Coaches Education


USA Luge uses certified coaches to assist with training of athletes in Lake Placid, NY, Park City, UT, Negaunee, MI, and Muskegon, MI.

Coaches are required to know the rules of the sport, have first aid certification, and have certification in the American Sport Education Program.

USA Luge offers courses to certify coaches.

USA Luge will reimburse participants for several portions of the course as noted below. Reimbursement will be possible only after all components of the course have been successfully completed, are on file at the USLA and proof of payment has been submitted.

Fred Zimny, Manager Recruitment and Development, will be responsible for compiling the information presented by individuals and will submit for their reimbursement as necessary.


  • USA Luge Membership $45 (No Reimbursement)
  • ASEP Course (American Sport Education Program). Total course cost $60 (Reimbursement: 50%)
  • National Officials Course. Total course cost $25 (Reimbursement: 100%)
  • CPR/First Aid. Cost varies (Reimbursement: 50%)