Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

CEUs are courses designed to ensure USA Triathlon Certified Coaches keep their knowledge of industry trends, technology and triathlon regulations relevant. CEUs are crucial for professional coaches to stay up-to-date with the most relevant triathlon coaching education as well as ensure each coach is well-rounded. There are two types of CEUs that USAT recognizes: USAT CEUs (courses that USAT runs or is affiliated with) and Non-USAT CEUs (courses held by outside organizations). 

USA Triathlon offers a number of training and racing clinics and conferences for coaches and athletes all across the country. Check out what types of events are coming to your area. 

USA Triathlon Coach Webinars

USA Triathlon offers a variety of webinars designed specifically for triathlon coaches. Each webinar is approximately 60 minutes in length. Webinars can be purchased for $34.99 each and come with the webinar recording, PowerPoint slides and a 10 question webinar exam. Coaches earn 1 USAT CEU upon passing a webinar exam. A passing score is 80% or higher. The webinar library can be found here. Please note, webinar purchases are nonrefundable. For questions regarding the webinar program, please email coaching@usatriathlon.org.

The Performance Coaching Newsletter 

The Performance Coaching Newsletter is sent to USA Triathlon Certified Coaches monthly and contains themed articles designed to further a triathlon coach’s education. To access the Performance Coaching Newsletter content, please click here. Each newsletter has a corresponding USAT CEU exam available for purchase for $9.99. To view the newsletter exams, please click here. Upon passing a newsletter exam, a coach will earn 1 USAT CEU. A passing score is 80% or higher. To retake a newsletter exam, it must be repurchased. All exam purchases are nonrefundable. Please note, the Performance Coaching Newsletter is only available free of charge to current USA Triathlon Certified Coaches. Expired coaches must purchase access to the Performance Coaching Newsletters by emailing coaching@usatriathlon.org

Triathlon Leader Manual

The Triathlon Leader Manual is a tool and resource for parents, teachers, coaches, athletes and other fitness professionals who work with multisport athletes. The goal is to help parents and professionals lead workouts and skill sessions with young and developing athletes.

The purpose of the Triathlon Leader Manual is to:

  1. Increase the level of knowledge and expertise of those who are working with young or new multisport athletes.
  2. Provide prospective coaches with the background information necessary to prepare for the Level I Coaching Certification.
  3. Increase the number of athletes participating in the sport of the triathlon
  4. Increase the number of children and adolescents exposed to the lifetime activities of swimming, biking, running and triathlon. Possible results of this exposure would be an increased likelihood for youth to adopt and healthy lifestyle, decreased likelihood of these youth to be sedentary, overweight, and at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease, and other negative health outcomes.
  5. Provide teachers, fitness instructors, and youth leaders with adequate information to create a curriculum of instruction for a three-in-one cardiovascular sport or training program.

The Triathlon Manual Leader can be purchased online here. Please note, the manual will be delivered via email within seven business days of payment.