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Pathway for becoming a Para Powerlifting Coach


Knowledge of the body and how it works mechanically from an anatomical and physiological perspective.

Knowledge of the various disabilities categories that are eligible to compete in Powerlifting. Les Autres/CP/Dwarfism/Amputee/Spinal cord.

Knowledge of the bench press and the most current IPC rules.

5 years experience at a national coaching level coaching athletes/athletes with a disability.

Personal Trainer certificate and insurance required.

Completion of USOC safe sport 

Completion of Background checks

US Citizen for 5 years












Forms for Coaches 


Staff Selection procedures for Tokyo 





Below are the forms to apply for Coaching and Team Leader spots for the Para Pan American Games in 2019



USAPPTeamLeaderPanAm.pdf (PDF — 99 KB)
USAPPCoachPanAm.pdf (PDF — 98 KB)















Attempt cards 



USAPP Score Card.pdf (PDF — 47 KB)













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