We’re bringing together our NM NICA coaches —both new and experienced—to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community while having a great time!
With new and returning coaches we’ll have 2 tracks to choose from, with plenty of overlap to spend time together too! This is an exciting time for kids and adult mentors in New Mexico to be a part of this growing youth mountain bike program.
Saturday’s seminars cover the nuts and bolts of working with middle and high school student athletes in the context of a NICA mountain bike club. Workshops on team management, positive team culture, coaching strategies, and creating a welcoming inclusive environment for all riders. These seminars and workshops will cover basic knowledge all NICA Level 1, 2 and 3 coaches should be aware of and incorporate into their duties.
Sunday’s clinic – You’ll learn the NICA-endorsed training method, which includes the progressive steps needed to teach anyone (even yourself) both basic and advanced mountain biking skills. You will also learn about experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles, and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. If you have taken the NICA OTB101 course in the past, you will select the OTB 201 course.
Fun times with our awesome MTB friends, and a coach hat (for registrations before 4/5/22)
Saturday and Sunday morning: bagels and coffee, snacks
Saturday lunch – provided by BTI.
All other meals will be your responsibility.
Camp Stoney has lodging on-site, which you will booked on Eventbrite once you get to the “add-ons” section. There is no food prep allowed in the bunk houses, however we will have outdoor space available for preparing food. Their is a large BBQ, and you are welcome to use contained stoves for cooking outdoors (no open fires).
Bunk house lodging is available at $10/night per person.
Camping available for $5/night per person
Please select in your “add-ons” whether you will be taking OTB 101 (for new coaches, or coaches who have not yet taken the NICA specific bike skills course), or OTB 201 (for coaches who have already taken the NICA OTB 101 course).
Scholarships are available for those who need assistance. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Huge thanks to our sponsors and donors for our coach training who have allowed us to keep costs LOW!