Bronze Level Coaches Certification planned in Colorado Springs

By Ted Witulski | May 24, 2001, 12 a.m. (ET)
Bronze Certification Course Through USA Wrestling's National Coaches Education Program Monday, July 2nd from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. At the United States Olympic Training Center Wrestling Room In Colorado Springs, Colorado
Coaches, here is your chance to receive Bronze Certification and witness the training and instruction of elite Cadet and Junior wrestlers at the 2008 Olympic Training Camp. During the week of July 1st through the 8th, USA Wrestling will have the best Cadet and Junior wrestlers in the country involved in intensive training for Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling at the Olympic Training Center. Additionally, leading coaches from the top Division I programs in the nation will be teaching technique sessions throughout the week. Coaches who attend the Bronze course can also survey the technique sessions during the week. Coaches can get a glimpse into the training and instruction of America's future champions by participating in the Bronze Level Course, offered on Monday, July 2nd 2001. The National Coaches Education Program (NCEP) certified over 1,100 coaches nationally last year. USA Wrestling's Coaches Education Program is designed to give coaches a foundation of successful coaching principles to help grow the base of amateur wrestling throughout the country. NCEP certification is required by USA Wrestling, the National Governing Body of Amateur wrestling, for coaches to participate in state, regional, national, and international events. If you're an active wrestling coach, you need to get NCEP certified! By completing the certification process at the Bronze Level, you will receive the Bronze Certified Card, and Certificate allowing you to coach at USA Wrestling events across the country. Also, you will receive for future reference the Coach's Guide to Excellence, a $30 value. Finally, as an added bonus for completing the Bronze level, you will receive the official Bronze Certified Coach's shirt, a $25 value. Coaches who are Bronze certified are leaders in the wrestling community and are then encouraged to pursue further education through NCEP by completing the Silver and Gold levels. Once, a coach is Bronze certified he/she can attend the National Coaches Colleges held annually. The Coaches College is a five-day intensive study of the sport of wrestling. This past year, two of USA Wrestling's Olympic Coaches completed their Silver Certification. National Greco-Roman Coach and former Olympic Gold Medallist Steve Fraser and Head Greco-Roman Olympic Coach Dan Chandler took the steps to become NCEP certified at the Silver level. USA Wrestling encourages all active wrestling coaches to take the lead in building the sport of wrestling and attend a Bronze-Certification course soon! Make sure you're a part of the Bronze Certification course at the Olympic Training Center Monday, July 2nd. Through in class study, and inter-net study through coaches will be able to complete the Bronze course with only one-day of in class instruction. Take advantage of this tremendous opportunity. Reserve your spot in this course today, by e-mailing Ted Witulski, NCEP Manager, at Or, to reserve your spot by mail send your contact information to USA Wrestling, c/o NCEP Manager, at 6155 Lehman Dr., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918. Space is limited! If you have further questions, please contact USA Wrestling at (719)-598-8181. A $50 payment by cash or check will be required at registration for the Bronze Level Course.