Silver Certification

Silver Requirements:

1. Membership must be current

2. Bronze Certification is required to advance to Silver

3. 3D Online Coaching Course


            Cost: $125 (Use discount code USAW2015 in the "Apply Coupon" section and click "Apply Coupon” for 10% off. 

            Send certificate of completion to 


4. Co-Instruct a Bronze Certification Course (contact NCEP Manager for info at

5. Silver College (costs may range from $250-500)

Coaches attend a 3 day Silver Level Coaches College. Colleges are normally held 2 times annually.

            a. World or Olympic Team Trials 

                        open enrollment

                        no state endorsement required

            b. USA Wrestling Fall Coaches Clinic the Olympic Training Center 

                        Dates: early/mid-Oct - limited space

                        State's endorsement is required via email to the NCEP Manager from your state chairperson or designated representative

Some coaches may be selected from a “wait list” if state chair approval is not granted due to limited space and if space is available. Email NCEP Manager at to be added to the wait list.

Announcement of upcoming Silver Coaches Colleges will be made through USA Wrestling website, social media, and publications. Click here to see upcoming Silver College dates and locations:

Coaches will receive advanced instruction both on and off the mats regarding nutrition, sports psychology, peak performance principles, risk management, technique, rules and other wrestling related topics.

6. Technical Certification: Designed to help coaches learn more about developing written practice plans and on the mat teaching skills.


Step 1: Prepare a written practice plan (preferably via MS Word) and submit it to

Step 2: NCEP Manager provides feedback and final approval of the practice plan

Step 3: Conduct the practice and video tape the entire program including breaks/transitions

Step 4: Review video with NCEP Manager (typically via phone) for final approval

Note: There are no waivers for this task based on previous athletic accomplishments as this task analyzes coaching skills and not athletic proficiency.

The Silver Certification contains 101 contact hours (24 hours of in person instruction, 5 hours required teaching at a bronze level clinic, 8 hours of technical certification at a USA Wrestling approved camp/clinic and 8 required task submissions consisting of an estimated 8 hours of research and preparation per task). 10 contact hours typically equate to 1 Continuing Education Unit credit.

7. CPR/AED certification must be current at the time of certification

8. Submit a one (1) page book report on on any book you feel will help improve your coaching and teaching skills. No prior approval for your book is necessary. 

Please select a book that is new to you to help you grow and expand your knowledge. 


(Note: The book Ego is the Enemy is required for Gold so please select a different option. Recommended: Legacy, The Obstacle is the Way, 13 Rules for Life, Culture Code, Extreme Ownership, Once an Eagle, The Gold Standard, The Talent Code, The Celestine Prophecy, Above the Line, The Power of Habit, Deep Survival, or one of your own choosing.)