World OCR Level 1 Coach Certification

Upcoming Courses

Summer 2018 North America

Autumn 2018 Europe & Scandinavia

Spring 2018 Asia (November)


Space is limited. We keep the courses small to provide high touch, personalized training.


Faye Stenning (CAN) BKin, CSCS, FMS

  • #1 World Ranked Spartan Athlete, 2016
  • 2nd  Spartan US Championship Series, 2016
  • 3rd Spartan World Championships, 2016
  • Coach at Grit Coaching

Heather Gollnick (USA) 

  • Spartan Race World Champion Masters Athlete
  • OCR Masters Athlete of the Year
  • 5x Ironman Champion
  • Spartan SGX L2 Coach
  • Triathlon Coach
  • Author of Triathlete EQ

Jessica O'Connell (CAN) BS Exercise Physiology, MSc Kinesiology, CSP-CEP

  • 2016 Olympian (5,000 m PB 15:06)
  • 10-time Canadian Championship
  • All-American in track and field
  • WVU magna cum laude 

Stefan Becker (GER) Swiss Obstacle Sports Federation national coach

  • Spartan SGX L2 Coach
  • Science of Exercise (University of Boulder Colorado)
  • Exercise Physiology: Understanding the Athlete Within (with Distinction, The University of Melbourne) 
  • Nutrition and Physical Activity for Health (with Distinstion, University of Pittsburgh)
  • Diabetes - a Global Challenge (with Distinstion, University of Copenhagen)
  • Nutrition, Health, and Lifestyle: Issues and Insights (Vanderbilt University)
  • Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (University of California)

Leah Garcia (USA) BA, CPT

  • North American Mountain Bike Champion
  • Basque National Champion (Spain),
  • 3x World Championship mountain bike competitor
  • Award winning TV professional
  • Celebrity fitness trainer
  • Author of Weight Training for Women and Cycling for Everyone

Ian Adamson (AUS) BEng (hon), MSc Sports Medicine

  • 10x World Champion
  • Gold, Silver & Bronze X-Games medalist
  • 3x Guinness World Record Holder
  • US and Australian Canoe Team member
  • Author of Runners World Guide to Adventure Racing
  • University guest professor, event and television producer
  • Global head of coach certification and training Newton Running 2007 - 2014
  • Global head of coach certification, Corporate Adventure Training 1998 - 2003
  • Instructor Certifications: sea kayak, white water rafting, sailing, climbing, mountain bike, wilderness navigation, adventure racing (coach certifier)



12:00 PM Registration and packet pick up 

1:00 PM Welcome and Introductions 2:00 PM Warm up and easy shake out run 

3:00 PM Coaching expectations & requirements 

3:30 PM Refreshment break 

4:00 PM Obstacle Techniques I 

5:00 PM Weight training for obstalces I 6:00 PM Open Question and Answer session (Q & A)

7:00 PM End day 1, optional social hour  

DAY 2      

8:00 AM Review of Day 1, Q & A panel 

9:00 AM Running skills and technique 

10:00 AM Obstacle Techniques II 

11:00 AM Nutrition 

12:00 PM Lunch 

1:00 PM Weight trainig II 

2:00 PM Aerobic development 

3:00 PM Obstacle race simulation 

3:40 AM Refreshment break 

4:00 PM Injury evaluation and treatment 

5:00 PM Mobility and injury prevention 

6:00 PM Open Q & A

7:00 PM End day 2, optional social hour        


8:00 AM Review of Day 2, Q & A panel Discussion 

9:00 AM OCR class, teaching practice & evaluation 

11:00 AM Course evaluations and final paperwork 

12:00 PM Final wrap up and presentations

1:00 PM End Course