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USA Cycling Webinars - 2014

Webinars can play an integral part in a coach's education and provide valuable CEUs. USA Cycling is committed to consistently providing new and innovative educational opportunities for our coaches, therefore we will be providing live webinars 2-3 times per month.  A calendar of 2014 webinars can be found below.
 

USA Cycling Webinar Schedule

 
Date Time Presenter Title
23-Jan 4PM MST Kristen Dieffenbach, PhD Navigating Common Coaching Concerns
6-Feb 4PM MST Tyrone Holmes, PhD 10 Simple Ways to Keep Your Clients
20-Feb 4PM MST Sean Wilson, PhD Performance Enhancing Drugs in 2014: Business as Usual?
6-Mar 4PM MST Bobbi Reimer

Leadership Rising- A Survey of Leadership, Coaching and Management and the Importance of Good Leadership

20-Mar 4PM MST Mark Orton Preparation for Endurance Mountain Bike Races
10-Apr 4PM MST Kyle Wolfe Planning and Managing Cycling Training Camps for Teams, Individuals and Profit
24-Apr 4PM MST Ryan Kohler Fueling for Endurance Mountain Bike Racing
8-May 4PM MST Glen Winkel, PhD The Science of Recovery
22-May 4PM MST Sean Wilson, PhD Training Young Juniors and Maintain Separation of Road and Interscholastic Activities
5-Jun 4PM MST Michael Durner Para Cycling Introduction (Free)
12-Jun 4PM MST Sean Burke Beet Juice Practical
26-Jun 4PM MST Kyle Wolfe Pathway to Becoming a Racing Team Director
10-Jul 4PM MST TBD TBD
24-Jul 4PM MST Sean Wilson, PhD Training and Racing in the Heat and Cold and Dealing with Air Pollution
7-Aug 4PM MST Tyrone Holmes, PhD I Just Got a Power Meter...Now What?
21-Aug 4PM MST Carrie Cheadle Regaining Confidence After a Crash: How to Mentally Recover and Get Back on the Bike
4-Sep 4PM MST Sean Burke Body Composition Testing: Validity, Reliability and Application
18-Sep 4PM MST Ryan Kohler Over Training: Warning Signs and Avoidance
2-Oct 4PM MST Sean Wilson, PhD Medical Exercise Physiology
16-Oct 4PM MST Menachem Brodie Strength Training: How to Program Your Athletes for Success
30-Oct 4PM MST Glen Winkel, PhD Understanding Atrial Fibrillation
13-Nov 4PM MST Menachem Brodie How to Tie Strength Training Into an Annual Training Plan
       

Webinar Registration

Registration for all webinars can be processed through your USA Cycling account. Simply log in, click on "account" (below the welcome header) then click on "View Available Clinics/Webinars", then select the webinar you wish to participate in. All live webinars will take place at 4pm MTN time.

Upon registration, you will receive email confirmation with an additional registration link from our provider. You WILL need to register via the provider (GoToTraining.com) and download their software to access the webinar.

Registration and payment instructions are below the list of webinars in the WEBINAR FAQ section.

Please retain the follow-up email from each webinar for continuing education units for coaching certification. All participants will receive two (2) CEUs per webinar (live or recorded).

Webinar Recordings

Recordings of webinars will be made available via our website shortly after the live viewing.  If you sign up for the live webinar and do not attend, you will still be responsible for purchasing the recorded version, if you choose to watch it.   USA Cycling does not provide refunds for missed webinars.
*For mac users, it you have issues viewing recorded webinars, here are a couple of recommendations:
1 - Apple recommends downloading the free player app FLIP4MAC which attaches to your Quicktime.
2 - Install the codec from gototraining - https://www1.gotomeeting.com/codec?Portal=www.gotomeeting.com
3 - For Mac OS X users, download VLC to listen to the webinar - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html
4 - Contact GoTo Training technical support at 1-888-646-0014

Learn more about some of USA Cycling current and past webinar presenters
 

What is a Webinar?

A webinar is a web based seminar. Basically it is a cost effective method for offering interested parties educational seminars. When you log into the webinar, you will see whatever is on the presenter's screen. To hear the presenter speak, you will be able to listen over your computer or you can call into a telephone number. There is limited interactivity. The attendees can offer questions via a chat like function.
 

What are the technical requirements for "attending" a webinar?

As for computer requirements, you will need a high speed internet connection. Please visit the GoToTraining site for more detailed information concerning browser capabilities and requirements. For information on using VoIP, please visit the GoToTraining site.

If you are using a phone line, you just need a stable phone connection be it a cell phone, land line or service such as Skype. You will be responsible for applicable toll charges.

The phone system is one way where the participant can hear the presenter(s), but the participant's phone is muted. To ask questions the participant uses the question function on the webinar.

The attendee should log into the webinar 10 or so minutes before the webinar is scheduled to begin. There is a small program that needs to be added to your computer to participate in the webinar.  The attendee can call in just a minute or so before the webinar is scheduled to begin.

Webinar Troubleshooting

All approved participants receive information on logging into the webinar at least an hour before the webinar; in fact, you will probably receive a couple of reminders.

Please be sure to input your email address properly when registering. Several times people have not gotten information because they make an error inputing their email addresses.

There seems to be a lot of confusion over the registration and payment processes for webinars. It is a two step process described in detail below that requires REGISTERING for the webinar at the respective link below, but also PAYING for the webinar through the MYUSACYCLING function of the USAC website. If BOTH parts are not completed by noon Mountain time on the day before the webinar, you will be denied access to the webinar.

Free webinars do not have a deadline for registering and you only need to register at the respective link. However, late registrants may not receive handouts before the webinar begins.

I cannot attend the webinar. Is there a recording available?

USA Cycling will make recordings of selected webinars available. Recorded webinars will be posted at your MYUSACYCLING>VIEW AVAILABLE CLINICS with RECORDED as the first term in the listing.

At this time, if you pay to attend the live webinar and cannot attend, USA Cycling does not provide access to the recorded version. USA Cycling does not give refunds for webinars unless USA Cycling cancels the webinar.

What time do the Live Webinars take place?

All webinars will take place at 4:00pm Local (MTN) time. If you are confused by time zones, you can use this time zone "converter".

Who can attend the webinar?

Webinars are open to anyone. If you are not a USAC member/license holder, you can still create an account at the USAC website. Only US residents can create a MYUSACYCLING account. If you are not a US resident, please contact the USAC Coaching Education director for assistance in setting up an account.

What is the cost?

Webinars cost $24.99 for USA Cycling Coaches, $34.99 for all others. USA Cycling reserves the right to change the pricing structure or offer some webinars at a different cost.

How do I pay for the webinar?

Payment for the webinars can be made through the MYUSACYCLING function at the USA Cycling website. If you do not already have an account, you must create one.  If you live outside the US, please contact the Coaching Education Director to set up an account.  Once an account is created, follow the procedures below.

When you log in to the MYUSACYCLING function, you will see a heading for "USA Cycling Coaching Clinics" with a link under it "View Available Clinics". Click on the link and you will see webinars for which you are eligible. Select the webinar you wish to attend.

Generally, the deadline for payment is by 1:00pm Mountain time the day of the webinar. At times this deadline may be earlier depending on the start time and other scheduling issues.

If you pay but do not register as described below, you will not get into the webinar and there are no refunds for missed webinars. There are also no "rollovers" to other webinars. Webinar payments cannot be transferred to another person either.

What if I pay and register, but cannot attend?

There are no refunds for the webinars and payment cannot be transferred to another webinar unless USA Cycling cancels the webinar.

How do I register for the webinar?

After payment, you must register at the GoToTraining site by clicking on the hyperlink provided in the receipt for payment. Complete the registration form at the GoToTraining site.

Once you have registered and paid, the organizer of the webinar will approve you to join the webinar. The GoToWebinar site will email you instructions for joining the webinar (and a couple of reminders) that include the URL and the teleconference phone number to call. You may not receive this email until the day before the webinar.

It is critical that you complete both steps before noon Mountain time on the day before the webinar.

Registration for the free webinars is very simple. All you need to do is click on the hyperlink title of the webinar and register at the GoToWebinar site. You will be automatically and immediately approved. The GoToWebinar site will then email you instructions for logging on and the teleconference number and access code.

I paid but did not receive the email for registration. What do I do?

Contact  the Director of Coaching Education as soon as possible for the link. If you have an AOL account, the hyperlink seems to get garbled. It may happen with other email providers as well.

I paid and received an email with garbled information and no link to register. What do I do?

Contact the Coaching Education Director as soon as possible for the link. Please note that it may take some time to approve your entry into the webinar.

I paid and registered, but I did not receive the email with instructions for logging into the webinar. What do I do?

You should receive an email reminder from Citrixonline one day and again one hour before the webinar. Please check your SPAM filter as the email may end up there.

I paid and registered, but I received an email saying I was denied entry. What happened?

A few possibilities:

1. You registered at the webinar site, but you did not pay the fee required for the webinar. Please review the registration and payment process.

2. If you have paid, please notify the Please review the registration and payment process as soon as possible. A simple and easily correctable error may have occurred in the approval process.

3. You registered with 2 (or more) email addresses. One was denied. Check the other.  The address that was approved will be the one in the USA Cycling database.

Please note that you should not register for a webinar and then provide the link to another person.

Do I earn continuing education units (CEUs) for attending a webinar?

USA Cycling certified coaches will earn continuing education units (CEUs) for attending the webinars. Generally, USA Cycling provided webinars will be worth 2 CEUs. Webinars not provided by USA Cycling will be assigned a CEU value on an individual basis. USA Cycling reserves the right to set the value for the webinar that may differ from the above formula.

An email receipt detailing the CEU value will be sent after the webinar to all webinar attendees. The email will serve as your documentation for the CEU credit. It is your responsibility to maintain the record of earned CEUs.

Registration and attendance is required to earn CEU credit.

Repeated topics are eligible for CEUs as long as the presenter(s) are different. Different presenters will offer different views on topics. If you attend the same webinar topic by the same presenter, you will only be able to count that webinar value once in a calendar year. For instance, if you attend webinar topic X by presenter Y in January and attend that same webinar by that same presenter in October, you can only count one of them. However, if you attend two (or more) webinars on the same topic by different presenters, each webinar will count for CEU credit.

The webinar format is easy and many coaches or practitioners are offering them. If you find a webinar that you are interested in, send a link for the webinar or a description to the Coaching Education manager. The Coaching Education manager will assign a CEU value (if any).

You might also want to get the webinar organizer to contact the Coaching Education manager to get pre-approved CEU value for the webinar.
 


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