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High school racers to get anti-doping message

Published August 14, 2013

BERKELEY, CA (BRAIN) — Coaches, athletes and parents invovled with high school mountain bike racing will be educated on anti-doping through a program sponsored by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

The National Interscholastic Cycling Association is working with USADA's TrueSport program, which encourages fair competition, making healthy choices, positive behaviors, and a focus on fun, beginning at an early age.

“This partnership brings together two synergistic missions that focus on developing not just good athletes, but good students, and good people," said NICA executive director Austin McInerny.

NICA coaches will be able to access a TrueSport coaching education course, a self-guided, online series of three modules, accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education. Modules cover coaching philosophy and ethics, understanding supplements and energy drinks, and performance enhancing products.

Through the TrueSport program, NICA will contribute content for the NICA coaches manual, as well as coaching curriculum tools and online and interactive resources for parents, coaches, and athletes. TrueSport's Athelete Ambassadors also will make presentations and appearances for NICA. 

More information: usada.org/truesport

Topics associated with this article: Competition

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