Much like our student athletes, our coaches have various levels of experience. All coaches, regardless of experience, must gain accreditation from the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) in accordance with their requirements, and are recognized locally by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League (PICL). As coaching levels increase, so do the requirements for training.
Downingtown MTB will have at least four (4) Level 3 coaches to start the 2019 season. This is the highest level a coach can attain, and exceeds the league requirement (only the Head Coach must be Level 3 certified). In addition, some of our Downingtown coaches have racing experience.
All coaches are encouraged (and in the case of Level 2 and 3 coaches, are required) to obtain continuing education units (CEU’s) on an annual basis.
To effectively manage our large team, we are always in need of coaches. Whether you’re an experienced racer or have only been mountain biking a few years, if you’re interested in joining our coaching staff, please contact the team or reach out to one of the coaches at a practice.
Becoming A Coach:
You will receive an invitation to register and create a profile in PitZone.
Fulfill your Level 1 training requirements online through the PitZone site. This will include getting a background check and undergoing concussion training and risk management training. You must complete all training before joining the team on rides (one ‘try-it’ ride is permitted prior to certification).