Minnesota High School Cycling League Leaders' Summit

Sat. April 22 & Sun. April 23, 2017

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


Saturday Summary

  • 8:00- Noon -Checkin, Bagels/Coffee &  Sessions
  • 12-1 Lunch
  • 1-4:30 Sessions
  • 4:30 Group Photo


Sunday Summary

  • 8:00-8:30 Bagels/Coffee
  • 8:30-Noon Sessions
  • 12-1 Lunch
  • 1-2:00 Bye-Week Draw
  • 2-4:00 Ability Based Racing
  • 4:00-4:30 Discussion
  • 4:30-5:00 Closing/Certificates

Saturday 4/22

Time Topic
 8:00-9:00 Check-in & Bagels/Coffee

 9:00 Welcome & Introduction: 2016 Review and 2017 Update

 9:15-10:00 1) Review of New Coach Licensing Levels
2) Coaching the NICA Student-Athlete
3) Coaching Philosophy,
4) Risk Management.

 10:00 -10:45 How to Start and Manage An Interscholastic Cycling Team/Club In Your League League Director or Experienced Head Coach/Team Director
 11:00-12:00 Sponsorship, Fundraising, and Team Management
 12:00-1:00 Lunch
 1:00-2:00 pm Establishing A Positive NICA - Centered Team Culture
 2:15-3:30 pm Working with the NICA Student-Athlete
FUNdamental, Adventure, and Performance
Assessment and Progression
 3:30-4:30 How to Recruit, Coach and Work with Female Student Athletes
 4:30 Wrap- Up/Group Photo

Sunday 4/23

 8:00-8:30 Bagels/Coffee
 8:30-9:15 Season Planning and Communication
 9:15-10:00 Designing an Effective Practice Structure
 10:00-10:50 NICA Event Ready!
 11:00-12:00 MTB 101: Classroom A, B, C ‘s, Bike Fit, Clothing, and Gear
 12:00-1:00 Lunch
 1:00-2:00 Draw for 'Bye Week'
 2:00-3:00 Ability Based Bacing
 3:00-4:00 Ability Based Racing continue or Scenarios
 4:00-4:30 Panel Discussion/Q&A - Experienced Head Coaches
 4:30-5:00 Closing/Distribution of Certificates of Completion -League Director



Eventbrite - 2016 Leaders' Summit

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.

Thank you for your interest in attending the 2017 Minnesota High School Cycling League Leaders' Summit.

Prerequisites for Attending the Leaders' Summit

Prerequisite On Boarding Training - Required training to be completed before Leaders’ Summit:

NICA Student-Athlete Coaching Philosophy  


Risk Management 1 for 2017 Risk Management is the foundation of the NICA program.


NICA Coach Licensing for 2017 The Coach Licensing Process is something everyone wishing to participate in the Minnesota League needs to know.


Please screenshot and save your certificate of completion so that you may upload into the Pit Zone when it opens in March.

Thank you again for your interest in joining us for the 2017 Minnesota High School Cycling League Leaders' Summit. We look forward to what will surely be our greatest event yet and hope that you find the opportunity to attend these two fundamental seminars in the comfort of your own home a pleasant enhancement to our program.

Questions? Email Coaching Director Joel Woodward joelw@minnesotamtb.org