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The NC NICA Podcast
15 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Summer II - The Pre Pre-Season
Get registered for OTBS 101, 201 and the coach and GRiT retreats!
18 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Summer Kick Off!
The first of our off season podcasts includes more details about OTBS 101 and 201 trainings in August, Coach Retreats and GRiT retreats in September and October, plus other banter...This month's theme song by Owen Moore, Freshman - Caldwell Black BearsSend us an mp3 of your theme song and we will feature it on a future podcast!
69 minutes | May 3, 2021
Looking into the (near) future
In this episode we look ahead to pre-season coach trainings, coach retreats, the GRiT retreat, and the 2022 NCICL season.
69 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Spring is springing!
GRiT discussion, Road trip plans, thinking about the 2022 season...
69 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
"How you doin'?" - Midseason Coaches Roundtable
IntroductionQuestion of the podcast: What is your dream bike? News/Main Topic: Steve Matous - NICA President - will be on the March Coaches Call (3/15) and will be available for questions/feedback.Program highlight: Coaches roundtable segment w/ Matt Hartman (Cabarrus Cog Crushers), Sheena Morrill (Fayetteville Dirt Grinders), Michael Murphy (Pisgah Rage), Annie Ramsbotham (Henderson Hellbenders)HC/Coach info/spotlight: Trail Corner segment - Lower Wilson Ridge Trail https://www.trailforks.com/trails/lower-wilson-ridge/ NICA sponsor/coaches discount highlight: Plug for the Send It! Mountain bike board game. https://gamefound.com/projects/senditboardgames/sendit#/section/rider-cards-1082Outro: Follow up coaches call on (date/time)Have a question? Have a topic idea for a future podcast? We want to hear from you!Shawn (email@example.com) and Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org)
65 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Join us! We want more teammates!
IntroductionWhat’s your favorite post ride activity? News/Main Topic: Join our Team! (Mike Long)We are looking to both grow and diversify our team, and are actively interested in individuals from across the state with various experience, backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations.Filling open positions, as well as developing support staff for existing positions, is critical to our future success as we continue to experience explosive growth and continue to offer expanded programs and opportunities for NC’s youth to become a part of our thriving and engaged NICA community.We are also seeking to train additional race staff to help support and lead various roles throughout race weekend – so please feel free to reach out if you are interested in helping! Even if we do not have a position listed that quite fits your skills/interests I’m sure we can find a spot for you to fit right at home in!Open Positions 3. Program highlight: Jeff Archer Loaner Bike Program (see Matt Hraban interview below - it’s a twofer) 4. TD info/spotlight: Trek Raffle - “New Year, New Bike!”Coming into the 2021 season NCICL applied to host a Trek Raffle to benefit the league AND our teams, and we are happy to report that we were chosen!This is a super simple and easy way for your teams to raise funds. When individuals purchase raffle tickets they will be able to support a team - and in that case the team and the league will split the proceeds 50/50!! The easy part - this is all online! No tickets to distribute, cash to collect, or COVID challenges. Just share the link! 10 Entries $10, 30 Entries $25, 75 Entries $50, 200 Entries $100Trek is providing some amazing prizes for the raffle. Trek Fuel Ex 9.8 WaveCel HelmetBontrager Ion 200 RT/Flare RT Light Set 5. HC/Coach info/spotlight: GRiT Mentor Program (Chelle Frost)Applications for the 2021 GRiT Mentor Program are now open until February 6th for new or beginner female student-athletes! 5 virtual calls to connect newer female student-athletes with Ambassadors from across the state. Also opportunity to connect mentors/mentees at Regional GRiT Events coming up across the state. 6. NICA sponsor/coaches discount highlight: Trek Matt Hraban, manager Trek Chapel HillHow teams and student-athletes can establish a relationship with their local bike shop the importance of that relationship, what bike shops do for the cycling community in their area, and the Trek NICA discount program. 7. OutroFollow up coaches call on Monday, February 15 at 7:30pmHave a question? Have a topic idea for a future podcast? We want to hear from email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.orgSee you on the trail!
63 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Trails! Trails! Trails!
IntroductionQuestion of the podcast: Where is your dream place to ride?News/Main Topic: Goal Setting w/o Racing and Keeping Performance Focused SA's Interested: Focusing on various aspects of destination rides may help create connections/interests for student-athletes. Program highlight: Teen Trail Corps (Barry Evans, NCICL TTC Coordinator, Coach Durham team, Trail Coordinator for TORC / Triangle Off-Road Cyclists)Overview of Teen Trail Corps :Badges that Student-Athletes can Earn: Speak, Serve, Ride, Respect ( Earn your TTC Captain designation by completing all 4)How do Student-Athletes Record their Work for the Different Badges? You submit this form, your coach approves it, and you get credit towards your badge. Team Reporting of TTC Hours: ENTIRELY SEPARATE from getting credit towards badges, coaches are able to log into PitZone and add hours for any team event, or any club workdays. That helps us measure how much impact we’re having on the local community.Where can Coaches and Student-Athletes go if they have Questions or Want to Learn More? NICA National TTC page is chock full of info (and linked to from NCICL page). Barry is always a resource and can be reached at email@example.comTD Info/Spotlight: First Aid/CPR Extensions: Many first aid training providers are extending certifications, IF you are eligible for an extension please follow directions from the provider: SOLO certification NOLS certificationRed Cross certification EAPs Uploaded to League Map: We have added all submitted EAPs to the League Map. Consider reaching out to local teams when using EAPs to explore new trails with your student-athletes to get greater insight and guidance while exploring NC. Please submit your Emergency Action Plan via THIS FORM so that they can be shared with other teams.WFA Requirements: Please be mindful when planning destination rides that many ideal ride destinations (larger networks in state forests, trails in Western NC) require WFA to bring your student-athletes.HC/Coach Info/Spotlight: Loaner Bike Update: We are working with Trek dealers across NC to fulfill our needs this season - this will hopefully make distribution/return of loaner bikes easier. NICA Sponsor/Coaches Discount Highlight: Timber! Bell (Chris Lacy - Founder) - Utilize the discount code NICA20 for savings on checkout!Outro : Coaches Call and Coaches Conversation Reminder: Follow up coaches call on Monday January 18th at 7:30pm. Next Coaches Conversation: Thursday January 21We'd love to hear your questions, feedback & ideas for future firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
67 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Gearing up for Adventure - NICA Adventure Program and Club Ride Apparel
1. Introduction2. News/Main Topic: Holiday Travel and Team Activity - we suggest that teams consider following the additional precaution of PAUSING POD/TEAM ACTIVITIES FOR 10 DAYS FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS. Team Placement Rules (based on school attendance not residence)3. Program highlight: Adventure Program, Melissa Davies Virtual Adventure Training - When: Dec 28, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAof-qqpjsqH9xbBmXGND4oNRA7O0PJCMOl After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 4. TD info/spotlight: Student-Athlete - practice readyCoaches - checking for red exclamation points (hover to see what is missing)Reactivating coaches/student-athletes or moving student-athletes from MS to HS (or between teams) - reach out to firstname.lastname@example.orgAdventure Field Guides - The Adventure Field Guide provides NICA Coaches with an accessible and easy to use resource to deliver team building and experiential opportunities to student-athletes at practice. IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY - Please complete THIS FORM to get your team’s field guides. A PDF of the Adventure Field Guide is also available in Litmos in the Coaches’ Adventure Toolbox as an Additional Resource for all Level 2 and Level 3 NICA coaches. 5. HC/Coach info/spotlight: Adventure program ideas for teams Trail Bingo - create cards with items pods would need to find on trail/do on trail to complete their bingo card Bingo Card Generator - https://myfreebingocards.com/bingo-card-generator/edit/uzyq47 Universal plan that can be done at the team levelPhoto Scavenger Hunt New online one-time ride waiver for adults and kids - individual receives an email of their signed agreement - forward or show when they arrive.6. NICA sponsor highlight: Club Ride (Mike Herlinger, Founder and Cameron Lloyd, Marketing manager) Here’s more info on the awesome discount program that Club Ride does for NICA Coaches, Kids, and Parents 40% off for NICA Coaches and 20% off for NICA KIDS & Parents https://www.nationalmtb.org/benefits/#apparelLevel 1, 2, 3 - No Minimum License Requirement Apply to our Pro Program via the link below to get your NICA discount. Make sure to have your league name, team, head coaches name, and lastly you will need to enter the code NICA2020 to complete the application. https://www.clubrideapparel.com/pages/pro-application 7. Outro - Coaches Call and email follow up scheduleWe'd love to hear your questions, feedback & ideas for future email@example.com@northcarolinamtb.org
63 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
The Season of Adventure!
IntroductionIntro Podcast purposeNews/Main Topic: NCICL Season overview“The season of adventure”Why no races?So, what CAN we do?Explore NC - Destination RidesNICA ABC challenge Covid considerations for practice“Foot down, mask up”Practice podsProgram highlight: GRiT Coaches Retreat (Nov. 14-15 at Ride Kanuga)What is going to be offered101/201 (days?)Round table discussionsCostRapha GRiT grant dramatically reduces costWhat is included?TD info/spotlight: PitZone information/remindersAll coach licenses reset on Oct. 15.You only need to do what is required for the highest level you had last yearEvery level 2 and level 3 coach will have to reaffirm their contact hours (super simple process now)Remember that background checks are annual requirements nowNew online one-time ride waiver for adults and kidsHC/Coach info/spotlight: What’s your NICA why?In a time of uncertainty, thinking about what motivates you...NICA sponsor/coaches discount highlight: Podiumwear Information on custom team facemasksNC GRiT Jersey storefront reopened! firstname.lastname@example.org for more infoOutroFollow up coaches call on (Nov. 16, 7:30 pm )Have a question? Have a topic idea for a future podcast? We want to hear from you!
4 minutes | Oct 22, 2020
Coming Soon! NC NICA Episode 1 teaser
Coming soon - The NC NICA Podcast! Join us as we present important information about the season, programs, coaching, and all things NC NICA! We'll be joined by NC program directors, coaches and student-athletes from around the state, and NICA sponsors. Hosted by: Michael Eastwood, NCICL Associate League Director and Shawn Moore, NCICL Director of Coaching and Team Development
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