Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field


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USATF Pacific Coaching News & Information


Dave Shrock and Ed Miller receive 2023 Legacy Coaches Award
nominate a coach for 2024 by emailing Charlotte Sneed

Coaches Committee OpProcedure revision

To bring our committee into compliance with USATF Governance, there are proposed revisions to our committee Operating Procedures. Please email Dave Shrock if you have any concerns or improvements.
Click here for the proposed revisions

Upcoming Level 1 Schools

At our Pacific Association Level 1 School 13-15 January’23 during the MLK weekend 58 coaches completed their Level 1 Training.
Click here for the national schedule of future schools:

Level 1 School $100 Reimbursement for Youth Club Coaches

The Pacific Board of Athletics and Youth Committee is providing $100.00 reimbursement for any PA Youth club coach who attends a Level 1 School from 1 Jan’22 to 31 Dec’23.
Eligibility: Coaches must be 1) 3 step compliant at time of Level 1 completion, and at time of reimbursement request, 2) coaches must be actively coaching with an accredited USATF Pacific Youth Club, 3) Coaches must complete google docs reimbursement form, 4) Provide Level 1 certificate of completion within this timeframe.
If you are eligible go to obtain your reimbursement!

Level 2 Schools

upcoming schools to be listed soon

USATF Level 1 Recertification Application Update

Current certified Level 1 coaches must complete a USATF approved continuing education course each renewal period (in accordance with the schedule below) to maintain certification. Members may verify their certificate expiration date by accessing a copy on USATF Campus (certificates are available under Transcripts).  If you posses a Level 2 or 3, you do not need to renew your Level 1.

July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020 (waiver period)  December 31, 2024

Please note:

  • A Level 1 certificate issued prior to December 31, 2012 is no longer current, and coaches will need to register and attend a new Level 1 School to attain certification
  • Members who completed a Level 1 during the waiver period do not need to take any action until the next recertification period
  • Level 2 and 3 coaches remain exempt from recertification and no action is necessary

Recertification Options

The following are approved by the USATF Coaching Education Committee and qualify for Level 1 recertification:

  1. Complete a minimum of one online course on USATF Campus
  2. Complete a minimum of one USATF specialty course or clinic
    1. USATF Learn By Doing Clinic (2017)
    2. USATF Cross Country Specialist Course
    3. USATF Emerging Elite Coaches Camp
  3. Complete a new USATF Level 1 School and pass the exam

No credit will be provided for any course completed prior to Level 1 certificate date and the Olympic quad start (January 1, 2017).
At time of renewal, USATF membership and SafeSport Training must be current to access the recertification application.

(Late) Application Instructions

You must complete all the steps below to recertify as a Level 1 Coach.

  1. Renew USATF membership for 2022
  2. Complete latest SafeSport Training
  3. Complete an approved recertification course
  4. Submit recertification application and late processing fee ($55)

Late Level 1 Recertification will continue for a limited time. The on time recertification deadline expired on January 31, 2021.

Please note:

  • You must complete steps 1-3 before accessing the recertification application
  • Please do not email copies of your certificates unless requested
  • Please allow five business days for application verification
  • Upon approval, your new certificate will be awarded on USATF Campus and valid until December 31, 2024
  • For additional guidance, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) resource

SafeSport Training

USATF has joined the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to implement the SafeSport program. The goal of SafeSport is to provide a safe environment in our sport at all levels, but particularly for athletes who are ages 18 and under. The SafeSport program includes athlete protection policies, guidelines, codes of conduct, a background screening program, education and training, and a reporting process for any SafeSport concerns within our sport.

  • All Officials and Youth Club Coaches and Volunteers will need to complete the SafeSport Program.
  • Youth Coaches must meet this requirements before your club’s membership will be approved and activated in the USATF system for 2016, and beyond.
  • SafeSport became a requirement of the Coaches Registry as of January 1, 2016, and all certification is good until 31 December, 2020.
  • To complete the free, 90 minute, on-line USATF SafeSport Training course, click here.
  • Click here for the current list of those who have cleared the NCSI background screen and SafeSport Training checks.

Additional Links:

Registered Pacific Coaches Badges Available

  • Through a grant obtained from the National Association Committee and the efforts of LaDonna Aubert working to design and create these badges, you may be eligible to obtain a Registered Pacific Coaches Badge to wear at all events to better protect our athletes and to control access to competition areas. To be eligible for this badge you must be 3-step compliant: 1) current year membership, 2) current SafeSport, 3) NCSI current background check, 4) color photograph loaded onto your Connect 80 membership profile.
  • Once you have this information and uploaded your photo, please complete the short application at:
  • For. YOUTH: Badges are distributed at larger youth meets. For further information, contact LaDonna Aubert

Click Here for Chabot College/Level 1 coaching resources

Click here for previous SuperClinic presentation notes

USOC Coach Magazine: Free e-zine resource for all coaches with informative articles on training and peripheral considerations common amongst all Olympic sports.

Techniques Magazine: A great free quarterly e-zine from the collegiate USTFCCCA with informative article on all aspects of our sport. An excellent information website with well researched articles on a broad variety of topics.

Coaching Athletics: Free e-zine devoted solely to coaching our sport with feature articles and training tips

Click here for a free USOC 30min webinar on how to coach youth athletes

Click here for link to Sports Hope Foundation which helps high school and community college student athletes find pathways to four year colleges and universities.

Click here for survey on high school/Youth coaches survey regarding USATF-Pacific services conducted by HS-Youth SubCommittee Chair Jennifer Oliver in Spring, 2016.



Virtual Meetings & Parliamentary Procedure document

Pacific 3-fold membership drive brochure

Associations Resource Tree (April 2022)

Dr. Dave Shrock’s profile (Jan’2024)

Updates for association bylaws (as of April’23)

USATF SafeSport guide relating to over 18 year old athletes requiring SafeSport Training

Virtual Workshop Associations AEC Presentation (including GTI and Sanctions reports)

Accreditation standards and timeline for 2024 (as of 18 Feb’24)

USATF Association FAQ Troubleshooting page template

Virtual Workshop Branding Logos and Approval Presentation

’24 Assoc Virtual Workshop- Accreditation-Credentialing presentation

Presidential Taskforce Facility Access introduction letter to Associations