Welcome to the USA Shooting Coach Academy
"Coaches take athletes where they cannot go by themselves"
Without well educated, experienced and dedicated coaches we cannot develop future Olympians. Olympic shooting coaches are a special breed and we don't have enough of them.
This is the first online coach education program dedicated to the Olympic shooting sports that USAS is aware of. You are invited to take one or take all of our online courses.
Updated: 16 February 2017
We have created two coach certifications/learning paths:
Advanced Coach Certification - Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun. The NRA Level 1 Coach certification is highly recommended before taking the online required courses. This is to provide new coaches with the appropriate foundational knowledge before starting the online courses.
Upon completing all the online discipline specific Advanced Coach courses, coaches are awarded the Advanced Coach Candidate certificate which indicates that they are working towards Advanced Coach certification.
High Performance Coach Certification - A coach must successfuly complete the Advanced Coach Certification program and be invited by a USAS Coach Academy Master Instructor to register for the High Performance Coach certification program. High Performance Coaches are the coach talent pool for future USAS National Assistant Coaches.
However, anyone, anywhere can take any online courses.
The above only applies to those wanting USAS Coach certification.
Advanced Coach Ground Courses Scheduled
We have scheduled the following Advanced Coach ground courses:
Rifle - 2017 Schedule
28-30 April 2017 West Point Military Academy, West Point NY
12-14 May 2017 The X Count, Fort Wayne IN
9-11 June 2017 Ole Mill Range, Griffin GA -CTC
8-10 Sept 2017 Arvada Rifle & Pistol Club - CTC (Denver) CO
6-8 October 2017 Los Angeles Rifle and Revolver Club CA - CTC
3-5 Nov 2017 Palmyra Sportsmans Assoc PA - CTC
Pistol - 2017 schedule
7-9 July 2017 Arvada Rifle & Pistol Club (Denver) CO
22-24 September Palmyra PA (tentative)
Before you can register for the Advanced Coach ground course, you must complete all the Advanced Coach perquisite online courses for that discipline. Then contact Michael Theimer to verify and he will register you for a ground course.
Coaches Outside the United States
For those coaches outside of the United States, please understand these courses were developed for US coaches that are coaching US athletes and may not be totally relevant to your environment and may not fit your training philosophy. However, we think there is useful knowledge in our courses for all allied national shooting federations across the globe, especially those federations that do not have formal Olympic shooting coach training programs. We are happy to share our knowledge with all national shooting federations.
We are open to any content expert and coach that would like to submit a presentation/training course for inclusion in the USAS Coach Academy. There is no compensation for submitting a presentation/training course that is published in the USAS Coach Academy, but you will be given full credit with your contact information. All submissions will be reviewed by our Coach Academy Advisory Team and they will decide if your submission is appropriate to be published in the USAS Coach Academy.
Please understand this is the startup of the first USAS Coach Academy. We have tried to identify all the 'bugs', 'edits', system set up issues, but we have probably not found all of them. If you discover any issues please report any "technical" issues to the ePath Helpdesk. Report any course content issues to Mike Theimer. The Coach Academy is still 'under construction'. We will continuely improve and enhance our courses and system functionality.
Coach Academy Catalog
Click here to look through a list of available courses that are free or require a registration fee.
Those who are already registered for courses can directly access their Coach Academy Home page to view current courses and completed courses by clicking here.
You will need the following information to log in to the ePath/Coach Academy learning management system:
Organization Code: USA36546
Logon ID: the email address you used to register for your first course
Password: your temporary password or what you changed it to after you first logged on
All USAS Coach Academy online courses are the property of USA Shooting and copyrighted. All Coach Academy library reference documents are the property of the authors used with their permission.
For questions, inquiries, suggestions or content submissions contact:
Coach Academy Director
One Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909