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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WHAT COACHES ARE SAYING

“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

USA TRIATHLON CERTIFIED COACHING PATHWAY

  • 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.

  • LEVEL III

    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.