These limits are intended to:
* Reduce exposure to physical risk and injuries * Protect student-athletes and coaches from burnout* Create and maintain a more supportive, welcoming environment, rather than overly competitive, for all riders and teams
We are 100% committed to supporting our riders and coaches in the case of accidents, we are only able to provide insurance coverage to supported sanctioned activities.
Events outside of sanctioned team practices are not covered by team insurance. Participation in activities outside the scholastic season is not required for riders to be included on a high school team.
Below is a detailed description of what activities the Colorado League sanctions.
NOTE: All teams must be registered and paid before participating in any pre-season or regular season activities. Be sure to have all participants sign a liability waiver prior to joining any team activities.
Pre-Season dates April 1st - July 31st.Teams may partake in a maximum of eight (8) scheduled activities during the pre-season April 1st - July 31st. The team and coaches must be registered and insured in order to conduct these activities. These activities must be approved by the League Director. Please complete the approval form below.
Allowable Pre-season Activities: During the pre-season dates, teams may only partake in the following activities:
1. Bike checks and/or bike fits; 2. Mechanical work shops; 3. All inclusive fun rides; and 4. Skills clinics.
These activities must be approved by the League Director. Fill out the form below.
Regular Race season dates August 1 - late October.Teams and clubs may conduct sanctioned practices during the regular and participate in Colorado League races only during the regular season and up to a few weeks after the last race. Recommended practice schedule includes 2-4 days a week with at least 1 scheduled day of rest per week.
End of Season: No team or club rides, or any other training activities, may take place following the 14th consecutive day after the final Colorado League race of the season. Special summer or post-season activities and rides after this two-week period may be approved and allowed by the league director (use the approval form below).
Off-Season: The off-season is defined as periods not within the applicable pre-season and regular season periods. Organized team rides and races are strictly prohibited during the off-season and NOT covered by team insurance. The following activities during the off-season will jeopardize a team or club’s eligibility:
1. A League team racing under the school name; 2. Using the school jersey at races as a team; 3. Having practices that meet on school grounds; 4. Having regular meetings at school that organize activity for off-season training and racing; 5. Using any League team property without a letter of permission from school administration; and 6. Using the same League team website as an outlet for organizing off-season practice or racing.
League teams are limited to the number of weeks they can have activities. In addition, teams are NOT insured for activities outside of these limits. Note to those who coach riders outside of the Colorado League fall high school racing seasons: Colorado League respects off-season racing pursuits; however, all off-season coaching activity must be done under a separately organized, insured, and named team. Teams that continue racing under the guise of the same high school team during the off season will not be eligible to compete in Colorado League races the following season.
Please send the following information to the League Director at least five (5) days in advance of the first activity. Please complete the form below.
If there are any questions about these requirements or the insurance coverage, please contact Kate Rau at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 720.272.9282.