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USA Table Tennis Launches New Online Coaching Certification Program

By USATT Director of Communications - Chad Knasinski | Aug. 03, 2020, 4:42 p.m. (ET)

USA TABLE TENNIS LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE COACHING CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

USATT Releases Club Level Coaching Course as First Available Offering in Learning Management System

For Coaching Excellence Program Initiative

 

(Colorado Springs, CO – July 30, 2020) – USA Table Tennis (“USATT”), the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis today announced the launch of the organization’s Coaching Excellence Program Initiative, which establishes the first online coaching certification program in USATT history.

The brand new coaching certification program, which will utilize a modernized electronic learning management system to dramatically improve the quality of and access to coaching education, will kick off with the Club Level Coaching Course, a comprehensive entry-level educational program that is open to everyone and includes exclusive video instructional content and individualized personal training with USATT’s certified instructors.

The Club Level Coaching Course is the first of what is expected to be a series of increasingly sophisticated and extensive on-line offerings for the development of coaching excellence within USATT’s organization. The multi-step curriculum is currently being developed under the guidance of USATT’s Coaching Committee along with direction and input from the organization’s High-Performance Department. The goal of the program is to create a deep and talented pool of highly trained and motivated expert quality coaches, who will be available to provide all levels of table tennis training throughout the United States.

The Club Level Coaching Course, which costs $299 to enroll, is currently available to all interested persons simply by logging on at: https://usattlms.integrasssports.com/login/index.php. It is important to note that, in order to receive the USATT Club Level Coaching Certificate, the program participant must be an active USATT member and be fully SafeSport Compliant. For more information on USATT’s coaching certification program, please visit https://www.teamusa.org/usa-table-tennis/coaches-and-officials/coach-certification-and-courses or contact Josh Dyke (josh.dyke@usatt.org) at USATT headquarters.

USATT would like to thank the organization’s Coaching Committee for their extraordinary effort in the development of the coaching certification program. Pieke Franssen, Gao Jun, Larry Hodges, Dave Fullen, Christian Lillieroos, Richard McAfee, and Sydney Christophe deserve special mention for their dedicated contributions in advising and developing the Club Level Coaching course.

 

About USA-Table Tennis

USA Table Tennis is organized under the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis in the United States. As a member service organization, it promotes table tennis by creating opportunities for athletes and coaches of all backgrounds to participate in the sport through more than 250 clubs and over 350 tournaments across the nation annually. USA Table Tennis is a member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Pan American and Olympic Games.

 

Contact:

Chad Knasinski

Director of Marketing and Communications

Chad.Knasinski@usatt.org

Tel: 303-596-7955