MN Leaders' Summit 101 - New Coaches

Intro to Mountain Biking Youth Coaching

Sat. April 28 & Sun. April 29, 2018


The primary goal for the Leaders' Summit 101 is to provide training for people who are interested in becoming coaches, assistant coaches or ride leaders for the MN League. This training program is designed to introduce people to the basics of coaching and managing a bike team in the MN League.  In addition to classroom sessions, On the Bike Skills Training (OTBS 101) is part of the curriculum.  Attendees will need to bring their mountain bikes and helmets for this on-bike required skills training

The majority of people who participate in this course are people who have not coached before in the MN League. Other attendees are experienced coaches who would like a refresher training on the basics. Overall, this is an ideal opportunity to learn and collaborate as a community; AND build momentum for the upcoming season.

Completion of this 2-day course, is required to become a Level 3 licensed coach for the MN League,.   

At the summit, attendees will also learn more about:

  • the MN League organization as a whole
  • how to get a mountain bike team organized
  • how to work with schools or communities
  • the issues related to liabilities
  • tips and advice regarding coaching middle school and high school students

Before the Summit - Come Prepared!

Required webinar training to be completed prior to attending the Leaders’ Summit.  Videos will take about one hour to review.

Alternate Dates for OTBS 101 Training

OTBS 101 is a required certification to coach a MN League team. Additional OTBS courses will be offered during the summer for those not able to attend the Leaders' Summit weekend in April. 

We will be offering OTBS 101 as stand-alone clinics during the summer and all coaches can take it at one of the summer sessions. Registration for these classes will open March 1, 2018.  Check back to the MN League website for updated details on the dates below and how to register for those session.  
Current Schedule as of February 12,2018 is :
  • June 9 - St Paul MN
  • June 30 - Rochester MN.
  • July 28 - Duluth MN
  • August 18 - Alexandria MN

   Note: if you have taken MTB 101 in the past you do not need attended the new OTBS 101.

Still not sure which Leaders' Summit to attend?

Both of the Leaders' Summit events will be filled with valuable information to help get you prepare for the coming season.  Below are a few points to help resolve which summit coaches and volunteers should attend:

Compare Leaders' Summit 101 and 201 

View Leaders' Summit 201 Details

Any additional questions, please contact Joel Woodward, MN League Coach Manager, directly via email:


Saturday  - April 28

  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM - Check-in, Bagels and Coffee
  • 8:30 - Noon: Sessions
  • Noon - 1:00 PM: Lunch Provided
  • 1:00 - 4:30 PM:  Sessions
  • 4:30 PM :  Group Photo

Sunday April 29

  • 8:00 - 8:30 AM - Check-in, Bagels and Coffee
  • 8:30 - Noon: Sessions
  • Noon - 1:00 PM:  Lunch Provided
  • 1:00 - 4:00 PM: Sessions
  • 2:00 - 4:00PM  The 2018 Bye-Week Draw (A Coach/Rep from each time will need to be present)
  • 4:00 - 4:30 PM:  Open Discussion
  • 4:30 - 5:00 PM:  Closing/Certificates


$100 before March 31, 2018 - Early Bird
$125 after March 31, 2018

Cost includes:
- Sessions
- NICA Coaching Manual & Coaching Mountain Bike Skills book
- Lunch, snacks & beverages


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