PICL Coaches Council


Dear Coaches,

We are looking for exceptional leaders to become League Coach Supporters for the 2018 season and beyond. This crucial volunteer position will be responsible for training developing the next group of coaches and driving the growth and success of high-school mountain biking in Pennsylvania.

This position calls for experienced coaches or certified mountain bike instructors who are committed to NICA’s core values and the success of the Pennsylvania league. In addition to working directly to support new and returning coaches, you will be responsible for representing all coaches to the League Board, maintaining a robust flow of communication throughout the league, and ensuring compliance with NICA/PICL rules and obligations.

In this role, you will be a primary resource for coaches seeking training and leadership. You will guide them carefully by providing exceptional on-the-bike training and coaching best practices, helping them to navigate our full compliment of coaching resources and tools, as well being an expert resource on risk management and team operations.

The ideal Coach Supporter will also be a tireless advocate for the league, facilitating outreach events in your region and providing one-on-one support with emerging and established team. Coach Supporters will collectively form the PA Coaches’ Council, which will help guide rule changes and other major league decisions.

Coach Supporters will ensure that teams within their region are compliant with NICA/PICL regulations including, but not limited to, appropriate coach training for the age of the team, appropriate certifications for coaches, and registration of all participants with the league. We are looking for six or more Coach Supporters to represent key regions in the state who can commit through the 2020 season.

The PA League will provide:

– An educational weekend in advance of the 2018 season coordinated with NICA to provide the necessary training for this position at no cost to the Coach Council Members

– Registration for the annual Leaders Summit

– Transportation costs for all League coaching education the Supporter facilitates including on-the-bike, the Leaders Summit, and other outreach and coaching education activities in your area

– A stipend for any coaching education organized by the league outside the Leaders Summit (where registration is included).

If you are interested, please send an email to:


mike@pamtb.org, jason@pamtb.org, and clay@pamtb.org


Please list your name and contact information, describe your experience and interest, and demonstrate your willingness to commit to this position for the 2018-2020 seasons.




Coach Supporters will be selected based on coaching experience and expertise, knowledge of coaching resources, willingness to engage in Supporter activities, geographic distribution throughout PA, and commitment to the NICA/PICL coaching and youth development process.


These advances in our Coaching Support network are being made possible by a contribution from Stan’s NoTubes.