USA Weightlifting is pleased to offer free educational webinar opportunities for athletes looking to gather new knowledge and knowledge both inside and outside sport. We've added new speakers to discuss topics involving diversity, equity and inclusion.

Our Athlete Speaker Series features top names in sports and business and is provided as a free service for all USA Weightlifting members. 

Confirmed speakers and topic include: 


  • Inclusion playbook: LGBTQ inclusion in sport - October 21 at 2pm MT - REGISTER HERE
  •   Session 1: Coaching weightlifting through a trauma-informed lens - Mariah Rooney and Mark Schneider from the Center for Trauma and Embodiment - Saturday, August 7th - REGISTER HERE
  •   Session 2: Trauma-informed weightlifting for athletes - Mariah Rooney and Mark Schneider from the Center for Trauma and Embodiment - Saturday, September 11th - REGISTER HERE
  • Creating inclusive environments for LGBGTQIA+ athletes - Gayge Maggio & Kurt Rodrick - March 13 - 12PM Mountain - REGISTER HERE

  • Mental Health/Advocacy - Dartanyan Crockett - March 14th - 12PM Mountain - REGISTER HERE

  • Professional Representation - Sheryl Shade - March 21st - 12PM Mountain - REGISTER HERE

  • Recruiting Diversity and benefits of diversity in your club - Taryn Pascal - March 27th - 12PM Mountain - REGISTER HERE 

  • Athlete Balance - Katie Holloway - March 25th - 12PM Mountain - REGISTER HERE

  • Athlete perspective as an athlete of color, an athlete with low vision and an athlete with albinism - Brandy Darby - April 10 - 12PM Mountain - REGISTER HERE (NEW)


Registration is open via BARS. The live webinars will be conducted via Zoom at 12PM Mountain time. The sessions will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube to watch on-demand for all athletes who register.