Coach Training Courses

Do you want to level up your MTB coaching for 2023? How about working on your own riding skills?

If you would like to request a course in your area, please contact us!

Choose the type of course you are interested in:


On The Bike 101 (OTB101)

Cost: $25

This course fulfills the skills requirement to become a Level 2 coach and ride leader. You will receive an OTB101 Field Guide and 3 hours of instruction to prepare you to teach and demonstrate basic MTB skills. The object of this course is to provide a consistent skills coaching language across all of the NICA leagues. This limits student confusion as they encounter many different coaches at our events and maximizes learning. This course will also cover some tips for NICA practices including setting up a short course to optimize skill progression and FUN!

Prerequisites: 

1) Coach participants MUST be fully registered in Pit Zone (have signed the NICA waiver and paid the season fee)

2) Coaches must have completed the online portion of the OTB101 course found in Pit Zone.

Select a Course Date to Register:


Two Rivers Mountain Bike Park in Highlandville, MO


Binder Park in Jefferson City, MO


Klaus Park in Jackson, MO


Glencoe Park in Wildwood, MO


Two Rivers Mountain Bike Park in Highlandville, MO


Glencoe Park in Wildwood, MO


On The Bike 201 (OTB201)

Cost: $50

This course provides you with 5 hours of instruction to prepare you to teach and demonstrate intermediate level skills that will benefit all of your student athletes. There will be a strong emphasis on effective teaching methods and you will learn how to safely provide skill progressions and games to enhance the skill development and fun! You will receive 5 CEU’s and an OTB201 Field Guide.

Prerequisites: 

1) Coach participants MUST be fully registered in Pit Zone (have signed the NICA waiver and paid the season fee)

2) Coaches must have completed the full OTB101 course

Select a Course Date to Register:


Bass River Resort in Steelville, MO

*This clinic is part of the 2024 Coach and Leadership Retreat


Glencoe Park in Wildwood, MO

Please email us to request a course in your area!


OTB – Adventure Games

Join us at the Coach and Leadership Retreat, Bass River Resort, Steelville, MO


CPR/AED/First Aid

Coach License Level 2 Requirement.

Start here to find a course: Red Cross or American Heart Association

*The course must have an in-person component to count

Contact our league medical coordinators for assistance scheduling a class:

Brittania (brittania@missourimtb.org)

Elena (elena@missourimtb.org)


NICA 8 Hour First Aid

Coach License Level 3 Requirement (or Wilderness First Aid).

Upcoming 8-hour Course Dates:

  • March 16th, 2024 O’Fallon, MO
  • March 16th, 2024 Warsaw @ Truman Lake Regional Training Complex
  • March 23rd, 2024 KC @ Inter City Fire Protection District
  • March 31st, 2024 Jefferson City, MO
  • April 12th, 2024 Quincy, IL
  • May 11th, 2024 Springfield/West Plains @ Springfield Fire Department Station
  • May 19th, 2024 Steelville, MO (Coach Retreat)
  • May 25th, 2024 Columbia, MO
  • July 21st, 2024 Foristell, MO

Contact Brittania (brittania@missourimtb.org) to reserve your spot.