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Becoming a Coach

Skilled and dedicated volunteers are the most important aspect of the Minnesota High School Cycling League.  A volunteer puts the safety and overall well-being of their student-athletes as the first priority.  League volunteers are role models and teachers who are open to learning the best practices of youth mountain bike coaching and actively work to hone their leadership skills.

We welcome women to become coaches! Women are a growing presence in the League—currently 23% of coaches.

All volunteers 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 leading rides.

Level 3 Certification: Takes a leadership role within the team. Equivalent competencies as head coach.

To learn more about requirements for each license level click here.

The path to becoming a NICA coach generally begins with volunteering for your local team, or attending a Leader’s Summit and On The Bike Skills. Other volunteer opportunities with the league exist if coaching is not your primary interest.