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USA Wrestling and 24 Hour Fitness team up on National Coaches Education Program clinics



Bronze Certification Course For the National Coaches Education Program Sponsored by USA Wrestling In Conjunction with 24 Hour Fitness In Omaha Nebraska: Sunday, April 29th USA Wrestling will host a Bronze Certification Course Sunday April 29th in Omaha Nebraska. Check-in for the course will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The course will be held at the 24 Hour Fitness Center in Omaha. 24 Hour Fitness has signed a partnership with USA Wrestling to actively promote amateur wrestling nationally. The 24 Hour Fitness club is located at 3935 S. 147 St., Omaha, NE, 68144. Completing the Bronze Level Course affords coaches the opportunity to coach at state, regional, and national USA Wrestling events. This summer the Northern Plains Regional for Kids and Cadets will come to Omaha, Nebraska June 13th-16th. USA Wrestling members who want to coach on the floor of this Regional Championship must be at least Copper Certified. (Coaches can take the Bronze course without having completed the Copper course.) The cost of the course is $50 and can be completed by attending the April 29th clinic in Omaha and then finishing the course with self study using the Coach's Guide to Excellence, internet study through TheMat.com, and then completing an open book test. Additionally, graduate credit of through Northern Michigan University is available. For completing the Bronze course credit is available, two credits are available at the Silver Level, and 2 more credits are available at the Gold Level. The National Coaches Education Program (NCEP) certified over 1,100 coaches nationally last year. USA Wrestling's Coaches Education Program is designed to give coaches a foundation of successful coaching principles to help grow the base of amateur wrestling throughout the country. If you're an active wrestling coach, you need to get NCEP certified! By completing the certification process at the Bronze Level, you will receive the Bronze Certified Card, and Certificate allowing you to coach at USA Wrestling events across the country. Also, you will receive for future reference the Coach's Guide to Excellence, a $30 value. Finally, as an added bonus for completing the Bronze level, you will receive the official Bronze Certified Coach's shirt, a $25 value. Coaches who are Bronze certified are leaders in the wrestling community and are then encouraged to pursue further education through NCEP by completing the Silver and Gold levels. Once, a coach is Bronze certified he/she can attend the National Coaches Colleges held annually. The Coaches College is a five-day intensive study of the sport of wrestling. This past year, two of USA Wrestling's Olympic Coaches completed their Silver Certification. National Greco-Roman Coach and former Olympic Gold Medallist Steve Fraser and Head Greco-Roman Olympic Coach Dan Chandler took the steps to become NCEP certified at the Silver level. USA Wrestling encourages all active wrestling coaches to take the lead in building the sport of wrestling and attend a Bronze-Certification course soon! Reserve your spot in this course today, by e-mailing Mike Braun, at mbraun@ops.org Or, to reserve your spot by mail send a $50 check to USA Wrestling, c/o NCEP Manager, at 12603 'N' Street, Omaha, NE 68137. If you have further questions contact Mike Braun at (H) 402 894-1825 or (W) 402 894-3254.
    11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.          Registration and Check-in (Watch the Olympic                                 matches not shown on television.)     12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m.          An explanation of NCEP, and the role of the                                 committed coach in USA Wrestling's organization    12:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m.           Philosophy of Coaching, Program Development,                                 Psychology of Coaching,        2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.            Break (Watch the Olympic matches)    2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m.            Developing Wrestling Skills, Training &                                 Nutrition, Sports Medicine    3:15-3:30 p.m.                 Completing Bronze Certification through                                 internet-home study    3:30-4:00 p.m.                 Tour of 24 Hour Fitness and an explanation of                                 their partnership in building wrestling.      4:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.            Be a part of USA Wrestling    4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m.            Closing and raffle of gifts    
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