BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN)—With its annual program of Leaders' Summits and Wilderness First Aid training courses soon to commence, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association has appointed Austin McInerny to the new position of educational programs director to oversee this rapidly growing area of the association’s work.
McInerny has been a key member of this high school movement since its beginnings in 2001, and is an outstanding youth mentor who is regarded as one of the nation’s leading authorities on coach development for high school cycling programs.
The NICA model has enjoyed great success and is experiencing exponential growth, mainly as a result of providing expanding training opportunities, including teaching coaches the essentials of how to inspire youth and instruct “on-the-bike” skills to novice cyclists.
McInerny said, “We have worked diligently since 2001 to build on our experiences of working with high school student athletes to develop the Leaders’ Summit curriculum, which presents the foundation for responsible and appropriate cycling-specific coaching of young men and women. I am honored to work with NICA and the increasing number of dedicated coaches and volunteers that are helping grow the sport of cycling.”