Most mountain bike teams start small and grow quickly; it’s a tremendous challenge but highly rewarding! The first step for many potential coaches and team organizers is attending our fall coaches conference, Leaders Summit.
Administrators, teachers, parents, students and/or community members can start a cycling club at their local school. While it is not necessary that the person who initiates the club 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.
A Kansas League mountain bike team can be any size, as long as correct coach-to-student-athlete ratios (6:1) are abided by. Teams can be associated with a school or a composite team for multiple schools in a geographic area.
The Kansas League includes the entire state. Neighboring states may participate if a League does not currently exist in that region. Check the map below to view where Kansas Teams are currently based.
Starting a team can sound daunting at first- but rest assured, we’ve got ya covered! Please contact Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in starting a team in your area!