The Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League’s first annual Leaders Summit will bring together coaches —both new and experienced—to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, and build community. In 2018 Maryland will make history by providing the opportunity for every middle and high school student, public or private, to form club teams and participate in a scholastic mountain bike season brought to you by the Maryland League, an official project league of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). This conference will promote a holistic approach to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive.
Being Maryland’s inaugural season, the focus of the 2018 Leaders Summit will be about how to establish your team. The Leaders Summit will arm you with the knowledge, skills and resources available to assist you in establishing an official club sport at your local middle or high school. With over 700 NICA teams across 22 leagues in 21 states in the US, we don’t have to reinvent any wheels in Maryland. Currently over 14,000 Student-Athletes participate in leagues across the country with league growth averaging 35% every year, this is an exciting time for kids and adult mentors in Maryland to be apart of the fastest growing youth mountain bike program in the US.
Team formation and official registration starts spring. Pre-season begins Apri 15th. In season practices can start July 1st. Our first racing season will run from September through October of 2018, with race venues located throughout the state.