Community Outreach Program

Within each category, there will be two pathways, the Weightlifting Pathway and the Sports Performance Pathway. The Weightlifting Pathway is about the opportunities provided by participating in the sport of weightlifting, while the Sports Performance Pathway is the proper usage of the weightlifting movements to assist an athlete in their chosen sport. The Sport Performance Pathway will be connected to the USAW’s Transition Program that assists athletes in other sports, who wish to stay competitive in finding their way into weightlifting when their sports career comes to end, for whatever reason.

School Outreach

In this category, the Community Site will contact the local schools, both public and private, about two pathway opportunities.

Athletic Organizations

In this category, the Community Site will contact the various Sports Organizations in the areas that support youth activities and present them with the same two pathways.


In this category, interested individuals may participate in either a scheduled Open Training Session or as a “Drop In” to Crown Barbell. The outreach session itself will be in line with the Try Weightlifting for a Day format.

Once schools, organizations or individuals have accepted and scheduled a date a half-day of training will occur. This training day will include both lecture and practical training sessions broken up into time frames of 30 to 45 minutes to maximize participant engagement.  The USA Weightlifting Top/Down Teaching Progressions for the Snatch and Clean and Jerk will be presented. Upon completion of the training day participants will receive a follow up contact to discuss moving forward with their training opportunities.