, and will make every effort to hold our events once it is safe to do so. Our primary concern is, and always will be, the health and well being of our community.

In the Meantime

We know how much of a positive impact our program makes on the community, and how important it is to get outside and ride in a time such as this. We encourage you to get outside with your family! Keep an eye out for expanded messaging of activities and tips to help us get through this period together while practicing strict social distancing.

Thank you for your understanding. We wish you and yours the absolute best during these trying times.

Ken Seebeck
NJICL League Director

Tom Kruse
NJICL Board President

NJICL “Town Hall” Calls

We believe that transparency and effective communication are key elements of NJICL success. We want to hear from you and support our community during this time of uncertainty. As such, we will host a weekly call (or series of calls if they take off in popularity) on our conference line for all interested parties; coach, parent, volunteer, sponsor, student athlete, you name it.

If you have a question for the league, want to share some tips, or just want to chat with your fellow NICA folks, we will facilitate it. No agenda, just an open hour to call in and say hi.

Inaugural call: (tomorrow) Monday, March 16th, 2020. 7:30 PM EST

Call in number: (515) 604-9097
Access code: 790663#

Cut and paste this into a phone contact for easy dialing of the code:
(515) 604-9097,,790663#

COVID-19 Information from the State of NJ & Federal Government

NJ Department of Education Updates on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NJ Department of Health, Communicable Disease Service

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention COVID-19 Landing Page