2020 Washington Student Cycling League season is OPEN!

Ahoy Pirates! 

The Washington Student Cycling League (WSCL) has officially begun. Here are important details and instructions for registration and participation. Please read all information fully and feel free to contact Coach Coree Collins with any questions you may have. The coaches from Key Pen Pirates are very excited to welcome so many new students and families to our community!! 

Participation is open to all currently enrolled middle and high school students as well as new and returning adult volunteer coaches. All skills and abilities are welcomed and encouraged. 

All students must be registered with the Washington Student Cycling League before attending practice. Additionally, All adult coaches & volunteers -new and returning must also register and be active on our roster prior to participating in any practice. It is important to register sooner than later as it does take the league's background check vendor time to process and approve adults. It is worth mentioning that this league season, both the background check vendor and the league assistant are processing requests during normal business hours and are not processing registration on the weekend. 

Key-Pen Pirates/WSCL Team Costs:

Team Dues: $100 (Due by February 1 for continued participation

- This will include a team jersey for the student. Team dues also cover team administrative costs, additional equipment procurement, first aid supplies and continued coach education. 

WSCL Registration Fee:

**The below fees are a separate fee processed here https://washingtonleague.sportssignup.com/site/ 

WSCL Student Annual Registration Fee: $210.00 *** Scholarships are available directly through the student league. Instructions for application are posted on the site.

WSCL Parent/Coach Annual Volunteer Fee: $30.00 which includes a background check good for 2 years & requires a concussion course completion through the website. Here is the link to the Head's Up concussion training print out for reference: http://sportssignupinfo.com/forms/Heads_Up_Concussion_in_Sports_Script.pdf

To register, please click this link. https://washingtonleague.sportssignup.com/site/ 

Click on Register to play/participate. You will registering for the 2020 league year. You must register your student and yourself if volunteering for the Key Pen High School Team. After you do so, you will see a drop down list for grade. You can register as a 6th, 7th & 8th grader there. As we are a combined middle and high school team, it is a bit clunky to register this way.   At the end of this email you will find the registration how-to for students and adult volunteer coaches. 

You will need the registration codes for students and adults from Coach Coree. If you are new to the team, please contact Coree at coree@keypenmtb.org. This is an important step so that we can keep our coach to student numbers compliant with league insurance requirements and also so that we can track your registration process and help with any delays. 

Season Details & Dates:

The Student League season runs from January through May.  

Practice: Information on Pirate Practices ›

WSCL Private Race Dates: Updated Schedules ›

As these race locations are confirmed, you will be notified. All races take place on Sunday. Saturday opportunities to pre-ride the race course generally starts at about 2:30pm. You will be required to check in with coaches prior to course pre-ride as you must have your race plate attached to the bike and be accompanied by your coaches on the course. We will go over many more race details, including travel logistics, carpooling, race food, camping and lodging options, etc. as race locations are confirmed. Additionally, please know that racing is not mandatory for students, however, participation and cheering your teammates on is highly encouraged. These races are extremely fun whether racing or not.  

Stewardship Participation:

We will be participating in trail maintenance and clean up as a team at 360 park. Participation will include light maintenance such as raking cut brush and hand trimming. Gloves, Safety glasses, helmet and bike required. Extra hand rakes and hand trimmers requested. Please have your name taped to the equipment so that we can insure it is returned to the correct owner at the end of the day.

Dates:  2/23 & 4/12   

Time: TBD

Team Volunteer Requirements for Race Day Support: 

The League requires our team to provide a minimum of 2 volunteers to support the race day operation. Due to the growth of our student participation, our level 2 & 3 coaches must be available to support our students on the start line. We will have students in all categories and start times with our busiest race start times anticipated to be 11:30 through 3:30 on race day. The race starts are massive and our students will need their coaches. The league emails the volunteer list sign up sheet typically the Thursday the week prior to each race event. Opportunities to volunteer in league rolls are plentiful and fun! Some options include: Course Marshall - at a designated point on the race course to observe safety, respond in emergency and keep the Race Marshall informed as to the progress on the course. This roll will allow you to see all of the racers pass you including your student & may not require a bike to participate depending on post location. Race Sweep: each category released on the course will have a designated adult sweep responsible for following the last student through the end of the race course on race day. Bike & helmet required. Parking: We will likely be hosting the first race of the season at 360 so we will be expected to provide parking assistance on the 4/19 race. This will end before the race day course pre-ride ends so from about 6am - 8am. More details to follow. 

Again, Please contact Coree Collins at coree@keypenmtb.org with any questions you may have.  The Pirates hope to start seeing your faces at our practices soon!! 

-Key Pen Pirates

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