Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions document. I will go over everything with you all at our Team Meeting Sunday, 12/4 3PM at NICA headquarters, 2414 6th St, Berkeley, CA. We'll continue to revise this document, so if you have questions that aren't answered, ask them! I'll ensure that those of you who miss the meeting, get the information you need.
Please carpool, parking is not plentiful at our venue.
If you are planning to participate in the 2017 season, you should be there, especially new student athletes, and their parents.
We are signing up new and returning middle- and high-schoolers for Oakland Composite, Oakland Devo (middle school), Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont and Oakland Tech teams, starting Sunday. While we'd love to sign kids up until our first race in February, we encourage you to become a member by the beginning of our holiday break, 12/18. Racers can still sign up until the racing season begins in February.
That means you can still recruit your buddies. Do it.
Returning athletes do have to sign up.
There is a team fee, $200 for high schoolers and $100 for middle schoolers. Additional costs are team kit, and race registrations. We can waive costs if you can't afford them, and our league has scholarships for race registration based on need.
If you don't have a bike, we can help you get one.
We will provide instructions for signing up on-line, after the Team Meeting.
First practices are Tuesday 12/6, Wednesday 12/7 and Sunday 12/11.
We will have a sizing kit from our clothing provider at the Team Meeting. Please make sure you (the athlete, or coach) try on the clothes you'll be ordering, so you know your size. If you can't make the Team Meeting, we'll have it at the next three practices. After that we have to send it back.
We'll order our clothes starting mid-December, to have them in time well before our first race in February.
High schoolers race, or just ride for fun. Middle schoolers ride for fun. We'll have field trips for middle schoolers. We'll need parent's help driving, and riding, for field trips.
We will use TeamSnap for communication and organization this season. We are learning as we go, but should have it ready for you by next week.
Ask me questions, and see you Sunday.
LET'S GO OAKLAND!