Youth & Junior Coaching Certification 

USA Triathlon’s Youth & Junior Coaching Certification Program is designed to educate attendees how to train youth athletes safely and effectively throughout their developmental stages and stresses the importance of learning proper skills, healthy exercise habits and having fun. This clinic provides coaches with specialized youth coaching skills and drills, age appropriate training regimes, physiological and nutritional considerations, and basic training techniques to develop lifelong success. The focus of this clinic is exposing athletes to the basic elements of triathlon rather than competition. 

Not sure if this clinic is for you? This clinic would be beneficial for any coach who is looking to:

  • Create community triathlon programs
  • Introduce young athletes into the sport of triathlon

2018 Youth & Junior Coaching Certification Schedule

Date

Location

Registration

March 23-24, 2018

Chattanooga, TN

CLOSED

May 18-19, 2018 Ft. Lauderdale, FL CLOSED

The cost of the clinic is $399 for current USA Triathlon Certified Coaches and $499 for non-USA Triathlon Certified Coaches. Successful completion of the Youth & Junior Coaching certification will automatically renew USAT Level I, II, or III certifications (exceptions may apply). Coaches will receive 10 USAT CEUs for recertification upon successful completion of the certification.

Please contact the Coaching Specialty Manager with any questions.

Applicant Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Youth & Junior Coaching Clinic, candidates must meet the requirements below:

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

Youth & Junior Coaching Recertification Policy

 

Level I, II, IIE, or III Coach
Non-Level I, II, IIE, or III Coach 
 Price       Free       $95
 Requirements
  1. 5 youth specific CEUs (can be used towards 15/20 for LI, II or III)
  2. Youth CPR or First Aid
  3. Online Background Check (policies and criteria)
  4. Current USAT Annual Membership
  5. Youth specific Service to the Sport Documentation
  6. Ethics Code
  7. SafeSport (3 USAT CEUs)
  1. 15 total CEUs - 5 youth specific CEUs
  2. Youth CPR or First Aid
  3. Online Background Check (policies and criteria)
  4. Current USAT Annual Membership
  5. Youth specific Service to the Sport Documentation
  6. Ethics Code
  7. SafeSport (3 USAT CEUs)

Recertifications must be completed online through USAT University.  Paper submissions are not accepted. 

*For example: A coach that has both Level I and Youth & Junior certifications will complete 15 CEUs total (20 total for Level II and Level III coaches). Of those 15 CEUs, five must be youth focused to recertify as a Youth & Junior coach.

Youth Specific Service to the Sport Examples 

  • Coaching or presenting at a USA Triathlon recognized youth or junior camp, clinic or coaching program (may be paid).
  • Presenting or helping with a school based triathlon related educational program.
  • Contributing a youth or junior related article to a scholarly publication (research, academic publication or coaching article publication).
  • Hosting a USAT sanctioned youth/junior triathlon race/camp/clinic.
  • Giving a youth/junior related presentation at coaching clinic, club presentation or conference.
  • Volunteering at a youth/junior triathlon race, camp or clinic.
  • Contributing a newsletter article (youth/junior related) for Performance Coaching or USA Triathlon Life magazine (unpaid).
  • Participating in other programs as pre-approved by USAT’s Coaching Specialty Manager. Activities will be evaluated by USA Triathlon, and written documentation must be provided.

Youth Specific CEU Examples

 Course Youth CEUs Awarded
Documentation Required
Youth & Junior Coaching Certification (initial certification)
10 USAT CEUs
Certification of Completion
USAT Youth Specific CEU Course
1 USAT CEU per hour
Certification of Completion
USAT Youth Specific Webinar
1 USAT CEU per hour CEU Exam
Art & Science Youth Specific DVD
1 USAT CEU per presentation CEU Exam
Crossfit Kids Certification 5 Non- USAT CEUs
Certificate of Completion
National Federation of State High School Conference 5 Non-USAT CEUs Certificate of Completion
National Federation of State High School Courses
Varies depending on course Certificate of Completion
USA Swimming Safe Sport Leadership Conference 5 Non-USAT CEUs Certification of Completion
National Alliance for Youth Sports Certification 5 Non-USAT CEUs Certification of Completion
National Coaching Conference 5 Non-USAT CEUs Certificate of Completion
ACE Youth Fitness Specialist Certification 5 Non-USAT CEUs Certificate of Completion
Formal Higher Education or Academic Internship 1 Non-USAT CEU per academic course Official or Unofficial Transcripts (passing grade and course description required)
Non-USAT Youth Specific Webinar 1 Non-USAT CEU per hour Certificate of Completion

 

 

Please know this list is not all-inclusive. For any questions about youth specific CEU approval, please contact the Coaching Specialty Manager.