About USA Weightlifting Coach Development

As the national governing body for the sport of weightlifting, USA Weightlifting (USAW) is the most trusted resource for weightlifting knowledge and education. For over 30 years, we have been educating coaches about weightlifting, optimizing lifting technique, implementing proven programming systems, and building champions. Our USA Weightlifting Level 1 and Level 2 courses are the perfect blend of hands-on learning, in-depth discussions of technical progressions, and science-based programming information.

Our education team is unmatched in the field in their accomplishments as coaches, teachers, scientists, athletes, and educators. Our courses were thoughtfully created by an interdisciplinary group of top USAW team coaches, veteran international-level coaches, experienced educators, university professors, and champion weightlifters. Invest in your career and in your athletes by signing up for one of our courses and learning from the experts in weightlifting.

Our Instructor Team

Our instructor team consists of Senior International and top National Level USAW coaches, university professors, sport scientists, former elite lifters, and elite sport coaches. What they all have in common is a passion for spreading the joy of weightlifting and educating the next generation of coaches. The USAW network of instructors serves as an invaluable resource for our course participants long after the live courses have finished.  

We have expert instructors spread all over the USA and throughout the world, so please get in touch with us at if you are interested in hosting a public, private, or custom course anywhere in the world.

Nondiscrimination Policy


USA Weightlifting does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations including coach education.

USA Weightlifting is the official governing body of Olympic Weightlifting in the United States and the provider of coaching education for the sport of weightlifting under the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. Courses and certifications provided by third party vendors/organizations are non-transferable, towards a USA Weightlifting certification.  The sport and science of weightlifting is constantly changing and progressing with new discoveries happening frequently.  For this reason there are no previous courses that are transferable or "grand-fathered" in to obtaining a USA Weightlifting Certification.  The information presented in our courses is up to date and therefore it is in the best interest of our sport to ensure that coaches are properly training and educated. Individuals seeking certification through USA Weightlifting must complete the courses and requirements set forth by the organization. 

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