USA Triathlon’s Online Level I Coach Certification Course educates aspiring coaches on how to train their athletes on different aspects of triathlon. Just some of the topics covered include:
- how to design a training plan geared toward their athlete’s needs
- strength-specific training
- key workouts
- the mechanics and skills of swimming, cycling and running
- nutrition periodization
- mental skills
Once the USAT Online Level I Coach Certification Course is completed, coach certification candidates must then upload verification of the remaining coach certification requirements. Candidates have six-weeks from the day the USAT Online Level I Coach Certification Course is completed to submit the remaining coach certification requirements. Upon submission, USAT Staff reviews the submission for accuracy and completion. Once submission is approved, official USA Triathlon Level I Coach Certification is awarded.
Level I Certification Requirements
For USA Triathlon Level I Coach Certification, candidates must complete and/or submit the following:
CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification
Area of Focus
Area of Focus
Within the first two years of certification, a Level I coach is required to take at least one Area of Focus course before recertification. Area of Focus courses give a coach additional skills surrounding one important part of multisport coaching.More Information
A USA Triathlon Coach Certification is valid for two (2) years. Recertification ensures that coaches continue to challenge themselves and further their knowledge and is critical to remain informed on the latest information and expertise within the triathlon industry.
In order to maintain a USA Triathlon Coach Certification, coaches must complete recertification by their recertification deadline. USA Triathlon’s recertification process consists of completing specified requirements as well as submitting a recertification application.