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Coach Training

The Golden State South ICL recognizes coaches as the most essential component of successful mountain bike teams and we offer many opportunities and resources that can help you grow more comfortable and confident in your role as a coach.

The NICA Coach Education Program was introduced to ensure that all GoSo student-athletes have adult leaders familiar with the best coaching practices. All Licensed Coaches have been background checked and have received training in topics that include: Athlete Abuse Awareness, Risk Management, Coaching Philosophy, and have received Concussion Training.

Coach License Levels

To work with our student-athletes, all coaches must meet the NICA licensure requirements at one of three levels:

Level 1 Certification: Assists all coaches as directed by the Head Coach

Level 2 Certification: Assists level 3 coaches with advanced tasks such as teaching skills and leading rides

Level 3 Certification: Takes a leadership role within the team. Equivalent competencies as Head Coach