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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. 




January 16-17  Atlanta, GA CLOSED

May 29-30

Tempe, AZ

Registration is currently being accepted here until May 22, 2015 or the 20 attendee maximum is met. Please contact the Coaching Specialty Manager with any questions. 

July 17-18 Chicago, IL

This clinic has been cancelled. If you are interested in focusing on youth athletes, please register for the Tempe clinic on May 29-30. If you are interested in working with elite, high school, or collegiate athletes, please plan on registering for the November clinic.

 November 4-5 Clermont, FL Registration will be available July 11, 2015.

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.

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.