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USA Triathlon’s Youth and Junior Coaching Certification Program is designed to educate current USAT certified coaches on how to train youth and junior athletes safely and effectively throughout their developmental stages. This clinic provides coaches with specialized youth and junior coaching skills and drills, age appropriate training regimes and testing protocols, physiological and nutritional considerations, and basic training techniques to develop successful youth and junior athletes.

2015 Youth & Junior Certification Schedule

The 2015 schedule will include three Youth & Junior Certification Clinics. The first two clinics (Atlanta and Tempe) will focus mostly on youth athletes. The last clinic will be held in conjunction with the Championship for NCAA Women's Triathlon programs in November and will focus more on elite, high school, and collegiate athletes. 

Date

Location

Registration

January 16-17  Atlanta, GA CLOSED

May 29-30

Tempe, AZ

CLOSED

 November 4-5 Clermont, FL

Registration is currently available here until October 26, 2015 or until the 20 attendee maximum is met. This clinic will focus more on elite, high school and collegiate athletes. Please contact the Coaching Specialty Manager with any questions. 


The cost of the clinic is $399. Successful completion of the Youth & Junior certification program will automatically renew USAT Level I, II, or III certifications (exceptions may apply). Coaches will receive 10 USAT CEUs for recertification upon successful completion of the certification. 

Please contact the Coaching Specialty Manager with any questions.

Applicant Requirements

In order to be eligible for the Youth & Junior Coaching Clinic, candidates must meet the requirements below:

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation on registration day to 8 weeks prior to the first day of the clinic: $25 Penalty
Cancellation on or after 8 weeks prior to the first day of the clinic: $50 Penalty
Cancellation on or after 6 weeks prior to the first day of the clinic: $150 Penalty
Cancellation on or after 4 weeks prior to the first day of the clinic: NO REFUNDS AND NO EXCEPTIONS

Youth & Junior Recertification Policy

Recertification Fee
$25 to renew the Youth and Junior certification in addition to the $95 recertification fee to renew Level I, II or III certification. 

Recertification Requirements
Each coach is required to satisfy their Level I, II, II Endurance, or III recertification requirements before submitted Youth & Junior recertifiction.

In order to recertify, Youth & Junior coaches must complete:

Recertifications must be completed online through USAT University.  Paper submissions are not accepted. 

*For example: A coach that has both Level I and Youth & Junior certifications will complete 15 CEUs total (20 total for Level II and Level III coaches). Of those 15 CEUs, three must be youth focused to recertify as a Youth & Junior coach.

Please click here for instructions on how to complete the online recertification process.

Youth Specific CEU Examples

 Course Youth Specific CEU Awarded
Total CEU Awarded
Documentation Required
Youth & Junior Coaching Certification (initial certification)
3 USAT CEUs
10 USAT CEUs
Certification of Completion
USAT Youth Specific CEU Course
1 USAT CEU per hour
1 USAT CEU per hour
Certification of Completion
USAT Youth Specific Webinar
1 USAT CEU per hour  1 USAT CEU per hour CEU Exam
Elite Mentorship Program
Varies depending on schedule
15 USAT CEUs
Certificate of Completion
Art & Science Youth Specific DVD
1 USAT CEU per presentation 
 1 USAT CEU per presentation CEU Exam
Crossfit Kids Certification 3 Non-USAT CEUs
5 Non- USAT CEUs
Certificate of Completion
USA Swimming Safe Sport Leadership Conference 3 Non-USAT CEUs 5 Non-USAT CEUs Certification of Completion
National Alliance for Youth Sports Certification 3 Non-USAT CEUs 5 Non-USAT CEUs Certification of Completion
National Coaching Conference 3 Non-USAT CEUs 5 Non-USAT CEUs Certificate of Completion
ACE Youth Fitness Specialist Certification 3 Non-USAT CEUs 5 Non-USAT CEUs Certificate of Completion
Formal Higher Education or Academic Internship 1 Non-USAT CEU per academic course 1 Non-USAT CEU per academic course Official or Unofficial Transcripts (passing grade and course description required)
Non-USAT Youth Specific Webinar 1 Non-USAT CEU per hour 1 Non-USAT CEU per hour Certificate of Completion




Please know this list is not all-inclusive. For any questions about youth specific CEU approval, please contact the Coaching Specialty Manager.

Late Recertification
In addition to normal Level I, II, II Endurance, or III late recertification requirements found here, Youth & Junior coaches will need to follow the late recertification policy below starting January 1, 2014.

Late recertification submitted January 1st – March 31st, 2015: A $15 late fee is required (in addition to $25 recertification fee and recertification requirements fulfilled) to be reinstated as current.

Late recertification submitted April 1st – December 31st, 2015: Coaches must complete 5 youth specific Continuing Education Credits in addition to the late fee and the regular recertification requirements.

Late recertification submitted January 1st – December 31, 2016: Coaches must retake the Youth & Junior coaching certification exam 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, 2016: Coaches must retake the Youth & Junior clinic and complete all the requirements that are required to attend the clinic.

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