Coaches 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 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

June 27 – 8 Hour First Aid, Bentonville
June 27 – NICA On-the-Bike Skills 101, Batesville
July 11 – NICA On-the-Bike Skills 101, Bryant
July 18 – NICA On-the-Bike Skills 101, Jonesboro
September 19 – 8 Hour First Aid, Hot Springs
October 10 – 8 Hour First Aid, Conway
Please see our Facebook Event page or our Eventbrite page for more information and for links to register.
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)

Click here for more information.