Pacific Association USATF

Coaching Education


2017-18 USATF Level 1 Schools

Certification News Flash!
USA Track & Field Level 1 Coaching Education course has officially been certified by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education. NCACE promotes and facilitates coaching competence within all levels of amateur sport by overseeing and evaluating the quality of coaching education programs. Level 1 Schools are the most comprehensive track and field training program in the nation, consisting of 21 hours of instruction focused on the events of track & field and related sport science. The course includes classroom instruction as well as hands-on training. The Level 1 program covers all events by emphasizing fundamentals, rules, safety/risk management, instructional techniques, in addition to specific event group training of endurance, sprints/hurdles, throws and jumps.
Level 1 Schools adopt revised curriculum
Coaching Education has revised the Level 1 curriculum incorporated in a textbook published by Human Kinetics. All Schools from this point forward are utilizing the new curriculum textbook and PowerPoint presentations.

Upcoming level 1 Schools:

The association level 1 schools have concluded for 2017.
The next Association Level 1 will be Sat/Sun, 13/14 January, 2018.  Info to be posted in the fall.
You may also refer to the national calendar for other regional schools:
USATF Level 1 Schools Information & Calendar

Learn-by-do session at January 2015 Level 1 School


Level 2 School Information:

Level 2 School: 17-22 July at CSU Fullerton (SoCal) click here for information

Congratulations to coaches Conella Edgerly and Fernando Ramos for being awarded two Pacific Foundation Scholarships to attend the Fullerton Level 2 School.

NEW: second level 2 for Sprints and Endurance: 27-31 December at IMG Academy, Branderton, Florida.  Information will be posted on:—/Coaches/Coaching-Education/Level-2-(1)/2017-Level-2.aspx


CEUs are now available:
Continuing Education Units for successful Level 1 and 2 graduates from the United States Sports Academy. Visit this page on the USATF website for more schools and registration information.


Upcoming Clinics:

5 August- HOKA Endurance Clinic, Sacramento City College:  Come year coaching legend Dr. Joe Vigil along with other expert regional coaches.  Click here for information


Previous Clinic Notes and Publications:

4 February 2017 HOKA SuperClinic clinic speaker notes
(scroll down to the bottom of the 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
(scroll down to bottom of page)

2015 and 2016 HOKA Endurance Clinic speaker topics and notes
(scroll down to bottom of page)

31 January 2015 HOKA SuperClinic Speakers, Topics and presentations
(scroll down to bottom of page)

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

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

Shadow a Master Coach at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center in three days of “on the field”
observation. Four emerging elite coaches will be afforded this opportunity and receive up to $800
towards travel expenses. Applicants must be members of the USATF Coaches Registry and possess
a Level 2 certification in the event requested. Applications are due July 31, 2017. For more information
and additional eligibility requirements, click the link below.—/Coaches/Coaching-Education/Special-Programs/2017/

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.

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