Coaches Committee News
Upcoming Level 1 Schools:
The Association level 1 has been completed with 60 coaches in attendance. The next USATF Pacific Level 1 School will be Sat-Sun, 19-20 January 2019.
Click here or a calendar of all Level 1 Schools
Level 2 School: There will be two Level 2 Schools held this summer:
– Marian Univ, Indianapolis from 16-21 July. Click here for details
– Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista, CA from 6-10 August. Click here for details
Re-certification Guidelines for All Current Level 1 Coaches
All current Level 1 coaches are certified with USATF through December 31, 2020. The qualifying period for a current Level 1 certification is course completion from January 1, 2013-December 31, 2020. For coaches who choose not to seek a Level 2 certification before December 31, 2020, the options below apply to extend your Level 1 certification through the next Olympic Quad, 2021-2024.
Options to recertify are the following, choose one:
Option 1: Renewal certification earned by completing ONE course offered on USATF CAMPUS, from January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020.
Option 3: As of January 1, 2020-December 1, 2020, register for the online recertification exam to retest on the methodology and content of the Level 1 textbook, “Track & Field Coaching Essentials.”
A recertification application will be available in the last 12 months of the current certification period in which the coach will fill out with USATF membership number, coach profile, and the chosen option from one of the three above. After submission to the National Office coaching department, the option will be verified via the coach education databases and certification issued with an updated Level 1 certificate through 2024.
All offerings of courses or clinics available can be located on the Calendar of Schools.
Level 1 certification issued prior to December 31, 2012 are no longer current, and coaches will need to register and attend a Level 1 school.
Level 2 or 3 certified coaches are exempt from needing any recertification to maintain a current coach certification with USATF.
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 became 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 questions interspersed).
To complete the USOC SafeSport Training course, click here.
Click here for the current list of coaches who have cleared the NCSI background screen and SafeSport Training checks.
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.