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Coach Resources

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.

Coach Communication

League Newsletter

Important information about things like coach benefits, team sponsor deals, rule changes and race information are communicated via the Coaches eNews, an email newsletter. For the time being, coaches news is included in the Single Track Times newsletter. 

GroupMe

The league has a staff GroupMe channel to communicate as with one another. If you’re a coach and would like to be added, please contact jj@texasmtb.

Student Recruitment

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.

Yard Signs

Get the word out about your team! Coordinate with your local trails, bike shops and schools for permission to place signs in populated areas.

Business Cards

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!

Team Flyer

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!

Pre-Season

Race Day Communications

ROCKY TALKIE logo

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 jj@texasmtb.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

                        Jesuit HS

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