WVICL 2024 Coach Retreat
The West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League's 7th annual Leaders' Summit will bring together coaches —both new and experienced— to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. In 2024 WVICL will head into its seventh year and will be providing the opportunity for every Middle and High School, public or private, to form club teams and participate in a scholastic mountain bike season brought to you by the West Virginia league, an official project League of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). This conference will promote a holistic approch to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive.
The Leaders' Summit will arm you with the knowledge, skills and resources available to assist you in establishing a composite team, or even becoming a more involved coach for an existing team. With over 1,000 NICA teams across 30 Leagues in 28 States in the US, we don't have to reinvent any wheels in West Virginia. Currently over 22,000 Student-Athletes participate in Leagues across the country with League growth averaging 35% every year, this is an exciting time for kids and adult mentors in West Virginia to be apart of the fastest growing youth mountain bike program in the US.
For those who are part of an already established team, the Leaders' Summit will provide the oppurtunity to continue learning and growing as coaches and mentors, while also providing the oppurtunity to earn continued education credits and the necessary components to achieve a higher coaching level.
Team formation is happening right now, and official team, and coach registration will start March 1. Pre-season begins Apri 1st, and in season practices will start July 1st. Our seventh racing season will run from late August through early November with race venues located across the state.