We Are Here To HelpKristen Dieffenbach is our director of coaching and we've got Jessica Harmening and Sue Haywood joining the team of coach supporters. They are standing by to assist new and experienced coaches with all aspects of coaching a mountain bike team. You can email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch this brief video to hear from other coaches about their experiences.
Coaches are the backbone of our organization and make a positive difference in the lives of WV's teens.
You don't need to be an ex-pro or even a competitive mountain biker to be a successful coach. In fact, many of our most successful coaches don't have extensive racing experience.
- No experience is necessary.
- We have the tools to help you succeed.
- We offer comprehensive training
Coaches quickly learn that coaching a NICA team is one of the most rewarding experiences of their life.
“I thought I was doing this all for the kids, but it turned out I benefited perhaps more than the kids”
To become a coach, start with NICA License Level 1. Take it one step at a time throughout the year as training opportunities arise to complete requirements.
The purpose of NICA Coach License Program is to provide comprehensive training to NICA coaches so that they are equipped to provide quality programming to NICA student-athletes that meet national standards and best practices and develops strong mind, body and character.
NICA license certification also aids in protecting volunteers and riders with insurance, as well as protect our youth with background checks. Obtaining a NICA license includes benefits beyond the knowledge that comes with the training and the insurance program.
- NICA's Coach Licensing Details
- NICA's Pit Zone Manual
- NICA's Coach Manual
- NICA Newsletter
- NICA Coach Resources
- NICA Rulebook
- NICA Agreement to Participate Waiver
- NICA Rider Category Placements
Category placements are based on the previous year’s season results.
- Strike Visuals 2019 Catalog
Strike Visuals provides custom printed team tents, backdrops, flags, etc.
- Strike Visuals 2019 NICA Pricing & Order Form
NICA Affiliates receive additional discounts off their already low prices.