USA Weightlifting

Start-up guides

USA Weightlifting is here to help you do the heavy lifting!

Thank you for your interest growing the sport of weightlifting in the United States, we're glad you're here! Whether you want to bring an Olympic Weightlifting program to your school, learn to run a weightlifting meet at your gym or learn to compete, you're in the right place! These step-by-step guides are meant to walk you through each of these processes but we're always here to help. Please reach out to if you have questions or need help along the way! 

USA Weightlifting Start-up guides

Are you a teacher or athletic director looking to bring the sports performance benefits of Olympic lifting to you student athletes? Think your high school or university needs a competitive weightlifting club? Click here for our Physical Education, High School and Collegiate Start up guides. 

USA Weightlifting How-to guides

Ready to lift in your first weightlifting competition? Shake the nerves with our how to compete guide. Want to run a local meet at your gym? Learn how to get your event sanctioned by USA Weightlifting. Click here to get started!