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Coaches Certification Teal Course Information

By ISWA/USAW, 09/05/23, 11:45AM EDT


USA Wrestling and Wrestle Like A Girl release Coaching Girl and Women Wrestlers Teal Course

SEP. 1, 2023, 09:56 A.M. (ET)


Logo for NCEP Teal Course with logos from USA Wrestling and Wrestle Like A Girl

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO/WASHINGTON, DC) – USA Wrestling and Wrestle Like A Girl have partnered to develop the latest course available through USA Wrestling’s National Coaches Education Program (NCEP). The course, entitled, Coaching Girl and Women Wrestlers Teal Certification Course, is geared towards coaching female wrestlers, providing coaches with anecdotal and evidence-based material that will elevate not only novice coaches, but also those who have been coaching for decades.

Mike Clayton, USA Wrestling’s Manager of Coaches Education, said:

"We're excited to announce a new course in partnership with Wrestle Like A Girl called, Coaching Girls and Women’s Wrestling. We know that girls' wrestling numbers are skyrocketing, and we all want to support our coaches with the best possible resources to help keep our athletes safe and feeling welcome."

This course is designed to provide all coaches with the key skills and knowledge they need to train and develop female wrestlers of all ages and shares ideas and research that will help any coach create a safe, positive, and growth minded program for our athletes.

Through September 30, the course will be available for free through USA Wrestling’s membership system, with the only requirement to complete is that the individual must have an account and profile at

Tela Bacher of Wrestle Like A Girl states:

"We are proud of the collaborative effort that went into the Coaching Girls and Women Teal Course. Content was developed by Dr. Amanda Stanec, leading international curriculum writer for legends such as Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and the International Olympic Committee. The curriculum’s evidence-based research is grounded in wrestling, with information and resources from seasoned girl’s wrestling coaches, US national team coaches, the NWCA, the NWHOF, D1WW and the NFHS. With topics such as “Safeguarding Athletes and Coaches'' and “Female Specific Technique,” this course has something for everyone who wants to support their female athletes on and off the mat.”

The course takes approximately 2 hours to complete, and the content remains available to refresh upon completion.

Not only is the course geared toward Wrestling Leader members of USA Wrestling, but it is available to girls high school coaches nationwide as well at Completion of the course will be noted in one’s profile in USA Wrestling’s membership system.