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Program

The USA Triathlon Coaching Education department offers an Elite Coaching Mentorship Program to further develop the pool of talented and experienced coaches who will identify and develop future Olympic triathlon champions. This program gives qualified USAT certified coaches the opportunity to learn directly from USAT Resident coaching staff and High Performance coaches and to gain practical coaching and management experience at the United States Olympic Training Center.

Coaches who are accepted into this program will be required to attend a three day program at the United States Olympic Training Center. Each program will begin approximately at 8:00am on a Monday morning and end by 4:00pm on a Wednesday afternoon. Each participant is responsible for paying for their own travel, lodging and food expenses. USAT will try to secure lodging and meals at the USOC (for an additional fee for participants), but this is not guaranteed.

A sample schedule can be found here.

Continuing Education Credit

USAT Certified Coaches who are selected for the Elite Coaching Mentorship Program and complete the three day program are awarded 15 USAT CEUs upon completion of a program survey. Coaches gain valuable experience in coaching that is required for the LIII certification.

Application Process

In order to be considered for the Elite Coaching Mentorship Program, coaches must complete an online application, attach a coaching resume, and provide a one page statement on why they would like to participate in the Elite Coaching Mentorship Program. Being selected does not require a coach to participate. The fee to participate in this program is $495 and will be paid when selected.

Priority for this program is given to USAT certified coaches in the following order:

  1. Current coach of  an athlete on the Elite National Team
  2. Current coachof an athlete on the Project 2012, 2016 or 2020 program
  3. Current coachor assistant coach of a USAT High Performance Team
  4. Current USAT Regional Athlete Development Coordinator
  5. Current coach of an Elite ITU Athlete
  6. Level III coach
  7. Level II coach
  8. Level I coach

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2014. Any future dates will be posted online. Please contact the Coaching Specialty Manager with any questions. 

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