Applications, course schedules, course descriptions, and resume template at button links below.Home Certification Apps Certification Levels Powerlifting Resume Upcoming Clinics
USAPL Coaching Certification
USA Powerlifting (USAPL) offers a Coaching Certification program available to all USAPL members. We provide three levels of certification: Club Coach, Senior National Coach, and Senior International Coach. The program covers coaches from beginning to international levels. Our goal is to provide coaching candidates with information and technical expertise to allow them to coach at any level.
USA Powerlifting has compiled information on powerlifting coaching from various sources throughout the world. This information will be invaluable to powerlifting coaches, competitors, fitness industry practitioners, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, sports performance specialists, and specific sport coaches.
In this course, USAPL analyzes the rules of performance and execution of each of the three disciplines: squat, bench press, and deadlift. Experienced international level coaches and staff will share coaching techniques that can be transferred to athletes at any level.
The USAPL Coaching Certification courses are held in a one-day format. (Larger groups may require two days.) Participants are expected to perform powerlifting movements during the practical portion of the course. Participants will also coach and critique their colleagues during the execution of the lifts. A written examination is given at the conclusion of the course. A USAPL coaching certificate will be issued after evaluation of performance and successful completion of the written exam.
All participants are required to be current USAPL members.
Member price: $295
Non-member price: $340 (includes $45 membership fee)
Want to host a Certification Clinic in your town?
We require a minimum of 5 confirmed participants at local venues and 10 for clinics requiring out of state travel for the instructor. Hosts must provide a venue equipped for classroom and practical portions.
For more information please contact the Coaching Committee Chairman, Matt Gary at (301) 231-7778 or at MLGary72@gmail.com.