Theory of Coaching
This course is to be completed after "Introduction to Multisport" for all Level I Coaches. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Introduction to Multisport
The Introduction to Multisport course will teach essential information about the disciplines of triathlon, paratriathlon, duathlon, aquabike, aquathlon, off road, winter triathlon, virtual racing, and indoor multisport.
Foundations of Multisport Coaching
This course is for aspiring Level I coaches. Please complete this course after Theory of Coaching. For questions, please contact: coaching @usatriathlon.org.
ABOUT BECOMING A USA TRIATHLON CERTIFIED COACH
USA Triathlon’s Level I Coach Certification Program is designed to educate aspiring coaches on how to train their athletes on different aspects of triathlon.
Coaches will learn how to design a training plan geared toward their athlete’s needs as well as learn strength specific training for triathletes and key workouts. In addition to learning how to cater to your athletes needs, coaches will also learn the mechanics and skills of swimming, cycling and running from some of USA Triathlon’s most esteemed coaches.
Coaches will not just learn how to train their athletes physically but they will also learn about nutrition periodization and mental skills, two vital aspects to master in the sport of triathlon.
For more information go to: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/USAT-for-Me/Coaching/Become-a-Certified-Coach/Level-I
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“Prior to this clinic, I had no experience with paratriathlon. My goal was to expand my coaching skillset so I could be more well-rounded and useful to both USAT and the sport. What I got was a life-changing, career sparking experience. The format of 2 classroom days followed by 2 practical days running a camp gave me the tools and confidence to immediately seek out athletes to coach. This was one of the most impactful and effective continuing education investments I've made in my 10 year coaching career. The instructors are world class, expert coaches and some of the most decent human beings I've ever met. I highly encourage anyone seeking to expand their coaching horizons to make this priority #1 on your calendar.”Stephen Kurczewski, Level I Coach
FOUNDATIONS OF MULTISPORT COACHING
The Core Coaching Courses are comprised of three online courses: Introduction to Multisport ($9.99), Theory of Coaching ($34.99), and Foundations of Multisport Coaching ($69.99). These courses can be purchased individually or as a bundle. Completion of the Core Coaching Courses is required to purchase the USA Triathlon Online Level I Coach Certification Course.
LEVEL I CERTIFICATION
After completing the Core Coaching Courses, the USA Triathlon Online Level I Coach Certification Course is the next step in the USA Triathlon Coach Development Pathway. USA Triathlon’s Online Level I Coach Certification Course is designed to educate aspiring coaches on how to train their athletes on different aspects of triathlon. Coaches will learn how to design a training plan geared toward their athlete’s needs as well as learn strength specific training for triathletes and key workouts.
LEVEL I (AREAS OF FOCUS)
Level I Certified Coaches must choose an Area of Focus to dive deeper into a specific area of coaching. These Areas of Focus include: Short Course, Long Course, Paratriathlon and Youth/Junior.
LEVEL II (APPLICATIONS & SPECIALIZATIONS)
Level II Specialization is for coaches who want to dive deeper into a particular Area of Focus. These Specialization Clinics require an application and approval of the USA Triathlon Education team.
USA Triathlon’s Level III Coaching Certification is designed to select and develop elite, international-caliber coaches capable of delivering the highest standard of practical athlete development expertise. The program gives prospective candidates the opportunity to develop more specialized practical coaching skills, improve performance planning and analysis, and learn organizational techniques through active learning exercises and interactions with the Education Staff of USA Triathlon and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. The Level III Certification is highly selective, and candidates must satisfy the following to be considered.
October NCAA Monthly Series- Addressing Individual Athlete Development in a Team Concept
The October NCAA educational webinar will be led by Bryant Howard, Lenoir-Rhyne University head coach, and will address individual athlete development in a team concept.
2022 NCAA Educational Series-Developing External Partnerships To Support NCAA Programs
Led by Colorado Mesa University Head Coach Sean Phelps, this monthly NCAA triathlon educational series will uncover strategies to maximize volunteer leadership through defining the purpose, roles and recruitment of volunteer assistants.
August NCAA Monthly Educational Series-NCAA Structure and Recruiting
This session is led by Eastern Tennessee State University head coach Allie Nicosia and will cover general differences between the divisions and will explain recruitment strategies to consider for all levels.