Coaches 2017-05-25T18:14:50+00:00

Should I Go To Youth Nationals?

May 10th, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

With Youth Nationals a mere five weeks away, and a registration deadline of May 17, 2018, it is time to make a decision: Go to Youth Nationals or Not?! Participation in USA Weightlifting's National Youth [...]

6 Ways to Avoid Burnout

May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources|

“Real results in weightlifting are born of longevity,” Ursala Garza, Vice President of the International Weightlifting Federation, poignantly observed during a recent Catalyst Athletics podcast. History supports this observation.  The average age of an Olympic [...]

Sleep vs. Training: Which is More Important?

April 21st, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

It is 5:00 AM, and my phone alarm begins playing a soft melody, attempting to gently coax me out of a restful sleep while bluntly reminding me: "You are an adult. This is not a [...]

Are You Doping?

April 4th, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources, Parent Resources|

Me?  Doping?  Of course not!  I don't manipulate doctors for unnecessary prescriptions, buy from shady characters in dark allies, or even buy generic supplements.  I only buy brand-name supplements from reputable manufacturers at legitimate retailers. [...]

Inside USA Weightlifting’s Talent Combine

April 1st, 2018|Categories: Athlete Resources, Coaches Resources|

USA Weightlifting is currently holding an online talent competition for high school students. The competition, offered at NextWeightliftingStar.com, evaluates athletes on three lifts: the bench press, back squat and power clean. Big prizes are offered to [...]