Coach & Leadership Summit

2020 Indiana Interscholastic Cycling League Coach & Leadership Summit


The Indiana Interscholastic Cycling League’s annual Leaders’ Summit brings together head coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders, and parent volunteers—both new and experienced—to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. This conference will promote a holistic approach to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive. It also provides the opportunity for participants to learn all about the league structure and processes, how to start a mountain bike team, how to work with their schools, issues related to liability, and the unique intricacies of working with high school cyclists.

The 2020 Coach & Leaders’ Summit will be held on March 21-22 at Brown County High School, in Nashville, Indiana. This will be a two day summit filled with classroom seminars and on-the-bike skills with NICA National Trainers.

Classroom Seminars: Classes cover the nuts and bolts of working with high school student-athletes in the context of a NICA mountain bike club and provide the basic knowledge all NICA coaches should be aware of and incorporating into their program. Classes include topics like Recruiting, Training, Fundraising and Risk Management.

On-the-Bike Skills Training: In this clinic, coaches will learn 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. Much of this workshop is experiential and on the bike, so please bring your bike and appropriate riding and safety gear for the weather.



The Details



Please register at: Eventbrite today!

Please note:

January 1st through January 31st (closes at 12:00 AM) – $60.00 per ticket

February 1st (begins at 12:01 AM) through February 29th (closes at 12:00 AM) – $70.00 per ticket

March 1st (begins at 12:01 AM) through March 18th (reg. closes at midnight) – $80.00 per ticket



We will provide food for the entire weekend.  This will include a light breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and appetizers (provided by Big Woods Pizza ) Saturday evening.  You will be responsible for you dinner after appetizers.  Please email if you have any food allergies or restrictions.  We recommend you bring any other snacks if you want something in between meals.




We will NOT be providing lodging for participants.  We do have a variety of lodging options for the Summit Weekend.

Camping at Brown County State Park (Please keep the weather in mind)

Brown County Inn– We have rooms blocked for our attendees, special rates may apply.

Please visit AirBnB for Trip Advisor or other deals today!



What to Bring

We highly recommend a variety of clothing (warm, cold, rain gear, etc.), Indiana’s weather is very unpredictable.  Please bring your bike, helmet, and cycling gear.  We will be inside on the first day, and outside on the second day on the bike.  We will have a packet of information for each registered coach, but please bring other supplies if necessary.  Yes, there will be Wifi.  If you have a laptop or tablet, we will have a time to login into Pit Zone for a quick tutorial.  This can also be completed on any smartphone.  We encourage all coaches to post and promote the league on their personal and team social media platforms, but we also would like all participants to understand this this is a time to focus on our 2020 responsibilities!






  • 9:00 AM -10:00 AM Check in & Breakfast
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Introductions – Leadership and Coaching Seminars
  • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch
  • 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM  Leadership and Coaching Seminars Cont.
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Networking & Open Discussion
  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Travel to Big Woods Pizza
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Drinks & Dinner (Provided by Big Woods Pizza)


  • 8:00 AM -8:30 AM Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM  More Leadership and Coaching Seminars
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Early Lunch
  • 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM  NICA On-the-Bike Skills Training (Yay! On the bikes)
  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM  Final Leadership and Coaching Seminars

*Schedule subject to change.




Location & Directions   

Brown County High School is located 235 School House Ln, Nashville, IN 47448.  Their Mission is to provide the highest quality educational experiences where all students are safe, valued, inspired, civically engaged, and globally connected.  World Class Opportunities.  Small School Relationships.  Lifelong Impact.  Please visit their website today!


Special thanks to, Dr. Laura Hammack, Superintendent, Brown County Schools for your support and letting us use your school for our summit!



 Sponsors & Support



Without your contribution, this event would not have been a success.  A big thank you to Big Woods Pizza, Brown County Schools, NICA National, Shimano, Trek, Clif Bar, and our entire Leadership Team!