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NCEP Bronze Coaches Certification course now offered fully online

By Alexandra Pernice | March 15, 2015, 3:41 p.m. (ET)

Photo of National Women’s Coach Terry Steiner teaching coaches at a clinic.

USA Wrestling is proud to announce the release of the new, fully online version of the Bronze certification program for students of the National Coaches Education Program (NCEP).

The online Bronze course, which is brought to coaches through ePath, is the second NCEP course to be offered online. The NCEP’s Copper level certification is also currently available online through Human Kinetics.

Course content is made more convenient than ever for coaches, bringing the expertise and experience of USA Wrestling’s U.S. Olympic Training Center and National Teams Staff to their own computer.

“We’re excited to meet the needs of our coaches with 2015 Bronze Level Coaches Curriculum updates. Now, we are able to deliver the training via an online/on-demand format. Our coaching members come from a wide variety of geographic locations and everyone carries a busy schedule, so the online delivery should help us get great info to coaches to positively impact their local wrestling rooms,” said Mike Clayton, Manager of the National Coaching Education Program.

Coaches will have the ability to learn at their own pace, with access to the latest Bronze certification training content packed into eight self-study modules. The online bronze program eliminates the need for set schedules with events or webinars. Instead, coaches dictate when and where they learn by accessing content when they can.

The Bronze certification program was recently recognized by the Complies with Standards Program by the United States Olympic committee; the first time USA Wrestling’s coaches education program has been certified by the USOC.

To be eligible for the Bronze level course, coaches must be members of USA Wrestling.

The registration fee for the course is $80, which also includes a copy most updated version of its associated textbook, USA Wrestling’s Coaches Guide to Excellence (3rd ed).

To register for the online Bronze level certification course, click here.