Saturday, March 30, 2019
NICA Culture & Coaching Philosophy, Risk Management and Team Practices
Saturday's seminars cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school student athletes in the context of a NICA mountain bike club. We sometimes call it "Learning the NICA Way" because it puts into context the background and philosophy for why NICA and MICL programming are set up the way that they are. Saturday's seminars cover basic knowledge that all NICA Level 1, 2 and 3 coaches should be aware of and incorporate into their duties.
We will be planning an optional evening activity nearby that will include dinner for those who would like to join.
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Develop Your Team Community, Learn Some Rules, and NICA On The Bike Skills for Coaches
Sunday morning will be more classroom and small group setting stuff. Expect to be indoors through lunchtime. We'll talk about setting the tone for your teams culture, how to structure a season of practices, and learn the basics of the NICA rulebook. After that, plan on a classroom talk about the OTB 101 skills session.
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. The majority of the afternoon clinic will be held outdoors, so please bring your bike and appropriate riding and safety gear for the weather. Again - there are 200 miles of trails accessible from the venue, and we will have a couple of ride leaders available to show you some of Pataspsco Valley State Parks finest singletrack.
Check out this detailed agenda for the weekend.
This agenda is still in development and we will reach out to all registrants in the weeks leading up to the summit with lots more details!