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
Level 2: July 31 - August 1, Manila, Philippines
Para OCR: August 2, Manila, Philippines
Level 1: August 15-19, Colorado Springs, USA
Level 1: Winter, Asia-Pacific, dates and location to be announced
Level 1: January 3-5, Copenhagen, Denmark. Details available here
Level 1: Spring, Colorado Springs, CO (dates and details to be announced)
Prerequisites: Courses are for coaches with proficiency teaching and training athletes. We suggest a minimum of 12 months experience as a certificated coach in strength and conditioning, athletics, triathlon, OCR or similar.
Please Note: Completing 24 hours of course content awards a certificate of completion for each course level.
Level 1 Certification Level 1 requires 150 hours of teaching practice applying the Level 1 course content, 85% pass on a written test and practical evaluations by a World OCR Coach Certifier.
If you wish to become a certified Level 2 World OCR Coach, you must complete the 24 hour Level 2 course and have an additional 250 hours of coaching practice applying the Level 2 course content, pass a written test and practical evaluations.
Course references and for passing the written tests:
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
OCR European Champion 2018-2019, Co-owner of OCR Training Denmark, Former Ninja Warrior Competitor, Passionate business owner, teacher at Copenhagen Business School.
Rachel Cosgrove (USA) BSc Physiology, CSCS (NSCA)
Rachel was IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year in 2012. An Ironman triathlete she has been to the World Championships on Team USA for triathlon. Rachel has also competed in powerlifting and fitness competitions. She has certifications from the International Society of Sports Nutrition, USA Weightlifting, Functional Movement Systems, and Precision Nutrition.
Alwyn Cosgrove (GBR / USA) BSc Sports Performance, BSc. (hon) Sports Science
Alwyn started in martial arts in 1986 adding fitness classes in 1989, and studied under top international fitness professionals and coaches. Clientele include top level athletes, World Champions, and professionals in a multitude of sports. Alwyn has co-authored five books in the “New Rules of Lifting” series and is a frequent contributor to publications such as Men's Health.
Heather Gollnick (USA) SGX L2
Spartan Race World Champion Masters Athlete; OCR Masters Athlete of the Year; 5x Ironman Champion; 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
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 lecturer, event and television producer; Global head of coach certification and training Newton Running 2007 - 2014 and 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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