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Payment:The team fee is $220. Additional league fees will be payable through the NICA Pit Zone, which you will be invited to join once you have registered with the team. Team kits will be ordered at a later date.

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Check: East High MTB
2812 Sherwood Drive
SLC, UT 84108

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EAST HIGH MOUNTAIN BIKE TEAM 2018

WHAT TO EXPECT:

This may be the best decision you make all year. It won’t seem easy at first. Mountain biking is a challenging endurance sport and those first climbs will be tough on your legs and lungs but by the end of the season you’ll be conquering mountains you never thought you’d see the top of.

Our training season begins in June. By July, we are training in phases so that everyone is prepared to race by early September. The team is divided into strength and skill-based groups to appropriately challenge each rider and provide coaching in small groups. All groups have similar practices and training. We expect every rider to give their best effort in practices.

 

WHY MOUNTAIN BIKING?

Mountain biking is a life-long sport. Our team is focused on team and individual growth, teamwork, hard work and fun! We provide students who desire to mountain bike with the skills to achieve both competitive and non-competitive cross country mountain biking goals in a safe and fun environment. Training with our team provides life lessons in fitness, nutrition, self-discipline, teamwork and sportsmanship.

ARE THERE RISKS?

Accidents can happen and bike racing does involve risk, but we are committed to coaching and training our student athletes on the skills needed to generally ride and compete safely. Statistically, we suffer fewer serious injuries than mainstream sports, especially contact sports.

HOW BIG IS THE COMMITMENT?

Mountain biking team season begins in June and ends in early November. Beginning in June and until the end of season, practices will be held 3 times a week. Students athletes are expected to attend as many practices as possible and show a dedicated effort. We treat each team member as a responsible young adult. If a rider has other commitments that preclude them from riding, they are expected to ride on their own time.

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WHO CAN JOIN?

This team is inclusive – there are no tryouts. If you are ready to commit and abide by the team rules, you are on the team. We value and promote excellence both in cycling and in the classroom. Academics are priority number ONE. Failure to maintain satisfactory academics (see team rules) will result in riders being unable to race or practice with the team. We believe that ANY athlete can attain big results through setting goals and giving the task a disciplined effort.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
(these are fees for 2019)

*We have established a needs-based scholarship fund to assist students who may otherwise not be able to participate. Please contact coaches for more info. Bikes are also available for students who cannot afford their own bike.

  • League Fee: $280 for grades 9-12 (includes 5 races); $230 for grades 7-8 (includes 3 races)
  • East High MTB Team Fee: $220 (includes team swag, some transportation expenses, practice snacks and team expenses)
  • Team Kit:  – $100 for bib and jersey (required for grades 9-12; optional for grades 7-8)
  • Bike
  • State Champs weekend: approx $175 (grades 9-12; optional)

WHAT DO I NEED?

  • Mountain Bike (Maintained & functioning)*
  • Helmet (mandatory)
  • Gloves (mandatory)
  • Eye Protection (recommended)
  • 1 Tube (mandatory)
  • Hand Pump (recommended)
  • Patch Kit (recommended)
  • Tire Levers (recommended)

If you do not already have these items or are looking to upgrade, we have great discounts established with a bike shop for registered team members.

*TEAM BIKES: The team maintains a limited number of team bikes that are available for use by riders on a needs basis. Bikes are loaned for the season and are returned at the end of the season.

 

HOW CAN PARENTS BE INVOLVED?

We are a volunteer led organization and we need your help. We need parental involvement in every area of running this team. We will need ride leaders, ride support, race day support, team party coordination and more. If you are interested in signing up to volunteer, please contact one of the coaches.

CONTACT

Shawn Rossiter

Head Coach, East High Mountain Bike Team

coach@easthighmtb.org