Coach Training & Education


Leaders Summit

The Tennessee Interscholastic Cycling League’s annual Leaders Summit brings together coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders, and parent volunteers—both new and experienced—to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. This conference and retreat promotes a well-rounded approach to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive. This is a great opportunity to spend a weekend in the company of peers and energize for the upcoming season. 
Our 2020 Summit will be held at Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, with great mountain bike riding at Percy Warner Park!

2020 Leaders’ Summit Registration is Open!

      • Register HERE
      • FULL WEEKEND REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Conference Materials, Online Coaches Manual, OTB Skills book, Coaches Gift, Raffle entry, light breakfast and lunch each day. 
      • COST: Full Weekend Early Bird till March 1st – $90. On or After March 2nd – $120. Sunday only – $50. 
      • REBATE program offered for new teams – email your League Director with any questions 
      • PLEASE NOTE- Prerequisite Online Training – Required training to be completed before Leaders’ Summit
        NICA Student-Athlete Coaching Philosophy 
        Risk Management 1 for 2019

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Saturday, March 28, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM – Leadership and Coaching Seminars

Weekend seminars cover the core principles of working with middle and high school student-athletes in the context of a Tennessee mountain bike team. These seminars provide basic and in depth knowledge that all Tennessee Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Ride Leaders should be aware of and incorporate into their team programs. Experienced coaches and new coaches alike will benefit from this informative day of discussion. We will build on the knowledge learned in previous Leaders Summits to provide a more in depth break out session for experienced coaches.

Sunday March 29, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM – OTB Skills for Coaches Clinic

OTB 101 and 201 Skills for Coaches clinic teaches 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 OTB Skills Clinic will be held outdoors, please bring your bike and appropriate riding and safety gear for the weather.

DATE: March 28-29, 2020
LOCATION:
 Christ Presbyterian Academy 
ADDRESS:
2323 Old Hickory Blvd A, Nashville, TN 37215
PICTURES & LOCATION DETAILS

ADDITIONAL COACHES TRAINING 2020 ON-THE-BIKE SKILLS CLINICS

LEARN THE SKILLS TO TEACH THE SKILLS. 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. Four hours of this clinic is outside on your bike, so please bring your bike and appropriate riding gear for the weather. Taught by NICA Certified Skills Trainers.

Required for License Levels 2 & 3. New Coaches must attend the TN Leaders Summit prior to OTB 201 training. OTB 101 and 201 cannot be completed on the same weekend.

Field guides included in registration fee. Cost is $50.

CLASS DATES TIME LOCATION
OTB 101 June TBD 9:00 am – 12:00 pm West Sixth Farm
Address: 4495 Shadrick Ferry Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
OTB 101 June TBD 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm West Sixth Farm
Address: 4495 Shadrick Ferry Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
OTB 201 June TBD 9:00 am – 12:00 pm West Sixth Farm
Address: 4495 Shadrick Ferry Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
OTB 101 July TBD 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Percy Warner Park
Address: Nashville TN
OTB 201 July TBD 9:00 – 12:00 pm Percy Warner Park
Address: Nashville TN
OTB 101 & 201 Fall TBD 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Saturday At Race 1
OTB 101& 201 Fall TBD 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Saturday At Race 3

Registration is open for all OTB Skills Clinics – choose your skills track below:

OTB Skills Training