Pacific Association USATF

Coaching Education

Coaching Schools, Clinics and Resources

updated 14 January, 2018

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


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 School have been successfully completed with 60 participants over MLK weekend. Our next Level 1 will be MLK weekend of 2019.

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:

Click here for Level 2 School information.  The 2018 summer site will most likely be in the mid-west with info posted sometime in February.


Upcoming Clinics:

Sat, 3 Feb – 2018 HOKA One One SuperClinic, Sacramento City College:
Save the date to come and join us at a clinic devoted solely to maximizing your team and athlete’s success!
The 2018 Clinic will feature 2017 Inspiring Track Coach of the Year Gwen Robertson, Shannon Rowbury’s HS Coach Andy Chan, and Amador Valley’s Jason Oswalt in the endurance room.  The throws room will feature Olympian John Godina, Sac City’s John Badovanic and Pittsburg HS coach Jimmy Caccavo.  Multi state HS champ coach Steve Nelson who’s athletes include Jeneba Tarmoh, Altis Sports Nick Ward and Kevin Morning of Vista del Lago HS will be will be headlining the sprints-hurdles.  Two time Olympian Grace Upshaw (LJ), Olympic coach John Rembao (HJ), with New Mexico coach Jack Batson (TJ) and Kent Rhodes (PV) will anchor the jumps.  In our Special Topics room Dr. Paul Salitsky will discuss how to coach the millennial athlete and more, and Dr. Amol Saxena will discuss Current Treatment of Track & Field Athletes.
Click here for further information:

Previous Clinic Notes and Publications:

5 August 2017- HOKA Endurance Clinic speaker notes
(scroll down to the bottom of the page)

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

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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