USAW Level 1 June 7th & 8th Coaching Course

I wanted to thank all the coaches for coming out for our June 7th & 8th Coaching Course:
Joel Barnett
Jesse Bertolini
Christopher Childs
Dominic Colella
David Downey
Alexandra Engle
Joel Garcia
Mark Higbee
Alan Humphrey
Dorothy Huynh
Michael Johnson
Jacqueline Luciano
Jensine Mankin
Jeremy Neff
Josh Raban
Garrett Shinoskie
Daniel Sidebottom
Jason Wiler
Matthew Eric Jett
Samantha Silverman
Coach Micela has certified more Courses in Arizona than any other Coach.  He is the highest ranking coach in the history of Arizona Weightlifting.  Coaching athletes to every Senior National and International Competition including the Olympic Games.

Coach Micela’s Leads Women’s Pan American Weightlifting Team

Coach Micela Leads Women\’s Pan American Weightlifting Team

Coach Joe Micela has been selected to coach the 2013 Women’s Pan American Weightlifting Team.  This is Coach Micela’s second assignment as Head Coach for the Pan American Team.  He coached the Pan American Team back in 2009 in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  The Team is lead by 2012 Olympian Sarah Robles.  “Many new faces on this team which is a good thing.  It shows the growth of our sport,”  Coach Micela stated.  This team will be competing for team points for the 2015 Pan American Games in Canada.  The team will be traveling to St. Margherita, Venezuela from June 23-July 1st.

The 2013 Pan American Championships roster:

Women’s Team
Kelly Rexroad-Williams (Flowery Branch, Ga.), 48 kg
Breanne Bassler Havard (Seabrook, Texas), 53 kg
Cortney Batchelor (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 58 kg
Jenny Arthur (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 69 kg
Allie Henry (Marquette, Mich.), 69 kg
Sarah Robles (Mesa, Ariz.), 75+ kg
Shelbie Serpan (Johnson City, Tenn.), 75+ kg

Men’s Team
James Tatum (Charlotte, N.C.), 77 kg
Colin Burns (Monroe, Wis.), 85 kg
Travis Cooper (Charlotte, N.C.), 85 kg
Jared Fleming (Shreveport, La.), 94 kg
Jonathan North (Charlotte, N.C.), 94 kg
Donovan Ford (Colorado Springs, Colo.), 105 kg
David Garcia (Sacramento, Calif.), 105 kg
Shane Maier (Chicago, Ill.), 105+ kg

Team USA will be led by coaches Zygmunt Smalcerz, Paul Doherty and Joe Micela.

USA Weightlifting Coaching Course was a success

Coach Joe Micela worked with 20 aspiring coaches whom came to Performance One Advanced Sports Training on June 7th & 8th, 2013 to learn the Olympic Lifts.  Coaches from all over Arizona and California came to learn from the one of the Nations Premier Olympic Weightlifting Instructors.  Participants engaged in a two day 8 hours per day event.  At the conclusion of the course coaches where asked to pass both a practical and written examination.