Pacific Association USATF


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, 3 February for the 2018 HOKA OneOne SuperClinic
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Coaches Committee News


Upcoming level 1 Schools:
Regional Level 1 Schools have been completed for 2017
The next Association level 1 will be Sat/Sun, 13/14 January, 2018 (MLK weekend).  Info to be posted in the fall.
Click here for a national calendar of upcoming schools

Level 2 School: The CSU Fullerton School was successfully completed.  Details for the July 2018 School will be posted in February of 2018.

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. 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 questions interspersed).
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.

YTF Fall 2017 Pacific Association Youth Committee Meeting

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Youth, Youth Coaches Corner Spotlight | 0 comments

Pacific Association Youth Committee:

You are invited to attend the Fall 2017 Pacific Association Youth Committee Meeting to be held on October 28, at 10:00 AM at Logan High School in Union City. All interested parties are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided. If you plan to attend, please R.S.V.P to: [email protected]

The Pacific Association Championship schedule and the Club-Hosted Track and Field meet schedule will be voted upon at this meeting. If your club is interested in hosting a meet, please send an e-mail to the Youth Vice-Chair, Carl Bryant [email protected]

Meeting Agenda click HERE

PAF 2017-18 Coaching Education Scholarship Application Now Available!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Coach, pausatf | 0 comments

To facilitate the goal of producing well educated coaches, the Pacific Association USATF
Foundation (including San Luis Obispo, San Benito, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties north to the Oregon border in California, and central/northern Nevada) has made available up to 8 (eight) scholarships grants to pay the tuition to attend a USATF Level 1 Coaching Education School. Pacific Association member coaches who complete and submit the attached form by Sunday, 10 December, at 5:00pm will become eligible to have their tuition fee paid for the Chabot College School on 13-14 January 2018. Recipients are responsible for their own transportation, USATF membership fees, accommodation, and meals.

Submit your application today!


PA Bob Shor, longtime PA Coach, Volunteer, Official passes

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Coach, Cross Country, PA Masters TF News, Youth, Youth Coaches Corner Spotlight | 0 comments

Memorial Services Announced.

The memorial services for long time Track & Field and Cross Country Youth Coach, Starter and Official, Bob Shor has been set. Services will take place on Saturday September 16th beginning at 2pm at Santa Rosa High School ( 1235 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, Ca)

Click HERE to view the obituary published in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat


YOUTH Mike Hammerquist, long-time PA Youth Coach/Volunteer, Memorial Service is August 12.

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Coach, Youth | 0 comments

Service: August 12th at 3pm, Covenant Worship Center, 2622 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA

Known throughout the USATF, college, high school and youth circuit as a throws coach who cares, it was a sad day in history when it was discovered that Mike Hammerquist’s spirit had fled this earth on Tuesday, July 18.  While his earthly body may no longer be present with us at track & field meets, the many memories of a man who cared deeply for each and every athlete he trained will stay with us for many years to come.  

As a die-hard 3M Track Club coach, Mike not only serviced the throws coach needs for his own club but he kindly spread his wealth of throwing knowledge to any youth athlete in need.  As an active contributor to the Pacific Association (PA), USATF for nearly 3 decades he still found time to train at local high schools in our area.  Although his health was dramatically deteriorating in the last year, he still found the inner strength to continue in his is most recent coaching stint was at Berkeley High School through the 2017 season.

Mike also fulfilled roles on the PA youth Board of Athletics as the first ever Treasurer and then our Field Chairperson for several years.  Mike contributed in so many ways it will be impossible to remember them all.  We ask that you consider replying with a Mike story of your own.  How did he touch your world?

In sport,

Joanne Camargo, Pacific Association Past Youth Chair

P.S.  A request from his son Kyle; if you have any pictures of Mike Hammerquist, please forward them to his son Kyle Hammerquist at [email protected]