USA Weightlifting hope to find new Olympic talent through their combine series ©Getty Images

USA Weightlifting have announced the dates and locations for their 2018-2019 combine series which will be used to recruit new Olympic hopefuls.

The events are open to athletes aged between 12 and 24-years-old who are not members of USA Weightlifting already.

The combine series is free to attend and no prior weightlifting experience is necessary.

The first part of each session will see athletes attempt the following events: 30 metre sprint, vertical jump, triple hop, power clean and back squat.

After a break, participants will be taught the weightlifting fundamentals, such as the basics of the snatch and clean and jerk.

Top athletes from the combine series will be invited to a USA Weightlifting camp next summer.

The combine series will run from September 2018 until April 2019 and will hold events across the country.

California will host the first event at the Sacramento State University on September 16.

The combine series will then visit Albuquerque in New Mexico and Irvine in California in September.

Other combine series events will be taking place in a variety of states including Arizona, Illinois, New Jersey, North Carolina, Kansas, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, South Carolina, Nevada ,Indiana, Texas, Hawaii, New York, North Dakota, Ohio and Utah.