Burgener Strength Weightlifting Level 2 Course

This course builds on the fundamental principles that are explored in the Weightlifting Level 1 Course. This rigorous advanced course will enable participants to provide richer detail in teaching the Olympic lifts, including improved ability to see and correct errors.

Through a mix of lectures and practical breakouts, participants gain proficiency in identifying "root causes" of both successful and failed lifts, using methods such as movement assessment protocols, strength ratios and case study, as well as video and real-time technical analysis of each other.

In addition, participants enhance their coach’s "tool kit" with specific programming, cues, drills and remedies. Graduates of the Level 2 Course will feel confident in their ability to advance weightlifting performance at the recreational and competitive levels for both groups and individuals.



  1. Provide a structure for continuous athletic development.

  2. Test body function as it relates to mobility, core strength, stability, power and sport-specific positions.

  3. Identify the points of performance for the key positions and pulls in the Olympic Lifts.

  4. Explain style vs. error as it relates to weightlifting mechanics.

  5. Demonstrate examples of how to correct faults using verbal cues and corrective drills.

  6. Measure and assess the strength and balance of a lifter.

  7. Introduce various tools used to train specific weaknesses.

  8. Demonstrate how to develop and execute an individualized or team training plan.

  9. Implement a protocol for movement standards and testing procedures.


DAY 1 9:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

09:00 Introduction

09:15 Assessment Template for Effective Training

10:00 Break

10:10 Physical Assessment for Weightlifting

11:00 Break

11:10 Physical Assessment Breakout

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Technique Assessment: Snatch

2:30 Break

2:40 Snatch Breakout

4:00 Close

DAY 2 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

09:00 Introduction

09:10 Individual technique analysis review

10:00 Break

10:10 Correcting movement: Snatch drills

11:10 Break

11:20 Strength Assessment

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Program Theory and Design

2:30 Break

2:40 Correcting movement: Clean/Jerk drills

3:20 Break

3:30 Clean and Jerk Breakout

4:00 Close




Sent electronically to the email address used for registration one to two weeks after course completion.


The default language for the Weightlifting Course is English. In some countries, a translator is provided. Lecture and small-group practical sessions are translated in real time. Courses with a translator are specified in the "Language" section from the event registration link. Generally, translators are used in Latin America and some countries in Europe and Asia.


Upon successful completion of this course, the participant may claim twelve (12) CEUs towards their continuing education.



Course Price**



** Burgener Strength reserves the right to update pricing at any time. Pricing is applicable at the time course registration is opened. Applicable local taxes are additional.

Email info@BurgenerStrength.com for discounts for active duty or retired military personnel (upon 20 years of service or permanent medical retirement) and first responders.