Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field

Coaching Education

Coaching Schools, Clinics and Resources

updated 6 October, 2021

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

Become a USATF Level 1 Coach at Home!

USATF has begun the delivery of online Level 1 Schools via Zoom in real-time across a four-day schedule.  We have requested that the traditional Pacific staff conduct a Zoom school over Martin Luther
King Weekend, information TBA.  Click here for the national schedule of schools:

Level 2 Schools

USATF Coaching Education is pleased to announce that the winter USATF Level 2 School (Zoom) is set for December 27-31, 2021. Enrollment will be limited to 50 per discipline (Endurance, Sprints/Hurdles/Relays, Jumps, Throws or Youth Specialization). Early application is advised for placement in first-choice event-group. [Learn More]

Upcoming USATF Campus Site Maintenance and Relaunch
USATF Campus moved has moved to new website, and users will be unable to login to their account to complete courses, including the Level 1 Exam, retrieve certificates or purchase new courses from the previous website
All previous users should have received a new system generated password to login. Contact [email protected] if you require additional login or navigating assistance.

Upcoming Clinics

no upcoming clinics scheduled at this time
Due to ongoing COVID concerns, the SuperClinic scheduled for early February 2021 has been cancelled.  We hope to offer once again Sat., 5 February…stay tuned!


Previous Clinic Notes and Publications

1 February 2020 – SuperClinic speaker notes, are listed at the bottom of the SuperClinic page

2 February 2019 – SuperClinic speaker notes, are listed at the bottom of the SuperClinic page

3 February 2018 – HOKA SuperClinic speaker notes; they are listed at the bottom of the SuperClinic page

5 August 2017- HOKA Endurance Clinic speaker notes; they are listed at the bottom of the SuperClinic page

4 February 2017 HOKA SuperClinic clinic speaker notes; they are listed at the bottom of the SuperClinic page

8 August 2017 HOKA Endurance Clinic speaker topics and notes

 5 July 2016 Trials SuperClinic videos 

30 January 2016 HOKA SuperClinic clinic speaker notes; they are listed at the bottom of the 2018 HOKA Super Clinic page.

2015 and 2016 HOKA Endurance Clinic speaker topics and notes; they are listed at the bottom of the 2018 HOKA Super Clinic page.

31 January 2015 HOKA SuperClinic Speakers, Topics and presentations; they are listed at the bottom of the 2018 HOKA Super Clinic page.

3 Feb. 2014 HOKA SuperClinic Speakers, Topics and Topic Summaries

Excellent books for Endurance Coaches:

Coach Joe Vigil is one of America’s most successful endurance coaches (19 NCAA Championships and 22 Olympians) has just released his biography ‘Chasing Excellence’, which is a great read for both endurance coaches and athletes alike.
For further information and to order a copy, go to:

Coach Jim Hunt, legendary Humboldt State and UC Davis Cross Country Coach, has extensively studied variables which relate to efficient and economical running mechanics. He is at the forefront of running mechanics analysis, and has dedicated the majority of his career to assessing ways for runners to improve their form. In addition to mechanics, Coach Hunt breaks down specific drills and workouts and incorporates them into weekly, monthly, and yearly cycles. His expertise in determining proper warm-up drills, conditioning workouts, and post-workout routines helps the athlete reach peak performance. His training ideals and drills are appropriate for runners of all ages and abilities. Results from Coach Hunt s athletes over the years speak for themselves, and are a testimony to the success of the methodology he applies to training and racing. To purchase a copy from Coaches Choice, click here

USATF Campus – great on-line learning modules

The online learning platform is available to all coaches, athletes and educators with an interest in
better understanding human performance. Users can access valuable information about the sport of track & field to use towards certifications or continuing education hours for work completed. Use the
site as your personal profile for tracking all your extended learning needs.
USATF Campus offers:
• Access to courses for athletes and coaches which are applicable to all sports, in
addition to specialized track and field courses
• Professional development which is affordable and convenient
• Evidence-based information from leading sport scientists and coaches
• Training tips and words of wisdom from Legend Coaches
Click here for a listing of available courses and detailed course outline of each offering

Excellent on-line publication for coaches:

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

2008 Trials Super Clinic Speaker Notes:
Presentation notes
from 40 of the nation’s top coaches presented at the Olympic Trials SuperClinic.

From USATF Level 1 Coach’s Certification Clinic and Speed Dynamics: American Institute of Sport, and handouts from Bob Rush: Athlete Nutrition Tips

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