One Week OF

World-class Weightlifting Seminars

Coach Jim Schmitz

Jim Schmitz

3-time US Olympics team coach, 50 years of competition & coaching experience

Coach Manuel Buitrago

Manuel Buitrago

Founder & Director of Ma Strength, Expert in the Chinese weightlifting methods

Coach Oleksiy Torokhtiy

Oleksiy Torokhtiy

2-time Olympian, Medalist in multiple World & European Championships

Train with 3 world-class coaches

in the same week

Experience lifting like a pro

at the best facility in the world

Luxury accommodations & food

included in one ticket price


if seminars & travel purchased separately


Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center in San Diego, California, USA

  • First opened in 1995, CVEATC is a designated Olympic and Paraolympic training center

  • 155-acre campus has dedicated facilities to train dozens of Olympic sports including weightlifting

  • Stay on-campus in newly renovated athlete housing with meals, housekeeping & WiFi included

Capacity is limited to ensure an intimate experience





APRIL 23 – APRIL 29, 2023



  • Includes three (3) 2-day seminars with each coach (6 days of seminars)

  • Plus: 6-nights accommodation on campus & full access to the facilities

  • Plus: 3 buffet-style meals per day

*price will increase after Early Bird sales end on 1/31/2023



What prerequisites do I need to have to attend this event?

The Weightlifting Experience is appropriate for Oly lifters of all experience levels from novice amateurs to advanced competitors. Most participants will have decent experience with snatches and clean & jerks. However, if you are very new to weightlifting or coming from powerlifting or CrossFit, you will still get a lot out of these seminars. At the very minimum you should be able to perform front squats, back squats, and overhead squats with an empty barbell.

How large are the seminars and what will the setup be like?

Each seminar is limited to 50 participants and there will be around 10 platforms, with approximately 5 sharing a platform at a time. We will have barbells and weights for shared use. You are also welcome to bring your own barbell.

I’m coming with a friend but we’re registering separately, how do I ensure we stay together the whole week?

After you both register, make sure to email us at We will be making group assignments closer to the event. Everyone assigned to the same group will stay together for the seminars the entire week.

What are the accommodations like?

You will be staying at the recently renovated athlete housing on-site at Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. The housing is set up as 2-bedroom 2-bathroom suites, sharing a living area. Each bedroom has two separate single beds. So you will be sharing a room and bathroom with one other person.

Can I request a specific roommate? Or What if I prefer not to have one?

Yes. During registration you will be asked for an optional roommate request. Just make sure that your roommate also requests you when they register.

Also, we have a very limited number of single occupancy add-ons ($800) if you prefer not to share a room & bathroom. You can only add this during checkout when you buy a ticket.