USA Triathlon’s Paratriathlon Coaching Certification Program is designed to educate current USA Triathlon Certified Coaches on how to train paratriathetes safely and effectively. This clinic provides coaches with information on ITU rules and classification, athlete pathways, swim, bike and run modifications and periodization. The clinic also includes two to three days of practical sessions with paratriathletes.

 2020 Paratriathlon Coach Certification Clinic Schedule




June 2-6 Hammond, IN For questions, please contact

USA Triathlon are excited to be hosting the next Paratriathlon Coaching Clinic in collaboration with Dare2tri’s Injured Military Camp. With support from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Disabled Sport USA (DSUSA) has generously awarded Dare2tri a grant to fund this coaching clinic.

Please see below for requirements and directions to apply for this clinic. The grant receivers must agree to host a clinic or camp for disabled veterans, at no cost, within 12 months of the coaching certification clinic. Grant receivers must also commit to volunteering at the Leon’s Tri in Hammond, IN on June 7th.

Please submit the letters in a single document to no later than April 1st, 2020. All applications will be reviewed and the top 10 candidates will be selected by April 15th, 2020.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  The opinions, findings, and conclusions stated herein are those of the authors and do not signify VA endorsement. The grant will cover the registration cost for the 10 selected coaches, it will not cover the cost of travel and lodging. 

Paratriathlon Coach Certification Application Requirements

  • Must be a current USAT Certified Coach
  • Currently working with Para Athletes
  • Coaching Resume 
  • A letter from a mentor coach
  • A letter from one of the paratriathletes you are working with
  • A letter stating why you want to attend the Paratriathlon Certification Clinic
  • A signed letter explaining how you plan to host a clinic or camp for disabled veterans, at no cost, within 12 months of the coaching certification clinic.
  • Annual SafeSport Training
  • Current CPR or AED Certification
  • Online Background Check
  • Current USA Triathlon Membership

Paratriathlon Coach Recertification Requirements

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.