Nevada’s Leader Summit
Comprehensive Leadership for Youth Coaches
May 6th & 7th, 2017
2201 Combs Canyon Rd, Carson City, NV 89703
- Sunday – On The Bike Skills – Level 2 Minimum Requirement – $35.00
- Saturday and Sunday – Required for Level 3 – $60.00
- Saturday – Returning 2016 Summit Attendee – $20.00
- Sunday – Returning 2016 Summit Attendee – $20.00
The Nevada Interscholastic Cycling League’s annual Leaders’ Summit brings together head coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders, and parent volunteers—both new and experienced—to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. This conference will promote a holistic approach to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive. It also provides the opportunity for participants to learn all about the league structure and processes, how to start a mountain bike team, how to work with their schools, issues related to liability, and the unique intricacies of working with high school cyclists.
The 2017 Leaders’ Summit will be held on May 5th & 6th in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Technology at Western Nevada College.
Classroom Seminars: Classes cover the nuts and bolts of working with middle & high school student-athletes in the context of a NICA mountain bike club and provide the basic knowledge all NICA coaches should be aware of and incorporating into their program. Classes include topics like Organizing your Team, Recruiting, Training, Pitzone Management.
On-the-Bike Skills Training. In this clinic, coaches will learn the progressive steps needed to teach anyone (even yourself) both basic and advanced mountain biking skills. You will also learn about experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles, and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. Much of this workshop is experiential and on the bike, so please bring your bike and appropriate riding and safety gear for the weather.
Those interested in obtaining a Level 3 license – register for the two-day Saturday and Sunday conference. Those interested in obtaining a Level 2 license – register for the one-day Sunday program. For more information please visit NICA Coaches License Program.
Prerequisite Onboarding Training
Required training to be completed before Leaders’ Summit
- NICA Student-Athlete Coaching Philosophy
- Risk Management 1 for 2017
- NICA Coach Licensing for 2017
Event Registration Includes:
- Conference materials in electronic format
- (Registration does not include lodging)
- Light breakfast (bagels, coffee, tea) both days.
- Lunch (sandwiches, something crunchy, beverages) both days.
- Saturday – Classes, lots of information and Q&A sessions.
- Sunday – On-the-Bike skills instruction
A limited number of NICA Coaches and Mountain Bike Skills Manuals will be for sale onsite Saturday.
Date: 5/6 (Saturday): Team Management and Sustainable Team Structures
Saturday’s seminars cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school student athletes in the context of a NICA mountain bike club. Saturday’s seminars cover basic knowledge all NICA Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Ride Leaders should be aware of and incorporate into their duties.
Date: 5/7 (Sunday): Basic Bike Fit, Ride Preparation and On-the-Bike Skills Clinic
Sunday’s clinic offers the opportunity to learn specific NICA coaching techniques from people that have been involved in coaching school aged athletes for years. You will learn the progressive steps needed to teach anyone (even yourself) both basic and advanced mountain biking skills. You will also learn about experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles, and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. Sunday’s events will be held outdoors, so please bring your bike and appropriate riding and safety gear for the weather.