Texas NICA Coach Resources
Coaches are an essential component to successful mountain bike teams and we want to provide our support. We’ve gathered a few Texas NICA League coaching resources to get your season kickstarted and keep your season rolling smoothly. Additional coaches resources are located at the NICA Coaches Resources page, including the Team Starter Kit.
Important information about things like coach benefits, team sponsor deals, rule changes and race information are communicated via the Coaches eNews, an email newsletter. This newsletter is the primary and most important source of League communications. Important League updates, race schedules, rule updates and clarifications, standings, etc. will all be communicated in the newsletter first.
New for the 2023 season, the league will have a TeamSnap app to facilitate faster communications with teams and coaches via a mobile app. As a member of the League, all teams have access to a team dashboard and the highest level of subscription benefits available. The Texas League is please to be able to provide this benefit to all team. If you have questions about your teams app, please contact info@texasmtb.
There are countless ways to recruit for your Texas NICA team. Whether you’re a long-time coach, or just getting started, we’ve put together a few of our favorite ways to get #morekidsonbikes.
Get the word out about your team! Coordinate with your local trails, bike shops and schools for permission to place signs in populated areas.
Add your team name and team’s contact information to business cards that can be stashed in your riding pack or your car – that way you’re always ready to share with any riders you come across!
Printed flyers are a lost art, but can be useful if placed at bike shops and restaurants. Send PDF versions to local cycling club’s via email and post to social media!
Race Day Communications
Official race day communications will be on hand-held radios. All teams should have at least one Rocky Talkie radio to receive real-time updates from race officials. While we do our best to provide updates on GroupMe and through PA announcements, those methods are not always available. Our partners at Talkie offer a 25% discount for all teams. Contact JJ for the discount code.
If your team has a financial hardship and cannot purchase a radio, contact the league director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team Radio Channels
The league has pre-assigned radio channels to teams across the Texas league in an effort to reduce as much cross-communication. The listed channels are by no means a requirement. They are a recommendation to avoid having 3 teams sharing a single channel. Please reach out to Mr. Communications (Mike) if your team feels an alternative channel may work better for you.
Assigned Team Radio Channels
Channel Team Name
6 (6) Texas League
16 (16)* A&M Consolidated High School
18 (41, 32) Alamo Heights Mules Cycling
20 (20) Amarillo Interscholastic
2 (2) Boerne 9ers (TWO10) Composite
4 (4) Bulldog HS Composite
4 (4) Bulldog HS Composite
4 (4) Bulldog MS Composite
15 (30) Camacho Activity Center Composite
16 (16)* College Station Composite
16 (16)* College Station Composite Middle School
7 (14) Dripping Springs Composite Mountain Bike Team MS
1 (1) East Texas Fresh Composite
8 (17) Fort Worth Composite Middle School
21 (21) Hays County Composite
3 (1)* Heart of Texas Composite HS
3 (1)* Heart of Texas Composite MS
22 (15) Highland Park Scots Cycling
22 (22) Houston Composite
15 (15)* Lake Travis High School
15 (15)* Lake Travis Middle Schools
4 (8)* Laredo Comp MS
4 (8)* Laredo Composite
Lopez Middle School
Midway High School
5 (2)* North Austin Composite HS
5 (2)* North Austin Composite MS
7 North Texas NICA Cycling
2 (10)* Reagan TWO10 HS
Other San Marcos High School
17 (17) South Metro Composite
17 (?)* Steiner Ranch Composite HS
17 (?)* Steiner Ranch Composite MS
1 (33) Stephen F. Austin Mountain Bike Team
2 (10)* TWO10 Comp MS
2 (10)* TWO10 MTB Racing
5 (5) Vandegrift High School
18 (?) West Houston Composite (Coyotes)
19 (19)* Westlake High School Composite
19 (19)* Westlake MS Composite