How to Become a Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach

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Finally, a true Olympic weightlifting certification for coaches whose focus is to develop and improve their athlete’s on the field or on the court performance.

You’re a new breed of coach. This is a new breed of certification. The Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach Program will teach you how to coach the Olympic Lifts as effectively and as efficiently as possible, and it will also show you how you can integrate them into your program for maximum performance improvement.

Today is an exciting day for us here at Athletes Acceleration, because it’s it the release of a project that I believe will make you a better coach, allow you to unlock the power of the Olympic Lifts to improve your and empower you to help your athletes reach their potential.

The goal is simple: to teach elite coaches how to effectively use Olympic Lifts to improve on the field or on the court performance. Once you can do that, you’ve got a tremendous competitive advantage over coaches who don’t have this skill or attempt to do it in a haphazard way.

The method we chose to achieve that goal?

The Brand New Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach Certification Course: Olympic Lifting Education for Elite Coaches.

 

The Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach Course trains you to coach the Olympic Lifts and successfully integrate them into programming of any athlete from any sport — whether beginner or advanced. We’ve designed the certification’s hands-on information, strategies, and tools for you to use immediately in your own programming.

First, we teach you the foundational concepts of Olympic Lifting. If you need to know it as a coach, we teach it in the certification.

Then, we teach you exactly how to apply this information to your own programming to optimize your athletes’ performance.

You’ll learn a system for effectively coaching and programming the Olympic Lifts that translates to their on the field or on the court performance – regardless of age or sport.

No other Olympic Lift education program has that focus. I can tell you that because if there was, I would have taken it myself.

 The New Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach (CWPC) Certification Is Like No Other Olympic Lifting Product Or Program You’ve Ever Seen Before.

 

The CWPC Certification as developed to address a growing need for coaches.

During the past decade there has been an explosion of information on Olympic Lifting made available. With the growth of CrossFit, the emergence of information being delivered online (much of it from people who’ve never actually coached) there has come confusion from coaches as to what is actually proven and valuable when it comes to improving their athletes’ performance.

So I decided to create solution to this specific problem: how to ensure that a coach could not only know where to find information they could trust on how to coach Olympic Lifts, integrate them into their own programming and do both in a way that maximizes their athletes’ performance.

That’s why I developed this Certification.

I want to help coaches know that they were not just piecing together random techniques and concepts in hopes of improving the performance of their athletes through the use of the Olympic Lifts – instead they were expert practitioners of a proven system to deliver results that translate to the field or court.

The CWPC Certification is a massive step in that direction.

In short, CWPC Certified Coaches are able to not only coach the Olympic Lifts…they are able to use them to develop more power, explosive athletes yielding on the field or court improvement.

If you’re interested in becoming such a Coach, then I have something just for you…

How Does It Work?

Step 1: Take the Course

The Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach Certification course over 3.5 hours of video lessons plus downloadable handouts, and one final exam. (NOTE: A complete course description can be found at the bottom of this page.)

The course level is intermediate/advanced, and knowledge of the material it contains will prepare you to coach speed at a higher level than any other Certification available today.

 

Step 2: Pass the Test

At the end of each core module you will take check to complete each section to ensure that you understand the basic concepts covered in that module. Once you have completed each module, you will then be able to sit for the final exam (which is taken online) and upon successful completion you will have earned your certification.

The exam isn’t “tricky,” but it does require that you know the information if you want to pass. A passing grade is 80, and you can take the test twice (for a max total of 2 attempts). If you do not receive a passing grade after your third attempt, you will be required to go back through the module prior to taking the test again.

The exam is untimed, and consist of 75 multiple-choice and true/false questions. Allow 60 to 90 minutes to complete the exam. Ideally the exam should be taken in one sitting, however, your answers are saved if you need to come back and finish at a later time.

Step 3: Display Your Certification

Upon successful completion of the course and exam, you will receive a personalized certification badge and certificate.

The badge is designed so your accomplishment can be displayed on your website, email signature and anywhere else online that you choose.

Plus, your digital certificate is full color, printable and is suitable for framing should you wish to display your achievement at your home or facility. This will help separate you (and your athletes) from your competition.

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When you enroll today, you’ll
receive instant access to:

 

  • The Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach™ Course
  • 16 Core Modules and Video Lessons
  • 8 Handouts
  • Bonus advanced programming

Plus, upon successful completion of the course and all exams you will also receive:

  • A badge designating you as a Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach that can be hosted on your website, email signature and anywhere else online
  • A digital, printable certificate suitable for framing
  • Status and recognition as a Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach

 

Tuition:  $395 

  • Level: Intermediate/Advanced
  • Setting: Online/Virtual
  • Course Length: 3.5 Hours plus Handouts
  • Expected Completion Time: 7 Days

 

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Any Strength Coach, Sport Coach or Fitness Professional who works with athletes would benefit greatly from becoming a Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach. By earning this Certification, you will be educated on how to coach the Olympic Lifts and implement them into your programming by learning:

In addition to learning our step-by-step system for coaching the Olympic lifts, you’ll also learn:

    • Assessment & Readiness Tests
    • Common Coaching Elements
    • Squatting
    • Warm-up for Weightlifting
    • Snatch
    • Clean
    • Jerk
    • Implementing Olympic Lifts Into Your Program
    • Correcting Common Mistakes
    • Physiology, Biomechanics, and Anatomy of Weightlifting Movements
    • Coaching Through Weightlifting Mistakes: Concepts and Corrections
    • Programming Weightlifting Movements for Athletes

 

With the CWPC You Will Be Able to Unlock The Power Potential In Your Athletes

You’ll have a complete understanding of not only how to coach the Olympic Lifts, but you’ll be an expert practitioner in how to effectively implement in your athletes’ programs for maximum benefit. And if you are hiring coaches to work under you, this Certification will provide them with the knowledge they need to become an asset to your program or business.

Course Details and Description

Course Breakdown

16 Modules Specifically Designed To Teach You How To Coach, Cue, Troubleshoot And Program Olympic Lifts

Module 1: Introduction (1:07)

Module 2: Assessment & Readiness Tests (11:09)

Module 3: Common Coaching Elements (8:40)

Module 4: Squatting (10:06)

Module 5: Warm-up for Weightlifting (6:41)

Module 6: Snatch (35:18)

Module 7: Snatch Technical Breakdown (7:14)

Module 8: Clean (28:53)

Module 9: Clean Technical Breakdown (5:38)

Module 10: Jerk (10:07)

Module 11: Jerk Technical Breakdown (2:36)

Module 12: Implementing Olympic Lifts Into Your Program (4:51)

Module 13: Correcting Common Mistakes (6:50)

Module 14: Physiology, Biomechanics, and Anatomy of Weightlifting Movements (22:00)

Module 15: Coaching Through Weightlifting Mistakes: Concepts and Corrections (21:45)

Module 16: Programming Weightlifting Movements for Athletes (32:11)

 

What You’re About To Discover:

 

This Course is Set Up to Teach You the Coach, How To Make Your Athletes Better By Using Olympic Lifts

Many coaches often add things to their program because they thing it might help, but they don’t have a strategy to ensure results.

You will learn how to look at an athlete or group of athletes, and know exactly how to integrate Olympic Lifting into their program to help them become more powerful and explosive.

In addition to learning our step-by-step system for coaching Olympic Lifts, you’ll also learn:

    • Easy movement progressions that will have athletes performing perfect reps every single time.
    • Technical breakdowns and slow motion views to make sure you see precisely what is going on and how to preform the lifts perfectly
    • Testing & assessment, to see where your athletes are at before attempting to lift
    • How to implement Olympic lifting into your program
    • Lift Variations that add variety and improve skill.
    • Programming weightlifting movements for athletes
    • How to use foot position to lift heavier weights.
    • The most common errors athletes must eliminate to get maximal results.
    • The correct way to transition the bar overhead.
    • How to grip the bar to make it ‘wrist friendly.’
    • Physiological, anatomical and the biomechanics to training athletes in the Olympic lifts
    • How to move the bar with speed (and what to do when they struggle to put it together)
    • Correcting common weightlifting mistakes
    • Sample programs pulled from the exact programs we are currently using
    • And Much, Much More!

In short, CWPC Certified Coaches are able to not only make their athletes more powerful and explosive…they are able to help their athletes translate that newfound power to on the field or court improvement.

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About the Instructor


Wil Fleming is the owner of Force Fitness and Performance in Bloomington, IN.  Force Fitness just turned 6 years old and is already one of the most successful training facilities in the Midwest with nearly 400 clients, 30 athletes earning Division I scholarships and nearly 75 athletes moving on to compete at the NCAA level in Division I, II, III.

Wil is a sought after speaker on the topics of power development, speed, and strength training for athletes.  He has spoken at the IYCA International Summit, the Midwest Performance Enhancement Seminar, Building Better Athletes Seminar and the College of the Canyons Strength and Conditioning Clinic, St. Vincent’s Sports Performance Seminar and the Speed & Power Summit.

Prior to being a business owner, he was an Olympic Trials participant, an all-American athlete, and the school record holder at Indiana University as a hammer thrower.  Wil was a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for Olympic weightlifting after winning a Jr. National Championship in the same sport.

But above all else, Wil is a teacher and coach and his in-the-trenches, proven protocols for not only teaching the Olympic Lifts, but also using them to make athletes better in their chosen sport.

Recently, Wil walked away from the Masters Weightlifting Nationals, as National Champion in the 85kg class, a National Record Snatch (131kg), a National Record Clean and Jerk (162kg), and National Record Total (293kg), plus won best lifter in his age group (35-39). He’s a National Champion and a National Record Holder plus his own Weightlifting Club that he coaches at Force Fitness had amazing results at Nationals.

Learn from the best. If you are looking for a coach that has been there, done that, and is still doing it, Coach Fleming is your Olympic weightlifting coach.

If you want to become a Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach, don’t wait. Now is the time to register.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: “What’s the difference between Complete Olympic Lifting and the Certified Weightlifting Performance Course?”

A: CWPC goes deep into coaching the Olympic Lifts and how to integrate them into your programming effectively. We want to make sure we can evaluate an athlete and we understand why we need to add Olympic Lifts to their program. As a certified coach you need a complete understanding of why you are doing what you are doing, when to do it and how to progress it. How to assess and recognize the potential issues you may run into with your athletes.

 

Q: “What if I don’t want the certification, just the information from the course?”

A: Simple, register for the CWPC course, and don’t take the test. I know not everyone need the initials after their name, but still wants the education, so you are not required to take the test at the end (you must take the test though if you want to be certified).

 

Q: “How is the CWPC different than other weightlifting certifications?”

A: Athletes Acceleration has been the leader in athletic performance development education for the past 12 years. Coaches from over 107 countries worldwide have been using our speed courses. Joining forces with the best Olympic Lifting Coach to maximize athletic performance, Wil Fleming, makes this course the best around. Wil has been involved with Olympic Lifting for over 20 years and is the most sought after Coach in the industry when it comes to using Olympic Lifts to improve athletic performance. This Coaching Certification is what we actually use with our athletes to improve our athletes through Olympic Lifting. This is what we teach our coaches that work for us and what we know works. It dives deep into how to be a better Weightlifting coach.

So, pretty much to answer your question, we do athletic performance development. It has been our focus at Athletes Acceleration for 12 years and Coach Fleming’s focus for his entire career. We don’t dabble and put out a bunch of different random certifications that we think people will buy. We do what we do best – educate other coaches how to make their athletes better.

 

Q: “Why did Athletes Acceleration create a Weightlifting Performance Certification?”

A: The CWPC Certification is a massive step in that direction. The CWPC Certification was developed to address a growing need for coaches.

During the past decade there has been an explosion of information on Olympic Lifting made available. With the growth of Crossfit, the emergence of information being delivered online (much of it from people who’ve never actually coached) there has come confusion from coaches as to what is actually proven and valuable when it comes to improving their athletes’ performance.

So I decided to create solution to this specific problem: how to ensure that a coach could not only know where to find information they could trust on how to coach Olympic Lifts, integrate them into their own programming and do both in a way that maximizes their athletes’ performance.

That’s why I developed this Certification.

I want to help coaches know that they were not just piecing together random techniques and concepts in hopes of improving the performance of their athletes through the use of the Olympic Lifts – instead they were expert practitioners of a proven system to deliver results that translate to the field or court.

 

Q: “What happens if you update the information in CWPC?”

A: If you join and get the CWPC, you will get free access to all future updates with the program. We won’t ask you to pay again for this course if we make updates to it. Yes, like any other coach that continues to learn better ways to do things to get the most out our athletes, we may change the CWPC down the road. So if we do make any updates or changes to the CWPC course, we will let you know and you can go check out the new material for free.

 

Q: “How long do I have to complete the class and take the test once I am enrolled?”

A: You can move at your own pace! We understand that life happens, and that just because you enroll today that doesn’t mean you’ll be able to finish (or even start) the class this week. And that’s ok! Take as long as you like. We aren’t going anywhere, and neither is this certification.

 

Q: “What if I fail? Am I allowed to retake the test?”

A: Yes, you make take the test up to 2 times. After 2 failed attempts, you will be required to retake the class (which you can do for free just contact us to be set up and so we can see how we can help you understand the material better).

 

Q: “How will this certificate help me?”

A: It depends on who you are…

If you’re a coach – this Certification will give you the knowledge to make all of your athletes better.  Much, much better. It separates yourself and your athletes from your competition.

If you’re a fitness professional – this Certification will empower you to make your athletes more explosive and more powerful. This means more clients and a better business because you will be positioned as the athletic performance expert in your area.

 

Q: “How long does it take to finish the course and receive my certification?”

A: This class is over 3.5 hours hours of video training, so if you are working at it full-time you could technically complete the course and take all the tests in one day (although this is not recommended). To fully understand and apply the materials, you should allow 7-14 days in order to fully grasp the material.

 

Q: “How is the CWPC Course Delivered?”

A: The Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach Course is a digital course and will be entirely online (nothing will be shipped to you). Once you enroll, you will be given access to all of the material in our secure members area where you will be able to start the course on your own time, at your own pace.

 

Q: “Do I need CEU’s to keep this certification?”

A: No. You are not required to get CEU’s to keep this credential. You earned it after you took the test. We will update this course with new material and you will have access to it for free. If you go through this course and pass the test, you the have information available to be a great speed coach. 

 

Q: “Am I guaranteed to get certified if I take the class?”

A: No. A certification that can simply be purchased isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. That’s why our course is challenging. If we’re going to allow you to carry the CWPC Certification Credential, you better believe you’re going to have to earn it.

 

Q: “How difficult is the test?”

A: You’ll find that the test is “satisfyingly difficult.” By that I mean, it’s difficult enough that you need to actually know the materials, but it isn’t tricky or difficult just for the sake of being difficult. That said, to preserve the exclusivity and importance of this designation, we have made the tests challenging and the questions do pertain to our proprietary coaching methodologies, so you shouldn’t expect to be able to pass the test just because you have taken other speed courses or feel like you understand speed development. This training is different, and the exams will reflect those differences.

 

Q: “Why do I need this CWPC Certification?”

A: The answer is simple.  If you coach athletes or train athletes that participate in a sport that requires speed & agility – the answer is yes.

It doesn’t matter if you work with soccer players, baseball players, football players or any other young athletes.  If their sport performance is even partially dictated by their power and explosiveness, than this is a must have Certification. It will help you separate yourself from the competition.

 

Q: “How valuable is this certification?”

A: The certification itself is highly valuable if you need to set yourself apart from the competition. What’s far more valuable than any badge or certification, however, is the actual knowledge you’re going to receive when you take this course and pass all the tests. You will know how to develop power and explosiveness in your athletes and you’ll be able to help them take that power and explosiveness on to the field or the court.

 

Q: Why a home study certification over a live certification?

A: While live certifications can be great, there is a significant challenge in condensing as much valuable, synergistic information as we feel is needed for something to qualify as a Certification that indicates a true level of proficiency into the confines of a single weekend. Our goal was to present the best coach and technical information specific to Olympic Lifting for athletic performance development – and not be limited by time. That way, if it takes longer to teach a concept – no problem. If you need to go back and review something – it’s there, 24/7, 365. We felt that was the best approach toward helping you gain true proficiency in the material we cover in the CWPC.

 

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