Let the UNAA guide you as a certified ninja coach for ninja competitions. Our new certification program is comprehensive in content, but easy to master and looks great on your resume.
UNAA’s Certification is geared toward Officiating of UNAA competitions and Ninja Obstacle Course competition training.
By completing the UNAA Certification program you will be given the knowledge and information to properly officiate a UNAA competition and train athletes for Ninja Obstacle course competition.
The World OCR Coach Education Programme has five key objectives:
Level 1: February 8-10, Colorado Springs, USA
Level 1: March 8-10, Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 1: July 29-30, Manila, Philippines Register
Level 2: July 31 - August 1, Manila, Philippines Register
ParaOCR: August 2, Manila, Philippines Register
Level 1: August 15-19, Colorado Springs, USA Register
Level 1: Zurich, Switzerland
Level 1: Stockholm, Sweden
Space is limited. We keep the courses small to provide high touch, personalised training.
Please Note: Completing 24 hours of course content awards a certificate of completion for each course level.
If you wish to become a certified Level 1 World OCR Coach, you must have 150 hours of teaching practice applying the Level 1 course content, pass a written test and practical evaluations.
If you wish to become a certified Level 2 World OCR Coach, you must complete the 24 hour Level 2 course and have an additoinal 250 hours of coaching practice applying the Level 2 course content, pass a written test and practical evaluations.
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
Nikolaj Maegaard Dam (DEN), BA, MSc Sport Science & Health, University of Southern Denmark, Advanced Strength, Conditioning and Sport Psychology (Calif. University Long Beach)
European Champion Mixed 2018, #1 Nordic Race Series 2016-2017, 2nd best European OCRWC, Co-owner OCR Training Denmark
Leon Kofoed Andersen (DEN) MSc Copenhagen Business School, Mathematics and Economics, BSc Tulane Univeristy (USA) Finance
European Champion 2018 (Short course), European Champion Mixed 2018, Co-owner of OCR Training Denmark, Former Ninja Warrior Competitor, Passionate business owner, semi-pro OCR athlete, teacher at Copenhagen Business School.
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, Canadian indoor 5,000m record holder (2019); 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 Distinction, University of Pittsburgh); Diabetes - a Global Challenge (with Distinction, 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)
DAY 1 (6 content hours)
12:00 PM Registration and packet pick up
1:00 PM Welcome, introductions & course overview
2:00 PM Coaching expectations & requirements
3:00 PM Physiological warm up
4:00 PM Obstacle techniques
5:00 PM Weight training for OCR
6:00 PM Question and Answer session (Q & A)
7:00 PM End day 1
DAY 2 (11 content hours)
8:00 AM Review of day 1, Q & A
9:00 AM Running skills and technique
10:00 AM Circuit training for OCR
11:00 AM Fuel and energy systems for performance
12:00 PM Lunch & discussion
1:00 PM Nutrition for racing, training and health
2:00 PM Metabolic training
3:00 PM Aerobic development & endurance
4:00 PM Injury evaluation & treatment
5:00 PM Mobility & injury prevention
6:00 PM Q & A
7:00 PM End day 2
DAY 3 (7 content hours)
8:00 AM Review of day 2, Q & A
9:00 AM Programming for OCR individuals & classes
10:00 AM OCR programming presentations
11:00 AM OCR class practicum
1:00 PM Lunch & evaluations
2:00 PM Course review and final paperwork
3:00 PM Certificate presentations
4:00 PM End course
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