Coach Licensing

 

Coaches are the backbone of our organization and make a positive difference in the lives of Utah's teens.

Coaches do not have to be experienced mountain bikers, they just need a desire to mentor youth, and we're here to help. NICA's Coach Licensing program provides the training and education coaches need to provide a safe and positive environment while having fun; and ensures that all adults working with our students have met the Safe Kids Policy criteria, and are insured.

 

To become a coach start with License Level 1 and take it one step at a time throughout the year as training opportunities arise to complete requirements. Minimum requirement to ride with/coach our students is License Level 1 as per NICA "Safe Kids Policy". 

DESCRIPTION

LICENSE LEVEL

1

2

3

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

Age

18

21

21

NICA Registration - annual, includes background check

NFHS Concussion Training

NICA Coaching Philosophy Video & Test

NICA Risk Management Video (numbers are linked)

1

2

3

NICA Risk Management Test (numbers are linked)

1

2

3

OTB 101

BFA/CPR

NICA Approved First Aid or WFA

Field Work hours

20

80

1-Day Leaders Summit

Level 3 Exam

Continuing Education Units every 3 years

3

9

APPROVED ACTIVITIES

Serve as team communicator / coordinator

Help team with fundraiser activities, social events, etc

Ride with team in supporting role

Ride with team in leading role

Teach mountain bike skills & plan team rides

 

Use the links in the table to access trainings

Please SCREENSHOT YOUR RESULTS of all trainings taken online (e.g. NFHS Concussion, Risk Management, CEU credits, Level 3 exam) to upload into the Pit Zone. You will not receive email confirmation of results for many of the online trainings.

 

All Level 1 requirements are offered online.  
Trainings for Levels 2 and 3 are both online and offered locally through the  Utah League

 

We're here to help:

Coach Training Specialist - Heather Williams
North Region Coach Rep - Heather Williams
South Region Coach Rep - Ron Jensen

 

 
 

TEAM DISCOUNT FOR LICENSE COMPLIANCY

First Year Teams 
Required to have at least one registered Level 2 Coach to receive compliancy discount.

Second Year Teams 
Required to have at least one registered Level 3 Coach to receive compliancy discount.

Third Year Teams 
Head Coach maintains a Level 3 License to receive compliancy discount.