USA Triathlon offers several educational opportunities for coaches, race directors and officials. Select from the courses below.

This application is for coaches interested in running a USA Triathlon Approved Coach to Coach Mentorship Program. The Coach to Coach Mentorship Application costs $100. Approval is valid for 1 calendar year (from the date of application acceptance through 12/31/2020). Program Overview Mentor coaches will have the autonomy to design and run their mentorship programs Mentorship programs should be at least 3 months but can be up to 12 months in length If approved, USAT requires you to run the mentorship program as it was communicated to USAT via this application application and take ownership for the success of your mentorship program A mentorship agreement between mentor and mentee is encouraged Communicate to USAT Coaching Education all coaches that participated in your mentorship program as well as any additional feedback your receive regarding your mentorship program Approved Coach to Coach Mentorship Programs will be awarded USAT CEUs USAT will promote Approved Mentorship Programs on the USAT website and during 2020 Level I Coach Clinics Upon mentorship completion, a mentorship evaluation form will be submitted by mentees to USA Triathlon Coaching Education. Submission of the mentorship evaluation form is required for the mentee to earn USAT CEUs. USAT will then send the mentee coach a USAT CEU certificate Mentor Qualifications Mentor coaches must be an experienced USA Triathlon Certified Coach Experienced USAT Coach is defined as a minimum of 5 years USAT coaching experience USAT Level II, Level II Endurance, Level III, Youth & Junior Elite or Paratriathlon Certified Coaches preferred  Mentor coaches must always be in good standing including current background check, CPR certification, USAT Annual Membership, and SafeSport Training Read More

The Paratriathlon Race Director Certification was created to aid in preparing races for paratriathletes. The overall goal of this course is to improve the quality of sanctioned races and provide a great opportunity to advance the sport of paratriathlon. Please email Todd.Brewer@usatriathlon.org with any questions. Read More

*Purchase this form if your Level I, Level II, Level II Endurance or Level III Coaching Certification expired 12/31/2019*  Do NOT purchase this form if you are attending Endurance Exchange to extend your 2019 recertification deadline. Contact coaching@usatriathlon.org if you have questions. Late Recertification Policy All USAT Certified Coaches not completing recertification by their expiration date, will have their certification revoked until late recertification is completed.  Late recertification submitted January 1 - December 31 (one month – 12 months after recertification was due): A $50 late fee is required (additional to the $95 recertification application fee). Additionally, coaches must complete 5 more USAT approved CEUs on top of their already required amount and complete the regular recertification requirements to be reinstated as current.  Late recertification submitted after December 31 (one year after recertification was due): Coaches must retake the coaching certification exam that coincides with their coaching level and pay the $100 fee to take the exam. In addition, coaches must complete all the requirements listed above as well as the regular recertification requirements.  Late recertification submitted after December 31 (two years after recertification was due): Coaches must retake the highest level in-person clinic they have attended and complete all the requirements that are required to attend a clinic of their coaching level.  Please visit this page for recertification requirements: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/USAT-for-Me/Coaching/Recertification USAT CEU information can be found here: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/USAT-for-Me/Coaching/Education/USAT-Approved-CEUs Non-USAT CEU information can be found here: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/USAT-for-Me/Coaching/Education/Non-USAT-CEUs Read More

Foundations of USA Triathlon Coaching is a 3 hour online course, developed to teach aspiring coaches the fundamentals of coaching triathlon. This course touches on Triathlon 101, the fundamentals of coaching swim, bike and run, as well as basic physiology, nutrition and coach responsibilities and philosophies. Read More

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. Read More

Gary Hall Sr. from The Race Club will talk about the Newtonian laws that reign over us. The Fundamentals of Fast Swimming are the basis of everything we teach at The Race Club.  Learn cutting edge information for your own swimming training program from the best in the sport of Swimming and Triathlon. See how science relates to how we move in the water. Understanding the principles and the laws that govern each and every one of us, will give you an advantage over your competition. Understanding the principles is the first step in swimming faster. Gary Hall, Sr. Since retiring in 2006 as a physician, and moving with his wife Mary, to Islamorada in the Florida Keys, Dr. Gary Hall has now dedicated his life to swim coaching technique and swim training methods to children, masters, fitness and health swimmers, and triathletes and others at The Race Club Camps. He brings his science background, knowledge and experience in swim stroke mechanics and a strong passion for swimming to offer an unsurpassed quality of teaching at The Race Club in both Islamorada and Coronado, California. Swimmers of all ages and abilities come from around the world to learn from and be inspired by Gary Hall Sr. and give themselves the lifetime gift of swimming. “Gary Hall Sr. is probably the best collegiate swimmer in the world. He is just as valuable as Mark Spitz ever was and more and has given us academic acceptability. Gary’s accomplishments have helped tremendously in making people realize that Indiana University is a very good academic school.” – “Doc” James Counsilman’s testimony to Gary Hall, Sr. at their final NCAA Championships. Hall’s swimming record is one of amazing successes. Gary has held 10 world swimming records. In both 1969 and 1970, he was named World Swimmer of the Year. In the 1970 NCAA swimming Championship, he alone scored a record 56.5 points. He was a leader as Captain of the Indiana University swim team that in his senior year won its 6th straight NCAA Championship. Gary was elected team co-Captain for the Olympic men’s swim teams of 1972 and 1976. In 1976, he was selected by all of the United States Olympic athletes to carry the American Flag leading the Olympic Team into the Opening Ceremonies in Montreal, Canada. He was the only USA Olympic swimmer ever selected for that honor until Michael Phelps in 2016.   https://theraceclub.com/ Read More

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