CrossFit Specialty Course: Weightlifting Level 2

The CrossFit Specialty Course: Weightlifting Level 2 builds on the fundamental principles that are explored in the CrossFit Weightlifting Specialty Course. This rigorous advanced course will enable participants to provide richer detail in teaching the Olympic lifts, including improved ability to see and correct errors.

Through a mix of lectures and practical breakouts, participants gain proficiency in identifying "root causes" of both successful and failed lifts, using methods such as movement assessment protocols, strength ratios and case study, as well as video and real-time technical analysis of each other.

In addition, participants enhance their coach’s "tool kit" with specific programming, cues, drills and remedies. Graduates of the Level 2 Course will feel confident in their ability to advance weightlifting performance at the recreational and competitive levels for both groups and individuals.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the Weightlifting Level 2​ ​Course, participants will be able to:

  1. Assess potential for advancement in coaches and athletes.
  2. Provide a structure for continuous athletic development.
  3. Test body function as it relates to mobility, stability and sport-specific positions.
  4. Identify the points of performance for the key positions in the snatch, clean, and jerk.
  5. Explain style vs. error as it relates to weightlifting mechanics.
  6. Demonstrate examples of how to correct faults using verbal cues and corrective drills.
  7. Measure and assess the strength and balance of a lifter.
  8. Understand how to prepare for, perform during and coach at competitions.
  9. Introduce various tools used to train specific weaknesses.
  10. Demonstrate how to develop and execute an individualized or team training plan.
  11. Understand the process and procedures of coaching a weightlifting team or group class.
  12. Implement a protocol for movement standards and testing procedures.

Prerequisites

One must:

  • Hold a valid and current CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certificate (or higher).
  • Hold a valid and current CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Certificate.

Certificates

Sent electronically 1-2 weeks after course completion to the email address used for registration.

Language

The default language for this course is English. Any course with a translator are specified in the "Language" section from the event registration link.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon successful completion of this course, a Certified CrossFit Trainer may claim 14 CEUs towards their continuing education.

Price

US $595 or equivalent for courses in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.

Email sme@crossfit.com for discounts for active duty or retired military personnel and first responders.

Support

sme@crossfit.com

Reading Materials

Links to the Seminar Guide provided in confirmation emails upon course registration.

What to Bring

  • Printed version of the registration receipt.
  • Government-issued photo ID.
  • Seminar Guide (sent with course confirmation emails) with pen/pencil.
  • Suitable clothes for working out (be ready to lift heavy) and weightlifting shoes (if you have them).
  • Snacks and fluids, as well as a meal if you do not plan on going off site during the lunch break.

CONTACT

mikeburgener@mac.com

mikesgym.org

Twitter: @crossfitwtlift

Instagram: @crossfitweightlifting

Requirements

To receive a Weightlifting Level 2 Trainer Certificate, one must:

  • Meet the prerequisites; and
  • Attend and participate in all parts of the Weightlifting Level 2 Specialty Course.

If you do not meet these requirements, you are issued a Certificate of Attendance.

Schedule

Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. on Day 1 to check in.

    (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)

    9:00
    Introduction
    9:15
    Assessment Template for Effective Training
    10:00
    Break
    10:10
    Physical Assessment for Weightlifting
    11:00
    Break
    11:10
    Physical Assessment Breakout
    12:00
    Lunch
    1:00
    Technique Assessment: Snatch
    2:30
    Break
    2:40
    Snatch Breakout
    4:00
    Close

    (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)

    9:00
    Introduction
    9:10
    Individual technique analysis review
    10:00
    Break
    10:10
    Correcting movement: Snatch drills
    11:10
    Break
    11:20
    Strength Assessment
    12:00
    Lunch
    1:00
    Program Theory and Design
    2:30
    Break
    2:40
    Correcting movement: Clean/Jerk drills
    3:20
    Break
    3:30
    Clean and Jerk Breakout
    4:00
    Close