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MEDIA RELEASE – November, 2021
Smith College Program Awarded Re-Accredited
One of only 30 accredited programs nationwide

The United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE) announces that USA Weightlifting successfully accredited its coach certificate program (level 2) under the USCCE’s National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). Their Program was accredited at Level 3 Domain (3) Specific Accreditation. 

Through this accreditation process, NCACE ensures that the program adheres to the characteristics of excellence as prescribed by SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sport Coaches, second edition. These standards feature eight domains of coaching responsibilities and within them, 40 standards and subsequent benchmarks representing the body of knowledge associated with each coaching responsibility and provide concrete examples of actions and orientations that constitute coaching competence.  

As one of only 30 programs accredited within the United States, USA Weightlifting clearly stands out as a leader in the United States in quality coaching education. The members of the review panel evaluating the program noted, “The online course is well conceived, organized, and easy to navigate. The course clearly presents key concepts, includes instructional videos and graphics, introduces and summarizes content, and allows participants to reflect and rate their knowledge. It is an excellent instructional tool that complements the face-to-face experience.”

About USA Weightlifting

USA Weightlifting is a nonprofit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of weightlifting in the United States. USAW selects and manages the teams that represent the U.S. in international competition, including the World Championships, Pan American Games, and Olympic Games. More than 30,000 members and over 2,600 clubs strong, USAW serves and promotes the sport at all levels of competition. USAW membership reflects the spectrum of American weightlifters: youth, juniors, collegians, seniors, masters, and those who lift for sport performance, recreation, or fitness. The Mission of USA Weightlifting is to support United States athletes in achieving excellence in Olympic and World competition and to support, promote, and educate a diverse and inclusive community of weightlifting and the use of the barbell in the United States.

About the United States Center for Coaching Excellence and the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education 

The United States Center for Coaching Excellence is the premier authority on coaching education in the United States, providing coaching education programming support and accreditation of programs through NCACE. NCACE offers accreditation and national recognition to sport organizations and institutions responsible for the preparation of coaches at any and all levels of sport. The rigorous review process ensures alignment with SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sport Coaches, and that coaches are trained to effectively meet the unique developmental needs of every athlete. Through forward-thinking leadership and our team of expert reviewers, the USCCE is uniquely positioned to provide the highest quality, empirically-based guidance for the creation, implementation and evaluation of coaching education programs. 

For more information, visit NCACE or the USCCE

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