Level 1 Clinic Information
Please note, USA Cycling's coaching structure begins with level 3 and proceeds to level 1; this mirrors our racing license scheme. Therefore, level 3 is the entry level and Level 1 is the highest level of certification.
To be eligible to attend the level 1 clinic, a coach must have been a level 2 coach for five (5) consecutive years. The clock starts when you become a level 2 coach (not when you attend the level 2 clinic). If you become a level 2 coach on December 31 of a year, that counts as the entire year. Therefore, to be eligible for 2013, the coach has to have been a level 2 coach prior to January 1, 2009.
The only way to circumvent the "5 Year Rule" is to be a Level 2 coach for three (3) consecutive years AND accumulate 200 CEUs AFTER you become a level 2 coach. This means you can only count activities after you actually become a level 2 coach (thus the level 2 clinic cannot count).
The next Level 1 clinic will take place November 14-17, 2013 at the USA Cycling Headquarters in Colorado Springs.
Schedule and Curriculum
The USA Cycling Level 1 coaching clinic will provide an intensive 4 day coaching education program exploring cutting edge sport science topics. The newly re-designed Level 1 program will help coaches develop the key skills and knowledge for best practices based elite coaching. Registered coaches will be supplied with an assigned reading list at least one month prior to the program. During the course of the Level 1 clinic, expert presenters will expand upon the assigned reading themes. In addition to traditional classroom style lecture, an emphasis will be placed on the use of case studies, demonstrations, critical thinking exercises, problem solving activities, and active participation will be a key part of the overall program design. Because the Level 1 clinic is designed to cover current 'hot topics', registration is not limited only to coaches seeking a license upgrade. Current level 1 coaches who are interested in enhancing their professional development are welcome to attend as well. The 2013 key themes and agenda will be announced soon.
Registration for the Level 1 Clinic is available via your USA Cycling account. To access the registration link, log into your account and click on "account" (below the welcome header). Here click on "View Available Clinics / Webinars" in the USA CYCLING COACHING box. From the corresponding page you will be able to select the Level 1 Clinic for registration.
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