Olympic Weightlifting Seminars & 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.

Online courses are also available without certification for education and CEU/CEC purposes.

Level 1 Coach

The Level 1 coach certification process can be done with a live seminar, or exclusively online. Level 1 coaches have demonstrated the ability to coach beginning to intermediate weightlifters. They know how to do the following according to Catalyst Athletics methodology and protocols:
  • Teach the snatch, clean and jerk
  • Teach major assistance exercises
  • Design training programs for beginning to intermediate weightlifters
  • Recognize, diagnose and correct common technique errors
  • Improve weightlifting-specific mobility in their athletes
  • Assess new lifters for proper program design
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. Learn more about our seminars here.

Requirements for Certification:

  • Minimum 1 year experience training the Olympic lifts as an athlete
  • Attendence of the Level 1 seminar OR completion of the Level 1 online course
  • Passing of Level 1 exams (taken online)

Required Course Materials:

Level 1 Online Course

The level 1 online course includes access to several online modules that include video, text and photo to add to the material in the course textbook and in the seminar. This material can be studied at the candidate’s own pace in addition to the course textbook.

This online course can serve as an alternative to attendance of a live seminar, or for live seminar attendees, will serve as additional course material for the Level 1 certification. The course may also be used without certification to receive CEUs/CECs by passing a separate online exam for this purpose.

Certification Testing Information:

Certification requires the passing of two tests covering the material all of the level 1 topics listed above. Each test requires a score of 85% or higher. Testing includes multiple choice, true and false, written response, and the creation of a sample training program. Testing for the certification is very difficult and candidates are expected to study—candidates WILL NOT PASS the exams without studying all of the course materials.

Candidates will be allowed to retake a failed test one time at no cost. Additional retesting will incur the retesting fee.

CEUs / CECs

NSCA and NASM certified trainers can receive 1.4 CEUs for this course.

Cost

  • Certification (with seminar or online) - $1000
  • Level 1 Online Course (with CEU/CEC testing) - $1000
  • Seminar Only (Does not include access to online course materials) - $500
  • 10% off for groups of 3 or more. Inquire about discounts for groups over 5.
  • Retesting Fee - $100

Register for Level 1 Seminar/Certification

Register for Level 1 Online Course





Level 2 Coach

The Level 2 certification is available as an online process only. Level 2 coaches have demonstrated the ability to coach intermediate to advanced weightlifters. In addition to the abilities of the Level 1 coach, they know how to do the following according to Catalyst Athletics methodology and protocols:
  • Teach a wider array of assistance exercises and properly use them for training and error correction
  • Design training programs for intermediate to advanced weightlifters
  • Recognize, diagnose and correct more complex technique errors
  • Understand more advanced Olympic lift technique concepts
  • Conduct more extensive assessment for more advanced lifters
  • Coach lifters in competition
  • Manage the mental aspect of training/coaching for maximal effectiveness

Pre-Requisites for Certification:

  • Current Catalyst Athletics Level 1 Certification

Requirements for Certification:

  • Completion of the Level 2 course (online only)
  • Passing of Level 2 certification exams (taken online)

Required Course Materials:

Online Certification

The certification course includes access to several online modules that include video, text and photo to add to the material in the course textbook. This material can be studied at the candidate’s own pace in addition to the course textbook.

Testing Information:

Certification requires the passing of two tests covering the material all of the level 2 topics listed above. Each test requires a score of 85% or higher. Testing includes multiple choice, true and false, written response, and the creation of a sample training program. Testing for the certification is very difficult and candidates are expected to study—candidates WILL NOT PASS the exams without studying all of the course materials.

Candidates will be allowed to retake a failed test one time at no cost. Additional retesting will incur the retesting fee.

Cost

  • Certification (online course) - $1000
  • Retesting Fee - $100
Registration is available only through your coach account for level 1 certified coaches.



Online Courses

Online courses includes access to several online modules that include video, text and photo to add to the material in the course textbook and in the seminar. This online course can serve as an alternative to attendance of a live seminar, or for live seminar attendees, will serve as additional course material for the Level 1 certification. The course may also be used without certification to receive CEUs/CECs by passing a separate online exam for this purpose.

Online Course Preview

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Seminar Streaming Video

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CEUs / CECs

NSCA & NASM certified trainers can earn 1.4 CEUs for the Level 1 course.




"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.


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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