USA Weightlifting names 2019 Community Development Training Sites

Jan. 02, 2019, 11:36 a.m. (ET)

The Community Development Training Site program is part of USA Weightlifting’s efforts to help grow the sport of weightlifting at the grassroots level by recognizing clubs within the community who have created active outreach programs to recruit new talent and members to our community. 

This year's Community Development Training Sites completed an application and interview process and were selected by a panel of four USA Weightlifting staff members. Clubs were selected primarily based on their existing community outreach programs to help grow the sport of weightlifting. Outreach programs were defined as any club specific program that helped expose people to the sport that would not otherwise have had exposure to the sport. 

In 2019, members should expect to see monthly outreach articles in the USA Weightlifting newsletter describing each site's outreach programs and strategies. We hope member clubs across the nation will use this example to help strengthen their own outreach within their communities. 
 
Clubs interested in applying for 2020 Community Development Training Site designation may do so in October of 2019. For any questions regarding the Community Development Training Site program, please contact Suzy Sanchez at suzy.sanchez@usaweightlifting.org

 
To learn more about our 2019 Community Development Training Sites click here.

2019 Community Development Training Sites

Double Barrel WL

California

Pinnacle WLC

Colorado

Crown Barbell

Idaho

Stoneage Fuel

Nevada

Team SAW = Strength Agenda Weightlifting

Illinois

Lift Lab

Indiana

Got strength weightlifting club

Iowa

4 Star Strength

Michigan

High Desert Athletic Club

New Mexico

Miller WLC

New Mexico

TSS Barbell

Texas

Kim Barbell

Texas

Keep Pulling, 813 Weightlifting

Florida

Redline Athletics

Louisiana

LSUS

Louisiana

Mississippi Barbell

Mississippi

CHFP Weightlifting

Virginia

Robinson Weightlifting

Massachusetts

Rumbler

New Hampshire

Pittsburgh Barbell

Pennsylvania

Wesley Weightlifters

Missouri

Project Lift

Ohio

West Chester WLC

Pennsylvania

Columbus Weightlifting

Ohio