Thursday, July 10, 2014

Parent Homework: Ride Leaders/Vols

Hi, Highland MTB!  This email is more for parents.  In order to get the NICA insurance, we have to have at least a couple adult riders who have passed the basic licensing requirements.  At this point, we are OK just having adults who have met the level of General Volunteer.  Eventually, we will need some parents to complete the Ride Leader requirements.  An explanation about the NICA licensing program can be found at this link: http://www.nationalmtb.org/coaches-license-program/

Basically, the GV requirements include a background check, waiver, concussion training (free) and registration.  The background check costs $22 and the registration is $25.  Total $47.  I'm not in a position to make any promises, but it is my hope that team dues and fundraising will cover these fees and you can be reimbursed.  I've already submitted the background check and completed the concussion training.  Fairly painless but it does take a small chunk of time (30-60 min??).

Please email me if you intend to follow through on these requirements and I will send you an invite through the Pit Zone (just like our riders) so you can register.  Sounds like a fun task for the weekend!  :)

You might also find these links helpful:
Safe Kids Program (NICA).  Might want to take a look at the second half of the first page.  HP might also have some additional policies regarding transportation that Erik and I will look into later (probably in mid-Aug when teachers and staff start to return to school).

Paul Johnson
Go Scots!