Ride Leaders & Coaches

To all the Ride Leaders & Coaches of BBMTB:

The Boise Braves MTB team is pumped thanks to your efforts at the Hillclimb TT and especially at BBMTB Bike Skills Camp (BSC). BSC2017 was a huge success!! Thank you for keeping our student-athletes safe, building their confidence through proper mountian biking techniques, making it fun and inspiring them in the love of the sport.

This is the last week of pre-season. Our first official practice is this Saturday, 1 July 2017 from 8:00 – 10:00 AM. We understand this is a holiday weekend and know we will have a small turnout from student-athletes and ride leader/coaches. We are prepared for this. Please use Team Snap to mark your availability (Yes, No, Maybe). Hint – Managing Team Snap is super easy with the Team Snap app on a phone.

Field Work (per NICA)

Level 3
Level 2
80 hours 20 hours

Working directly with youth is the best way to learn and implement best practices learned through NICA’s Coach Licensing Program.  To this end, NICA requires volunteers looking to obtain a Level 2 or Level 3 certification to track hours worked with interscholastic student-athletes on the mountain bike.

Field work hours are to be self reported in the Pit Zone. (BBMTB – Please collect full amount of hours for each level and then upload hours. Julia (NICA) will not keep track throughout the season.)

What Counts as Field Work?

Field work is any time spent in contact with NICA student-athletes in a mountain bike team setting.  This can be time spent participating in team rides or skills clinics. Leading team meetings also builds valuable leadership experience.  Time spent at races and camps supporting NICA student-athletes counts as well.

BBMTB Specific:

Hillclimb TT – 6:00 – 8:00 PM (2 hrs working with SA’s)

Bike Skills Camp – Friday, 4:00 – 7:00 PM (3 hrs working with SA’s)

– Saturday, 8:45 AM – 6:00 PM (9 hrs 15 mins working with SA’s)

– Sunday, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM (3 hrs 30 mins working with SA’s)

If you actively attended and worked with student-athletes at both events in full, you have already accumulated 17 hours and 45 minutes.

Next set of Ride Leader and Coaching classes offered by the Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League*:

Leaders Summit, Level 1-3 NICA Coach – Saturday, 29 July 2017 at Grand Targhee Resort

Ride Leader Training , Level 1-3 NICA Coach – Sunday, 30 July 2017 at Grand Targhee Resort

*This is the last offering of classes for 2017 season

**If you are thinking about attending either of these sessions, please sign up immediately. Only 20 attendees per day. You can lodge or camp and Grand Targhee has AMAZING trails!





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