Coach Education and Events

The Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League facilitates annual NICA coach education and training events that fulfill NICA Coach licensing requirements.

NICA Leader Summit Core Courses

Who

The Leadership Essentials curriculum is for head coaches or team directors starting a team or taking over a team. It is also appropriate for coaches seeking to advance their NICA license level or obtain CEUs to maintain their current license.

  • Not required for Level 1 coaches
  • Not required for level 2 coaches, but optional attendance can be used as 5 CEUs toward licensing requirements
  • Required for coaches first obtaining a Level 3 license; optional attendance can be used as 5 CEUs toward maintaining current license

Details

  • Online leader summits will be held live via Zoom video conference
  • Sessions will be presented by NICA Coach Licensing staff and open to coaches in both spring and fall leagues
  • They will consist of the 5 Core Required sessions to get your Coach License Level 3 or count as CEUs to maintain your current license level 2 or 3
  • Sessions will be offered in 5 one hour sessions on weekdays every other week. Times will stagger each week to accommodate your varying needs and different time zones
  • You can also attend all 5 sessions in one 7 hour block (includes breaks) every other Saturday if you’d like to get them all done at once
  • Pre-registration is required to attend each online leader summit session: SEE BELOW
  • Registration links are available as a link in each session on the google calendar
  • Basic Zoom accounts are free, but you do NOT need one to attend an online meeting. If you have one, feel free to use it if you want.
  • Please use the same username and screen name in all of your sessions so we can properly give credit for participation.
  • Each session will be limited to 100 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • If you intend to participate with a group of coaches, please register individually so we can give you proper credit for attending
  • Once all 5 sessions are completed, you will automatically be sent an email with your certificate of completion. You can then upload your certificate to your PitZone profile
  • You don’t have to attend all 5 sessions to get CEU credits. You will still receive credit for the number of sessions you attended. Please email Mike McGarry at mike@nationalmtb.org when you’re finished with your sessions; he will email you a certificate for the CEUs based on the number of sessions you’ve attended.  For example, you are a Level 2 coach and only need 3 CEUs. You can attend 3 of the hour-long weekday sessions as your schedule allows. Let Mike know via email and he’ll send you a certificate with 3 CEUs for you to upload in PitZone.

Please direct all questions regarding this program to Jon Casson at jon@nationalmtb.org.

When

        Link to calendar and registration details : NICA Online Leader Summit Sessions Schedule

Prerequisites

Prior to attending the Leadership Essentials courses, please complete the mandatory Risk Management and NICA Student-Athlete Coaching Philosophy webinars and tests (see links and requirements on the NICA Coach Licensing Program page). They’re free and can be completed in the comfort of your own home. You do not need to complete the other requirements before attending the Leader Summit.

NICA On-The-Bike Skills Training (Coaching and Skills Essentials)

Who

The NICA On-The-Bike Skills Training is designed for new and experienced coaches looking for effective skills and techniques for leading team practices and/or smaller groups as part of a team practice.

  • Not required for Level 1 Coaches
  • Required for coaches when first obtaining a Level 2 or 3 license and optional attendance can be used as 8 CEUs

What

This event provides the opportunity for participants to learn the “nuts and bolts” of running safe and fun team practices and preparations for race season. Expect interactive lectures during the morning seminar and on-the-bike practical application during the afternoon sessions.

OTB101 consists of a prerequisite online course followed by a 3-hour in-person bike skills course.

NICA On-The-Bike flip books are available at an additional cost.

Be prepared to be on your bike in a skills clinic setting for the entire course.

Where/When

The in-person courses will be scheduled on a team-by-team basis.  Team Directors reach out to Eddie Freyer (eddie@idahomtb.org) to schedule a course.   

Prerequisites

Prior to attending the in-person OTB101 training, please complete the mandatory NICA Philosophy, Safety and Risk Management, Level 1, 2, or 3 Online Course/Test and the OTB101 Online Course  (all courses accessible through your Coach Profile in the Pit Zone). They’re free and can be completed in the comfort of your own home. You do not need to complete the other requirements before attending the training.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) 16-Hour

Who

  • Level 2 and 3 NICA Coach (BOTH LEVEL 2 AND 3 COACHES ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE WFA OR EQUIVALENT FIRST AID TRAINING)

What

The Idaho League is excited to announce a new partnership with Cascade Raft and Kayak for our Wilderness First Aid (WFA) trainings.   This 16 hour class will fulfill NICA Coach Licensing Level 3 requirements and includes CPR certification. Open to all Level 1-3 NICA Coaches.

The Wilderness First Aid Course will meet all requirements outlined by the Wilderness Medical Society for the WFA certification, which will include Patient Assessment and Movement, as well as Managing Major Trauma, Wounds, and Musculoskeletal Injuries.  We will also devote time to Common Medical and Environmental Problems, particularly those relevant to Cycling Coaches and Leaders.

While we’ll cover the full spectrum of required topics, there will be an emphasis on simple strategies for handling common problems.  There will be time for questions and discussion in the highly interactive learning environment. Significant time will also be devoted to hands-on practice, scenarios, and case studies to help ingrain knowledge gained during lecture.

The IICL sponsors and subsidizes five WFA training courses for NICA coaches across the state at a cost of $148.50/participant.

-COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Place-

All attendees must adhere to the following requirements:

1) If you or someone you have been in contact with is or has been sick, do not attend.

2) Maintain 6 feet of separation when possible from other attendees and instructors.

3) All attendees must use full PPE (gloves and face masks) during any close contact (less than 6 feet) with other attendees and instructors.

4) Bring hand sanitizer to use frequently throughout the duration of the course in combination with frequent hand washing.

5) Cover all coughs and sneezes.

Where/When

WFA#1 : Saturday 4/3- Sunday 4/4 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Hailey – Information and registration details available HERE

WFA#2 : Saturday 4/10- Sunday 4/11 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Twin Falls – Information and registration details available HERE

WFA#3 : Thursday  4/15 6:00 PM-9:00PM, Friday 4/16 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Saturday 4/17 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Idaho Falls – Information and registration details available HERE

WFA#4 : Saturday 4/24- Sunday 4/25 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Jackson, WY – Information and registration details available HERE

WFA#5 : Thursday  4/29 6:00 PM-9:00PM, Friday 4/30 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Saturday 5/1 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Driggs – Information and registration details available HERE

WFA#6 : Saturday 5/8- Sunday 5/9 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Pocatello – CANCELLED

WFA#7 : Saturday 5/15- Sunday 5/16 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Horseshoe Bend – Information and registration details available HERE

WFA#8 : Saturday 5/22- Sunday 5/23 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

McCall – Information and registration details available HERE

WFA#9 : Saturday 5/29- Sunday 5/30 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Horseshoe Bend – Information and registration details available HERE

WFA#10 : Thursday  6/3 6:00 PM-9:00PM, Friday 6/4 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Saturday 6/5 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Boise- Information and registration details available HERE

WFA#11 : Saturday 6/12- Sunday 6/13/30 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Horseshoe Bend – Information and registration details available HERE

Additional WFA course offerings are available through outside training providers here in Idaho:

Idaho Rescue Training

NOLS

Additional Training / CEU's

Who

  • All Coeus coaching education courses are tailored to the needs of IICL and NICA members and are
    appropriate for team directors, coaches, and team supporters. Courses are designed for all coach
    licensing levels, with available CEUs for licensing maintenance or advancement.

What

Coeus courses have approximately one hour of learning content (in addition to quizzes and exams) per
CEU. Participants can complete courses at their own pace in a convenient online setting. Each
educational course is taught by knowledgeable field experts who teach at a collegiate level and offer
ample hands-on expertise. Coeus provides a range of modalities in each course to fit how you learn best,
including videos, multimedia presentations, written content, and real-world application examples.
• No pre-registration, pre-requisites or travel required, just create a Coeus account, register for your
course and start learning
• Each course includes free downloadable items like summary sheets and coaching cards
• Certificates of completion are emailed to you as soon as each course is completed so you get your
CEUs faster
• Exciting new courses are added every 1-2 months with notifications sent to members with a Coeus
account

About Coeus

Beginning January 2021 Idaho is the pilot state for the new Coeus coaching education courses,
developed between IICL, NICA and Coeus, in support of larger national coaching education
development. Coeus was co-founded by one of IICL’s own level 3 coaches, Tim Curry (Boise Brave
Cycling Team). The aim of Coeus is to help meet the NICA goal of improving access to coaching
education content tailored to the needs of a NICA coach or team and in line with the overall mission of
NICA.
As a Coeus instructor, Tim oversees all courses related to training and training plan design. He is an
experienced Exercise Physiologist working at both the College of Western Idaho and Boise State
University, and is the Head of Training Sciences for the US Speedskating Olympic Team’s Sports Science Commission. In addition to Tim, Coeus’s field experts will include nutrition instructor Mary Ginnetti, RD, and motor behavior and learning instructor Dr. Aaron von Lindern.

For more information about this program, visit www.coeus-ed.com! When you make a free account, you can register for CEU courses, receive updates when new courses become available, and access free content like training plans. If you are a team director interested in sponsoring course fees for your team coaches or supporters, you can contact Bethany King at Bethany@coeus-ed.com for more information.

We are excited to have you join the Coeus community!