USA Weightlifting

August 17, 2020

USA Weightlifting is excited to launch a new mentorship program directory to help connect members with coaches, club owners, technical officials and athletes who have a passion to help expand our sport through shared experiences and lessons learned. 

It is our hope to both elevate our existing female leadership in the sport and to help grow the number of coaches, club owners, meet directors and technical officials.

If you have ever had an interest in learning what it is like to run a meet, count cards, plan attempts, or officiate a competition then reach out to us for a connection!

For connection contact suzy.sanchez@usaweightlifting.org

Mentors

Name Area of expertise Mentee Profile Mentorship slots
Shelly Viets Coaching, Club management/business ownership, Large scale weightlifting event planning and operations Members who are interested in expanding their knowledge of running a local meet, running a club or improving their coaching skills. 2/3
Jackie Black Coaching, Club management/business ownership, local weightlifting event planning and operations Members who are interested in expanding their knowledge of running a club and sports performance facility or improving their coaching skills. 1/2
Jami Willett Brown Coaching and Technical Official Members who are interested in expanding their knowledge of how to become a technical official, what various TO roles are and why they are important as well as those who have an interest in coaching. 2
Marissa Hardie Coaching, Technical Official, Business management, athlete experience Members who are interested in expanding their knowledge of how to become a technical official, what various TO roles are and why they are important as well as those who have an interest in coaching. Additionally athletes who are new to the sport and looking for overall guidance. 3
Gwen Chamberlin Technical official Members who are interested in expanding their knowledge of how to become a technical official, what various TO roles are and why they are important. 3
Anna Martin Coaching and Business Management Members who are interested in expanding their knowledge of running a club and sports performance facility or improving their coaching skills. 1/3
Holley Hughes Masters Athlete Experience Members who are interested in overall guidance on being a master’s athlete. 3
Ayse Sukola Nutrition Education, Youth Girls and Boys Coaching & Development for Weightlifting Members who are interested learning about nutrition and youth coaching. 2/3
Sally Van Der Water Technical official, Training as a speaker and international officiating Members who are interested in expanding their knowledge of how to become a technical official, what various TO roles are and why they are important specifically on the international level. 2/3
Kat Ricker Masters training, private coaching practices, and TO topics Members who are interested in learning more about coaching masters athletes, coaching, and officiating. 3
Crystal McCullough  Youth coaching with an international athlete development focus Members who are interested in working with youth athletes that have a goal to send athletes to youth, junior and senior level events. 
Rachel Crass Coaching and local and national governance  Members who are interested in coaching and getting involved with LWC's, national committees or the board of directors. 1/3 
 Erica Talbott  Technical official topics Members who are interested in expanding their knowledge of how to become a technical official, what various TO roles are and why they are important.
 Corinne Grotenhuis Technical official topics specifically on how to be a competition secretary  Members who are interested in expanding their knowledge of how to become a technical official, what various TO roles are and why they are important and who have a specific interest in being a competition secretary or ITO.
 Kathy Cromwell Coaching, Technical Official, club management,event management and nutrition Members who are interested in learning how to become a technical official, club manager, meet director, or coach and/or expand their basic knowledge of nutrition. 
 Kristi Brewer Athlete topics, Finance management, Time management, CPA assistance Members who are interested in CPA career fields and managing high level athletic careers while working. 3
 

For connection contact suzy.sanchez@usaweightlifting.org