USA Weightlifting’s 2019 Coaching Symposium Is Heading to Miami

Attention all weightlifting athletes, and weightlifting/strength coaches: the USA Weightlifting 2019 Coaching Symposium is heading to warm and sunny Miami, Florida. This year, the Coaching Symposium will be held August 8th-11th at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Miami International Airport and is powered by Ascent Protein. If you’re interested in checking out room prices for Symposium attendees — visit this link

This is the perfect weightlifting filled weekend for anyone interested in obtaining their USA Weightlifting Level 1 and 2 Certifications at a discounted price and interacting with and learning from the best weightlifting experts in the industry. On August 8th and 9th, athletes and coaches will have the ability to obtain their Level 1 and 2 Coaching Certifications before the symposium fully kicks off.

  • August 8th: USAW L1 & L2 Coaching Course
  • August 9th: USAW L1 & L2 Coaching Course 

The price for the coaching certifications will be discounted to $350.00 when combined with symposium registration (this is $149.00 discount from their normal costs)!

*The final schedule for the weekend is still being finalized, but you can view the draft schedule here!

[This event is powered by Ascent Protein, and should you be, too? Check out our Ascent Protein review!]

The fee to attend the Coaching Symposium is $399.00, and a discounted rate of $250.00 is available for USA Weightlifting members holding a National Coach or higher certification. There will be a free training hall equipped with Rogue Fitness equipment (USAW’s official equipment manufacturer) that will be open for 2019 Coaching Symposium attendees.

To register for the event: Visit USA Weightlifting’s Registration page!

Mike Gattone, USA Weightlifting Senior Director of High Performance and Coaching Education said, “We’re putting together a unique experience for weightlifting and strength coaches. By bringing together top experts and top coaches from around the world, the 2019 USA Weightlifting Coaching Symposium powered by Ascent Protein promises to be a transformational weekend for coaches who attend.”

As an added bonus, in USA Weightlifting press release, they’ve stated that the first 40 athletes to register will have the ability to to participate in a pre-convention weightlifting session with 3-time Olympic Champion and USA Weightlifting Technical Director Pyrros Dimas.

Editor’s Note: BarBend is the Official Media Partner of USA Weightlifting. The two organizations maintain editorial independence unless otherwise noted on specific content projects.

Feature image from @usa_weightlifting Instagram page. 

Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend.

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