This clinic is designed to prepare coaches to work with higher level long course athletes. The course focuses on specific long course style race requirements for athletes and covers long course specific nutrition, key components of training plans and specific workouts in all three disciplines as well as what it takes to become a top long course athlete from a mental and physical standpoint and much more. This 3 ½ day course requires coaches to demonstrate hands-on coaching skills, ATP presentation knowledge and a high level of comprehension of high performance long course race preparation and execution.
 

2019 Level II Endurance Clinic Schedule

Date

Location

Application Available Date

October 21-24, 2019

Colorado Springs, CO

Applications can be found here and are now being accepted. For any questions, please contact coaching@usatriathlon.org

The clinic fee is $655 and includes snacks on days 1-4. It does not include lodging, any travel expenses, or the background check fee.

Level II Endurance Coach Applicant Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Level II Endurance certification, candidates must meet the requirements below:

  • CPR or AED Certification
  • USOC Ethics Code Agreement
  • Online SafeSport Training
  • Online Background Check (Criteria)
  • Current USA Triathlon Membership
  • Athlete Letter of Recommendation
  • Mentor Coach Letter of Recommendation
  • Minimum Two Years of Level I Certification
  • Brief History of 2 Years of Coaching Experience after USAT Level I Certification
  • Annual training plan of the athlete you are currently coaching. Any format can be submitted but a template can be found here.
  • Current Athlete ATP
  • One of the Following:    1. BA or BS degree in sport science or related field (preferred)
    OR 
      2. Certification with relevance to triathlon (ACSM, USAC Level I or II, ASCA, USATF, NSCA or NASM)
  • The applicant must have annual service to USA Triathlon or educational contributions to the sport of triathlon (service during a USA Triathlon camp or clinic, contributions to the USA Triathlon coaching certification program or various related USAT programs).
  • The applicant must explain the status of an athlete, state two to three objectives for that athlete, explain what was done as a coach to address those objectives, and explain the results that were accomplished with that athlete.

USAT Level II Endurance Clinic Procedures

Each Level II Endurance candidate must complete the Level II Endurance clinic requirements which include: attending an entire LII Endurance clinic, final ATP presentation, as well as the written exam.

There is a checklist that is used to score each candidate on the final presentation. Every candidate must score 80% in order to be eligible for LII certification along with passing the exam with a score of 80%.

If a candidate does not meet the above criteria, the following will occur:

  • The candidate has failed the course.
  • USAT will discuss the areas that the candidate needs to improve upon and the Coaching Education Specialty Manager will discuss those areas with the candidate.
  • The Coaching Education Specialty Manager will recommend webinars, books, CEU’s and other areas that will help improve the candidates skills.
  • The Coaching Education Specialty Manager will recommend that the candidate attend the elite coaching mentorship program prior to applying for a future LII Endurance clinic.
  • The candidate must wait at least 12 months to apply for a future LII Endurance clinic.
  • Acceptance into or passing of a future LII Endurance clinic is not guaranteed.

Questions? Please contact coaching@usatriathlon.org.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation on registration day to 8 weeks prior to the first day of the clinic: $25 Penalty
Cancellation on or after 8 weeks prior to the first day of the clinic: $50 Penalty
Cancellation on or after 6 weeks prior to the first day of the clinic: $150 Penalty
Cancellation on or after 4 weeks prior to the first day of the clinic: NO REFUNDS AND NO EXCEPTIONS

Level II Endurance Recertification Procedure

Certified coaches must recertify every two years to remain informed on the latest information and expertise within triathlon. This process helps coaches continue to challenge themselves and further their knowledge to best serve their athletes. The recertification program also provides support to help cultivate the growing sport of triathlon, as well as USA Triathlon coaching programs. USA Triathlon’s recertification process consists of meeting specified criteria as well as submitting an online recertification application.

In order to recertify as a Level II Endurance Certified Coach, coaches must complete:

  • $95 Recertification Fee
  • Online Background Check
  • Current USA Triathlon Annual Membership
  • Online SafeSport Training
  • Service to the Sport Documentation
  • 20 Continuing Education Units - 5 must be USAT Approved and 3 must be long course focused
  • CPR (Initial CPR certification must be completed in-person. CPR recertification can be completed online or in-person.)
  • Signed Ethics Code Agreement

For all recertification information, please see the USA Triathlon Recertification webpage.