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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

Class:            Dates:                   Location:         
OTB 101        June 2            Mound Fort Jr High
OTB 101        June 9            Mound Fort Jr High
OTB 101        June 23           Tonaquint Middle School, St. George UT
OTB 201       June 30           Mound Fort Jr High
OTB 2o1       June 30           Tonaquint Middle School, St. George UT

Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm
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

More 2018 dates coming soon...

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. 

Check back for the 2018 Utah League Leaders Summit dates.

 

    Webinars

    CEU CREDIT The following 2017 LS seminars were filmed and are are available for coaches to watch for CEU credit. Each is worth 1 CEU hour. Email Tasha 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)
    • Sponsorship & Donors (Davy Kammer)
    • In-the-Zone: mental preparation for your student athletes (Eric Yelsa)
    • Working with an Injured Athlete (Eric Yelsa)

    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
    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
    June 26           Pleasant Grove Recreation Center, Pleasant Grove UT
    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, Ogden UT
    July 20-21              Pleasant Grove Recreation Center, Pleasant Grove UT

    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