Kettlebell Sport Coach Certification


Kettlebell Sport Coach Certification

 

The exams for the Kettlebell Sport Coach Certification testify that the successful candidate can demonstrate proper technique and achieve a minimum required score which is derived by number of repetitions x kettlebells weight.

The Kettlebell Fitness Trainer certification is not a prerequisite but it is highly recommended, particularly if contestants do not have prior international competition experience

Contestants have 4 different options to choose their exam based on their preference. For each option they need to meet the criteria of minimum kettlebell weight, and total score.

Contestants will be judged from our panel of International Judges on proper technique and score.

 

Contestants will have to perform a Biathlon test of 2 x 10min sets with the corresponding weights to their age group as shown below.

Men Veteran Men Women Veteran women
KB weight KB weight KB weight KB weight
Double Jerks 16 12 12 8
Single Snatch (1 change) 16 12 12 8

Contestants will have 30 min break between sets

Total exam duration time: 20 min

In order to complete successfully the test contestants much achieve or surpass the following total score:

Men Veteran Men Women Veteran women
Total minimum score required (points) 2720 2040 2040 1360

At no time during the sets can the participant place the kettlebell on the platform

Only one arm change is permitted during Snatch. Participants may decide to perform all snatches with one arm if they wish.

Contestants will have to perform a mini-Biathlon test of 2 x 5min sets and a mini-Pentathlon set of a total 10min with no break with the corresponding weights to their age group as shown below.

Men Veteran Men Women Veteran women
KB weight KB weight KB weight KB weight
Double Jerks (5min) 16 12 12 8
Single snatch (5 min - 1 change) 16 12 12 8
Mini Pentathlon (1min/arm no break) 16 12 12 8

Contestants will have 5 min break between the two mini biathlon sets and 20 min break between Mini Biathlon and Mini Pentathlon

Total exam duration time: 20 min

In order to complete successfully the test contestants much achieve or surpass the following total score:

Men Veteran Men Women Veteran women
Total minimum score required (points) 2560 1920 2040 1360

At no time during the sets can the participant place the kettlebell on the platform

Only one arm change is permitted during Snatch. Participants may decide to perform all snatches with one arm if they wish.

Mini-Pentathlon rules: Contestants will have to hold the kettlebell for the entire 1min duration per arm and not change before 60seconds – any lifts before the 60sec change will not count. Contestants must hold the Kettlebell for the entire 10min duration of the test and not put it down. If the kettlebell is placed on the platform the entire test is considered no count.

Mini-Pentathlon sets: 5 exercises, 1min/arm, total 10 min: Clean, Long Cycle Press, Jerk, Half Snatch, Push Press

Contestants will have to perform a 10-min 2-arm LCP set and a 5-min single snatch set (one change) with the corresponding weights to their age group as shown below.

Men (18-49) Veteran Men (50+) Women (18-49) Veteran women (50+)
KB weight KB weight KB weight KB weight
Double LCJ (10min) 16 12 12 8
Snatch – 5min – 1 change 20 16 16 12

Contestants will have 30 min break between sets

Total exam duration time: 15 min

In order to complete successfully the test contestants much achieve or surpass the following total score:

Men Veteran Men Women Veteran women
Total minimum score required (points) 2720 2040 2040 1360

At no time during the sets can the participant place the kettlebell on the platform

Only one arm change is permitted during Snatch. Participants may decide to perform all snatches with one arm if they wish.

Contestants will have to perform 5 x 6min sets for Pentathlon with the corresponding weights to their age group as shown below.

Men (18-49) Veteran Men (50+) Women (18-49) Veteran women (50+)
KB weight KB weight KB weight KB weight
Pentathlon (6min per exercise) 16 12 12 8

Contestants will have 5 min break between sets

Total exam duration time: 30 min

In order to complete successfully the test contestants much achieve or surpass the following total score:

Men Veteran Men Women Veteran women
Minimum Total Score required (points) 5760 4320 4320 2880

At no time during the sets can the participant place the kettlebell on the platform

Multiple hand change is allowed at all sets

Contestants may choose to increase the kettlebell weight for one or more sets, but they can not lift lower than the weight specified above per age category.