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Coaching Mission: Enhance coaches' abilities through excellence in education, opportunities, tools, technology, and mentorship.

Gaining Level 1 Certification differentiates you from a myriad of other coaches, offering you the optimal tools with which to solve the modern challenges in coaching cyclists.


In order to achieve USA Cycling’s highest level of coaching license, a coach must:

Application Requirements

  • Be a Level 2 coach, in good standing, for at least three consecutive years

  • Be a Fast Talk Labs Unlimited Member in order to access unlimited optional education content before, during and after the capstone clinic. (can be purchased with Level 1 online course)

  • Complete the Online Level 1 Course through Fast Talk Labs (Available August 15th)

  • Complete the full duration of the Level 1 Clinic, Including all post-clinic projects and meetings

  • After qualifications are achieved, the coach must pass the Level 1 exam

  • Once the clinic process is complete, a coaches license will be upgraded

Level 1 Capstone Clinics

The Level 1 Clinic is the pinnacle of USA Cycling’s Coaching Education offerings. It prepares coaches to use cutting-edge research to inform their decision-making while significantly elevating their coach/athlete relationship development. It provides the foundation to succeed wherever your coaching career takes you.

October 22-24, 2023
Level 2 Clinic

Bentonville, Ark.
Held following the Big Sugar Gravel Classic

Registration will open in July 2023