USA Triathlon Launches New Online Education Platform for Coaches

By USA Triathlon | April 19, 2019, 4:16 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon today unveiled a revamped USAT University platform to streamline its online education processes for coaches. The system, which uses LearnUpon technology, brings all webinars, newsletters, exams and (re)certifications into a single portal to improve the user experience and technical functionalities. Users will save time on the new platform, allowing them to focus on honing their practice through educational opportunities.

“The rollout of USA Triathlon’s new online education platform is just one step in our long-term vision to better serve our coaching community,” said Bryant Howard, USA Triathlon Coaching Specialty Manager. “Addressing the pain points that users experienced on our previous systems has been a top priority for USA Triathlon over the past several months. We look forward to introducing the new, enhanced USAT University to our key constituents, and we are confident they will realize efficiencies as a result.”

The transition to the new USAT University platform includes a phasing-out of both the previous ConferenceEdge webinar portal and the former USAT University site. USA Triathlon has begun the migration of coaches’ accounts — including records of all completed CEUs and certifications — from the previous systems to the new platform. The live launch for all coaches will be May 1. 

Coaches will have immediate access to a variety of webinars upon creating their new USAT University accounts. The USA Triathlon Coaching Education staff, in partnership with leading national and international coaches, will also host additional webinars on a variety of topics throughout the year.

All coaches who have purchased, but not yet viewed webinars on ConferenceEdge are encouraged to complete them by April 30. Those who are unable to complete their purchased webinars by April 30 will still be able to access them on the new platform via a code provided by USA Triathlon. The previous USAT University website is now obsolete, as all information from that site is being migrated to the new platform.

Coaches interested in hearing more about the improved online coaches’ education platform can email coaching@usatriathlon.org

Online education for race directors and officials will also move to the new USAT University. Details for those constituent groups will be shared via email as soon as they are available.

About USA Triathlon

USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).