On-the-Bike Skills 101 and 201 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. Cost:…

Team Fees Division 1 Division 1 High School Team Registration Fee     $250.00 Division 1 Middle School Team Registration Fee   $250.00 Division 2 Division 2 High School Team Registration Fee$125.00 Division 2 Middle School Team Registration Fee $125.00 Coach Fees Annual License/Registration Fee: $40.00 Published 4/8/2019

What is Litmos? Litmos is a learning management system that NICA has adopted to streamline the coach licensing process. Litmos is now integrated with Pit Zone so that any training completed in Litmos will automatically be updated in the Pit Zone. How does the coach use Litmos? To access coach training and record completions, the…

2019 Bye Weeks To view on a mobile device, rotate your device, or Download PDF Version R# 1 AUSTIN R# 2 LK REBECCA R# 3 Summit Lk R# 4 Whitetail R# 5 Detroit Mtn R# 6 Duluth Date Aug 24-25 Sep 7-8 Sep 14-15 Sep 28-29 Oct 5-6 Oct 12-13 Team Alexandria R1-BYE R2 R3-BYE…

Previously Posted Facebook Coaches Page 8/29/2018 From Josh Kleve Minnesota High School Cycling League Director Austin, MN – Race #1: The course was set, team tents were in place and the volunteers were ready and willing to help. The horn sounded, and the 2018 season was underway. It looked like it was going to be…

2018 Bye Weeks To view on a mobile device, rotate your device, or download  – 2018ByesWeeksWebVersion6 Race 1 – Austin Race 2 – Lk Rebecca Race 3 – Game Haven Race 4 – Detroit Mtn. Race #5 White Tail Ridge Race #6 Duluth Bye Week Alexandria Area Youth Cycling Alexandria Area Youth Cycling Alexandria Area Youth…

There is a new rule on wheels leaving the ground including wheelies. The new rule from NICA is ride with respect.  Ride in control at all times, be respectful of the riders around you, their safety and the setting you are in. As coaches assessing the situation, is the skill appropriate for the rider, is…

Calvin Jones Those early season team rides are often the first time coaches get an on-the-bike look at their riders after the long break. You may have noticed that with feeding and watering, there is tendency to grow. Speaking broadly, and as a parent, it can be hard to notice the difference day-to-day. But a…

Bonnie Larson, Fundamentals Lead for the MHSCL Demo Team The fall season is upon us! For many teams, practices will commence the first week of July. What have you done with the skills and coaching tips you learned in OTBS 101 and 201? Are they dialed in and ready to go? Summer can be busy…

Annual training plans Rich VanSickle Trying to plan a season of practices can seem like an overwhelming task. In order to help coaches, we’ve asked Jason Digman to develop a sample training program.  Jason is a lifelong cyclist and enjoys helping people enjoy their cycling and ride fast. He was a professional endurance sports coach…