Power Based Training Courses
The USA Cycling Power Based Training clinics are open to anyone with an interest in learning more about using powermeters to train better. Triathlon and cycling coaches (or athletes) will benefit. A recent addition to the program is a model for assessing running training using the same power principles.
Beginning in 2013, coaches will be abe to count either the power based based training course or the exam for CEUs but not both. The course is worth 20 CEUs; the certification exam is worth 10 CEUs.
2013 Power Based Training Clinics
Colorado Springs, CO August 10-11 (registration is OPEN)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL November 9-10 (registration is OPEN)
The Colorado Springs Power Based Training Clinic will be held at theUSA Cycling Headquarters. The Hyatt house is offering preferred pricing for all participants. Click HERE to make reservations.
The Ft. Lauderdale Power Based Training Clinic location is currently TBD and will be posted as soon as arrangements have been made.
Unless otherwise noted, the cost does not include lodging or meals. In addition, if a coach is current and has the power based training certification, a discount of $50 will be applied.
|Coaching Status||Cilnic Cost|
|USAC Licensed Coach||$369|
|USAC License Holder/Member (non-coach)||$469|
Please note that the fee may be raised $75 four weeks out from the clinic start date, if space is still available.
Please review the cancellation policy in the FAQ section.
Refunds will not be given for those who pay for a clinic and later become a coach; your status at the time you register will determine what you pay.
To register for the clinic, please log in to your account and click on "account" (under the welcome header). On the account page click on VIEW AVAILABLE CLINICS / WEBINARS, here you will find registration access. If you are not a USAC member, you will need to create a profile to register by clicking on the Sign In button on the USA Cycling home page and creating an account.
The course will run from 9am to 6pm on Day 1 and 9am to 3pm on Day 2. Times are subject to alteration.
The course is 1.5 days usually and covers a variety of topics related to training using power including:
- An overview of powermeters on the market (available via webinar before the clinic, not included at the clinic)
- An overview of the software on the market
- A introduction to the physiology of using power to set and measure training
- How to plan training using the Coggan power level scheme
- How to evaluate training using CyclingPeaksSoftware
- An overview of quadrant analysis
- Analysis of power files
Andy Coggan, PhD, Stephen McGregor, PhD, or Hunter Allen
Click here to learn more about the power based training instructors.
There are no requirements to attend the power based training clinic; participants are encouraged to read " Training and Racing with a Powermeter" and to review the online material at sites such as www.peakscoachinggroup.com where there is a lot of information available for no charge.
Power Based Training Exam/Certification
For coaches wishing to earn the Certified Power Based Training coach designation, an optional self-paced exam is offered. Only Level 2 and Level 1 coaches are eligible to take the exam and gain the Power Based Training certification. One does not need to attend the power based training clinic in order to take the certification exam. For those who attend a USA Cycling power based training clinic, there is no additional cost for the exam; for those who do not attend a USA Cycling clinic, the cost of the exam is $199. Level 3 coaches may attend the power based training clinic, but they cannot take the exam until they have passed the level 2 exam.
For level 2 and 1 coaches, the certification exam can be downloaded by logging into your account and clicking on "account" (under the Welcome header). On the account page you will find and click on "Coaching Links (including tests)" which is where you will find the link to download the test.at no charge. Your coaching license must be current in order to access the exam. If you have not attended a Power Based Training clinic, payment for the test is due when you submit your test answers.
A passing score is 80%. If you fail on the first attempt, you will be given one chance to correct the errors. If you do not pass the test on the second trial, you must wait one calendar year to re-take the exam. The entire exam must be re-submitted. If you re-test, you must pay a $199 fee. The fee applies even if you have attended a power based training clinic.
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