The Pit Zone will open on April 1, 2019 for coach registration. All annual requirements can be completed after April 1. Requirements that do not expire annually (including First Aid , On-the-Bike, and Leaders Summit Training) can be completed before April 1, please remember to save your certificates of completion.

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.

Scroll down for detailed coach licensing materials or visit NICA’s Coach Licensing Page.

To become a coach, start with License Level 1. 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". 


Coach License Levels and Requirements


License Requirement

Level 1

Age 18+

Level 2

Age 21+

Level 3

Age 21+


Participation Agreement

Required Annually

Required Annually

Required Annually


Coach License Membership Fee

Required Annually

Required Annually

Required Annually


Background Check

Required Annually
*Coaches who completed a background check in 2018 will not have to complete another in 2019

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Required


Required Annually

Required Annually

Required Annually


Required Annually

Required Annually

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Required Annually

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Required Annually



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20 hours required

80 hours required


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Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Not Required

3 units required every 3 years

9 units required every 3 years


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.


we’re here to help!

Have any questions? Please reach out to our coach Training Specialist and Regional Coach Representatives!

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Coach Training Specialist

Heather Williams

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North Region Coach Representative

Jon Lowe

Team: Farmington High School

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Central Region Coach Representative

Grant Crowell

Team: Riverton High School

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South Region Coach Representative

Kim Christensen

Team: Desert Hills High School