We are extremely excited to host again Ursula Garza Papandrea and Cara Heads Slaughter with The Art of Coaching Weightlifting seminar on June 22-23, 2013. This weightlifter coaches' course consists of 12 hours of instruction over 2 days providing an in-depth explanation on identification of errors common in executing the lifts and the specific prescription of exercises that will alter movement patterns and timing. The seminar includes a review of lift progressions, a variety of lift related and supplementary exercises, and lecture and discussion on Russian versus Bulgarian training methods. This course is intended for new and experienced coaches who want to learn how to identify and correct technical errors. There will be a lot of actual lifting.
Ursula Garza Papandrea is the first and only woman to attain USA Weightlifting’s highest coaching level (Level 5 Weightlifting Coach), an honor held by only 24 people. (She stands alongside Mike Burgener, Glenn Pendlay and Robert Takano). Ursula was an elite international athlete, a 5-time world team member, a two-time senior national champion and a two-time Olympic Festival champion. She was a record holder in both the Snatch (in the master’s division) and the Clean & Jerk. Ursula has 20 years of coaching experience at both the national and international levels. She has been part of the CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification Staff since 2009. Ursula also instructs the USAW Level 1 Sports Performance courses.
Cara Heads enjoyed an unprecedented and successful 18-year career as an Olympic weightlifter, earning 8 national championship titles, setting 2 American records, and representing the U.S. at 5 world championships. Cara also owns the highly coveted athletic title of Olympian as a part of the 2000 Olympic Team in Sydney and became the first and only African-American female to represent the U.S. in the Olympics in women’s weightlifting.
Cara's experience as a world-class athlete and weightlifting coach provides her with a unique understanding of what principles and values are essential for maximum personal achievement.
- Oly Science 101 for Coaches
- Progression Comparison
- The Components of the Lifts
- Teaching the Novice: The 1st 5 Workouts
- Common Mistakes
- Bottom Up Analysis
- Snatch Exercises and their Effects
- Clean and Jerk Exercises and their Effects
- Training Principles: USSR vs Bulgaria Sample Programs Discussion
- Closing Comments
This seminar will be capped to ensure quality. The cost is $350. Register here