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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. Free to all league alumni.  Email Heather with any questions.

 

ON-THE-BIKE SKILLS clinics

Dates:        Location:           Instructor:

2018 dates coming soon..

Time: TBD
Cost: $25

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.

leaders summit seminars

Date:                                 Location:                                         Cost:
Jan 23 & 25,  7-10pm        
Via Webinar by SoCal League        $30

SEMINARS: A variety of classes are offered to educate both new and experienced coaches, from "How to Start and Manage a Team" to "Advanced Skills".  Required for License Level 3. 

LEADERS SUMMIT VIDEOS  The following 2017 LS seminars were filmed and are are available for coaches to watch for Leaders Summit or CEU credit: email Lori Harward to access.

  • 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)
  • How to Start/Manage a Team: 4- Finances.... it's not about the money, until you don't have enough (Whitney Pogue)
  • Sponsorship & Donors (Davy Kammer)
  • In-the-Zone: mental preparation for your student athletes (Eric Yelsa)
  • Working with an Injured Athlete (Eric Yelsa)

Webinars

We have several great and highly qualified instructors scheduled. These online classes do count toward either CEU's or Leaders Summit seminars. Click on the date to register. These classes are free to Utah League coaches. 


First Aid Certification

Coaches can take BFA/CPR or WFA from any licensed institution. Fred donates his time to lower costs for Utah League coaches  to attain these certifications.

Basic First Aid & CPR

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

Cost: $30
Time: 6:00-10:00PM 

Date:                 Location:
Feb 6              McKay-Dee Hospital, Auditorium Classroom 3
Feb 27              Alta View Hospital, Oquirrh Mtn Classroom
March 6          McKay-Dee Hospital, Auditorium Classroom 3
March 20
April 3              Alta View Hospital, Oquirrh Mtn Classroom
April 17            McKay-Dee Hospital, Auditorium Classroom 3
June 5              Alta View Hospital, Oquirrh Mtn Classroom
June 19            McKay-Dee Hospital, Auditorium Classroom 3
July 10             Alta View Hospital, Oquirrh Mtn Classroom              

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

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

Wilderness First Aid

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

Cost:  $80 (includes WFA books)
Times: Friday 6-10PM and Saturday 8AM-3PM

Dates:                     Location:  
June 15-16               Alta View Hospital, Oquirrh Mtn Classroom
June 22-23              McKay Dee Hospital, 

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

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