Work or Volunteer for the WI Interscholastic Cycling League!April 27, 2022
Get to Know NICA and MORE!May 20, 2022
Fun at Coach Training Sessions in WI!!
Abundance of Coach Training Opportunities!
NICA and the Wisconsin Interscholastic Cycling League is a roaring success because of our highly trained, talented volunteer coaches!
If you are looking to refresh or level up your certification this season, take advantage of these MANY training opportunities that are sure to be both education and FUN!
Questions, contact Coach Supporter Manager Mike McGarry at email@example.com or League Director Renee Griswold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We tip our helmets to you for the time and energy you put into creating great experiences for our NICA student-athletes! THANK YOU!
On-The-Bike (OTB) Skills
Coaches will learn the progressive steps needed to teach both basic and advanced mountain biking skills, experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. Sessions being held all around WI.
May 1 | Trek Headquarters in Waterloo
May 6 | Silver Lake Park in Salem
May 7 | Sylvan Hills in Wausau
May 15 | Demetral Park in Madison
May 19 | West High School in Madison
May 21 | Lueth Bicycle & Skate Park in La Crosse
May 24 | West High School in Madison (Co-Ed or Women Only options)
May 27 | Nine Mile Forest in Wausau
June 1 | Minooka Park in Waukesha
June 4 | Shorewood High School in Shorewood
June 4 | Nine Mile Forest in Wausau
June 11 | Estabrook Park in Shorewood
June 11 | Lueth Bicycle & Skate Park in LaCrosse
June 12 | West High School in Madison
June 15 | Silver Lake Park in Salem
June 15 | Minooka Park in Waukesha (Women Only)
June 29 | Minooka Park in Waukesha
June 30 | Myrick Park in LaCrosse
July 13 | Minooka Park in Waukesha
July 20 | Minooka Park in Waukesha (Women Only)
First Aid/CPR Courses
These courses are designed for coaches aiming for Level 2 or Level 3 certification, as they include the required wilderness aspects of the Level 3 coaches training.
April 30 | Madison
May 1 | Pewaukee
June 11 | Madison
June 12 | Madison
Level 1 coaches may also consider a local program, such as American Red Cross, to meet the requirement for Level 2.
Next Leader’s Summit coming in May
The NICA Coach Licensing Staff is offering live, online leader summit sessions so that you can get the necessary core requirements for your level 3 coach license or the continuing education units needed to maintain your current coach license. These sessions will be offered at varying times to accommodate your busy schedules. This is the last offering until the fall so get on board now!
GRiT Retreat: Coaches | May 13-15
This a weekend at Hartman Creek State Park is focused on getting more girls on bikes! This clinic is open to female coaches with a minimum of level 1 coach certificate within the Wisconsin NICA League. We will offer OTB 101 and OTB 201 to up your skills and coach certification as well as receive CEUs. This weekend includes camping, meals, skills coaching, games, ways to recruit more girls to your team, and so much more! Friday and Saturday is time for the coaches and Sunday student athletes arrive and join the fun!
Coach Training: BIKEPACKING | June 10-12
|The next level of Adventure is coming to Wisconsin! BIKEPACKING! We have a coaches only training camp planned for June 10-12 in Upper Michigan. Then this group will lead student athletes on a similar experience in the Cable/Seely/Hayward area August 12-14.
Coach Training: Adventure and Day Camp | June 18
Coach’s training camp at Trek Trails is an opportunity to connect with your fellow coaches from across the Wisconsin League while reviewing the best practices for holding NICA camps and adventure rides. Adventure Coordinator, Joe FitzGibbon, and Coach Supporter, Mike McGarry, will lead NICA training programs in the morning or afternoon. Following the programming there will be an optional group ride, campfire chat, dinner and overnight camping.
Scholarships available for all of the above!
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