Passionate, Caring, and Dedicated Coaches Are the Most Essential Component to Our Program
Have you ever ridden a bike before?
Would you like to help New Mexico youth learn to better their minds and bodies through cycling?
If so, the New Mexico Interscholastic Cycling League wants YOU! No prior youth coaching or mountain bike racing experience is necessary! Just a desire to be a role model for youth and help them be active and outdoors.
NMICL is actively seeking volunteer coaches to help our teams get #morekidsonbikes all across New Mexico. Our adult volunteers form the backbone of our organization and we cannot overstate the value of the opportunities they will provide for New Mexico youth regarding personal and physical development. As a coach with the NM League, you will get training and resources to equip you to change lives through cycling. There is no minimum time investment and this can fit into anyone’s schedule, however, we do ask that you commit to your role. Becoming a coach is easy and we have a road map to show you the path to get there. Additionally, we offer training opportunities with our league and neighboring leagues, plus tons of resources from our national partners, Positive Coaching Alliance and True Sport Coaching.
A New Mexico League coach puts the safety and overall well-being of their student-athletes as the first priority. NICA Licensed Coaches are role models who are open to learning the best practices of youth mountain bike coaching and actively working to hone their leadership skills.
No experience is necessary to become a New Mexico League coach.
We provide the training and resources needed to ensure you are comfortable and confident as a coach.
Keep student-athletes positively engaged in mountain bike-related activities throughout the season
Be an authority figure and role model to all coaches, staff, student-athletes, families, and the community
Be an example as a responsible mountain biker at practices and on the trail
Contribute to a fun, inclusive atmosphere
Have a great time with good people who love mountain biking
Manage risk in all mountain bike activities to ensure a safe and fun experience for your student-athletes
Inform student-athletes of activities and schedule
Help student-athletes with simple mechanical repairs
Maintain order and a culture of mutual respect among all student-athletes
Help minimize physical injury by promoting “Ride with Respect” atmosphere riding rules
Lead group rides, skills clinics and other activities
Help chaperone student-athletes at team activities
Help set up activities and events and assist with team scheduling
All coaches are required to obtain a NICA Certification License at one of three levels:
Level 1 Certification: Assists all coaches as directed by the Head Coach.
Level 2 Certification: Assists level 3 coaches with advanced tasks such as teaching skills and leading rides.
Level 3 Certification: Takes a leadership role within the team. Equivalent competencies as Head Coach.
Should be a Level 3 Coach with appropriate First Aid training
Develops team practice plans
Coordinates with other coaches to insure team practices and rides are adequately staffed and planned
Has direct connection with student-athletes and their families
Responsible for team registration, finances, and paying team fees
Works with head coach to plan the season and team activities