Training Camps & Courses

Coach Development Course (World OCR Level 1)


The World OCR Coach Education Program with USAOCR provides 24 contact hours and 8 training hours, including all meals, accommodation, airport transfers to/from Colorado Springs Airport and ground transport during th program, details below.

THURSDAY 1 (4 content hours)

12:00 - 2:00 PM Training Center Check-in 

2:00 PM Late lunch in the dining hall

3:00 PM Welcome, introductions & course overview

4:00 PM Olympic and sport modules & discussion

5:00 PM Training Center tour

6:00 PM Dinner, Q & A

8:00 PM End day 1 

FRIDAY 2 (12 content hours)

6:00 AM Circuit Training and Conditioning

8:00 AM Breakfast: Review of day 1, Q & A

9:00 AM Running skills and technique 

10:00 AM Laser Shooting & Skills

12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM  Fuel and endurance science & practice

2:00 PM Lactate Test

4:00 PM Aerobic development & endurance

5:00 PM Injury evaluation & treatment 

6:00 PM Mobility & injury prevention

7:00 PM Dinner, Q & A

8:00 PM End day 2       

SATURDAY 3 (8 content hours)

6:00 AM Strength Training & Obstacle Technique

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 practical examinations

1:00 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Course review and final paperwork 

3:00 PM Certificate presentations

4:00 PM Hill climb and trail run

6:00 PM Dinner, Q&A

8:00 PM End day 3


6:00 AM Strength and Conditioning

7:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 AM Check out and bag storage

9:00 AM Optional trail run

12:00 PM Clean up at the training center

1:00 PM Lunch

  • Use of facilities throughout the day
  • Departures throughout the day

Important Information

This course is designed for trainers who wish to add Obstacle Course expertise to their programs. The course does not teach you how to teach, and is not suitable for inexperienced trainer. We suggest a minimum of 12 months full time teaching or equivalent  as a certified personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, PE teacher or similar certification.

The Level 1 Coach Course does not award a certification. Completing 24 hours of course content awards a certificate of completion only. 

If you wish to become a certified Level 1 World OCR Coach, you must log 150 hours of teaching practice applying the Level 1 course content, pass an on-line written test and practical evaluations.

Suggested Reading

  • Running Rewired, Jay Dicharry
  • Run For Your Life, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella
  • Knack Weight Training for Women, Leah Garcia
  • Why We Sleep, Dr. Matthew Walker
  • Endurance Training - Science and Practice, Iñigo Mujika
  • The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing, Dr. Phil Maffetone
  • The Real Meal Revolution (first edition), Dr.Timothy Noakes


  • Expert instruction from world champions and Olympians
  • Use of training facilities
  • Performance baseline tests
  • Airport transfers from Colorado Springs Airport to/from the training center
  • Three nights on-site accommodation
  • All meals, food and beverages in the athlete dining hall (Thu - Sun)
  • Access and discounts at the Team USA Store


  • Travel to and from Colorado Springs
  • Certification on completion of the course. You must satisfy all of the requirements below to  be awarded a Level 1 Coach Certification


  • You must be 15 years of age to attend. Parental approval must be provided if under 16 years of age.
  • Camp attendees must be an annual member of USAOCR
    • You can sign up after registration 
    • Instructions will be included in the registration confirmation
    • Annual membership fee is $30 and included membership of USA Pentathlon Multi-sport
  • All attendees must have a current SafeSport certification
    • Instructions will be provided in the registration confirmation
    • There is no additional cost for the certification, which can be completed at any time within 12 months after the course


Alwyn Cosgrove (GBR) - MSc in Sports Science from Chester College, the University of Liverpool. CSCS since 1996. Originally from the UK, now owns & operates Results Fitness coaching athletes for 25 years including a competitive team of OCR and Ninja athletes.

Rachel Cosgrove (USA) - BS in Physiology with an emphasis in Exercises & Health Sciences, University of California at Santa Barbara, CSCS, Owns & operates Results Fitness coaching athletes & general population for over 20 years, Also competes in Triathlon & OCR as part of Team USA. Author of The Female Body Breakthrough & Drop Two Sizes, 2012 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, Columnist for Women's Health Magazine & Huffington Post, Nike

Ian Adamson (AUS) - MSc Sports Medicine, BS Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Biomedical Engineering. 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 director of coach certification for: Corporate Teams 1998-2001,  Newton Running 2007-2014, World OCR 2016- current.

Dr. Genadius Sokolovas (LIT) - Senior Physiologist at the GST, FINA Expert, former Director of Sport Science and Physiology for USA Swimming, High Performance Director for USA Pentathlon, tested and worked with 115 Olympic Champions and 15,000+ swimmers from 125 countries.

Kevin Montford (USA) - Assistant Director at USA Pentathlon, CrossFit SoCo CEO, CEO, certified in CrossFit Level 1 & 2,CrossFit Olympic Lifting, Strongman. Three-time Naval Pentathlon Team World Champion and a two-time silver medalist. He’s also competed in the Eco-Challenge, ESPN X-Games, Southern Traverse, and Mild Seven.