Rulebook 2019 Changes
 Share
The version of the browser you are using is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a supported browser.Dismiss

View only
 
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
1
COLORADO LEAGUE RULES THAT CHANGED FROM 2018 FOR 2019 RULE BOOK
2018 Wording is shaded in YELLOW: 2019 wording is shaded in GREEN
2
CO League RULE # in the 2018 RulebookCO League Rule # in the 2019 RulebookNICA Rule # in the 2019 draft3 RulebookTITLECHANGES: (NOTE: words in RED get deleted from 2018 actual rules and words in BLUE are additions/changes to the 2018 actual rules for the 2019 Rulebook. 2018 actual rule is shaded in YELLOW and 2019 rule change is shaded in GREEN)
3
Table of ContentsTable of Contents Table of ContentsTable of Contents APPENDIX C: 2018 TITLE IS: Director Requirements
4
2019 CHANGE TITLE TO: Team Director and HeadCoach License Requirements & Roles
5
2019 ADD TO TABLE OF CONTENT: Appendix N Category Petition Guidelines & Exception Petition Form
6
REASON: Changing title since Appendix C encompasses Team Director and Coach Licensing requirements. Clarify the petition process in the rulebook and have easy access to the Petition form.
7
Effective Date - Page 1Effective Date - Page 1Effective Date - Page 1Effective Date - Page 12019 CHANGE DATE TO: 2019 - effective April 1, 2019 (the "Effective Date"), for the 2019 Fall Season.
8
Rule 1.Rule 1.Rule 1. Consequence Levels2019 Rule 1. ADD at the end of the 1st paragraph: Consequences can be applied to an individual or team post-season or the following season at the discretion of a League official.
9
REASON: Add wording for any violation that occurs at the last race the rider participated in to be able to apply a consequence for that violation.
10
Rule 2.Rule 2.Rule 2.Applicability2019 Rule 2. ADD top of section: The Colorado High School Cycling League (League) is a registered 501c3 non-profit 45-4906583 competitive cycling league for high school students in Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico to compete in mountain bike races individually and as part of teams. The league produces an interscholastic mountain bike race series, provides training and education to support coaches teams. We provide a comprehensive infrastructure to grow youth cycling in a fun, safe, and professional manner. The program fosters healthy habits in youth and strengthens family bonds through mountain biking.
11
The League is an affiliate of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (“NICA”). The League operates independently with its own staff, budget, and partnerships. NICA and the League share best practices and common guiding principles:
12
- INCLUSIVE: All student-athletes are encouraged to participate. No one is "benched".
13
- EQUAL: All student-athletes are treated equally. Team scores are a combination of male and female points.
14
- STRONG BODY: Improving fitness and wellness are at the center of training and education.
15
- STRONG MIND: Student-athletes are students first.
16
- STRONG CHARACTER: Programs encourage riders to be leaders, work hard, respect others and give back.
17
2019 Rule 2. ADD as a new paragraph after the 2nd paragraph above See Appendix D: Any behavior that is inconsistent with the Code of Conduct, Appendix D, is subject to a consequence at the discretion of the League official.
18
2019 Rule 2. ADD at the top in caps and bold: ALL RACE VENUES ARE NON-SMOKING INCLUDING VAPING. NO ALCOHOL OR RECREATIONAL DRUGS ARE ALLOWED TO BE CONSUMED ON-SITE. FIREARMS ARE PROHIBITED. NO DRONES ALLOWED UNLESS CONTRACTED BY THE LEAGUE
19
2019 Rule 2. ADD 3rd paragraph last sentence: Decisions by the League's Rule Committee may be appealed first to the League Executive Director, and then subsequently may be appealed to the NICA's Rule Committee. The NICA's Rule Committee will hear both the appellant and League Rule Committee in order to render a ruling.
20
REASON: To define Colorado High School Cycling league and relationship with NICA. To emphasis the importance of the Code of Conduct so the rider or teams do not take it lightly. To stress that the venue is non-smoking, alcohol, drug and firearm free, in the interest of safety and appropriateness of a high school event.
21
Rule 2.5.Rule 2.5.Rule 2.5.Legal Mountain Biking Trails Only2019 Rule 2.5. ADD at the end of the paragraph: It is the responsibility of all League members to know which trails are legal for bikes. Only ride on trails designated for bikes. See Appendix D - Participant Code of Conduct, 5 & 6.
22
REASON: Want to be clear to make sure the rider knows trail etiquette and what trails they are allowed to ride.
23
Rule 2.11.Rule 2.11.2.11.Leave No Trace2019 Rule 2.11. ADD to the 8th sentence: Don't cut switchbacks or otherwise modify the existing trail.
24
REASON: NICA change in their Rulebook - NICA's wording.
25
Rule 2.18.Rule 2.18.Rule 2.18.Substance Use2019 Rule 2.18. ADD at the top in caps and bold: ALL RACE VENUES ARE NON-SMOKING INCLUDING VAPING. NO ALCOHOL OR RECREATIONAL DRUGS ARE ALLOWED TO BE CONSUMED ON-SITE. FIREARMS ARE PROHIBITED. NO DRONES ALLOWED UNLESS CONTRACTED BY THE LEAGUE
26
2018 Rule 2.18. A . (1) IS: Deference to Other Parties: NICA and the Leagues reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to defer to and support the decision of the coach, the school, or the school district in responding to any instance of substance use.
27
2019 Rule 2.18. A. (1) CHANGE TO: DELETE: NICA and - Deference to Other Parties: (NICA and - delete) The League(s - delete) reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to defer to and support the decision of the coach, the school, or the school district in responding to any instance of substance use.
28
2018 Rule 2.18. A. (2) IS: NICA Unlimited Discretion: NICA retains unlimited discretion to modify the penalty/penalties prescribed by these rules, including, but not limited to applying a more or less severe penalty depending on the circumstances.
29
2019 Rule 2.18. A. (2) CHANGE TO: DELETE: NICA/ REPLACE with League - (NICA - delete) League Unlimited Discretion: (NICA - delete) League retains unlimited discretion to modify the penalty/penalties prescribed by these rules, including, but not limited to applying a more or less severe penalty depending on the circumstances.
30
2019 Rule 2.18. B. ADD Nicotine after Tobacco and this sentence place 1st: B. Tobacco/Nicotine Use: Tobacco/Nicotine use by any means, including VAPING or E-CIGS, is NOT permitted.
31
2019 Rule 2.18. B. ADD to end of sentence: Students who choose to use tobacco products will remain eligible for participation only if they provide evidence that they have enrolled in a stop-smoking (or chewing) class to begin immediately and may not use tobacco products at any team or League events.
32
2019 ADD: Red Level on site
33
Red Level - on site
34
REASON: For consistency since the Colorado League oversees all the rules. The Colorado League knows our riders, coaches, and teams better than any other organization and knows what is best for any situation. A matter like this needs to stay close to home and have supporters who know the situation so the League should be the ultimate. Add penalty if any substance is used on site.
35
N/AN/AN/A (not applicable to NICA rule since it is Colorado Specific)ADD: Rule 2.23. Drone PolicyADD: Rule 2.23. DRONE POLICY: NO Drones allowed except the ones contracted by the League.
36
REASON: Safety committee created a Drone Policy to be added to the Rulebook - it is for safety, privacy and security reasons.
37
Rule 3.3BRule 3.3.BRule 3.5 B - (Not applicable to NICA rule since it is Colorado Specific)Category Placement Rules/Placement Criteria for Colorado League2019 Rule 3.5. B. For Junior Varsity: Current Season 10th grader who:
38
2019 Rule 3.5. B. CHANGE: 10% to 5% for boys
39
2019 Rule 3.5. B. CHANGE: 20% to 15% for girls
40
2019 Rule 3.5.5 B. CHANGE TO:
41
Junior Varsity Current Season 10th Grader who:
42
1) Placed in the top 5% for boys and top 15% for girls in any two (2) or five (5) Freshman races in the prior year OR
43
2) Placed in the top 5% for boys and top 15% for girls in the Freshman Conference Race average Percentile, OR
44
3) Placed in the top 5% in Overall Series Points for boys and girls, OR
45
NUMBERS TO SUPPORT CHANGE:
46
South JV Boys 2018 Rules vs 2019 Proposed rule of 5% 269 to 260 - 9 less riders
47
North JV Boys 2018 Rule of 10% vs 2019 proposed rule of 5%: 224 to 216 - 8 less riders with 5%
48
Note: The number of riders can compound each year so by using the 5% JV will have less growth. JV is the largest category so we need to control the growth.
49
2019 Rule 3.5. B. CHANGE: Clean up Language and make consistent - Varsity both 11th graders & 10th-12th graders #1 - ADD: "of five (5)". After "two (2)" in #2 under 10th - 12th graders ADD: "Percentile" after JV Conference Race Average .
50
REASON: Manage growth in JV category & clean up language.
51
Rule 3.4 A. D. & F.Rule 3.4 A. D. & F.Rule 3.6 A. D. & F.Petitioning For Placement Criteria Exception2018 Rule 3.4. A. (1) IS: 9th & 10th graders may only petition to race JV or Varsity.
52
2019 Rule 3.4 A. (1) CHANGE TO: 9th (& 10th - delete) graders may only petition to race JV. (or Varisty - delete)
53
2019 Rule 3.4 A. (2) ADD: 10th graders may petition to JV or Varsity (moving the current (2) to (3))
54
2018 Rule 3.4.A. (2) RE-NUMBER (2): RE-NUMBER (2) t0 (3) for 2019 Rulebook: 11th and 12th graders may only petition to race Varsity .
55
2019 Rule 3.4. D. CHANGE: 1st sentence: Rules Committee to Petition Committee
56
2018 Rule 3.4. F. IS: Allow a minimum of five business days from the date of submission for a decision on the petition.
57
2019 Rule 3.4. F. CHANGE TO: Petition must be submitted at least one week prior to the registration deadline of Race #1 or Race #2. A decision will be made prior to race registration deadline.
58
2019 Rule 3.6 ADD: Appendix N Category Petition Guidelines & Exception Petition Form
59
REASON: Change language in A. to reflect how the CO League actually operates and make the petition process more clear, clarifying the language. The CO League Petition Committee reviews the petitions not the Rules Committee. Corrected the language to reflect how the Colorado League manages petitions. The due date of the petition is more defined and is more manageable. Gives the riders a deadline on when they can submit their petition, which was not in the original statement. Adding the Appendix to be specific about the guidelines and including the Form.
60
Rule 4.Rule 4. Rule 4.Wearing Helmets Strictly Enforced2018 Rule 4. 4th bullet point IS: Full-face helmets are not allowed without written permission from the Rules and Appeals Committee.
61
2019 Rule 4. 4th bullet point CHANGE TO: Full-face helmets are not allowed without written permission from the student athletes' league.
62
REASON: NICA change in their Rulebook - NICA's wording.
63
Rule 6.8Rule 6.8 Rule 6.8Leader's Jersey2018 Rule 6.8 IS: The overall winner of the series wears the leader's jersey during the first race of the next season.
64
2019 Rule 6.8 CHANGE TO (add): The overall Varsity winner of the previous series wears the Leader's jersey during the first race of the next season if they choose to do so.
65
REASON: Clarification of category for Leader's jersey for 1st race and give the rider a choice. Reflects how the League actually operates.
66
Rule 6.11. A.Rule 6.11. A.6.11 (Not applicable to NICA rule since it is Colorado Specific)Staging for Race Starts2018 Rule 6.11. A. IS: Racers must be present at the time of call up to maintain their staging position. If rider call up is missed they will be staged at the back of their start wave.
67
2019 Rule 6.11.A. CHANGE TO (add):
68
A. Racers must be present at the time of call up to maintain their staging position. If rider call up is missed they must notify the race operations crew at the staging area and they will be staged as soon as can be reasonably accommodated by the race operations crew.
69
REASON: To reflect how the race operations crew has been doing it.
70
Rule 6.13.Rule 6.13.Rule 6.13.Start Line Call-Ups2018 Rule 6.13. IS: Start line call-ups for top placed riders takes place at all races. At the first race of the season the call-ups are based on the points from the previous season, regardless of the category where the points were earned. At all subsequent races, the call-ups are based on the overall placing in that category in the current season.
71
2019 Rule 6.13. CHANGE TO: All racers within a category will be staged based on their cumulative season race results (points), followed by those who changed category, then DNF racers, and finally DNS racers.
72
REASON: This was the wording in the Colorado League's Rule Book in 2017 that was approved by the League's Rules Committee and NICA's Rules Committee. NICA accidentally put in the old wording for the 2018 Colorado Rule Book. We are just switching back to Colorado League's Rule that was approved. This is how the League does their call ups so we want to reflect that in the rule book. Do not need to mention at first race of the season because Rule 6.14 First Race Call-ups covers that.
73
Rule 7.8Rule 7.8Rule 7.9 (Not applicable to NICA rule since it is Colorado Specific)Active Teams Must Register2018 Rule 7.8 IS: Team Year 1: Coach Level 1; Team Year 2: Coach Level 2; Team Year 3: Coach Level 3
74
2019 Rule 7.8 CHANGE TO: Team Year 1: Coach Level 1; Team Year 2: Coach Level 3; ADD SENTENCE: When a new Team Director/Head Coach changes that person must be a Level 2 or higher. NOTE: Starting in 2020 Team Year 1: Coach Level 2. Team Year 1 must meet educational, Field Work, & WFA requirements outlined in Level 2 Coach requirements.
75
REASON: To reflect the CO League requirements.
76
Rule 7.11.Rule 7.11. Rule 7.12.All Student-Athletes and Coaches, Must Register2018 Rule 7.11. IS: All student-athletes, and all coaches (all levels) must register with the League. Students and coaches (all levels) who are not registered are not fully insured.
77
- Student-athletes must pay a registration fee, unless they are eligible for a scholarship.
78
- Student grace period: all students are automatically insured at practices until the first race, so long as a signed release is on file with the team coach.
79
- Registration for coaches (all levels) carries a membership fee.
80
- There is no grace period for coaches - they are not fully insured until they are registered (Level 1 license at minimum). (NOTE: in RED is what gets deleted for 2019)
81
- All registration is conducted online through the NICA Pit Zone
82
2019 Rule 7.11. CHANGE TO: All student athletes, and all coaches (all levels) must register with the League. Students and coaches (all levels) who are not register are not (fully - delete) insured through the League and are not eligible to file an excess medical claim for an injury that occurs at a sanctioned practice, race pre-ride or race through the League's covered insurance. Registration must include the following:
83
1. The student-athlete's NICA and league registration fees must be paid.
84
2. The student-athlete must be registered in the NICA Pit-Zone and have their liability waiver signed.
85
3. Coaches (all levels) must register in the NICA Pit-Zone and have their liability waiver signed.
86
4. Coaches (all levels) must complete their annual background check and, at a minimum, their concussion and Risk Management 1 training.
87
5. All registration is conducted online through the NICA Pit Zone. (NOTE: in BLUE is what gets changed for the 2019 Rulebook)
88
REASON: NICA change in their Rulebook - NICA's wording - note: added wording for CO League: through the League and are not eligible to file an excess medical claim for an injury that occurs at a sanctioned practice, race pre-ride, or race through the League's covered insurance.
89
Rule 7.16. Rule 7.16.Rule 7.17.Coach Licenses and Background Checks2018 Rule 7.16. IS: All adults participating in team rides must have the minimum of a Level I NICA coach's license and undergone a background check. Adults who switch teams will need to repeat the background check.
90
2019 CHANGE TO: All adults participating in team rides must have (the minimum of a Level I - delete) a NICA coach's license (minimum of Level I) and undergone an annual background check. Adults who switch teams leagues will need to repeat the background check before participation in the new league.
91
REASON: NICA change in their Rulebook - NICA's wording. Changing to annual background check and changing team to league since there already is a background check for that coach in the that league.
92
Rule 7.17.Rule 7.17.Rule 7.18.Team Director or Head Coach Requirements (Level 3 Licensing) 2018 Rule 7.17. IS: All teams must have a Team Director that complies with the Team Director Requirements. License Level Requirements are detailed in Appendix C of this rulebook. Team registration discounts may apply for coaches with a higher license level. Teams that do not have a team director that meets the minimal requirements are ineligible and may not register or compete as a team. Team Directors are encouraged to discuss their professional development plan with the League director.
93
2019 Rule 7.17. ADD & CHANGE TO: All adults riding with a high school team must at least have a Level 1 License. All teams must have a Team Director or Head Coach that complies with the Team Director or Head Coach Requirements. License Level Requirements are detailed in Appendix C of this rulebook. (Team registration discounts may apply for coaches with a higher license level. - delete). Teams that do not have a Team Director or Head Coach that meets the minimal requirements are ineligible and may not register or compete as a team. Team Directors or Head Coach are encouraged to discuss their professional development plan with the League director.
94
REASON: NICA change in their Rulebook - NICA's wording adding or Head Coach. Colorado change - deleted Team registration discounts may apply for coaches with a higher license level - Colorado League does not give discounts for a higher licenses level. The Colorado League has charged teams more who do not have the higher license level. It really is not relevant after the first year because a team has to have a Level 3 license or they cannot register.
95
Rule 7.18.Rule 7.18.Rule 7.19.Level 3 Licensing2019 Rule 7.18. DELETE: All adults riding with a high school team must at least have a Level 1 License.
96
2019 Rule 7.18. ADD: A Level 3 Licensed Coach takes a leadership role within the team. Equivalent competencies as Head Coach. A Level 3 Licensed Coach can ride with a team in a leading role and teach mountain bike skills and plan team rides.
97
REASON: Clarify rules and responsibilities. The sentence did not belong in this rule. Moved it to Rule 7.17
98
Rule 7.19.Rule 7.19.Rule 7.20.Level 2 Licensing2019 Rule 7.19. DELETE: All adults riding with a high school team must at least have a Level 1 License.
99
2019 Rule 7.19. ADD: A Level 2 Licensed Coach assists Level 3 licensed coaches with advanced tasks such as leading rides. A Level 2 Licensed Coach can ride with a team in a leading role and lead a group. A Level 2 Licensed Coach can teach mountain bike skills and help plan team rides.
100
REASON: Clarify rules and responsibilities. The sentence did not belong in this rule. Moved it to Rule 7.17
Loading...