This accreditation course is jointly brought to you by the Australian Weightlifting Federation and Singapore Weightlifting Federation and is suitable for anyone interested in instructing athletes in the techniques of Weightlifting and Power Training.

The course will cover programming principles; coaching methodology; principles of power development; progressive resistance principles; exercises to develop technique and power; warm-up and stretching techniques; basic lifting techniques; progressive development of technique; safety principles.

At the completion of this Training Program, coaches will be able to:

  • Plan, organise and conduct safe, enjoyable and progressive training and competition programs for athletes engaged in power training.
  • Improve the skill levels of athletes commensurate with the athlete’s aspirations and subsequent enjoyment of involvement with power training.

More specifically

  • Teach and correct basic power training and weightlifting skills of athletes and ensure each athlete has the opportunity for optimal learning, development and performance
  • Write training programs that will incorporate appropriate skill learning, specific fitness and tactical development as they relate to the relevant participation level of the respective athlete.
  • Monitor and review power training activities by closely observing athlete performances, providing appropriate feedback on such performances and adjusting activities to suit needs.
  • Evaluate achievement of the objectives of the training/competition event and the effectiveness of their own coaching behaviours.
  • Adapt situations by identifying and implementing the appropriate modifications to future training sessions and competitions. 

Course Outline

  • Safety Principles
       Setting up effective weightlifting & power training acility.
       Effective skills in progressive stages to ensure successful & safe training
  • Warm-Up : General & Specific
  • Stretching : Static, Dynamic & PNF
  • Basic Lifts
       Front Squat, Jerk Grip, Snatch Grip, Back Squat, Clean & Snatch Grip, Deadlifts
       Importance of good posture & body mechanics in executing the basic lifts
  • Power Clean
       Correct technique for progressive stages resulting in full Power Clean
  • Power Snatch
       Correct technique for progressive stages resulting in full Power Snatch
  • Jerk Progression Exercises
  • Snatch Progression Exercises
  • Progressive Resistance Principles
       Employing progressive resistance training to develop strength, speed & endurance
       Effect of resistance training on the development of pre-adolescent athletes
  • Training Programs
       Principles of programming for short & long term results
       Developing a cyclical training program
       Training program for pre-adolescents
  • Teaching Principles
       Principles of gym environment production
       Equipment placement
       Effective description & command
  • Power Production for Sport
       Jumping & bounding skills
       Medicine ball exercises
       Pylometric drills
       Explosive sprints

 

About the Lecturer

Michael Keelan possess an excellent knowledge and understanding of coach education and development, having successfully worked in coach education and sports development at local, state and national levels.

  • National Weightlifting Licence Coach – NCAS;
  • Level 2 NCAS Soccer Coach;
  • Level 2 NCAS Strength and Conditioning Coach;
  • Personal coach of two Weightlifting Olympians – Amanda Phillips (6th place Sydney 2000) and Deborah Lovely (12th place Athens 2004)
  • Australian Institute of Sport Weightlifting Coach 1983 – 1986;
  • Australian Coach at the World Weightlifting Championships in 1985, 1986, 1999, 2001 and 2002;
  • Queensland Weightlifting Association Head Coach 1983 – 1993 and 1997 – 2002;
  • Bronco’s Rugby League Football Club (P/T) Strength and Conditioning coach 1989 – 1993;
  • East’s Rugby League Football Club (P/T) Strength and Conditioning coach 1992 – 1994;
  • Strength and Conditioning coach to 14 Olympian’s across the disciplines of track and field, cycling, rowing and judo 1986 – 2004; and

Course Date and Venue


Course title:Club Weightlifting /Sports Power Coach 1 Licence: Accreditation Program
Date: 2-3 August 2008
Time: 9:0am-5:00pm
Venue: Singapore Sports Council
Fees: S$550.00 per person
Closing date for registration: 31 July 2008
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Course Date and Venue


Course title:Club Weightlifting /Sports Power Coach 1 Licence: Accreditation Program (for NSA/NROC Coaches)
Date: 2-3 August 2008 (for NSA/NROC Coaches)
Time: 9:0am-5:00pm
Venue: Singapore Sports Council
Fees: S$450.00 per person
Closing date for registration: 3 July 2008
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