Olympic Weightlifting Seminars & Certification

Coach Certification

The goal of the Catalyst Athletics Certification Program is to educate coaches and trainers and provide a way for these individuals to distinguish themselves based on their abilities and methodology. Catalyst Athletics certified coaches can be relied on by athletes to provide quality coaching at their level of certification and in line with Catalyst Athletics philosophy and methodology.

Seminars

Just want to attend a seminar to learn and train? We do that too. Learn more about our seminars here.


Level 1 Coach Certification

Level 1 coaches have demonstrated the ability to coach beginning to intermediate weightlifters, teach the lifts, design beginner to intermediate programming, are familiar with a wide range of accessory exercises and their proper implementation, and are able to help athletes develop weightlifting-specific mobility in accordance to the Catalyst Athletics methodology.

Seminar Only: Individuals may attend the Level 1 seminar strictly for educational purposes with no certification for $500. There are no pre-requisites for eligibility.

Pre-Requisites for Eligibility for Certification: Requirements for Certification:
  • Attendence of Level 1 certification seminar
  • Passing of Level 1 certification seminar exam (in-person)
  • Passing of Level 1 online exam
Required Course Materials: Testing Information:

Testing for the certification is very difficult and there is an approximately 60% pass rate. Candidates will be allowed to retake a test one time following a failing score at no additional cost. If the candidate fails this retest, a waiting period will be strongly recommended before retaking the test to allow the candidate to study and gain more experience, and the $500 certification fee will need to be paid again in order to retest. Candidates are expected to study and prepare prior to attendence of a seminar and exams—candidates WILL NOT PASS the exams without studying the course materials. See the Level 1 Study Guide and Practice Test.

Registration

Level 2 Coach Certification

In addition to the abilities of the Level 1 certification, Level 2 coaches have demonstrated the ability to produce and coach competitive weightlifters to an advanced level and are adept at more advanced program design and technique error correction.

Seminar Only: Individuals may attend the Level 2 seminar strictly for educational purposes with no certification.

Pre-Requisites for Certification Eligibility (does not apply to attendance of seminar only):
  • Current Catalyst Athletics Level 1 Certification
  • Current USA Weightlifting membership (or international equivalent)
  • Coach at least 1 nationally competitive weightlifter as defined by meeting the USAW Local Level 2 total in a sanctioned meet (You may attend the seminar and take the tests without having this athlete and your certification will remain pending until you do with no time limit.)
Requirements for Certification:
  • Attendence of Level 2 certification seminar
  • Passing of Level 2 certification seminar exam (in-person)
  • Passing of Level 2 online exam
Required Course Materials: Testing Information:

Testing for the certification is difficult and there is an approximately 60% pass rate. Candidates will be allowed to retake a test one time following a failing score at no additional cost. If the candidate fails this retest, a waiting period will be strongly recommended before retaking the test to allow the candidate to study and gain more experience, and a $500 certification fee will need to be paid again in order to retest. Candidates are expected to study and prepare prior to attendence of a seminar and exams—candidates WILL NOT PASS the exams without studying the course materials.

Registration
Schedule
View the schedule of upcoming seminars

View Schedule
"The Olympic Weightlifting Seminar delivered by Greg and his coaches was simply the most direct, effective, and worthwhile class I have ever taken."
—Jeff L.

"That was easily the most beneficial training I have ever taken. Not only did it help me with my own lifting but I took away so much to help my athletes as well!"
—Jeff H.

"It was an awesome seminar. Best oly class I've ever been to."
—Gary R.

"What a fantastic weekend! My head is totally spinning with all of the info, but really excited to continue working on this!"
—Cait P.

"Awesome weekend! Thanks Catalyst!"
—Archie D.

"I have attended many seminars since opening my CrossFit box and the Catalyst Athletics Seminar was far and away the best one."
—Mandi R

"I walked away from this with more confidence in my coaching and lifting abilities! Greg and crew are excellent coaches! It was worth it without a doubt!"
—Regi W.


Read More


Olympic Weightlifting Seminar & Certification with Greg Everett & Catalyst Athletics

Olympic Weightlifting Seminar & Certification with Greg Everett & Catalyst Athletics

Olympic Weightlifting Seminar & Certification with Greg Everett & Catalyst Athletics

Olympic Weightlifting Seminar & Certification with Greg Everett & Catalyst Athletics