Prospective attendees will have the option to register for courses to become a USA Triathlon Level I or Level II Endurance Certified Coach. The Level I clinic, intended as the first step in the USA Triathlon's coaching education program, will be held Oct. 7-8 and 40 spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost will be $555 and registration is currently open online through the Active Network. This will be the third time a Level I Coaching Certification clinic has been held in Kailua-Kona.
The Level II Endurance Coaching Certification was introduced in Kailua-Kona in 2013, with an emphasis on long-course racing, training and nutrition philosophy. The clinic, held Oct. 6-9, will host 10 attendees who must meet a number of requirements, including two years of Level I certification, and should complete the application process at usatriathlon.org by July 31 in order to register. The cost of the Level II Endurance course is $655.
"Coaches and athletes are typically interested in learning as much about the sport as possible, and we see these courses as part of the celebration of triathlon taking place in Kailua-Kona in early October" said Tim Yount, USA Triathlon Chief Operating Officer. "The IRONMAN World Championship is hailed as one of the most notable endurance events around the world and offering coaching education courses during race week makes sense for our target audience of prospective Level I and Level II Endurance coaches."
More information on USA Triathlon's coaching education program is available at usatriathlon.org.
About USA Triathlon: USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).