COURSE - BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY, FEB 11 - 12, 2017
Brand Eleiko Sport
ELEIKO OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING AND PROGRAM DESIGN FOR STRENGTH COACHES
The purpose of this course is to prepare strength and conditioning professionals to excel in all aspects of their jobs, including teaching the Olympic lifts in a group setting, designing periodized training plans for all sports, assessing and addressing movement deficiencies, managing a facility, working with sport coaches, and monitoring athlete progress. This is the first course to tackle the full scope of the duties associated with strength and conditioning, so whether you are just starting out or are looking to expand your knowledge base, this course is a great learning opportunity.
Our unique course structure and delivery also promote deeper learning of the material through a combination of pre-course study, in-class problem-based learning (i.e., the case study method), and post-course resources for further education. Participants will receive online access to the first portion of the course to review prior to the course and full access to the entire course when the class begins. Participants will have continued support after the course ends through access to extensive online course resources, including program design templates and sample forms related to managing a weight room. Learning the art and science of coaching through this comprehensive and cutting-edge course is an investment in your career; becoming the best coach possible is an investment in your athletes.
- Efficiently and correctly teach the Olympic lifts and other major exercises in a group setting
- Properly assess and address movement deficiencies in athletes
- Create and administer valid and reliable tests to monitor athlete progress
- Develop a periodized annual training plan from scratch for a variety of sports
- Understand foundational applied physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology and how they relate to practical aspects of training
- Distinguish athlete learning styles and use effective coaching techniques to reach all types of learners
- Develop a “coach’s eye” for identifying and correcting common errors in the lifts both live and using video feedback
- Navigate the legal responsibilities and managerial aspects of being a strength coach
HOW TO BECOME A CERTIFIED ELEIKO STRENGTH COACH
To earn the distinction of becoming a Certified Eleiko Strength Coach, course participants must successfully pass a 65 question exam lasting 45 minutes. The exam covers the written course materials as well as major topics covered during the course and is administered online one week after the conclusion of the course. Participants may select a time to take the exam that is most convenient for them within a two-week time span. A score of 70% of higher is needed to pass the exam
Most coaches have areas where they are more and less proficient so if you have an exercise science degree but have not coached the Olympic lifts extensively, you might focus your studying on the Olympic lifting chapters and on being able to identify lifting errors and prescribing effective drills to correct those errors. Alternatively, if you spend all your time working with lifters but have not done any programming or athlete testing, you should spend more time learning that material. For additional information or questions about the exam, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For full-time college or university undergraduate or graduate students, Eleiko Education is pleased to offer a discounted price. Proof of full-time student status must be presented on the day of the course. If proof is not furnished, then the individual will be charged full price for the course.