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.

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. 


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

2021 12-Week Coaches Academy

Fall 2021

Thursdays, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm