Are you looking for a way to get your kids outside and active while also teaching them valuable life skills? Look no further than the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). Since its founding in 2009, NICA has been building strong minds, bodies, characters, and communities through cycling. With programs for student-athletes across the United States, NICA provides comprehensive coach education and amazing adventures for kids on bikes. Keep reading to learn more about this incredible organization and how you and your child can get involved.
What is NICA?
One of the keys to NICA’s success is its emphasis on coach education. Coaching youth athletes requires special skills and knowledge, and NICA’s Coach Education Program provides comprehensive training for volunteer coaches. This training ensures that coaches have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide quality programming to NICA student-athletes. By investing in quality coach education, NICA is able to develop great youth coaches who can support the organization’s mission and vision.
Of course, NICA is ultimately about the kids. NICA programs provide opportunities for student-athletes to go on amazing adventures with their teammates while tackling both small and epic challenges. Whether your child is a seasoned cyclist or just starting out, NICA has a program that will challenge and inspire them. NICA programs are interscholastic, so they give kids the chance to represent their schools and compete against other schools in their area.
But NICA is about more than just the thrill of competition. Through cycling, NICA teaches kids important life skills like perseverance, teamwork, and respect for themselves and others. By providing a positive and inclusive environment, NICA helps kids build confidence and develop a lifelong passion for riding. And because NICA programs are designed to be accessible and equitable, they give all kids the opportunity to experience the joy of cycling.
RotoSTAND is a huge advocate for getting kids outside, active, and engaged while also teaching them valuable life skills, and NICA is the organization to do that. Through its programs and emphasis on coach education, NICA is building strong minds, bodies, character, and communities across the United States. So why not join the NICA family and start your journey today? Your kids (and their coaches) will thank you!