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On The Bike Skills

LEARN THE SKILLS TO TEACH THE SKILLS.
At OTBS clinics, coaches learn the progressive steps needed to teach anyone both basic and advanced mountain biking skills. Coaches also learn about experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles, and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. Please bring your bike and appropriate riding gear for the weather. Taught by NICA Certified Skills Trainers.

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OTBS 101: Coaches 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.

OTBS 101 completion is required for NICA Coach License Levels 2 and 3.

OTBS 201: Coaches build on skills learned in OTBS 101 and then provide additional resources for a coach to manage advanced practice activities for teams.

Prerequisites for the class:

  • OTBS 101 must be completed prior to attending OTBS 201
  • Classes are open to coaches (new and returning) affiliated with the Minnesota HIgh School Cycling League only.
  • PitZone registration must be completed. To access PitZone, contact your Head Coach. 

Instructor: Joel Woodward and Demo Team Members

Coaches are the backbone of our program and we are dedicated to ensuring they have the support and education to be successful in their roles. The purpose of the NICA Coach License Program is to offer comprehensive training to coaches so that they are equipped to provide quality programming to student-athletes that meets national standards and best practices while developing strong mind, body and character.