Mandatory Parent List: Your Rider cannot train with the team or participate in the races without timely completion of these items
|Item to Complete||Description||Submission Deadline|
|Join the Woodcreek MTB Team Snap site||Stay up-to-date on the latest team and community info. You'll receive an email invitiation to register.||October 1st|
|Initial Registration Fee||Provide payment and all paperwork to Team Director||October 1st|
|Register your Rider with NICA||Team director will provide login info when NICA registration opens on October 1st||October 15th|
|Order Team Jersey(s) for your Rider||Get Fitted for your race kit and fill out your form for T-Shirt, Sweatshirt, pants sizing||October 1st|
|Request Scholarship Information||Financial assistance to help assure equal opportunities for all riders||October 15th|
|Ride-a-Thon / Sponsorships||Submit all Ride-a-Thon collections and Sponsorship Funds||January 15th|
|Final Team Fees Due||The money that pays for your races, food, coaching stipends, and other team necessities||January 15th|
The Woodcreek Team Director holds responsibility for team compliance with the necessary forms, so please reach out to our Director via email with any questions or issues on the above forms.
Being a mountain bike parent can be an amazing way to connect with other parents and Riders on the team. Our goal is to help families and Riders have the most rewarding Woodcreek MTB experience by providing a way for parents and guardians to spend more time with their Riders before they move on to life beyond high school. We have generally found that the more Riders and families participate in activities together, the more satisfying the mountain bike team experience. For questions that we do not address below, please contact [email protected].
The Woodcreek Mountain Bike Team is a club sport, which means that the team cannot function without volunteer labor and support, most of which comes from you, the Parents. Please review the following mandatory parent/guardian responsibilities:
- Take care of Mandatory Woodcreek MTB forms, fees, and dues (see links and deadlines above)
- Review the additional expenses that are commonly associated having a Rider on the team (travel, upkeep, etc)
- Assure that your Rider meets the Eligibility requirements
- Review and understand Team and Norcal League Rules
- Make sure that you and your Rider understand the ins and outs of team training rides.
- Make sure that your Rider wears the proper clothing on training rides and attends each ride with the proper equipment
Volunteer Parental Activities If you got through the checklist of forms above by the required deadlines, congratulations! Woodcreek MTB has a culture of parent involvement both at races and during the season between races. There are many ways to help, and many skills needed. At least one parent is expected to attend races with their Rider, and pitch in to help during race day. Without parent volunteers, the team activities and races would literally grind to a dusty halt.
Volunteer at the Races Woodcreek MTB prides itself on having a great Pit Zone (that’s the place where everyone hangs out). We provide food, bike racks, warm-up trainers, recovery drinks, shade, seating and technical mechanical assistance throughout the entire day. This is a group effort that requires major help from parents to keep our team healthy, prepared and race ready. Please look at the Volunteers page to get an idea of how the volunteer efforts are organized; more than a decade of hard work, wisdom and practice has gone into figuring out how to run our Pit Zone with volunteer labor, so your time and efforts are in good hands!
Volunteer for Norcal while at the races NorCal also needs parents for course set-up and takedown, parking coordination, course marshals, registration, scoring, sweepers, etc. There is plenty of opportunity to stay busy and work off that nervous energy! Let’s continue to show that Woodcreek always helps out at all times.
Attend the occasional Parent meetings and get involved Parent meetings are scheduled at the beginning, middle and end of the MTB Season, typically at one of the coaches/director's homes. The purpose of the meetings is to create an opportunity to share news about upcoming events, help plan for those events and get involved to help support team activities. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. We try to limit the meetings to one hour but you often see parents sticking around for a while after catching up with one another. Woodcreek MTB has been a powerhouse in cycling for the past 15 years because of our parents. We are well organized, enthusiastic, friendly and involved. We need a village to operate the club with fundraising, parties, and the races (food, feed zones, cheering, photos, etc). Please come!
Ride with the team on Saturdays Parents are invited to ride with the team on Saturday rides if they so choose. We ask that such parents meet the same physical requirements, bike-ready requirements from the FAQs, trail-ready gear , and wear-the-right-stuff requirements as the Riders. In doing so, parents have the opportunity to spend time with their Rider while assisting Coaches and Ride Leaders with managing team rides. An important note, as much as we enjoy having you join us, our responsibility and focus is with the athletes; we are happy to help and provide some instruction, but not to the point that our athletes miss out. Please reach out to [email protected] if you have any questions.
We are a NUT-FREE TEAM, so no foods with nut ingredients or peanut-flavor energy bars. Please check ingredients of the foods you are bringing and please check for Cross-Contamination warnings.