Part of Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
Tax Exempt Public Charity IRS 501(c)3; EIN 91-1553023

 

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

General

    • Who can participate in the Washington Student League?
      Middle school students, grades 7 to 8 and high school students, grades 9 to 12. The Spring League is team-based, however, if you don’t have a team in your area, you can still participate. For a description of the types of teams or help in finding a team in your area, please visit www.washingtonleague.org/teams
    • My son/daughter is in 6th grade and really wants to participate. Can they?
      Some camps and clinics are open to 6th graders but the Spring League and Fall Program are only open to 7th to 12th grade students. However, the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance offers numerous programs for younger youth. Visit: www.evergreenmtb.org for more information.
    • I have am new to mountain biking, is it hard to learn?
      We have riders join us at every level starting with those that have never mountain biked before to seasoned competitors. All are welcome! Our coaches have been trained to work with student athletes of all ability levels.
    • What equipment is required?
      Student riders must provide their own bike and helmet. If you need help in obtaining these items, your coach may be of some assistance. Also, check our website for bike shops enrolled in our Bike Shop Ambassador Program for special deals offered only to WSL members.
    • When does the Spring League season start?
      The Spring League season starts on December 1 and on on June 15th.
    • When does the Fall Program season start?
      The Fall Program start and end dates are yet to be determined.

Cost

  • How do I register with the Washington Student League or for an event?
    All League registration is processed online and can be done here.
  • How much does it cost?
    The Washington Student League has a Spring League and a Fall Program for students. These programs are facilitated by volunteer coaches (head coaches, assistant coaches, ride leaders & team helpers). All students and coaches are required to become a member of the Washington Student League in order to participate in our programs. Annual membership is $30 and includes annual membership to Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance including full EMBA member benefits.

 

Coach & Rider Registration

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Team Registration

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  • How much does the Fall Program cost?
    The Fall Program cost has yet to be determined.
  • Is financial assistance available?
    Yes. Applications should be submitted 30 days prior to registration open date. Also, for your convenience, we offer a payment plan for our program enrollment. Approximately 50% is due upon registration and balance due made in subsequent payments.
  • What is your refund policy?
    Annual Membership Fees: No refunds.
    Program Fees: Program Fees are partially refunded and issued for season-ending injuries only. Refunds are prorated based on the number of weeks remaining in the program, less a 15% administrative fee. No refunds for Program Fees will be issued after the first race.
    Conferences, Summits, Camps & Clinics: 100% refundable 2 weeks prior to event, less 15% administrative fee. 50% refundable 1 week prior to event, less 15% administrative fee. No refunds issued after 1 week prior to event.
  • If I am already a member of Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, do I get a discount on the Washington Student League membership fee?
    No. However, if you are already an Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Member (EMBA), the expiration date of your annual membership will be extended to 1-year from the date of your Washington Student League (WSL) registration. For instance, if you are an EMBA member and your membership expires on 6/1/13 and you register with the WSL on 12/15/12, your new Evergreen MTB Alliance expiration date will be 12/15/13 (instead of 6/1/13).

Registration

  • How do I register with the Washington Student League?
    It’s easy. Create an account and login anytime to register for the League or any League event. Click here for our registration system

Teams

      • Are middle school and high school students on the same team?
        No. Middle school and high school teams are operated independently and separate from one another. Each team has their own Team Manager or Head Coach. However, there are opportunities for high school student riders to serve as mentors to middle school student riders.
      • My son/daughter wants to join a team but does not have one at his/her school. Can he/she still participate?
        Yes!. Visit www.washingtonleague.org/teams for more information.
      • My son/daughter is in the 6th grade and in middle school. Can he/she register for the WSL?
        No. Riders must be at least in the 7th grade.
      • As the parent of an enrolled student rider, can I go on the team rides and practices?
        Yes. However, if you are not a WSL member and registered as a coach (team volunteer), you are not covered by our insurance. If you plan on actively participating on the team, we recommend that you register as a coach.

Coaching

      • I want to be a coach or help with a team, do I need to be really fit or have advanced bike skills?
        No. The WSL coaching program can help yu get prepared to work with a team in any capacity, regardless of fitness or skills.

Insurance

Volunteer

      • I want to volunteer, how can I help?

          • Help with a team. There are many roles and responsibilities on each team and as you can imagine – it takes a village! You can be the head coach, assistant coach, a ride leader, a team manager. You can help with other team tasks such as providing food, managing the finances, helping with the team website, and more. For a listing of some of the team roles and tasks, visit: XXX

          • Volunteer at one of our races. Jump into the action and assist with race logistics by helping out with scoring, monitoring the course to ensure that riders are safe, or work the microphone as riders cross the finish line. Races require approximately 50 volunteers each weekend we couldn’t put these events on without your help! Saturday and Sunday positions are available. Visit XXX for a list of all race volunteer positions.

          • Serve on a committee. We have various committees to help the League with things like establishing and enforcing league rules, putting on a fundraising event, processing scholarship applications, and more. For information visit XXX.

          • Use your special skills. The WSL is always needing assistance with special projects like creating brochures and fliers, researching educational topics, making maps, finding race venues, and more. Let your imagination go wild here. If you have any special skills or interest, let us know! Send an email to volunteer@washingtonmtb.com.

I still have questions, who do I contact?
info@washingtonleague.org