After taking the ‘Foundations of USAT coaching’ online course, the USA Triathlon Level I coaching certification is the next step for aspiring triathlon coaches. This certification will jump start their career in training athletes for the multisport program USA Triathlon has to offer. The Level I clinic is designed to educate aspiring coaches on how to train their athletes on different aspects of triathlon. Coaches will learn how to design a training plan geared toward their athlete’s needs as well as learn strength specific training for triathletes and key workouts. In addition to learning how to cater to your athletes needs, coaches will also learn the mechanics and skills of swimming, cycling and running from some of USA Triathlon’s most esteemed coaches. Coaches will not just learn how to train their athletes physically but they will also learn about nutrition periodization and mental skills, two vital aspects to master in the sport of triathlon. New to 2020 the LI clinics will be more hands-on and we therefore encourage all attendees to bring their swim, bike and run gear, including their bike or a rental.
Once a coach receives their Level I certification, they will have the opportunity to further their education within the USA Triathlon coaching family through such certifications like Youth and Junior, Level II and even Level III.