2013 Duluth Leaders’ Summit

Register online now – space is limited.

  • Sunday Only $50.00
    on July 21, 2013
  • Saturday & Sunday $85.00
    on July 20 & 21, 2013
  • Purchase Singletrack High
    Movie Tickets
    for showing on Fri. July 19

Registration day of event also available (cash or check only).

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Minnesota High School Cycling League Duluth Leaders’ Summit
+ Singletrack High Documentary

July 20-21, 2013

Marshall School | 1215 Rice Lake Road | Duluth, MN 55811
(marshallschool.org for directions)

Due to an overwhelming demand from Northern MN counties, the MN High School Cycling League will hold a second Leaders’ Summit in Duluth bringing together coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders, and parent volunteers—both new and experienced—to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. This conference will promote a holistic approach to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive. This is a great opportunity to spend a weekend in the company of peers and energize for the upcoming season.

Special Event: Singletrack High Documentary Movie

Friday, July 19, Zeitgiest Theater, Duluth – 9pm | $15 | Purchase Tickets Below

**Registration for the Leaders’ Summit does include a ticket to Singletrack High!
Singletrack High inspires teens to rediscover cycling – this powerful movie follows the 2012 mountain bike race season of six Northern California high school athletes, highlighting the challenges each one faces as the season progresses.

“Because there is no bench, literally any kid who is motivated can join a team, race their bike, and score points for their team,” said Jacob Seigel-Boettner, co-director of the film. All racers compete on the same course, whether they are there to goof around with friends or race at the “World Cup level.” The documentary is enriched by interviews with highly supportive parents, coaches, and league officials. The best insights, though, come from the riders themselves.


To accommodate everyone, we’re offering various attendance options for the 2013 Duluth Leaders’ Summit.

Here’s how to determine which option to sign up for:

SIGN UP FOR THE ONE-DAY OPTION

  • Interested in becoming a Ride Leader and you did not attend the 2012 Leaders’ Summit
  • Attended the 2012 Leaders’ Summit and coached in the MN League 2012 season
  • Become a general volunteer to help support a team*.
    (*Only a background check is required, but participating in the one day option would be a good idea.)

SIGN UP FOR THE TWO-DAY OPTION

  • Interested in becoming an Assistant Coach or Head Coach and you did not attend the 2012 Leaders’ Summit
  • Attended 2012 Leaders’ Summit, but did not coach in MN League last season

ONE-DAY OPTION

MTB 101: Teaching Mountain Bike Skills and Risk Management

Sunday, July 21, 9am – 5pm | Cost $75*
Save $25 and register early. Register after Wed. July 17, 2013 and cost increases to $100.

Cost is $75 and includes Singletrack High movie ticket, lunch and the newly updated 2013 NICA Coaches Manual and MTB Skills 101 Book.

Who should Attend – Parents and/or adults (over 21) who plan on helping a team by securing a NICA Rider Leader License, or coaches from last season who’d like a refresher course and receive the updated Coaches Manual.

The One-Day Option includes both MTB 101 Teaching Bike Skills and Risk Management. Choosing this option will satisfy the requirement for Professional Development at the NICA Ride Leader level.

Bring your bike, helmet and riding gear.

AGENDA: ONE-DAY OPTION | Sun. July 21

 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

9:00 – 5:00 Meetings at Marshall School

9:00 – 9:30 Check in and Introductions
9:30 – 9:45 Overview of MN League, NICA, Crank Sisters Initiative
9:45 – 10:45 Risk Management & Review of 2012 Season Injuries
10:45 – 11:15 Concussion Baseline Testing Discussion
11:15 – 12:30

Bike Fit, Bike Set-up, and On the Bike Skills – Classroom

12:30 – 1:15 Lunch
1:30 – 4:30 On the Bike Skills – Outside Session
4:30 – 5:00 Review/Group Photo

TWO-DAY OPTION

Full Leaders’ Summit | Head & Assistant Coach License Program

Saturday July 20 & Sunday July 21 | Cost $100*
Save $25 and register early. Register after Wed. July 17, 2013 and cost increases to $125.

Cost is $100 and includes, Singletrack High movie ticket, newly revised NICA Coaches Manual and MTB Skills 101 Book. Financial scholarships are available for women who would like to attend the Two-Day Option. To apply, please contact Gary Sjoquist.

Who should Attend – Parents and/or adults (over 21) who would like to help a team by securing a NICA license as an Assistant Coach or Head Coach.

Sessions cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school student athletes in the context of a NICA mountain bike club and provide the basic knowledge all NICA Coaches should be aware of and incorporating into their program. Class topics include Recruiting, Training, Fundraising, and Risk Management.

Bring your bike, helmet and riding gear.

AGENDA: TWO-DAY OPTION

Saturday July 20, 2013

9:00 – 5:00 Meetings at Marshall School

9:00 – 9:30 Check in/Materials Overview/Intro to MN League
9:30 – 10:45 How to Start and Manage a High School Mountain Bike Team / Engaging & Motivating Adolescents and Recruiting & Retaining Girls
11:00 – 11:30 NICA Licensing Overview & Coach Benefit/Pit Zone
11:30 – 12:30 Roundtable – What worked last year/What did not
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Race Day: Structure, Support and Success
2:30 – 3:30 NICA Rulebook Overview (Registering, Class Placement, etc.)
3:30 – 4:30 First Year Team Budgets. Fundraising, Sponsorships, and Logo Policies
4:30 – 5:00 Working with Parents, MN League Jersey Policy & Building a Community

Sunday July 21, 2013

See One-Day Option Agenda


Questions? Email League Director Gary Sjoquist at gary@minnesotamtb.org.

       
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