Resources & Support for Effective Coaching

Hello Coaches!

We’re excited to send out a newsletter on March 1st because today is the day that PitZone opens for coaches. Yes, if you are a coach, the 2021 season officially begins today. You can now register on PitZone for the next season and begin completing the training modules. There are some Coach Licensing improvements that we will highlight below.

We have seen a surge in registrations for the Bentonville Coach Retreat next weekend. We’re so thankful that you are taking advantage of the training opportunity and that event is now sold out. We will have a similar event in April at Mt Nebo.

Read below for more info about PitZone, Coach Retreat and other things going on for coaches.

Thanks for all you do as a AR-NICA coach.

Ben Tufford and the Arkansas Team

Arkansas NICA Coach Director

It’s a great time to start working on jersey design!

Jerseys are an important part of a team’s identity. Arkansas NICA is supported by Primal. Primal has a variety of products to meet the need of every kind of rider. Reach out to Taylor Ross at to get your order started. We will have samples at the coaches retreats and Leader’s Summit for you to see and touch!

Click here for timeline and pricing info!

PitZone is open for coaches

Head Coaches can now log into NICA PitZone and begin inviting assistant coaches. Learning modules in Litmos have been improved for ‘21. Coach Philosophy and Risk Management are now interactive learning sessions and only need to be renewed every two years. Woohoo!!!

Make a note of when your CPR or NICA First renewal is due. Many coaches will be due for renewal this year. NICA First Aid will be offered at Coach Retreats and Leaders Summit.

Coach Retreats for returning coaches

Retreats consist of Saturday workshops and Sunday OTB skills and/or NICA First Aid training. All coaches are encouraged to attend although these retreats are intended most for returning coaches. Click the link above to register.

     The Spoke’n Word Podcast presented by Arkansas NICA

The latest episode of the Spoke’n Word podcast was released this morning. Hear from Michael Eastwood of the North Carolina league. Hit the image below to see the complete lineup of episodes.

Next Coaches Call, March 3th at 8pm CST

The next coaches call is scheduled for 8pm on Wednesday February 3th. All coaches are invited to join this Zoom call as we all prepare for the next season. Here is the agenda. Please let us know if there are any topics you would like to discuss.

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