Level 2

USA Cycling Coaches

Coaches who are Level 2 certified can expect to take home a wealth of knowledge in achieving a higher level of bike-handling skills, a better understanding of the physiological stresses and adaptations the body endures through training, and how to utilize these stresses and adaptations in writing a better training plan for their athletes.

All coaches looking to obtain their Level 2 license must be a licensed Level 3 coach in good standing with USA Cycling. You will be required to attend a Road Level 2 Clinic and then take the Level 2 test, which will only be made available at the conclusion of the Level 2 Clinic.

Note: There is no fee to upgrade a coaching license.

How to Get Certified

  1. To register for one of the TPU/L2 clinics, use the register link below. To register for the individual Level 2 clinics, log in to your account then click HERE (scroll down through the webinars). You must have a current coaching license to attend Level 2 clinics.

    The clinic is a requirement for certification. Once you have registered and paid for the clinic, you will be added to an email list and sent updates on location, schedule, and itinerary.
  2. Complete the Level 2 test. The test is only available upon completion of the Level 2 Clinic. It is a self-paced online test to be completed following your attendance at the Level 2 Clinic.

Level 2 Clinic

The Level 2 clinics educate coaches to best prepare athletes to become competitive bike racers. The agenda for the clinics will provide a foundation in sport physiology and training plan design.

You will earn 40 CEU's for attending a Level 2 Clinic.

Note: Level 2 Coaches may attend the Level 2 Clinic as a refresher course to earn CEUs if space is available; priority will be given to current Level 3 Coaches seeking to upgrade.

2021 Level 2 Cycling Coaching Clinics

  • To be determined.

Coaches will need to have a bike in good working condition and to have either an annual racing license or a one-day license (USA Cycling will provide one-day licenses at the clinic). USA Cycling cannot provide bikes for the clinic.

The Level 2 Coaching Clinic is comprised of two parts:

  • Part one is an on-bike skills component. The objective is to improve the ability of coaches to teach skills in a fun and engaging manner. All coaches will be expected to participate in the on-bike skills session to the best of the coach's ability. If a person is unable to participate, the coach will be expected to observe and assist with instruction when feasible.
  • Part two will educate coaches on the basics of sport physiology, sport nutrition, over-training, and training plan design.

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