USA WEIGHTLIFTING COACHING COURSE OFFERINGS


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USA Weightlifting is pleased to offer Sport Performance and Advanced Level courses across the US.  If you do not find the desired location/date on the course listing from link below, please check back in a few days as entries are updated daily. 

Please note you must be a current USAW member to register for a course. Membership is not included in your course registration. 

SPORT PERFORMANCE COACHING COURSE - This introduction to weightlifting training is open to anyone 17 years of age or older.  The scope and sequence of this course includes the teaching progressions of the snatch, clean and jerk, and all associated movements. Participants will gain knowledge and experience of programming of training for both competitive weightlifters and for athletes using the weightlifting movements for strength and power development as it applies their chosen sport. The course includes theoretical classroom and practical hands-on portions. Course duration is 13-14 hours over two days, typically Saturday and Sunday. This course is designed for strength and conditioning coaches, sport performance coaches, fitness professionals and beginner weightlifting Coaches.  In compliance with our USOC accreditation, both the free online Athlete Development Model training and course exam are required to receive your Level 1 Sports Performance Coach Certification.

 

ADVANCED SPORT PERFORMANCE COACHING COURSE - Available to current USAW Sports Performance coaches. The Advanced Sports Performance Coach course is the second course in the Coaching Education Program.  All individuals who successfully complete the course requirements will receive the USA Weightlifting Advanced Sports Performance Coach certificate. In addition to nutrition and sports psychology, this course covers advanced strength and power principles, program design, biomechanics of weightlifting, coaching principles and skill acquisition. This course also covers long term athletic development for weightlifters in competition preparation. Advanced Sports Performance Coaches who successfully complete the background check and athlete performance requirements will receive the USA Weightlifting National Coach rating.

 

CANCELLATION AND TRANSFER POLICY:

USAW Coaching Certification courses are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend a course you are registered for, your registration may be transferred to another course taking place within six months of the originally scheduled course.

If a course is cancelled by USA Weightlifting, we will offer either a free transfer to another course (with a 6 month transfer window), or a full refund. 


USA Weightlifting is the official governing body of Olympic Weightlifting in the United States and the provider of coaching education for the sport of weightlifting under the United States Olympic Committee. Courses and certifications provided by third party vendors/organizations are non-transferable, towards a USA Weightlifting certification.  The sport and science of weightlifting is constantly changing and progressing with new discoveries happening frequently.  For this reason there are no previous courses that are transferable or "grand-fathered" in to obtaining a USA Weightlifting Certification.  The information presented in our courses is up to date and therefore it is in the best interest of our sport to ensure that coaches are properly training and educated. Individuals seeking certification through USA Weightlifting must complete the courses and requirements set forth by the organization.