West Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League


We Are Here To Help

Kristen 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: coaching@westvirginiamtb.org.

Why Coach?

Watch this brief video to hear from other coaches about their experiences.

Now that you are super stoked to get involved, consider helping your local team or starting a team in your area or school. You can do this, and we will help.

Coaches Wanted!

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

Check out NICA's coach licensing program and comprehensive training program or Contact Us and we'll help you through the process.

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”

Coach Licensing

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.


We know finances can be a barrier for people to participate in this sport, and we’re committed to assisting families to the best of our ability. Whether you’re a coach or a student-athlete, we are here for you! We’re able to offer this support thanks to the generous donations of our private donors and sponsors.

If you have any hesitation about joining due to financial constraints, fret no more and Contact Us so we can help!

2023 Scholarship Policy & Forms


NICA Pit Zone

The Pit Zone is the NICA Registration System for Teams, Coaches and Riders. Get race ready in this upcoming season here!

Open Pit ZoneFAQ

Coach Resources

Any Questions?

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