2012 LEADERS SUMMIT T he Ut a h High Sc ho o l C ycl ing Le a gue ’s a nn ual Lea de r s’ Sum m it b r ings t o ge t her c oa c he s, as s is t a nt co a c he s , r ide l ea de rs , a nd pa re n t vo l unte e rs – b ot h ne w a nd e x pe r ie nc e d – t o fur t her de vel o p s k ill s a nd k no w le d ge, to sha re st ra te gie s, and o ffe r s up po rt . The S um m it w il l p ro m o te c o mp r e he n s ive co a c hing t hat cr ea te s a n e nvir o n me n t in w hic h yo ung p eo p le c a n gr o w a nd t hr ive . This is a gre at o pp o rt un it y t o s pe nd a we e ke nd in t he c o mp a n y o f p ee rs and e ne r giz e fo r t he up c o m in g se as o n .Welcome to the First Annual Utah Leader’s Summit April 28-29Items to Bring for MTB 101 & Optional Saturday Trail Ride: • Bike • Helmet • Cycling Gear • HydrationProvided: • NICA Manual • Skills Manual • Binder • Breakfast, Snacks & Lunch, optional Saturday dinner • Pens (for note taking) • Downloads of presentations for laptop usersOptional: • Laptops
2012 LEADERS SUMMITLocationThe Leaders’ Summit is located at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah. Classes held in Day Lodge.Address:Utah Olympic Park Day Lodge3419 Olympic ParkwayPark City, Utah 84098 1. Take I-80 East from Salt Lake City toward Park City/Cheyenne 2. Take Exit 145 toward Kimball Junction 3. Turn right onto UT -224 South 4. Take second right onto Olympic Parkway 5. At the traffic circle, take the second exit and stay on Olympic Parkway. 1.6 miles to destination.Optional Lodging Location Recommend Accommodations Park City Peaks Hotel 2121 Park Avenue Park City, Utah 84060 www.parkcitypeaks.com Reservations: Reservations for the event will be made by Individual. Guest will call the Park City Peaks Hotel directly @435-649-5000 or 800-649-5012 to make their own reservation on or before cut- off date of April 1, 2012. They must mention they are part of the Utah High School Cycling League to receive the discounted rate of $59/night.
2012 LEADERS SUMMIT Saturday - Ride Leader Agenda Time Class Presenter Notes 8:00-8:30 Check-in & Breakfast Rick Spittler, NICA Board Main Floor Classroom 8:30-8:45 Welcome & Introduction President Risk Management & Insurance Austin McInerny, NICA Main Floor8:45-10:15 Info Education Director Required for all licenses MTB 101/In Classroom Skills Lee McCormack Main Floor10:15-12:15 Clinic12:15-1:00 Lunch provided – Q&A with Lee Lee McCormack Main Floor MTB 101/On-the-Bike Skills Lee McCormack Outside 1:00-4:30 Clinic 4:30 Group Photo 4:45-6:15 Optional Trail Ride Glen Adams Leave from OP 6:30 Café Rio Sponsored Dinner Museum Theater Saturday - Head & Assistant Coach Agenda Time Class Presenter Notes 8:00-8:30 Check-in & Breakfast 8:30-8:45 Welcome & Introduction Lori Harward Upstairs Classroom 8:45-10:00 Engaging & Coaching Adolescents Dan Freeman Upstairs10:00-11:00 Concussions & NICA Rulebook Lori & Austin Upstairs11:00-12:15 Race Day: Structure, Support & Success Dan Freeman Upstairs 12:15-1:00 Lunch provided – Q&A Dan & Austin Main Floor Bike Fit OR Dave Harward / Upstairs Classroom 1:00-2:00 How to Start & Manage a HS MTB Team Austin McInerny Main Floor Classroom Creating a Holistic Training Program OR Austin & Dave / Upstairs 2:00-3:15 How to Start & Manage Part 2 & Getting Dan Freeman Main Floor to Yes with Administrators Creating a Strong Team/Parent Dan Freeman / Upstairs 3:15-4:30 Community & Coaching Girls OR Sponsorship & Fundraising Austin McInerny Main Floor 4:30 Group Photo 4:45-6:15 Optional Trail Ride Glen Adams Leave from OP 6:30 Café Rio Sponsored Dinner Museum Theater
2012 LEADERS SUMMIT Sunday - Head Coach Agenda Time Class Presenter Notes 8:00-8:30 Check-in & Breakfast 8:30-8:45 Welcome & Introduction Rick Spittler, NICA Board Upstairs Classroom President Risk Management & Insurance Upstairs Classroom8:45-10:15 Austin McInerny Info Required for all licenses MTB 101/In Classroom Skills Upstairs Classroom10:15-12:15 Lee McCormack Clinic12:15-1:00 Lunch provided – Q&A with Lee Lee McCormack Main floor MTB 101/On-the-Bike Skills Outside 1:00-4:30 Lee McCormack Clinic 4:30 Test Taking Onsite or On Line at your convenience
2012 LEADERS SUMMITPresenter Bios Austin McInerny, NICA Education Programs Director Austin has had a long history with the NorCal High School Cycling League and has contributed in a significant way to help write the Coaches Manual as well as instructing at leaders’ summits in various states. Austin was the head coach for the Berkeley High School Mountain Bike Club for five years, has managed the USACycling Western Regional Development Camp in the past, and has served as the president of theboard of directors for the NorCal High School Cycling League while also serving on the Board ofDirectors of the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council. Austin was the proud recipient of the first everCommunity Impact Award presented by NICA in 2010. Dan Freeman Dan is Team Director and a teacher at Drake High School. He founded the team in 2002 and is a lifelong educator with a focus on helping teens achieve academic and athletic goals, as well as introducing them to philanthropic work through school, sport and travel. Dan also oversees all business aspects of the program including fundraising,committees, budget, expenses, personnel and affiliations.Drake High School organized their mountain bike team in 2002 with 8 student athletes and has growninto a championship team. They are the Cal State Champions for 2009,10, & 11. Additionally, 17 Drakeriders have officially qualified for Nationals by virtue of their top 15 performances at State in 2011 Lee McCormack Lee McCormack is NICA’s skills development director and a world renowned riding technique instructor. He uses his sequential teaching curriculum to help riders of all styles and levels — BMX, mountain and road; beginners to pros — ride better, safer and faster. Lee wrote and illustrated the books Mastering Mountain Bike Skills, Welcome toPump Track Nation, Pro BMX Skills and Teaching Mountain Bike Skills. Lee has won numerous writingand informational graphics awards, and he was part of the team that won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize forpublic service.Lee lives in Boulder, CO, with his wife Arlette and their four kids — Kate (22), Ian (19), Fiona (2) andFinley (2). He rides as much as he can.Check out his Lee’s site: www.leelikesbikes.com
2012 LEADERS SUMMIT Rick Spittler, NICA Board President Stricken with polio as a baby, which affected the use of his left leg, Rick grew up using the bicycle as a way to “keep up” with the other kids running around the neighborhood. He has continued to be an avid cyclist, commuting to work on his bike as well as riding mountain and road bikes for recreation.As a social entrepreneur, Rick has been the founder, executive director and board president of numerousnon-profit organizations. Much of his work has been on increasing sport and recreational opportunitiesfor youth on a local, regional and national level.“In terms of Youth Development, the values, policies and standards for excellence established by NorCalare the reasons I am so inspired with this opportunity to work with NICA. These values include, thepromotion of girls participating equally, fostering responsible use of trails and wilderness andcontributing back to the community. With NICA, everyone pitches in.” Dave Harward Dave Harward has been riding bikes and involved in endurance sports for most of his life. His racing accomplishments include several Utah State Championships, UCA’s 2010 Male Cyclist of the Year, UCA Series Champion and 8-time Utah Criterium Series Champion, and helping the Canyon Bicycles Racing Team place Francisco Mancebo 2ndin the 2010 Tour of Utah. He has been coaching full time for over seven years and owns Plan 7 EnduranceCoaching . Dave is licensed as a USA Cycling Level 1/Elite Coaching License. He received both his BA inJournalism and his Master of Public Administration degrees from the University of Utah. Dave is a BG FitMaster Technician and is educated in the BikeFit Systems Level 2 BikeFit Pro. Cycling is a huge part ofDave’s life. He is excited to put his energy in the Utah High School Cycling League. Lori Harward Lori started her cycling passion in eighth grade. She tried her first mountain bike race in 2002, and it changed her life—she was hooked! Not only has she has been training and racing ever since, but it changed her career in the fitness industry to a cycling specific focus. She earned her coaching certification and worked with JR Smith Coaching since 2004 teaching beginning cyclists. She is currently a Level 2 USA Cycling coach. Dave andLori met a SoCal coach at USAC’s Coaches Summit last October and discovered NICA. That discovery andour desire to pass on the passion we have for cycling to future generations has led us to where we aretoday. Lori has loved racing with her Ski Utah Women’s Team. She has five kids and is passionatelycommitted to make a difference for Utah’s youth through this positive program.
2012 LEADERS SUMMITMTB 101 AssistantsLynda Wallenfels – LW Coaching . USAC Level 1 Coach with 16 years coachingexperience. Pro cyclist since 1994. Multiple National Champion.Judd Zimmerman – Pleasant Grove Biking Vikings Head CoachBart Gillespie – Olympus High XC Team Head CoachIan Shockly – Snow Canyon Head CoachMitch McBeth – League Volunteer
2012 LEADERS SUMMITCoaching LicenseThe Washington League offers a High School Coaching License. Licenses are available at three levels:Head Coach, Assistant Coach, and Ride Leader. For the 2011/2012 season, all teams are required tohave a licensed head coach. In addition, all Asst. Coaches and Ride Leaders must obtain a LeagueCoaching License. For the inaugural year (2010/2011 – racing in 2011), this requirement will bewaived. See below for more information about our Coaching License Program.The NICA High School Coaching License ProgramThe purpose of this program is to ensure that all head coaches, assistant coaches and ride leaders aresufficiently knowledgeable so as to be a positive influence on all NICA riders. NICA licenses alsoprotect volunteers and coaches with comprehensive insurance, as well as protect our youth withbackground checks.Coaching License LevelsGeneral Volunteer License: Minimum requirement for all adults riding with NICA high school teams.This license protects volunteers with comprehensive insurance, and protects our youth withbackground checks.Ride Leader License: Recommended training level for all adults riding with NICA high school teamsin the ride support role.Assistant Coach License: Recommended training level for all adults riding the NICA teams in a rolebeyond just ride support.Head Coach License Required training level for the Head Coach (or Team Director). All NICA teamsare required to have a licensed Head Coach (or Team Director). Grace periods apply to first yearLeagues and first year teams.The requirements for each NICA license level are outlined below.
2012 LEADERS SUMMITLICENSE TYPE Annual Registration Background Check First AidTraining & CPR* Professional Development Hours ** Field Work ExamGeneral Volunteer Ride Leader 8 hour Basic 3 hours 20 hours Assistant Coach 16 hour Wilderness 6 hours 40 hours Head Coach 16 hour Wilderness 9 hours 80 hours
2012 LEADERS SUMMITThe NICA High School Coaching License ProgramBackground Checks: Background checks are required for all licenses and are offered through TCLogiq. Each exam costs ~$24 (though it may cost more depending on your specific searchrequirements). To begin the process, please visit http://www.tclogiq.com/nicaContinuing Education: In order to maintain a current Head Coach Certification, an individual mustkeep her/his WFA- MTB certification current and engage in 9 hours of professional developmenthours (Continuing Education Units) every 3 years. Continuing Education Units are available at theLeaders’ Summit offered every year by the League. NICA has partnered with the Positive CoachingAlliance to provide an additional way to obtain continuing education units. More information on thisprogram will be available soon.Exam: The exam can be taken after studying the Coaching Manual and attending ProfessionalDevelopment Seminars. The exam will be administered at the Leaders’ Summit (or another time withapproval of League Director). The exam tests an individual’s knowledge of risk management, skillsinstruction, first aid and other skills deemed important to coaching a high school mountain bike team.It is recommended that individuals take the exam only after attending the League ProfessionalDevelopment Seminars and studying the Coaches’ Manual.Field Work: Field work is actual hours spent in contact with high school students while engaged in ahigh school mountain bike program. Individuals wanting to obtain certification must keep a log offieldwork hours, which must be signed by a head coach (for assistant coaches and ride leaders) andby two parents and certified head coach from another team (for head coaches).General Volunteer License: This license is intended to be a starting point for adults looking to workwith high school teams. General Volunteer license holders are covered under the League’scomprehensive liability insurance.Professional Development Seminars are offered at the League’s Leaders’ Summit, which is heldannually in the fall. Topics range (some of these are required) from Leadership and Management of aHigh School Team to Working Successfully with Teenagers to Managing Risk and Maximizing Safety toCreating Appropriate Training Programs, as well as MTB 101: Learn the Skills to Teach the Skills. Inthe future, Ride Leaders will be able to obtain hours through courses outside the Leaders’ Summit.However, such a program has not yet been established.Wilderness First Aid/Mountain Bike (WFA-MTB): This 16–hour course is designed specifically forthe high school mountain bike coach and ride leader; it is offered annually by the Washington League.Certification lasts for 3 years. Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification also meets thisrequirement. Those with other current WFA certificates may petition the League Director for therecognition of those certificates. Utah is considering hosting a WFA-MTB seminar in June.