USA Wrestling is continuing the National Team Coaching Apprentice Program, which will provide coaches the chance for professional growth with field experience on an international tour with a U.S. team.
Coaches from previous CAP tours have recently been selected to coach a few developmental age group tours. This year’s program will provide coaches the opportunity to travel to the FILA Senior World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The event is scheduled to take place September 16-22, 2013.
Saturday, September 14, 2013 is the scheduled departure date and coaches will return on Monday, September 23, 2013.
“This program continues to grow and we have much excitement surrounding these opportunities. Last year’s CAP attendees that traveled to Pattaya, Thailand gained invaluable knowledge and experience. It was an amazing wrestling experience as well as cultural experience.”
Coaches will pay for all costs associated with the trip. Selection will be limited to 10 coaches.
Coaches will be an official member of the USA delegation and will be included in events and activities associated with the competition. They will receive an official team gear package with the trip.
To be eligible, a coach must have attended a USA Wrestling Silver College or be certified at the Silver or Gold levels within the NCEP program.
Coaches must also apply for the USA Wrestling Coaches Pool to be considered for the program (this form will be sent directly to Cody Bickley).
Coaches who attend the tour as an Apprentice Coach will receive two NCEP credits for their field experience, and will be required to turn in a log of the experience to earn the credits.
The application deadline is Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 for the competition in Budapest, Hungary. Coaches will need a deposit of $1,500 to cover the airfare upfront. The remaining balance is due prior to departure. There are no refunds on deposits. A tentative cost for the trip would be $3,000. This cost includes flights, room & board, credentials, and team gear.
The final approval of Apprentice Coaches will be determined the Manager of the NCEP.
To apply, please download the coaches pool application from the link below, and email the completed form to Cody Bickley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feel free to email Cody Bickley with questions, or call him at the USA Wrestling headquarters at 719-598-8181.