Spring Leaders’ Summit

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Spring Leaders’ Summit

One or Two Day Options

  • Sunday Only $50.00
    $60 after 3/31/14
  • Saturday & Sunday $100.00
    $125 after 3/31/14

Registration can be done online until Fri. April 4, Midnight.

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Minnesota High School Cycling League Leaders’ Summit

Sat. April 5 & Sun. April 6, 2014

Quality Bicycle Products (QBP)
6400 W. 105th Street
Bloomington, MN 55438

The MN High School Cycling League brings 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 provides the opportunity for participants to learn all about the league structure and processes, how to start a mountain bike team, how to work with their schools, issues related to liability, and the unique intricacies of working with high school cyclists.

The primary goal for the Leaders’ Summit is to license parents and adults as new coaches for the MN League. In addition, training is offered for ride leaders, assistant coaches, or volunteers.  An ideal opportunity for new and seasoned coaches to share thoughts and opinions – it is the perfect environment to get charged up for the coming season.

New – Sun. April 6, 2014
12:30pm – 1:00pm

Division 1/Division 2 Discussion
Open Session for Coaches, Parents and Racers
Please feel free to attend an informational session to review and discuss the upcoming division split. This meeting will be held after the Leaders’ Summit at QBP.

Attendance Options for the 2014 MN Leaders’ Summit.

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


  • Interested in becoming a Ride Leader and you did not attend the 2013 Leaders’ Summit
  • Attended the 2013 Leaders’ Summit and coached in the MN League 2013 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.)


  • Interested in becoming an Assistant Coach or Head Coach and you did not attend the 2013 Leaders’ Summit
  • Attended 2013 Leaders’ Summit, but did not coach in MN League last season


MTB 101: Teaching Mountain Bike Skills and Risk Management

Sunday, April 6, 9am – 1pm | Cost $50*
Save $10 and register early. Register after Mon. March 31 and cost increases to $60.

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.

On-bike training is included with MTB 101. The first on-bike training will be held on May 17, 2014. Additional ride leader/coaches on-bike training seminars will be offered throughout the summer.



Sunday, April 6

9:00am – 1:00pm

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 2013 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 – 1:00 Division 1/Division 2 Racing


Full Leaders’ Summit | Head & Assistant Coach License Program

Sat. April 5 & Sun. April 6 | Cost $100*
Save $25 and register early. Register after Mon. March 31 and cost increases to $125.

Cost is $100 and includes the newly revised NICA Coaches Manual and MTB Skills 101 Book.

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.


Saturday April 5, 2014

9:00am – 5:00pm

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 April 6, 2014

See One-Day Option Agenda Above

Questions? Email League Director Josh Kleve at joshua@minnesotamtb.org.

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