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 terry@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 btufford@arkansasmtb.org

February 26 Coach Train the Trainers/Bentonville
March 5

March 6

Coach Retreat/Bentonville (101/201 offered)

NICA First Aid

March 12

March 13

Coach Retreat/Little Rock (101/201 offered)

NICA First Aid

June 11-12 Leader Summit /Bentonville
June 12 NICA First Aid

Find out detailed information and enroll in classes on our Eventbrite Page.

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)
February 25-27  WFA Course.  Huntsville AR.    Ozark Natural Science WFA Course info