Rating of perceived exertion, RPE, is one of the tools available to coaches to gain insight from our athletes about how a training session or effort felt to them. What are the strengths of RPE? The weaknesses? What can you, as a coach, do to make it a more useful tool for communicating with, and planning for, your athletes? Using a bit of lecture and 3 case studies, dive more deeply into how to make RPE more effective in your coaching practice.
Susan Sotir, PhD, USAT Level II, Ironman U Certified Coach, NSCA-CSCS, Pn1
Susan Sotir holds a Ph.D. in PE-Sport and Exercise Psychology from Springfield College, where she served as an Assistant Professor for Research and Statistics in the Exercise Science & Sport Studies Department, until leaving to coach full time with Breakthrough Performance Coaching. She holds several coaching certifications: USA Triathlon Level II, IMU Certified Coach, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Precision Nutrition LI. With over 30 years of experience in sport, coaching, and education, she has worked with beginners seeking their first triathlon finish to athletes qualifying for international competition. She has served on the coaching staff for USA Triathlon at Elite, Specialty, and Select camps. Sue favors a data-informed coaching approach, incorporating subjective feedback with testing and technology to develop an individualized program for each of her athletes.
USA Triathlon Coach Webinars
USA Triathlon offers a variety of webinars designed specifically for triathlon coaches. Each webinar is approximately 60 minutes in length. Webinars can be purchased for $34.99 each and come with the webinar recording, PowerPoint slides and a 10 question webinar exam. Coaches earn 1 USAT CEU upon passing a webinar exam. A passing score is 80% or higher. Please note, webinar purchases are nonrefundable.
For questions regarding the webinar program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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