League registration closes August 11 at 11:59PM
You must complete League registration prior to August 11 at 11:59PM to be able to participate in races.
Please email Tasha regarding on-line registration issues
UTAH LEAGUE PILOTING NICA SAFETY STUDY in 2017
Please agree to participate when registering in 2017.
Stuart Willick, Utah League parent, coach and Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Utah, started working with NICA over a year ago to bring this safe study to fruition for us. They are utilizing the University of Utah research technology and software (REDCap) with a goal to improve safety and reduce injury in our sport (in NICA). The U uses this same research technology and software in all of it's sports programs and para Olympics programs to improve safety and reduce injury.
Why is this awesome for us?
1- Make our sport safer and reduce injury. The information collected can be systematically analyzed to identify risk factors and mechanisms of injury, leading to strategies for injury prevention/reduction. The software has endless capabilities and can even be used over time to analyze concussion safety of specific helmets or the frequency of injuries of students on 29er vs 27.5, etc.
2- Study performed by a local, highly reputable professor and research facility that you know and trust. The University of Utah Sports Medicine Department follows all local, state, and federal laws, including being HIPPA compliant. Names are not included in injury data. (NICA will provide specific details)
3- Facilitate injury reporting for Head Coaches.
For Riders & Parents:
When registering for the 2017 season, "Current Grade" is the grade your student will be in during the fall of 2017.
Existing/Returning Riders: Existing and Returning riders will be prompted to set up a parent or guardian login. It is not required if registration is already completed for the season. However, if the family would like to establish a family dashboard, returning riders will need to go through the steps to set up their parent or guardian login. For a complete walkthrough of the how a returning rider establishes their family dashboard watch this short video.
New Riders: Please request an invitation from your head coach, then follow the steps to complete the registration process. All rider registration now is associated with a parent or guardian email.
New Coaches, Assistants, Ride Leaders: Please communicate with your head coach to register and visit our coach licensing page. You will upload all coach licensing documentation directly online in the Pit Zone.
New Teams: Please email Lori@utahmtb.org about starting a new team or becoming a "team director."
The Utah League and NICA values its participants' privacy. Parents or legal guardians must complete the registration of students and sign waivers. Your personal information is not shared with any third parties. During the registration process, you can choose to opt-in and share your information with Dirt Rag and IMBA. By registering with the Utah League, you agree to receive internal correspondence.
"OTHER THAN WEATHER" refund policy
The Utah League understands that money is valuable and that circumstances come up that can cause a change in plans. We want to work with you to put your money to good use wherever possible. We also forecast our race resource planning based on having a solid understanding of how many riders we are expecting. Based on these considerations we have adopted the following race fee refund guidelines for all requests not directly related to weather as noted in the above weather policy:
- League/NICA Season fees pertain to a host of activities outside of racing and are generally not refundable once paid.
- Race fees for any given race will be refunded (minus a $10 service charge) as long as we receive an email ONE WEEK BEFORE the race. If you prefer, we will transfer race fees of a rider to a later race in the season with no service charge as long as we receive an email ONE WEEK BEFORE the day of the race.
- NO RACE REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS WILL BE GIVEN THE WEEK OF THE RACE.
RIDER REGISTRATION QUESTIONS:
Q: How much does it cost?
- Annual $25 NICA fee
- Annual $40 League fee
- $45 per race
Scholarships are available to assist with fees and are based on need. Scholarship applications are accepted June 1-August 1.
Q: How do I register through the Pit Zone?
Your coach sends an email invitation from the PitZone. Once you have clicked on the invitation link, follow the registration process, filling in all information and pay the NICA/League fees.
Q: How do I know if I am “Practice Ready” and what does Practice Ready mean?
Practice Ready means you have: 1-Completed your registration information in the Pit Zone, and 2-Paid your league fee. You will also see under your “Rider Information” on the left hand side a note: Practice Ready: YES.
Q: I can’t remember my email/username to login?
The email invitation was sent to the email you used to sign up. Your coach can also verify your email login. If you forgot your password, click on the forgot password link.
Q: I entered incorrect information (e.g. birthdate, medical information), how do I change this?
Re-login and change.
Q: How do I know what category to choose? Returning riders use the Category Placement Table (found above and on Races tab).
First year racer categories:
- Freshman = Freshman
- Sophomore = Sophomore
- 11th & 12th Graders = JV
Petition to change category: A petition must be submitted if a rider would like to race in any category that is different than the one they are placed in at the beginning of the season. Petitions must be completed by the rider and the coach and can be found in the Coach Toolkit.
Q: My school or area does not have a team, how do I register?
If your school or area does not have a team (i.e. there are no high school teams or composite teams nearby that you can race with) you can race as an Independent Rider. Contact Tasha to register as an Independent.
Team REGISTRATION Questions:
Q: How much does it cost to register a team?
- Division 1 Teams (16+ members)
Compliant Discount: $250, Non-Compliant: $375
- Division 2 Teams (15 or fewer members)
Compliant Discount: $125, Non-Compliant: $250
Q: How do I register a team?
The League Director sends an email invite to the head coach (or Team Director). The head coach (or Team Director) must complete registration and payment before the application for insurance can be processed (this process is automatic once registration and payment are received). When a certificate of insurance has been issued, the team is clear to begin team practice.
Q: How do I know if a team is ready to practice (i.e. is fully insured)?
After the team has paid their fees in the pit zone, the league is notified and the insurance is processed. The head coach or team director will be emailed a Certificate of Insurance within a couple days after fees are paid.
Q: What is a "Team Director" role in the Pit Zone?
"Team Director" role is an administrative access permission for the team in the pit zone. Nothing more. This person must complete a background check and have a Level 1 NICA Coach License, even if they are NOT riding with students.
Assigning this role for the team must be done by the League, please contact Tasha.
Q: How do I come up with a Team Name, and why is this important?
It is important that team names follow the team name guidelines: Use your official school name completely written out (do not abbreviate), for example write out “New Vista High School.” Do not use words such as “Club, Team, MTB, or Racing.” Composite teams should use their local name plus the word “Composite,” for example “Grand Valley Composite.” These names show up in team result pages. You can make changes to your team name under team properties when you login to the Pit Zone as a Team Director.
Q: How do I know if a team should be division I or division II?
According to the NICA Rule Book, Division I teams are teams of 16 or more riders. Division II teams are teams with 15 or less riders. Email your League Director if you are uncertain about which division a team should be in.
Coaches’ REGISTRATION Questions:
Q: Why do I have a Red Exclamation mark next to my name?
The Red Exclamation mark indicates that a coach is missing one of the requirements to confirm their coach license. If you hover over the Red Exclamation mark, it will list what items are missing. Any other coaching questions, please email email@example.com.
Q: How do I delete riders that will no longer be racing on our team?
As a coach, you do not have the ability to delete riders but you can mark them “inactive”. Click on the rider under your team, and click in the upper right hand corner “deactivate rider.” We recommend deactivating riders that are no participating on the team. If you need someone deleted from your roster, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I invited a rider to the Pit Zone, but they can’t find their invitation link?
Go into your team page, and find the rider’s email. If it is still in e-mail address form the rider has not clicked on the invitation link. Once you click on the rider, you will see the unique invitation link they need to click on to register in the orange box. Click the blue “edit and re-send the invitation link.” Then click Re-send Rider Invitation. If the link is not there, that means they have already started the registration process. Have them login to the Pit Zone using the email address you invited them to the Pit Zone with. If they forgot their password, there is a forgot password link.