The Level II Long Course 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 multiday clinic 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.

2020 Level II Long Course Clinic Schedule

Date

Location

Application Available Date

Nov. 17-20 Virtual
To apply for this clinic, please click here. For questions about this clinic, please email Brad.Hildebrandt@usatriathlon.org

Level II Long Course Coach Applicant Requirements

*Once you have submitted your Level II Long Course Application, remember to send the above mentioned letters of recommendation in a single document to Brad.Hildebrandt@usatriathlon.org*

Level II Long Course Clinic Procedures

There is a checklist that is used to score each candidate on their final presentation. Candidates are required to score a minimum of 80% to be eligible for Level II Long Course Certification additional to passing the exam with a minimum score of 80%.

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

  • The candidate has failed the course.
  • USAT Coaching Education Staff discusses the areas that the candidate needs to improve.
  • USAT Coaching Education Staff recommends webinars, books, CEUs and other areas that can help improve the candidates skills.
  • USAT Coaching Education Staff recommends that the candidate attend the Elite Mentorship Program prior to applying for a future Level II Clinic. 

Level II Long Course Recertification Overview

A USA Triathlon Coach Certification is valid for two (2) years. Recertification ensures that coaches continue to challenge themselves and further their knowledge and is critical to remain informed on the latest information and expertise within the triathlon industry.

In order to maintain a USA Triathlon Coach Certification, coaches must complete recertification by their recertification deadline (USAT has two recertification deadlines per year: June 30 and December 31). USA Triathlon’s recertification process consists of completing specified requirements as well as submitting a recertification application. For all recertification information, please see the USA Triathlon Recertification webpage.

Level II Long Course Coach Recertification Requirements 

  • $95 Recertification Application Fee
  • "Green Light (Clear)" background check via the NCSI (policy)
  • USA Triathlon Annual Membership
  • Annual SafeSport Training
  • Service to the Sport Documentation
  • 20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) - minimum of 5 USAT CEUs and 5 long course focused CEUs
  • CPR Certification 
  • Signed USOPC's Ethics Code for Coaches