The Level II Short Course Clinic is designed to prepare coaches to work with developing elite and junior ITU level athletes. The course focuses on specific ITU style race requirements for athletes and covers performance based nutrition, mental skills, key components of training plans and specific workouts in all three disciplines as well as recovery techniques, ITU and World Ranking points systems 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 short course race preparation and execution.

2021 Level II Short Course Clinic Schedule



Application Available Date

2021 TBD TBD For questions about this clinic, please email

Level II Short Course Coach Applicant Requirements

Prior to certification, each candidate must complete and/or submit the following:

*Once you have submitted your Level II Short Course Application, remember to send the above mentioned letters of recommendation in a single document to*

Level II Short 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 Short 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 Short Course Coach Recertification Overview

A USA Triathlon Coaching Certification is valid for two (2) years. In order to maintain your USA Triathlon Coaching Certification, you must recertify at the end of that two-year time frame (USAT has two recertification deadlines per year: June 30 and December 31). Please note, your Coach Certification expiration date is located on your coaching certificate.

For detailed recertification information, please visit the USA Triathlon Recertification webpage

Level II Short Course Recertification Requirements

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