SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, 5 August for the 2017 HOKA OneOne Endurance-Cross Country Clinic
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CLICK HERE for HOKA ONE ONE SuperClinic presentations
Coaches Committee News
Upcoming level 1 Schools:
Regional Level 1 Schools have been completed for 2017.
Click here for a national calendar of upcoming schools
Level 2 School: 17-22 July at CSU Fullerton (SoCal) click here for information
(register quickly as this school will fill fast!)
Click here for Pacific Association Level 2 Coaching Scholarship application (closes 9 April)
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. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE
SafeSport becomes a requirement of the Coaches Registry as of January 1, 2016.
Officials and coaches may complete the SafeSport training on line (allow 3 hours with exam at end).
To complete the USOC SafeSport Training course, click here.
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 the current list of coaches who have cleared the NCSI background screen and SafeSport Training checks.
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.
USA Track & Field Foundation announces Youth Club Grant recipients.
PITTSBURGH – The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and Executive Director Tom Jackovic announced today it has awarded 32 Youth Club Grants to track & field clubs throughout the country. The grants assist young male and female athletes with expenses such as travel to meets, equipment, uniforms and facility rental.
Grants were awarded to the following USATF Pacific youth clubs:
- East Palo Alto Greyhounds Youth Athletic Association, East Palo Alto: $2,500
- Hercules Running Rebels, Hercules: $1,500
- High Speed Track Club, Oakland: $1,500
Long time Youth Club coach and starter Bob Shor was awarded the Pacific Association Legacy Coach Awards at the 4 Feb HOKA SuperClinic. Click here for Bob’s contributions to our association.
Elite Athlete Grants The application for Elite Athlete Training Grants for 2017 is now available on the Pacific Association USATF Foundation web page. The application must be received by Feb. 1, 2017. Grants will be awarded by March 1.
Read the USATF Report on last Sunday’s USATF National Junior Olympic XC Championships with links to videos and results. Note that Yamilet Lopez is entioned as a USATF Pacific member but she and her team ( Pacific Coast ShockWaves) are not USATF Pacific members, but belong to USATF Southern California. Our star mentioned in the article is Kaylah Grant and her club, the Los Gatos TC: “Kaylah Grant (USATF Pacific, Los Gatos Track Club) took off early in the girls 15-18 5 km and never looked back.”! Los Gatos TC placed 3rd in the Boys and Girls 13-14 division and took first in the girls 15-18 division. Congratulations! And congratulations to all PA Youth who made it to the JO XC Nationals!