USA Triathlon Webinars

USA Triathlon has an extensive list of webinars available for coaches, race directors, clubs and athletes presented by leading members of the triathlon community. Each webinar is approximately one hour and available in live or archived formats.

All previously purchased webinars can be accessed by logging into the webinar portal with the username and password created when registering. 

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USA Triathlon Certified Coaches who wish to earn 1 USAT CEU for any webinar must purchase the webinar ($19.99 for a live webinar and $24.99 for an archived webinar) as well as the corresponding webinar exam ($9.99). Webinar exams can be purchased at USAT University. It is highly recommended that coaches purchase the webinar and the corresponding webinar exam at the same time as webinars are often removed.  

Upcoming Live Webinars

Upcoming live webinars can be found below. All times listed are mountain standard time. If you are unable to make a live webinar, you may still register and will receive a recording after the webinar has aired. All live webinars (unless otherwise noted) will be available for purchase in the webinar archives with 24 hours. 

Date Time Topic
2/21/18 2 p.m. MT

Proper Mechanics of the Swim Stroke

Creating an efficient swimming stroke is a complicated process. It involves not only good form and mechanics but also the understanding of how the body physically moves through the water, how stroke rate and distance per stroke should be taken into consideration, and also determining what training prescription should be applied to develop the energy system in need as well as support the dominant energy system.

In this webinar we will discuss all these topics and more:
* What makes a good swimming stroke for open water
* Common drills for stroke mechanic remediation
* What are stroke rate, distance per stroke, and how do they impact the athlete when changed
* How to determine improvement across multiple metrics
* How does one build an effective swim program to develop speed, as well as aerobic endurance

Additionally, examples of test sets, sets for endurance, speed, and lactic acid tolerance will be provided, and we'll discuss what makes a set an aerobic set versus an anaerobic set and how to create your own workouts moving forward.

Dave Burgess is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach, U.S. Masters Swimming Coach, ASCA / USA Swimming Level 3 Coach, and he holds a certificate in sports and performance nutrition. As the founder and head coach of Podium Training Systems, Dave works with athletes of all levels, from first-time competitors to elite-level athletes, competing in all race distances. He is also a mentor coach for the USA Triathlon mentor program. Learn more at 

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4/18/18 2 p.m. MT

Intentional Skills Development for Triathletes Age 6-15

When should an athlete clip in? Do my six year old's need to streamline in the pool? When should I start introducing agility work? This is an introduction to developing an organized and intentional skills training structure for youth triathletes and youth triathlon programs. Using long-term athlete goals, we will discuss how to work backwards to set age-based goals for skills competency in your program so that athletes are able to compete safely and effectively throughout their development. 

Morgan Hoffman is a USA Triathlon Level II and Youth & Junior Certified Coach and the founder of PlayTri Youth & Juniors. She is a ASCA Member Coach and USAC Level III Certified Coach. 

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