USA Weightlifting (USAW) announced today that it will be hosting Athlete Development Camps across the United States in an effort to find new talent in the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.
Beginning June 1 through August 31, local camps will be hosted across the country. The two-day camps will help new athletes learn more about the sport and technique of the two lifts. Attendees will also receive a 12-week program following the camp to help them continue to improve.
Following the local camps, select athletes will be chosen based on their skill and potential to attend one of two regional camps in late September. And then in December, a national camp will host the top talent in the country. In addition, twice a year a National Development Squad will be named featuring the top 10 17 & Under and the top 10 Junior & Senior athletes.
USA Weightlifting Director of Program Development Suzy Sanchez said, “This is a terrific opportunity to introduce people to the athletic benefits of Olympic Weightlifting. By holding these camps across the country, we will be able to identify and cultivate the future stars of our sport.”
USAW-affiliated clubs are encouraged to host the camps and can earn cash rebates if chosen. To get more information about hosting a camp or attending a local camp, visit USAW’s Athlete Development Camps page.