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About Pit Zone

The Pit Zone is an invitation-only registration system.  When your coach invites you to register with the team you will receive an invitation email from the NICA Pit Zone.  The invite comes from If you can not find this email, be sure to check your spam folder.  If you did not receive it, check with your coach to make sure they invited you with the correct email address. Once you receive your invite, click on the invitation link, follow the registration process, filling in all information.  Make sure to sign the electronic waivers and pay your registration fees.

  • Student-athletes will not be “Practice Ready” until waivers are signed and the NICA and league fees are paid.
  • Coaches will not be licensed until waivers are signed, the Coach Registration fee is paid, and all annual requirements are complete.

During registration, at the start of each season, all student-athletes are automatically assigned to categories corresponding to their grade levels, as outlined below:

Grade Level Category
6th Grade 6th Grade
7th Grade 7th Grade
8th Grade 8th Grade
9th Grade Freshman
10th-12th Grade JV2
Category Placements

After registration, high school student-athletes will be moved to their Category Placement Table's recommended category. If a rider wishes to race in a different category, please talk with your Team Director or Head Coach.

Student-Athletes, Parents, and Coaches login here:

Pit Zone FAQs

Student Registration Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register through the Pit Zone?

Your coach sends an email invitation from the Pit Zone.  Once you have clicked on the invitation link, follow the registration process, filling in all information and pay the NICA/League fees.

How do I know if I am “Practice Ready” and what does Practice Ready mean? Practice Ready means you have:

  1. Completed your registration information in the Pit Zone
  2. Paid your NICA and League Membership Fees.

You will also see under your “Rider Information” on the left hand side a note: Practice Ready: YES. 

I can’t remember my email/username to log in.

The email invitation was sent to the email you used to sign up. Your coach can also verify your email login.  If you forgot your password, click on the forgot password link.

I entered incorrect information (e.g. birthdate, medical information), how do I change this?

Re-login and change.

My school or area does not have a team, how do I register?

If your school does not have a team (either a School-Based Team or a Composite Team that covers your school) please contact

Coach Registration Questions

Can past student athletes be coaches?

Yes! League alumni are encouraged to become coaches. We cover Leaders Summit and On-the-Bike Training costs for league alumni. Being 18 years or older is a requirement to coach.

Why do I have a Red Exclamation mark next to my name?

The Red Exclamation mark indicates that a coach is missing one of the requirements to confirm their coach license.  If you hover over the Red Exclamation mark, it will list what items are missing.

How do I delete riders who will no longer be racing on our team?

As a coach, you do not have the ability to delete riders but you can mark them “inactive”.  Click on the rider under your team, and click in the upper right-hand corner “deactivate rider.”  We recommend deactivating riders that are not participating on the team.

I invited a rider to the Pit Zone, but they can’t find their invitation link.

Go into your team page, and find the rider’s email.  If it is still in e-mail address form the rider has not clicked on the invitation link.  Once you click on the rider, you will see the unique invitation link they need to click on to register in the orange box.  Click the blue “edit and re-send the invitation link.”  Then click Re-send Rider Invitation.  If the link is not there, that means they have already started the registration process.  Have them log in to the Pit Zone using the email address you invited them to the Pit Zone with.  If they forgot their password, there is a forgot password link.

Team Registration Questions

What is a “Team Director” role in the Pit Zone?

“Team Director” role is an administrative access permission for the team in the pit zone. Nothing more. This person must complete a background check and have a Level 1 NICA Coach License, even if they are NOT riding with students.  Assigning this role for the team must be done by the League.