Coach Training & Education

Leadership Summit

The Tennessee Interscholastic Cycling League’s annual Leadership Summit brings together coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders, and parent volunteers—both new and experienced—to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. This conference and retreat promotes a well-rounded approach to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive. This is a great opportunity to spend a weekend in the company of peers and energize for the upcoming season.

DATE: Saturday, April TBD 2025
LOCATION: Christ Presbyterian Academy
ADDRESS: 2323 Old Hickory Blvd A, Nashville, TN 37215
FULL WEEKEND REGISTRATION INCLUDES: Conference materials, online coaches manual, OTB Skills book, coaches gift, raffle prize entry, light breakfast and lunch. Saturday lunch provided by Volt Cycle Wear!
COST: $50.
Rebate program offered for new teams – email your League Director with any questions and to apply.

In addition to our in-person Summit during the Spring, NICA National will be providing online leaders summit opportunities throughout the year for our League. For NICA National Online Leadership Summit registration information please email your League Director.

Leadership Summit Agenda: 

Saturday – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Leadership Coaching Seminars, OTB Skills for Coaches Clinic & Fun MTB Ride

Weekend seminars cover the core principles of working with middle and high school student-athletes in the context of a Tennessee mountain bike team. These seminars provide basic and in depth knowledge that all Tennessee Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Ride Leaders should be aware of and incorporate into their team programs. Experienced coaches and new coaches alike will benefit from this informative day of discussion. We will build on the knowledge learned in previous Leadership Summits to provide a more in depth break out session for experienced coaches.

OTB 101 and 201 Skills for Coaches clinic teaches the progressive steps needed to teach anyone (even yourself) both basic and advanced mountain biking skills. You will also learn about experiential teaching techniques, how to accommodate different learning styles, and how to create a positive learning environment for young riders. The OTB Skills Clinic will be held outdoors, please bring your bike and appropriate riding and safety gear for the weather.

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