USA Weightlifting Features 2021 Team Leaders Ne...

2021 Team Leaders Needed

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

April 2021 UPDATE: With international competition resuming, we are re-opening our call for Team Leaders. Please submit your application by the new deadline, 5PM Mountain Time on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. 

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

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

  • June 7-11 - (Rescheduled 2020) Pan American Junior Championships - Manizales, COL

  • July 8-16 - Pan American Youth Championships & Pan American U15 Championships - San Juan, PUR 

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

  • October (TBD) - 2021 Pan American Junior Championships - San Luis Potsi, MEX

  • November (TBD) - 2021 IWF World Championships - Lima, PER

  • November (TBD) - 2021 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.


Applications will now be accepted through Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 5PM MT.

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