Steel Clubs Training Instructor Course

Steel Clubs Training Instructor Course

Among the tools for Functional Training, the Steel Clubs are certainly one of the most misunderstood by many people, due both to their form, which in modern times is not easily ascribable to physical training, and to the difficulty of using them when one does not have solid technical foundations, which only a Trainer specialised in their use can have.
On the other hand, however, the clubs, precisely because of their particular form, have an unique potential compared to all the other training tools, for which they are extremely versatile and effective in many aspects of physical training, from the prevention of injuries (especially of the shoulder), to physical conditioning both of a general nature (for those in the gym looking for the aesthetics associated with the health and functionality of the joints), and of a specific nature for all the sports where a strong and functional structure of the scapula-humeral girdle is required, both for stability and for the multiplanar movements (for example, for combat sports, and sports involving throwing such as basketball, volleyball, water polo, tennis, baseball, rugby, football goalkeeping, swimming, skiing, etc.).
This is, in fact, the fundamental characteristic of the clubs, in that they allow a work of joint decompression associated with continuous stabilisation in the physiological joint of the shoulder girdle, in the three planes of movement (sagittal, frontal, and, above all, transverse), with the continuous support of the core and the lower base of the body (the hips and lower limbs).
Due to their conical shape, the clubs allow for the decentralisation of the grip with respect to the mass. Manoeuvring the steel clubs, in fact, rapidly develops great capacity for grip, force, resistance, and muscular quality.
Their form, moreover, allows the safe development of ballistic movements by engaging all the muscle chains on all the planes of movement, thus improving the conditions of health of the joints (in particular of the shoulder complex) and the postural arrangement, as well as rapidly increasing the coordination, the speed, and the power of the person that uses them!

These tools are very effective, both in terms of athletic conditioning and in the improvement of the posture and general physical conditioning.

The objective of the course is to train instructors in the safe and effective use of these extraordinary work tools, so as to be able to apply them to the demands of the athletes of various disciplines (for developing specific physical qualities) and of the common gym user (for achieving aesthetic and wellness goals).

What you will learn:

// What differentiates the Clubs Training from traditional sectoral training;

 // What differentiates the Clubs from the other tools of Functional Training, and how to best exploit its characteristics in training protocols;

// The differences between training the body systems in synergy with each other and training them in isolation; 

// The differences between training the Functionality of the body system and training its physical capacities;

// What the scientific principles are on which Clubs Training is based and how to use them effectively in the practice of the exercises;

// What it means to train while respecting the Biomechanics of the body and the aspect of neutral posture;

// Which the principal fulcrums of movement are and which the fulcrums of body stability are, and how to use them effectively, both in practical exercises and daily movements, and in the motor patterns of the sports that are practiced;

// What the myofascial chains are, how they work, and how to use them to the fullest in the execution of the movements in order to improve the posture and the performance of every person;

// How to use the Core in order to better manage the kinetic chains in the multi-planar movement of the body;

// How to prevent injuries through Clubs Training, and how to implement strategies of post-traumatic recovery through the use of the clubs and the free body;

// The differences between Global Joint Mobility in joint decompression with Clubs Training and traditional analytical Stretching;

 // What the specific technical characteristics are of Clubs Training, and how to best utilise them based on the capacities and Target of the client;

// Effectively utilising the clubs in exercises with a double-grip and a single-grip, and in exercises with two clubs; 

// A logical and effective progression to teach the technique of the exercises through a series of preparatory and complementary exercises based on the potential of each person; 

// The Evaluation Tests that are fundamental to correctly establish a real functional training program;

// How to structure the most effective training strategies based on the level and the objective of the client;

// What progressions must be respected in the development of training programs, both for individuals and for groups;

// A fast and functional Coaching Method that has been put to the test in the field since 2009 by thousands of WTA Coaches and Trainers;

// How to use the competences acquired in the sale of Personal Training and Group Training services;

// What the professional prospects of a WTA Trainer are.


Times of the lessons of the on-site course: 

from 09:00 to 18:00 (with a one hour break from 13:00 to 14:00) for all the days of the course, for a total of 16 hours.

Index of topics of the Course Program

• Clubs Training: Multiplanar Ballistic Functional Training, from its historical origins to its applications today, and the differences between Functional Training and traditional training; 

• the scientific principles that govern Clubs Training: concepts of physiology, anatomy, and biomechanics applied to global multiplanar Movement; 

• the fields of application of Clubs Training: aesthetic training - physical preparation - injury prevention - postural recovery - post-traumatic recovery - personal training - group training; 

• the exercises of Global Multiplanar Joint Mobility of the free body Primitive Functional Movement® Training System for the preparation of loading of the hips, of the spine, and of the shoulder complex; 

• the exercises of Clubs Training for Functional Joint Mobility of the shoulder complex and upper limbs (Full Rotations and Pendulum with their preparatory and complementary exercises); 

• the exercises of Clubs Training with a double-grip for the enhancement of:
- the hips and lower limbs (Squat - Lunges - Swing - Side Skiing Squat - Side Swing - Shoulder Clean & Squat - Side Shoulder Clean & Squat);
- the shoulder complex and upper limbs (Barbarian Press - Flag Press - Chest Press - Clean - Side Clean - Gamma Cast - Push Press - Side Push Press);
- the core area (Barbarian Squat - Barbarian Lunges - Baton Lunges - Hammer).

• the exercises of Clubs Training with a single-grip and with two clubs for the enhancement of:
- the hips and lower limbs (Skiing Squat/Single and Double - Swing/Single and Double - Side Swing/Single and Double);
- the shoulder complex and upper limbs (Clean/Single and Double - Swipe/Single and Double - Mills).

• the complex exercises of Clubs Training for athletic conditioning (combined exercises on the transverse plane with the exercises of Side Clean and Gamma Cast - Jerk).

• The functional evaluation of the client: tests of joint mobility, core strength, functional strength, and speed endurance;

• Programming Clubs Training with the implementation of specific protocols of training for personal training and group courses based on the various levels and objectives of the clients (aesthetic - health and wellness - physical conditioning);

• Effective Coaching of the Clubs Training System: communication and motivation; 

• Aspects of sales and marketing of services related to the Clubs Training System.

On-Site Course: those who purchase the On-Site course are entitled to a 60% discount on the purchase of the same course, Online. Once you have the purchased the course, you are entitled to repeat the course as often as you want (if you feel you still have doubts about the program, or if you simply want to continue perfecting the technique of the exercises).

Online Course: those who purchase the Online course are entitled to a 50% discount on the purchase of the same course On-Site.

On-Site Course: once you have purchased the course, you can access your own Reserved Area in which you will have the complete course manual viewable in pdf format, the evaluation cards and the training sheets downloadable in pdf, and the video lessons of 10 base exercises of the program.

Online Course
: once you have purchased the course you can access your own Reserved Area in which you will have the complete course manual viewable in pdf format, the evaluation cards and the training sheets downloadable in pdf, and the video lessons of all of the exercises of the program (more than 50).

Your Reserved Area is equipped with a high information security format. The only technology you will need in order to consult the teaching material in the Reserved Area is Adobe Reader (for the pdf files).
The teaching materials are compatible with: Microsoft Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android.

After having purchased the course (immediately if paying by credit card or PayPal; after receipt of the confirmation of payment if making the payment by bank transfer), you will receive an email (to the email address you indicate when purchasing the course), with details of how to access your Reserved Area where you will find the course you have purchased.
From that point, you have unlimited access to your Reserved Area.
You can access it as and when you want and at any time you want to study, then present the exam when you're ready, without deadlines or expiration dates.

In WTA Courses, the exams are a fundamental part of the training process, as they allow both the WTA and the student to verify that they have correctly learnt both the theoretical concepts and the practical technical applications of the work program of the course.
In this way, 4 positive results are obtained:
1) WTA is sure to put only really prepared Trainers in the field;
2) the new Instructor feels confident that they have mastered the program of study and the executive technique of the exercises, therefore they feel ready to work with clients;
3) the clients who turn to a WTA Trainer are guaranteed to find professionals who are extremely competent and able to help them to reach their objectives;
4) the owners of gyms who employ a WTA Trainer are guaranteed to have professionals who are able to follow their customers in the best way, and to increase the volume of business of their gym.

The exams consist of:

  • theoretical part: in which, through the writing of a thesis on a real case study selected by the student (focussed on a subject who must be one of their clients or themselves), the student demonstrates that they have acquired all of the theoretical principles that lead to the realisation of an effective training program for each specific client (following what has been explained in the course).
  • practical part: in which, through the creation of a video, the student demonstrates that they have mastered the correct executive technique of the base exercises of the course program.

The exam is evaluated by a Tutor who is assigned to the aspiring Trainer at the time they present the exam. The Tutor will assist the student to pass the exam, providing any necessary corrections, both of the theoretical and the practical parts.
The common objective of the WTA and of the aspiring Trainer is to bring the training process initiated at the time of enrolling in the course to completion, so as to have a new WTA Trainer who is fully prepared to work in teaching the training Method learnt, in the most effective and efficient way possible!

On passing the exams, the new Trainer will be awarded the coveted certification of Instructor of Clubs Training that is valid for:

  • inclusion in the prestigious Official Register of WTA Instructors and in the Professional Databank (free of charge);

  • attainment of the CSEN/CONI Diploma and Technical Card (with a €100 enrolment fee).

The Clubs Training Instructor certification entitles students to training credits towards the following Educational Pathways:

  •  Educational Pathways for WTA Specialisation Qualifications: Functional Training Specialist - Strength Training Specialist - Combat Sports Training Specialist - Tactical Training Specialist

On attainment of the Diploma, the Trainer, in addition to receiving the Diploma, is incorporated in the prestigious Official Register of WTA Instructors, within their own region.
This Register, in addition to being the only official document accessible to the public which testifies the real competence of the Trainer, is a true and proper Professional Database which is open both to clients who are looking for a competent Trainer in which to trust, and to the owners of gyms who are looking for Professionals to include in their Instructor Staff.
In fact, the high level of professionalism of the WTA Training, universally recognised since 2009 in all physical fields (from athletic preparation, to medical gymnastics applications, to purely aesthetic fitness), allows the WTA Trainer to be inserted in any sporting environment in which the functionality of the Movement of the human body is indispensable for the health and efficiency of the person, be they an athlete of a specific sports discipline or a person who wants to recover or improve their state of health and physical form.
To date, the WTA Method, through the great work of over 20,000 Trainers trained since 2009, has been applied with great success in all professional sports, in medical and physiotherapy centres, and in thousands of private and commercial gyms.

In particular, the fields of application in which the WTA Trainer is most in demand are those relating to:

  • Conditioning of Joint Mobility, prevention of injuries, and post-traumatic recovery;
  • Conditioning of Functional Force in Sports; 
  • High Intensity Functional Training; 
  • Increasing biomechanical and neuro-motor skills both for general and specific sports; 
  • Aesthetic training associated with the improvement of the Posture; 
  • Group training for any type of level and target.
What are the pre-requisites for entry to the Course?

There are no pre-requisites, the Course is open to everyone.

Are the Diplomas recognised?

WTA Diplomas are recognised in all the Physical, Sporting, and Rehabilitative fields as a guarantee of professionalism that respects the highest global Standards of Quality, and are also recognised by the European SNAQ/CONI and by the International Olympic Committee through the CSEN/CONI.

What does the exam involve?

The exam involves sending a written thesis for the theoretical part and a video for the practical part.

How much time do I have to present the exam?

There is no deadline for presenting the exam; it depends on how much time you dedicate to the study and to the practice of the exercises after having attended the course, and on when you feel you are ready to take the exam.

If I do not pass the exam, can I repeat it?

When the exam is presented, a Tutor will follow you, assisting you step by step (providing you with all the corrections to improve yourself), to help you pass itRepeat the exam is completely free

If I don’t pass the exam, can I retake the On Site Course?

The On Site Course can be retaken as many times as you want, either if you have not passed the exam and need to improve some aspects, or if you have passed and just want to review the program to perfect it. Re-participating in the Course is completely free

What is the timetable for the On-Site Course?

The timetable for all the days of the Course is from 09:00 to 18:00, with a one hour Break from 13:00 to 14:00.

What are the dates of the next On-Site Courses?

Consult the Calendar of upcoming events, which you can find in the bar above, by clicking on the EVENTS tab.

By when do I have to register for the Online Course?

You can register for the Online Course at any time. Once you have purchased the Course, you can attend it whenever you choose (according to your own schedule of available time), progressively studying both the Teaching Manual and the Video Tutorials of the practical exercises, and then you can decide when you're ready to take the exam in order to acquire the Instructor certification.

How long does the access to the Reserved Area last, once I have purchased the Course?

Once you have purchased the Course, you are entitled to unlimited access to your Reserved Area of ​​study, without time limits.

On how many devices can I connect the access to my Reserved Area?

For any single purchase of a Course, you can access your Reserved Area from a maximum of two devices of your choice, which can be a PC, tablet, or smartphone.

By when do I have to register for the On-Site Course?

Up to three six before the start of the Course.

What clothing must I have to take part in the On-Site Course?

Comfortable gym clothing and flat-soled footwear. For the Joint Mobility exercises of the Primitive Functional Movement® free body System, it is recommended to work barefoot with socks that cover the ankles, and long comfortable trousers that cover the knees (for some exercises that involve sliding the legs on the ground).

Where can I see if there are Courses scheduled near me?

Consult the Calendar of upcoming events, which you can find in the bar above, by clicking on the EVENTS tab.

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Steel Clubs Training Instructor Course
Fossano (Cuneo)
Centro Ufficiale WTA Palestre UFC
Via Santa Lucia, 3
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Marco Renna - 39 years old / Personal Trainer & Gym Owner - Forlì (Italy)
What is promoted, taught, and applied by the WTA Functional Training Academy is an effective, scientific, highly technical, and specialised method of functional training. Nothing is left to chance! Being part of this great Family is synonymous with the personal achievement of great goals, of potentials rediscovered, of growth. As an instructor, I am proud to be a WTA Trainer, for all that I have been able to learn from this Method, for the enthusiasm that I feel at every single training I undergo, for the limits that I thought I had and I have exceeded... for the fantastic results that I encounter every day on myself, and also on my students! The WTA creates dependency ... when you try it you realise the potential you have and that you can improve, pushing you to learn more and more, about who you are and what you can become!
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Two words: effective and versatile, this Method can be inserted into any sport. I have practiced martial arts since I was a kid, and I have noticed improvements in my athletic gestures. With the Primitive, Clubs, and Kettlebell you go fast!
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Competence, seriousness, and professionalism. This is what distinguishes the WTA! A training that meets the science of the biomechanics of the human body, and exercises consequently based on how they must really be done and not on “hearsay”. Once you start training with the WTA you won’t be able to do without it anymore, and you’ll want to do as many courses as possible to always improve yourself more!
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I discovered the WTA Functional Training by chance, but I can say first hand that once you enter the Method you cannot do without the WTA. Everything that you need to differentiate yourself, the WTA can give you. I recommend everyone to do at least one training course with the WTA, both if you want to pursue a career, and for personal training. WTA really is for everyone.
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