It may be cold and icy outside, but we are dreaming of the warmer weather and a NICA season coming up! 2021 is shaping up to be a great season! We are confident we will have a full schedule of racing in the fall.
Mark your calendars for our fall race event weekends!
Spring is the time of year when we focus on coach training, and this year is no different. We have two coach retreats in March and April where returning coaches will be able to sharpen their skills and develop further as coaches. We are delaying our in-person leader’s summit until June so we can host a larger gathering outside in more dependably warm weather. More info can be found below.
Ride Safe and Happy!
Kyla, Terry, and the Arkansas Team
Terry and the outreach team have been hard at work in the off season answering questions and helping new communities understand about NICA. We have new teams forming in:
Virtual info session dates:
Visit Arkansasmtb.org/calendar/ for the links to join the virtual meetings.
Spring is about Coach Training in Arkansas NICA. Our coaches are at the core of everything we do. This group of involved adults makes a huge difference in the lives of student athletes across the state.
Are you a coach yet? You should be!
NICA National is hosting online Leader’s Summits this winter – a great way to get an introduction to NICA coaching. Click for more info.
Coach Retreats – These are happing in NW Arkansas and Central Arkansas , targeted to returning coaches to take your coaching to the next level. First Aid and OTB 201 will be offered.
Leader’s Summit – Our yearly coach conference.
The Arkansas NICA League is committed to building strong bodies, minds, and character in student-athletes by leading through service for individuals and teams.
It’s so important to us that our race season awards include bonus points for individuals for service hours and half of our team award is based on the service hours for the whole team. For specifics, you can visit the Arkansas Appendix in the NICA Handbook. Students have two choices for how to earn the bonus points:
Arkansas NICA has a goal of completing over 6,000 service hours in 2021.
Now is the perfect time to start working on service hours!
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