This award if intended for those giving instruction in Olympic Weightlifting, whether in a weightlifting club, health and fitness centre or to sports team, and who wish to progress their knowledge and skill around our sport. The course is held in two parts of two days.
Who should go on this course?
Those coaching weightlifting as a sport, teaching within the fitness industry, or coaching for a sports team. All candidates should be able to engage in light forms of exercise.
Candidates must have completed the Weightlifting Level 1: Assistant Club Coach course AND be BWL members.
- The role of a coach, practical coaching and communication
- Learning the skills of weightlifting, to include analysis of the snatch and clean & jerk, and key coaching positions of the 2 lifts
- Principles of training
- Anatomy and physiology
- Biomechanics of lifting
- Psychology, including personality and motivation
- Nutrition and hydration
- Long term lifter development
What should I expect?
Two parts of two full days of a mixture of practical and theory work. Due to the nature of the course there will be an element of physical activity involved so please dress appropriately. You will be expected to participate actively throughout the day.
Prior to the course you will receive a course handbook with some pre-course material, please complete this before attending the course.
There will be theory and practical assessments after both parts of the course. The theory assessments are two 1 hour written papers on the course material. The practical assessments require the candidate to demonstrate their ability to teach the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk, and to teach a small range of basic exercises using the exercise teaching sequence.
How to apply