2020 Leaders’ Summit


The league’s annual Leaders’ Summit brings together coaches, parents, volunteers and industry professionals to develop skills and knowledge, share strategies and build community. The conference promotes a holistic approach to coaching that creates an environment in which young people can grow and thrive, and is the best opportunity for new coaches to become acquainted with the best practices of coaching student-athletes.

Important Update to the April 18-19th Leaders’ Summit (updated on March 26th)

We will be moving forward with the 2nd Leaders’ Summit on April 18-19, just in a different format. We will go to an online program that will still allow for us to collaborate in real time, but there will be a couple of changes. We will be covering only the classroom portions of the summit in 2 sessions on Saturday and Sunday. Because of the nature of the curriculum, the On the Bike Skills will be offered to the coaches that signed up for both days on one of the 3 alternate dates planned for OTB 101/201. Those dates are May 2-Allatoona, July 25-Road Atlanta, & August 8-Bartram. We ask that you please be flexible with us as we know that some of those dates may have to change as well.

The online portion will run from 8:30a-12:00p on Saturday and Sunday. Once registered, you will receive a link to join the summit. More details will be sent to those registered on Monday, April 13th.

April 18-19 in Milledgeville (venue to be determined)

  • Cost: $85 for both days $45 for one day
  • Lunch is not provided either day. Bring your own lunch. Coffee and water provided
  • Anyone wanting to start a new team must have a Head Coach or Team Director attend a summit
  • Any Team Director or Head Coach who has not attended a summit in more than a year must attend a summit
  • Register for Summit 2

2020 Agenda

8:00-8:30 Check-in & Coffee – No Breakfast Served
8:30-9:15 Welcome & League Updates This will include a recap of 2019 and new program changes and focus for 2020
9:15-10:30 Coaching Philosophy & Working with the Student Athlete Focus on what we are training our coaches to do and how this affects and grows student-athletes. This will include workshop time for coaches.
10:45-11:45 Risk Management, Rules & Incident Reports This session is a great review and help for new coaches to understand why we do what we do to maintain the highest level of safety. Understand the role of coaches and parents in risk mamagement.
11:45-12:00 Sponsor’s Presentations:
12:00-1:00 Lunch – Bring Your Own Lunch Great time to share issues and ideas for new and returning coaches.
1:00-1:45 How to Start and Manage An Interscholastic Cycling Team This year’s session will also address rules for composite & school based teams’ structure, as well as, new recruiting ideas utilizing our alumni. Let’s use these young folks.
2:00-3:00 Stretching &Strength Training Back by popular demand, Daniel Johnson will show you the most effective warm up, cool down, stretching, strength training and even minor boo-boo helps.
3:15-4:15 Season Planning, Practices & Team Parent Community Leave this session with a template outline for an entire practice season that plays into our mission, gets parents involved in the team and continues to develop your coaches. There should be time to work with your team coaches to kick start you season’s plan.
4:30 Wrap- Up/Group Photo
4:45-6:45 Group Ride – Optional but LOTS of FUN!


8:00-8:30 Check-in & Coffee – No Breakfast Served
8:30-9:15 Sponsors and Fundraising One area we always have lots of questions about, we are hoping to use this as a short info session and then idea sharing from veteran coaches.
9:15-10:00 Coach Licensing & Pit Zone How do I navigate and know who’s completed what? All your answers in a one-stop shop for coaches and students.
11:00-12:00 OTB 101: Classroom A, B, C ‘s, Bike Fit, Clothing, and Gear OTB 201: Classroom Skills Progression Whether you have never completed an OTB course beforeor if you have completed both course over your 200 years in the league, these hands-on sessions are vital for all coaches.
12:00-1:00 Lunch – Bring Your Own Lunch Great time to share issues and ideas for new and returning coaches.
1:00-4:30 On-the-Bike Skills 101 or 201 Clinic Yep, you get to get in your gear and get on your bike! You’ll learn exactly how to teach skills to adolescence who have the attention span of an ant. It’s all laid out for you with a cheat-sheet you can keep in your jersey pocket.
4:30-4:45 Closing – Could be some nice swag given, just saying!
4:45 Optional Group Ride – Daylight dependant



Day of Registration on site is available. Please note that we do not except cash as payment. Credit/Debit cards only.

Questions? Email GA League Programs Director, Lisa Hayes, at: Lisa@georgiamtb.org.