USA Weightlifting Features 2021 Team Leaders Ne...

2021 Team Leaders Needed

Dec. 29, 2020, 10 a.m. (ET)

The USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Team is looking to pick team leaders for 2021 International Events!

The minimum requirements for this position are:

  • Must have a Valid United States of America Passport (valid a minimum of 6 months after the competition you are applying for)

  • Must have a current background check (clear) and SafeSport certification

  • Must be a current member of USA Weightlifting in good standing, with no code violations within the last 4 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous international experience as an athlete, coach and/or team leader

  • Previous experience leading teams

  • Ability to speak language of competition locations

  • Activity in weightlifting

Confirmed 2021 Competitions (please note: these are subject to reschedule and cancelation, pending the Covid-19 Pandemic):

  • March 3-7 - South American, IberoAmerican & Open Senior Championships - Cali, COL

  • April TBD - 1st East Asian Championships - Seoul, KOR

  • April 18-25 - (Rescheduled 2020) Pan American Championships - Santo Domingo, DOM

  • May 23-31 - IWF Junior World Championships - Jeddah, KSA

  • June (TBD) - Pan American Youth Championships - San Juan, PUR

  • September 20-29 - IWF Youth World Championships - Tashkent, UZB

  • October (TBD) - Pan American Junior Championships - San Luis Potsi, MEX

  • November (TBD) - IWF World Championships - Lima, PER

  • November (TBD) - Pan American Championships - Guayaquil, ECU

Please Note: The rescheduled 2020 Olympic Games Team Leader has already been selected and that competition is not available for application.

Click here for a more detailed Team Leader job description and selection procedures.


The Olympic qualification system has created many high-level ad-hoc events that require a larger amount of team leaders than we have seen in previous years. 


This means you may not be selected to be a team leader until later in the year when an event has been confirmed.


To apply for the position please submit the Team Leader Interest form which can be found here:  


Applications will be accepted starting on Tuesday December 29, 2020 and will be accepted through Monday January 18, 2021 at 8AM MT.

Email Lorene Halford at if you have any questions before expressing interest in being a team leader.