Coaches are the backbone of our organization and play a critical role in the positive development of youth.
Skilled and dedicated coaches are the most important asset of Washington Student Cycling League mountain bike teams and ride groups. A WSCL coach puts the safety and overall well-being of their students as the first priority. WSCL-licensed coaches are role models and teachers who are open to learning the best practices of youth mountain bike coaching and actively working to hone their leadership skills.
Washington Student Cycling League needs coaches of all skill levels, fitness levels and backgrounds. To be a positive role-model, you do not need to be an expert level mountain biker. We have teams already established which you could volunteer, this is a great way to get a first-hand look at what WSCL teams are all about.
COACH LICENSE PROGRAM
Become a Volunteer Coach
Our Coach License Program provides the training coaches need to provide a positive and safe environment for our students while having fun. Through coach education and training, adults working with our students are ensured to have met our Abuse Prevention and Protection and best coaching practices.
WSCL license program also aids in protecting our volunteer coaches with comprehensive liability and accident/medical insurance as well as child abuse/molestation insurance.
In addition to mountain bike skills, our licensed coaches are trained in topics such as risk management, ride management and how to integrate fun into every ride. Our goal to provide our coaches with all the tools they need to be the best and most positive role models to our students.
Positive Youth Development
Our coaching curriculum goes beyond the X’s and O’s of the sport and incorporates positive youth development in all of our programs.
We draw from various educational resources, affiliations and partnerships to provide our coaches the latest information from experts in their field.