BARS Training for Club and Event Admins

USA Weightlifting will be providing 90-minute BARS training sessions for Club and Event Admin starting next week. You will only need to attend one of the training sessions and do not need to attend all of them.

Please make sure you have claimed your account on BARS prior to the training session. CLICK HERE for a quick video on claiming your account. If you experience any issues claiming your account, reach out to

In addition to the training sessions, we have developed a video tutorial library on our website that may also be a good reference for you. CLICK HERE to go to that video library.

A brief overview of some of the items to be covered during these training sessions include:

Club Administrative Role

  • Searching for Club Members
  • Emailing Club Members
  • Processing member transfer requests
  • Renewing your club's membership
  • Review of the action required state and what that means
  • Renewing your members’ membership
  • Adding additional club admins
  • Accessing WSO Referee, USADA Athlete Advantage, USADA Coach Advantage Education
  • Purchasing Coaches Insurance and Club Banners
  • Renewing coaching certifications
  • Signing members up for meets, both local and national, as a coach and as an athlete
  • Setting up a stripe account for your club

(Local Meet) Event Directors

  • Sanctioning a local meet
  • Differences between setting up an event with and without entries on the platform
  • Setting up weight class divisions
  • Setting up different entry fees
  • Setting up late/early registration deadlines
  • Custom Event URL to market event
  • Adding Referee Entries
  • Emailing Participants
  • Downloading the Startlist for the meet
  • Uploading meet results

(Coaching Courses) Event Directors

  • Sanctioning a coaching course
  • Custom Event URL to market event
  • Emailing Participants
  • Checking in Participants

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