Become an Accredited Coach
Course Type: Level 1 Coach Accreditation Course (Australian Weightlifting Federation)
Date: Sat 20 and Sun 21 February 2021
Venue: Weightlifting Academy of Tasmania / Align Fitness and Massage
Times: 8:30am - 4:00pm both days
Who is this course for?
Although this course is primarily intended for persons interested in becoming an accredited Weightlifting coach, it is frequently attended by athletes interested to learn more about the skills of Olympic Weightlifting.
There are no prerequisites and you do not have to have coaching experience to attend.
Overview of course
The course is 50% practical and 50% theory. In the practical elements of the course, only light or unloaded bars are used but participants will practise themselves the recommended steps for teaching beginners. The practical sessions will also involve particpants in a variety of skill drills and exercises to develop body positions and movement skills, and how to warmup and develop flexibility.
In the theory sessions, course participants will be provided with key principles for effective and safe training, and there will be ample opportunity to ask the course leader Leo Isaac all manner of questions about Weightlifting.
Your will learn:
- The essential elements of effective Weightlifting technique
- How to instruct and provide feedback to athletes
- The basics of training theory in Weightlifting
- Typical training programs for athletes in early learning of Weightlifting
- Safe and effective strength development
- Key issues for managing the training environment
Obtaining your accreditation as a coach
For those wishing to achieve the status of accredited coach, you will need to:
- Attend both days of the course
- Complete the short practical assessment on the last day
- Complete the online learning course for coaches run by Sport Integrity Australia (30 mins)
- Complete the online learning courses in (1) Child Protection (2) Discrimination and Harassment (60 mins in total)
- Sign the Coach's Code of Conduct
How to sign up for this course
This course is run under the auspices of the Australian Weightlifting Federation. You can register for this course by visiting the following link:
Register for this course