Coach Licensing and License Renewal

The League recognizes coaches as the most essential component of successful mountain bike teams and we have many resources that can help you organize your team. Please email Josh@arkansasmtb.org with any questions.

The NICA Coaches Licensing Program was introduced to ensure that all League student-athletes have adult leaders familiar with the best coaching practices. Licensed coaches have been trained in topics that include risk management, team management, ride management, and youth sports psychology.

The Coaches Licensing Program includes Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Ride Leaders and General Volunteer Licenses. All license holders are covered by comprehensive liability insurance provided by the League for the duration of the season. Click here for more information about the NICA Coaches License Program.

The online registration system requires your head coach to “invite” you onto the team.  Head Coaches who are not registered in the system should contact the League Director.  Coaches that are not associated with teams can also contact the league director to get a license.  All adults riding with NICA youth must hold a current license to be insured during these sanctioned activities.

Upcoming Classes:

For additional needs, or to chat about your team, contact Josh@arkansasmtb.org

National NICA Leader Summits (online) Offering NICA Leaders' Summit - NICA (nationalmtb.org)
We have concluded Coach Training offerings for the 2023 Season and are focused on events and working with the athletes.  

Stay tuned for more Non NICA offerings when made available.

Expedition School Offerings
Events from January 20 – November 18 › Safety Courses › First Aid › | The Expedition School


Stay tuned here for League Training Soon! Conway OTB 101 May 3rd 
Conway OTB 201 May 4th

Coach Conference 101 Siloam Springs June 16th

Find out detailed information and enroll in classes on Zeffy.

First Aid Training

There are many other groups that offer Wilderness First Aid Training, and some that offer the NICA-Specific 8 Hour First aid classes.  Some resources for you are:
Your Local Boy Scouts (often the cheapest option for WFA, but you need to get permission from the instructor)
WFA Course.  Huntsville AR.    Ozark Natural Science WFA Course info