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12-Week Coaches Academy


August 17-November 16

Wednesdays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

(no sessions on October 12 and 19)


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.

Review Coaches Academy Course Syllabus.

Contact Cara Heads Slaughter for more information on the 2022 Academy.


Fee: $399.00

Prerequisite: CSCS or weightlifting certification from USA Weightlifting, CrossFit

CEUs: The 2022 12-Week Coaches Academy has been approved for 2.0 NSCA CEUs in category A. 

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