12 Week Coaches Academy

The 12 Week Coaches Academy offers advanced and continuing education on coaching the Olympic lifts beyond a weightlifting certification.


The Coaches Academy was conceptualized to offer a formal educational and mentoring program for weightlifting coaches seeking advancement, including the achievement of the National (Level 3) and International (Level 4 and 5) Coach Advancement certifications based on athlete production.


While many weightlifting certifications provide competence in teaching the snatch and the clean & jerk, the Coaches Academy is a 12-week program for new and experienced coaches to become highly skilled and confident in coaching athletes performing the snatch, the clean, and the jerk as a significant part of their training and for competition.


Coaches will further their professional development and knowledge base by acquiring a skilled eye to identify technique flaws and develop an arsenal of tools to provide appropriate corrective exercises and cues to foster athlete development and competitive readiness.


The twelve-week format of lectures, workshops and live coaching under observations provides coaches a rigorous learning environment as well as extensive opportunities for shared learning, networking and mentorship.


Limited to 12 participants. Review Coaches Academy Course Syllabus.

Fee: $399.00

Prerequisite: CSCS or weightlifting certification from USA Weightlifting, CrossFit

CEUs: The 12 Week Coaches Academy has been approved for 2.0 NSCA CEUs in category A. 







Registration for the 2020 Academy is pending further updates and guidance from local health and government agencies in response to COVID-19. 


Contact Cara Heads Slaughter for more information on the 2020 Academy.

12 Week Coaches Academy

2020 Dates Pending Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions

Thursdays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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