Coaching Schools & Information

updated 21 December, 2014

For more information and updates, contact Pacific Association Coaches Committee Chair Dave Shrock, [email protected].

2014 - 2015 USATF Level 1 Schools
Certification News Flash! The USA Track & Field Level 1 Coaching Education course has officially been certified by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education. NCACE promotes and facilitates coaching competence within all levels of amateur sport by overseeing and evaluating the quality of coaching education programs.

Level 1 Schools are the most comprehensive track and field training program in the nation, consisting of 21 hours of instruction focused on the events of track & field and related sport science. The course includes classroom instruction as well as hands-on training. The Level 1 program covers all events by emphasizing fundamentals, rules, safety/risk management, instructional techniques, in addition to specific event group training of endurance, sprints/hurdles, throws and jumps.
  • 13-14 December: Clovis West High School, Fresno: Contact School Director Martin Palavicnini at [email protected]
  • 17-18 January: Chabot College, Hayward:
    • COACHES: Chabot College Level 1 School pre-reg deadline is 3 January!
    • Click here for detailed school flyer. Contact School Director Dave Shrock at [email protected]
    • Eight full tuition scholarships will be provided by the USATF Pacific Association Foundation to attend the Chabot Level 1 School. Click here for the application.
  • USATF Level 1 Schools Information & Calendar

2015 USATF Level 2 Schools
Level 2 Event Specialization schools are held around the country during July. The 2015 site will be determined at the Annual Meeting early December.
2015 USATF/IAAF Academy for Combined Events and Jumps
December 28 - January 4, 2015, USOC Olympic Training Center - Chula Vista, California
The IAAF Academy Diploma for Elite Coach is the highest recognized achievement awarded through the IAAF Coaches Education and Certification System (CECS). In addition to the IAAF Diploma, all USATF Level 2 coaches who complete the course will receive a Level 3 certification in their selected event, which is the highest coaching honor in the US.
Click here for further information and submit with resume Terry Crawford, Director of Coaching. Application deadline is: November 24, 2014.

CEUs are now available
Continuing Education Units for successful Level 1 and 2 graduates from the United States Sports Academy. Visit this page on the USATF website for more schools and registration information.

Upcoming Clinics
  • Monday, 19 January: San Jose T&F Coaches' Clinic, Branham HS, San Jose: One day Clinic covering multiple facets of Track and Field. Contact Coach Tobias McLeod at [email protected] or click here for information and registration.
  • Sat., 31 January: 6th Annual West Coast Hoka One One SuperClinic, Sacramento City College: Spend the day investing in your season's success by learning from the top coaches in six event group areas: endurance, sprints/hurdles, jumps, throws, auxiliary, and ultra-running.
  • Sat., 7 February: Willie Davenport Olympian's Learn-by-do Clinic, Logan HS, Union City. Come learn from the Olympians at the venerable learn-by-do opportunity. Info will be posted on: logantrackandfield.com, and click on Olympian's Clinic. You may also contact Coach Lee Web for addition information.
  • Sat, 21 February: Pioneer T&F Coaching Summit, CSU East Bay, Hayward: Come and learn and share with the region's leading coaches including Olympian Marylin King, '14 HS coach of the Year Donney Jones, noted Logan HS and Academy of Arts jumps coach Arno Brewer, CSU East Bay Coach Andrew Murphy, plus perennially successful American River College sprint coach Mike Reid. Registration will be limited to 70 participants so you are encouraged to register early. Click here for more information (updated 11/21/2014), or contact Coach Ralph Jones
  • 21 & 22 February: World Athletics Throws Clinic, Sacramento State. Phase 1-21 Feb, Phase 2-22 Feb. Download this flyer and visit the website for more information.

Clinic Notes and Publications
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