Inaugural Colorado High School Cycling League Leaders’ Summit This Weekend

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 9, 2010
Contact: Kate Rau kate@coloradomtb.org (720) 272-9282

BOULDER, Colo. – The fist annual Colorado High School Cycling League’s Leaders’ Summit takes place at Tahosa Boy Scout Camp in Ward, near Boulder, June 12-13. The two-day summit is a training weekend that forms the backbone of education for League leaders.

Kate Rau, Executive Director of the Colorado League, says, "We are fortunate to have top notch presenters sharing their wealth of experience at the Colorado League's Leaders' Summit this weekend. The caliber of attendees is impressive as well. I am very excited to exchange valuable information about the many rewards and concepts involved with active participation in the Colorado League. The seminars express the key elements of the NICA philosophy and form the foundation for those who are building and supporting the development of teams across Colorado."

The first day of this two-day summit presents a series of seminars on successful management, leadership of, and working with a high school mountain bike team. Topics covered include: culturally competent coaching, engaging and motivating adolescents and their parents, securing and sustaining sponsorships and support from school administrators, facilitating inclusive, safe, peer culture for both genders.

On the second day participants will spend several hours in on-bike training that focuses on teaching mountain bike skills ranging from basic to advanced. Subjects covered include: experiential teaching techniques, accommodating different learning styles and abilities, and creating positive learning environments.

The Colorado League is partnering in this summit with Positive Coaching Alliance, and for on-bike skills, the coach Lee McCormack, co-author with Brian Lopes of the book "Mastering Mountain Bike Skills."

What: The Colorado High School Cycling League's first annual Leaders' Summit
Where: Tahosa Boy Scout Camp, Ward (near Boulder), Colorado
When: June 12-13, 2010. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Who: Coaches, Assistant Coaches, Ride Leaders, Parent Volunteers
Why: Develop skills and knowledge, share strategies, build community
Cost: One day $85; both days $150

About the Colorado High School Cycling League
The Colorado High School Cycling League promotes personal development and teamwork through bicycle racing, and encourages the formation of teams at public and private high schools. With the cooperation of local race promoters and our sponsors, the League organizes a first class series of races designed for high school aged riders. The League makes high school racing the easiest route for juniors to get involved in the challenging and exciting world of competitive cycling. The Colorado League was kick-started with a generous grant from the founding SoCal sponsor, Easton Foundations, and is also generously supported by founding national sponsor, Specialized Bicycle Components, as well as SRAM, Trek Bicycles, Clif Bar and Co., Primal Wear, Shimano, Yeti Bicycles, Wheat Ridge Cyclery, GU Sports, CamelBak, Fox Racing Shox, Dirt Rag, Feedback Sports and Mountain Bike Action.. For more information on the League, visit http://www.coloradomtb.org.

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