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Coach Training & Education

Coaches are the backbone of our program and we want to provide the support and education they need to confidently provide a safe and positive environment for students while making mountain biking fun.

 

Below are current schedules for all our coach training courses. To register, please click on the date. Upon completion, upload certificates in your NICA Pit Zone coach account. Leaders Summits and On-the-Bike training are free to all coaches!  Email Heather with any questions.


leaders summits

Date:                                        Location:                                                                        Cost:
April 6, 2019 Southern Utah University, Cedar City                  Free!
April 13, 2019 Scheels, Sandy Free!
April 27, 2019 ENVE HQ, Ogden Free!

The Utah High School Cycling League’s leaders summits bring together any new coach, current coach or parent volunteer to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. A variety of classes are offered to educate both new and experienced coaches, from "Intro to NICA and NICA Coach Licensing" to "Fundraising and Managing Large NICA Teams".  Required for License Level 3

For 2019, Leaders Summits will be free to coaches. Limited seating is available at the Leaders Summits, so please register soon to ensure an available seat!

Prerequisite Training:


ON-THE-BIKE SKILLS clinics

Class:            Dates:          Time:         Location:         
OTB 101 March 30, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm Kaysville, UT
OTB 101 April 20, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm Kaysville, UT
OTB 101 April 20, 2019 7:30am-11:30am Lehi, UT
OTB 101 April 20, 2019 8:00am-12:00pm American Fork, UT
OTB 101 April 27, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm St. George, UT
OTB 101 May 1-2, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm Logan, UT
OTB 101 May 2, 2019 5:00pm-9:00pm Morgan, UT
OTB 101 May 4, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm Ogden, UT
OTB 101 May 4, 2019 10:00am-2:00pm Park City, UT
OTB 101 May 8-9, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm Logan, UT
OTB 101 May 9, 2019 5:30pm-9:00pm Draper, UT
OTB 101 May 11, 2019 8:00am-12:00pm American Fork, UT
OTB 101 May 16, 2019 5:30pm-9:00pm Draper, UT
OTB 201 May 18, 2019 9:00am-2:00pm St. George, UT
OTB 101 May 18, 2019 7:30am-11:30am Lehi, UT
OTB 101 May 23, 2019 6:30pm-9:30pm Kaysville, UT
OTB 101 May 25, 2019 10:00am-2:00pm Park City, UT
OTB 101 May 30, 2019 5:30pm-9:00pm Draper, UT
OTB 101 May 31, 2019 2:00pm-6:00pm Park City, UT
OTB 101 May 31, 2019 5:00pm-9:00pm Morgan, UT
OTB 201 June 1, 2019 8:00am-12:00pm American Fork, UT
OTB 201 June 6, 2019 6:30pm-9:30pm Kaysville, UT
OTB 101 June 8, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm Ogden, UT
OTB 101 June 13, 2019 5:00pm-9:00pm Morgan, UT
OTB 201 June 15, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm Ogden, UT
OTB 201 June 15, 2019 7:30am-11:30am Lehi, UT
OTB 201 June 20, 2019 6:30pm-9:30pm Kaysville, UT

Cost: FREE to all League affiliated coaches!

LEARN THE SKILLS TO TEACH THE SKILLS. Coaches learn the progressive steps needed to teach anyone both basic and advanced mountain biking skills. Coaches also learn about experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles, and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. Four hours of this clinic is outside on your bike, so please bring your bike and appropriate riding gear for the weather. Taught by NICA Certified Skills Trainers.

Required for License Levels 2 & 3.


First Aid & WFA Certification

Coaches can take BFA/CPR or WFA from any licensed institution. Though Fred, the instructor for the league scheduled events donates his time to lower costs for Utah League coaches to attain these certifications.

NICA recommends courses on the American Camp Association Recognized Certification List.

Basic First Aid & CPR

This is a one-day, 4-hour course. To register, click on date

Cost: $30
Time: Click on date for time

Date:                 Location:
February 12       Utah League Headquarters, American Fork
March 7 Utah League Headquarters, American Fork
March 14 Logan Rec Center, Logan
March 21 REI, Salt Lake City
May 13 Utah League Headquarters, American Fork
August 1 Utah League Headquarters, American Fork

Basic First Aid/CPR is required for License Levels 2 & 3. 

Wilderness First Aid

WFA is a two-day training. To register, click on date.

Cost:  $80 (includes WFA books)
Time: Click on date for time

Dates:                     Location:  
February 22-23 Utah League Headquarters, American Fork
April 12-13 REI, Salt Lake City
April 19-20 Utah League Headquarters, American Fork
May 24-25 Strike Visuals, Woods Cross

Basic First Aid & CPR are required prerequisites for this course.  (WFA certificate can be “held” until completion of CPR/First Aid.)

WFA is a hands-on course designed to prepare anyone who enters the wilderness to confidently and effectively respond to injuries and illness that can occur while on the trail.  Certification is valid for 2 years
Instructor: 
Fred Jepsen - Emergency Care and Safety Institute, Association for Health and Wellness 

Wilderness First Aid is a requirement for License Level 3 and great information for ANYONE working with the students. 

 

Basic First Aid, CPR & WFA Combo class

The combo class is a two-day training. To register, click on date.

Cost: $100
Time: Click on date for time

Date:                 Location:
April 5-6 Hyperthreads Headquarters, Ogden
May 3-4 Hurricane Recreation Center, Hurricane

The CPR portion will be taught during the first half of the class and then anyone scheduled to take the WFA will be excused.  Basic First Aid will be taught during the second half of the class (and is covered in WFA).  Certification is valid for 2 years

Instructor: Fred Jepsen - Emergency Care and Safety Institute, Association for Health and Wellness

 

CeU Credit

NICA Resources Visit NICA's Education Webpage to learn about different ways to complete continuing education units.


TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED -
Utah League Webinars. The following 2017 LS seminars were filmed and are are available for coaches to watch for CEU credit. Each is worth 1 CEU hour. 

  • How to Start/Manage a Team: 1- Start With Why... create your culture (Lori Harward), 2- Identify What... roles and responsibilities (Whitney Pogue)

  • How to Start/Manage a Team: 3- Determine "how" ... delegate and demand (Whitney Pogue)

  • Sponsorship & Donors (Davy Kammer)

  • In-the-Zone: mental preparation for your student athletes (Eric Yelsa)

  • Working with an Injured Athlete (Eric Yelsa)