2014 Utah Leaders’ Summit

The Utah High School Cycling League’s annual Leaders’ Summit brings together coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders, and parent volunteers—both new and experienced—to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. This conference will promote a holistic approach to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive. This is a great opportunity to spend a weekend in the company of peers and energize for the upcoming season. Summits also fulfill the Professional Development Units required to attain NICA Coach Licenses. Click here for complete details on NICA Coach License Requirements.

1-Day Leaders Summits

MTB 101:  LEARN THE SKILLS TO TEACH THE SKILLS.  This clinic offers coaches the opportunity to 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 on the bike, so please bring your bike and appropriate riding and safety gear for the weather. Taught by licensed NICA Skills Trainers, Judd Zimmerman and Bart Gillespie.

Time Class Presenter 
8:30-9:00AM Check in
9:00-10:45AM Risk Management & Leading Rides Judd Zimmerman
10:45-12:15PM MTB 101/In Classroom Skills Clinic  Judd Zimmerman
12:15-1:15PM Lunch Break (lunches not included)
1:15-4:30PM MTB 101/On-the-Bike Skills Clinic Judd Zimmerman

Date: Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Location: I.J. & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center

Address: 2 North Medical Dr. Salt Lake City, UT, 84113

Room: Board Meeting Room

Fee: $75.00

Cost includes: NICA’s “Teaching Mountain Bike Skills” manual.

Bring: your bike, appropriate cycling clothing, helmet, hydration, and flat repair.

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About the Instructors:   Judd Zimmerman

Judd is the Head Coach of Division 1 Pleasant Grove Biking Vikings team. His professionalism and enthusiasm has created a strong and vibrant high school team. At his first team meeting in 2012, only 1 kid showed up, but that didn’t thwart Judd and by the time the season started, they were a Division 1 team with over 12 student athletes. He is also a licensed Skills Instructor through NICA and certified to teach MTB 101 across the nation. Not only does he have the skills mastered himself, but he is fantastic at teaching skills to any level of rider from beginner to pro, and most importantly teaching our coaches how to teach them to students. “I have always loved mountain biking. When I was 14 a friend of mine and I would have our parent’s drop us off at the causeway to Antelope Island regularly and we would ride across the causeway out to the trails. We’d spend a few hours out on the trails and then back across the causeway. We use to ride 3 miles to Binghams Cyclery in sunset just to look at bikes and get all the catalogs. I would study the bikes and than tear out the pictures and hang them on my wall. I use to drool over the GT Avalanche and Specialized Rock Hopper. Fast-forward 17 years and I am still drooling over bikes:) But now I do my riding with my new best friend my wife. I am so lucky to be able to share my passion with her. We have 3 kids 2 of which love to get out and ride the striders and no doubt the 3rd one will when he’s big enough. I wanted to coach because I love sharing my passion with others. I always wanted something like this when I was in school. I also want to do it for my kids so when they are old enough they have it there if they would like. The kids today are the future of everything we will have. I want to see the sport I love grow and what better way is there then through introducing kids to the fun and healthy activity of mountain biking that they can have their whole lives.”
Bart Gillespie
Bart GillespieBart is a professional mountain bike and cyclocross racer who has often been referred to as “The Working Man”. He juggles a family of 4 beautiful girls, a career as a physical therapist, instructing at the University of Utah PT School, owner at Gear Rush, coaching the Olympus High School MTB team, and teaching people how to shred on bikes! His 25 years of high level racing experience, passion for cycling, and teaching ability provides him with the attributes needed to help any rider raise their game. More confidence, more speed, more fun! He is also a licensed Skills Instructor through the National Interscholastic Cycling Association, and certified to teach MTB 101 across the country for NICA.

  Cameron Peterson, MD

Picture of Cameron Peterson Cameron Peterson’s specialty training is physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). His residency training was at the University of Utah and he has practiced in Logan, UT at IHC Logan Regional orthopedics for the past five years dealing with sports medicine, spine conditions, and neurologic problems such as head injuries. He is AWLS (Advanced Wilderness Life Support) certified and able to teach wilderness medicine. Cameron has been the head coach of Cache Valley Composite and SkyView for a year. Cameron thinks his wife likes her Specialized Enduro more than him, but feels ok about it. Together, they are raising four beautiful boys, between the ages of 7-15.  

Contact Lori at lori@utahmtb.org for any questions

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