On-the-Bike Skills 101 – Coaches learn the progressive steps needed to teach both basic and advanced mountain biking skills, experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. Taught by NICA-certified skills trainers. Required for coach license Level 2 and Level 3.
This course will be completed in 2 phase: Online via NICA Pitzone (3 hours) and In-Person for 3 hours at Mesa Park, Las Vegas, NV. You must complete both for full credit, preferably online prior to the In-Person Course. WORKING MOUNTAIN BIKES AND HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. Dress appropriately, this is an instructional course and not a “ride”. Masks are required and we will practice proper Social Distancing. Bring your own food and water, there are restrooms available.
Once you complete OTB 101 you are not required to complete it again, however you will receive CEU’s towards your current license status.
For more Information on NICA Coach License Program: https://www.nationalmtb.org/coaches-license-program/
On-the-Bike Skills 201 is the second level of mountain bike skills instruction for NICA coaches of student-athletes. On-the-Bike Skills 101 provides insight to help coaches provide fundamental skills instruction, manage a practice, and lead team rides. On-the-Bike Skills 201 continues with progressive skill development and further resources for coaches to manage more advanced practice activities for growing teams. The key objectives for this training are:
- Reinforce effective teaching methodology and skills instruction techniques; » Introduce progressive skills required by riders of varying age, maturation, ability level, and goals;
- Provide the coach with practice activities to reinforce student-athlete skill development; and
- Facilitate the creation and use of a progressive practice plan for student-athlete skills development and team activities.
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This is a 1-day, 8 hour course to satisfy your level 3 coaching requirements.
The Nevada League has scheduled a NICA approved Wilderness First Aid/CPR/AED course November 7th. This is a 1-day course and is highly recommended for Coaches and Ride Leaders and is a prerequisite for NICA Level 3. The course covers treating backcountry type injuries and illnesses and includes your CPR certification. Participants should dress comfortable and bring lunch. Cost is $105.
At the time of this publication, the State of Nevada requires that there be: 1) 6 feet social distancing or 2) required wear a face covering.
Bring water, lunch and snacks. Course will be indoors.
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Bootleg Canyon starts with a challenging uphill climb to the top of the course sure to set your legs on fire!
Followed by a fun, fast and flowing single track descent into the valley, you’ll get back on the pedals working the ups and downs back toward the finish line.
Both Middle and High school student-athletes will be challenged on the same 3.2 mile course with approximately 315’ of climbing per lap.
Fun and flowing course in Logandale, Nevada. More info to come!
Spicer Ranch showcases a fun mix of rocky climbs, grass pastures and smooth flowing singletrack. Riding across pastures, around ponds, challenging uphill, and fun descents. Both Middle and High school student-athletes will take challenge on the same 4 mile course with approximately 450’ of climbing per lap.
The Sawmill Challenge weaves through
pinyons and junipers and plenty of wildflowers
at an elevation of 7,591 feet. This course will
put your fitness level to the test.
Both Middle and High school student-athletes
will be challenged on the same 2.1 mile course
with approximately 319’ of climbing per lap.