How do I start a high school mountain bike team?

Administrators, teachers, students, community members, anyone can potentially begin a cycling club at their local high school. Every district works differently, but most schools athletic programs depend on the support of community members. Visit your school and ask questions about their current sports programs and clubs. Whether considered a club or an athletic program, it is important to find support from the school. Discuss your plans and ideas with your school administration, and you’re ready to get started. Next, you’ll need to meet a few Colorado League Coaching Requirements.

How do I recruit kids for a team?

Various teams have had success with many different recruiting techniques. Hosting a Bike Club table at your high school club and/or sport recruitment day is a great way to garner initial interest. Meeting with the school Athletic Director in order to educate he/she about your new club is another great idea. Put an article in the school newspaper, get parents to talk to other parents, send an email to your school’s Boosters Club. There are lots of ways to get kids interested in cycling! Please feel free to call the Colorado League at (720) 272-9282 and ask if there are teams or clubs that you can connect within your area.

Do I have to have insurance for a club or team? Yes. Do not run a program without adequate insurance coverage! The Colorado High School Cycling League provides comprehensive liability insurance to all teams and coaches who officially register with the Colorado League.

Can I get a scholarship for race entry fees? The Colorado League is able to provide scholarships to registered League athletes who are in need of financial assistance. Please contact Kate Rau for information on how to apply for a scholarship.

Are there sponsor discount codes available? Please click here to access all League sponsor discount codes.