TEAMS

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SOUTH CONFERENCE

  1. Animas High
  2. Arapahoe
  3. Aspen Valley Composite
  4. Bear Creek High School
  5. Buena Vista Racing
  6. 6202 Castle View
  7. Chatfield High School
  8. Cherry Creek Composite
  9. Cheyenne Mountain High School
  10. Colorado Springs
  11. Columbine High School
  12. Conifer Platte Canyon Composite
  13. Crested Butte High School
  14. Cripple Creek Victor
  15. Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS)
  16. Dakota Ridge High School
  17. 6202 Douglas County
  18. Durango High School
  19. Evergreen High School
  20. Fountain Valley School of Colorado
  21. Fruita Monument
  22. Glenwood Springs
  23. Grand Junction
  24. Green Mountain
  25. Gunnison High School
  26. High Desert Composite
  27. Highlander Racing Composite
  28. Lakewood
  29. Leadville
  30. Littleton Composite
  31. Manitou Springs
  32. Mountain Vista High School
  33. Ridgway Composite
  34. Ridge View Academy
  35. Rock Canyon High School
  36. Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning (RMSEO)
  37. Salida High School Racing
  38. Taos, NM
  39. Thunder Ridge High School
  40. Valor Christian

TEAM INFO + FEES

Team Info + Fees

Looking to start a team? Please review this information and contact Kate@coloradomtb.org with questions.
Individuals can participate in the Colorado League, but it’s even more fun to have a team to train and race with. Whether you are a student or coach, the League is here to help you form a team at your local high school or in your area.

 

Start or Join a Team

  1. Check out the Team List to see if a team already exists at your school or in your area.
  2. If you don’t see a team in your area and are interested in forming one, please send us an e-mail so we can help you out.

The League can help you:

  • Find coaches
  • Form teams
  • Boost team recognition within schools
  • Recruit Volunteers

Interested in starting a new team?

Please review the Team Starter Kit and complete this Team Application form to let us know more about you and your community.

Who

Administrators, teaches, parents, students and/or community members can start a cycling club at their local high school. While it is not necessary that the person who initiates the club to be a school “insider” (teacher or administrator), this can be very useful. A teacher, administrator or school volunteer within the school possesses certain advantages, such as knowledge of the school community, bureaucratic systems and channels, and how to access potential teen cyclists. Extensive cycling experience is not necessary. One should simply have the desire to introduce kids to the sport of mountain biking. Once you have decided to create a team, the League can help educate you and provide you with all the tools necessary to be an excellent coach.

What

A Colorado League mountain bike team can be any size. Teams are broken into Division 1 and Division 2 categories based on their team size (and not their school size).

Season Timeline

April-August: Registration for Colorado League teams begins in April. Teams can register as late as August 15th. At this time anyone who intends to coach a team should register with the League so that they are covered under our insurance. League teams are limited to the number of weeks they can have pre-season practice. In addition, teams are not insured outside of these limits.

April 1 – July 31: Pre-season activities can commence limited activities on April 1st.   Allowable pre-season activities are bike checks, fun rides, mechanical workshops or skills clinics. Between April 1 – and July 31, teams are allowed to have up to 8 scheduled pre-season activities.

August 1- early November:  Regular training practice (2-4 times a week) can commence on August 1st. All team rides or other training activities must end within two weeks of the final League race.

2017 Rider Fees:
$65 CO League/NICA rider membership fee
$60 entry per race, $10 race plate replacement fee

$240 total for 4-race series
$60 entry for State Championship, must qualify for this event,

Race registration is online ONLY. Registration deadline is Monday at 11:59 PM the week of the race. Rider membership and race entry fees are NOT refundable. Race entry fees are transferable within the current year series. No onsite registration for State Championships. Please email kate@coloradomtb.org to request a race entry transfer.

NOTE: Scholarships are available for rider, coaches and teams apply HERE.

If a rider wishes to join a team without planning to race, the $65 Colorado League/NICA membership fee and forms still apply.

Below is more detailed information about teams. We encourage all new athletes to recruit their fellow students and have some fun trying out the Division II competition.

Where

The Colorado League currently includes the entire state and spans north to Casper, Wyoming and south to Taos, New Mexico. Neighboring states may participate if a League does not currently exist in that region.

NICA Coaches License Program

For more information about the NICA licensed coach program, please click here. New teams do not need licensed coaches, but the head coach does need to take steps towards obtaining one. Please contact your league director if you have more questions.

Team Registration

All teams must register with the League. Doing so provides insurance coverage for team members and support for League programs. If you have a new team and want to register with the League, your Team Director/Head Coach should contact the League Director. If you are a returning team/coach, simply visit the Pit Zone.

The price for registering a team varies depending on the division of the team and if the Team Director meets certain licensing requirements (compliant or non-compliant). Compliant teams receive a $125 registration discount.

Teams are in compliance if the Head Coach meets the following license levels based on number of years the team has participated:

Year 1 – Coach Level 1

Year 2 – Coach Level 2

Year 3 – Coach Level 3

2017 Division 1 Teams (16 or more members)

Compliant with licensed Team Director: $300 (includes insurance)
Non-compliant: $425 (includes insurance)

Team Director Annual Coach Renewal fee $25

Total Compliant Division 1 Team fee = $325
Total Non-compliant Division 1 Team Fee = $450

2017 Division 2 Teams (15 or less members):

Compliant with licensed Team Director: $150 (includes insurance)
Non-compliant: $275 (includes insurance)

Team Director Annual Coach Renewal fee $25

Total Compliant Division 2 Team fee = $175
Total Non-compliant Division 2 Team Fee = $300

If you have questions about team registration, please contact the League Director.

Types of Teams

There are 2 types of teams.

  • School-Based Teams: Comprised of full-time students from the same high-school, public or private. School-based teams can be “official” or “unofficial”.
  • Composite Teams: Comprised of full-time students from more than one high-school within the same district or other geographic proximity.  If a student’s attending school does not host a team the student may join the closest geographic School-Based team or Composite Team. Composite Teams are may be temporary solutions toward building school-based teams and are similar to a CHSAA “cooperative team”  If a composite team has 5 or more students from two different schools, those students will be scored separately from the rest of the composite team unless a petition to do otherwise is approved.

Home-schooled students may join the closest public high school team that corresponds to their neighborhood school. If their neighborhood team does not have a team they may join the team closest to them based on geographic proximity and school district boundaries. Please contact the League Director to confirm which team to join.

Don’t have a team to race with? That’s ok! Students can compete as an independent racer in the League Series. While they will not be eligible for the Team Overall title, they are eligible for the Individual Race and Overall titles. Independent racers need not register a team, and should only register for the series, being sure to denote that they are racing as an “Independent” where appropriate on registration forms. All other rules apply.

Divisions

Colorado League teams are divided into Division 1 and Division 2 teams. Larger teams are designated Division 1, with Division 2 teams being made up of smaller teams. Once a team reaches 16 members it changes to Division 1.

While Division 1 and Division 2 teams do race separately, they are treated equally by the League in all aspects. The separation is only intended to provide a fair race environment.

Team Scoring

Teams are awarded points after every League race that count toward the team’s standing at that individual race and for the overall series. Both girls and boys points count toward that team’s overall score. However, teams need not have boys’ and girls’ points to score for a race. Due to the difference in team size between divisions, Division 1 teams and Division 2 teams are scored differently.

For Division 1, scoring is based on the top 10 point earners, with a maximum of 8 of those point earners being the same gender.

For Division 2, scoring is based on the top 5 point earners, with a maximum of 4 of those point earners being the same gender.

For more information about Team and Individual Scoring or rules governing teams, please refer to the League Rulebook.

 

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