The NICA Coach Education team is instituting an important change in the number of CEUs (Continuing Education Units) required to maintain a Level 3 NICA coaching license.
Previously, we asked coaches to maintain 9 continuing education units every three years. Starting TODAY, December 15th, 2022, coaches will only need 6 CEUs to maintain a Level 3 license.
This change reflects our ongoing work and commitment to providing excellent training in coaching and youth development. As we have continued to update and improve the quality of our in-house online coach education courses, we feel that there is less need for coaches to seek training beyond NICA.
This updated requirement will impact all current and future Level 3 coaches, who dedicate an immense amount of time and energy to their teams each season. Pit Zone will update automatically, so there is no need for coaches to take any action. Any current level 2 coaches who now meet Level 3 requirements will receive an email notification of their license level change.
CEUs are a way for coaches to pursue continuous learning as part of their work with NICA student-athletes. As a reminder, detailed information about CEUs can be found on the NICA website, along with opportunities for CEU credit from within NICA and outside of NICA, either with our partnering organizations or beyond.