The 2020 USATF Annual Meeting will be conducted virtually via Zoom or a similar method, from December 3rd to the 6th. During that time, we will conduct our Youth Division business that will include elections for the following positions.
At this time, nominations for those positions are being accepted. Nominations must be made in writing to Bruce Long, Youth Nomination Subcommittee Chair on or before midnight PST on November 23rd. Emails are an accepted form and must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and copied to the Youth Division Secretary at email@example.com. All nominees must meet Youth Division requirements including USATF membership, a current NCSI background check and SafeSport compliance.
INDIANAPOLIS — USATF’s 42nd Annual meeting will be held virtually, USATF announced today. The annual meeting of the sports administrators, coaches, volunteers and athletes is set for December 3-6. Additional details will be forthcoming.
“It became clear to us that a virtual version of the USATF Annual meeting had to be made a reality,” said USATF CEO Max Siegel. “Taking the safety and well-being of our constituents into account, as well as the guidance of our COVID-19 working group, this is the best option to serve our members.”
A full schedule and further details for the 2020 meeting will be available soon.
Hall of Fame induction postponed
The 2020 Hall of Fame selection and induction will be postponed until 2021.
USATF CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) INFORMATION PAGE UPDATED REGULARLY
NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2020 – The National Scholastic Athletic Foundation's Indoor Nationals will have a new home this winter, thanks to an exciting partnership announced today with the state-of-the-art Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y.
The 2020-21 season's NSAF Indoor Nationals are set for March 11-14, 2021. The meet is expanding to four days for the first time, including a day devoted to Freshman and Middle School events, in addition to the usual Championship and Emerging Elite divisions.
In less than five years, the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex -- led by Park Administrator Lauren Primerano and Director of Special Events Louis Vazquez -- has become one of the premier centers for track & field at all levels. The 135,000 square-foot, $93 million facility -- the first to be World Athletics-certified in the U.S. -- has hosted the 2019 Toyota USATF Championships, four years of the Hershey and USATF National Youth Championships, the New Jersey and New York state championships and several of the nation's largest and most prestigious invitationals, among others.
"We're thrilled to be able to partner with Ocean Breeze to host the 2021 Indoor Nationals," said NSAF Executive Director Jim Spier. "Since 2015, they've made a tremendous contribution to the sport of track & field at all levels with a world-class facility and world-class leadership. It's a privilege to have them joining us for this new beginning."
Ocean Breeze -- which opened in November, 2015 -- was funded by New York City's PlaNYC initiative, with construction managed in coordination with the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC). The elite-level hydraulically-banked competition track can convert from eight to six lanes and incline up to 4.5 feet.
NSAF Indoor Nationals meet information details, such as registration, entry details, guidelines, meet schedule, accommodations and more will be available in the weeks ahead. The dates of the event may be subject to change depending on the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, possible schedule changes for the New York Indoor State Championships and other factors.
For the health and safety of our instructors, participants, and the local communities where schools are conducted, USATF leadership has decided to indefinitely continue conducting all USATF Coaching Education programs online amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns. This decision was made with support of the Coaching Education Executive Committee.
Since June, USATF has piloted offering coaching education courses on Zoom, including the first-ever Level 1 and 2 Schools. By committing to an online format this will best allow programs to continue to be offered on a regular basis and in a safe manner.
Individuals who pre-registered for a scheduled in-person school will be transferred to an online alternative or issued a full refund.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 gathered by USATF’s Working Group, visit USATF.org/covid19.
Indianapolis -- On Wednesday, USATF was notified by the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE) that its long-standing and expansive Level 1 Coaching Education Program was approved for re-accreditation following review by the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) review panel and USCCE Board of Directors.
Upon completion of the folio review process, the Review Panel determined that Level 1 Coaching Education Program has successfully documented comprehensive program content in alignment with the National Standards for Sport Coaches (NASPE, 2006) and the NCACE Guidelines for program supervision, personnel and operations. USATF is pleased that this re-accreditation continues the “gold standard” for coaching education as both its Level 1 and Level 2 Programs are accredited by NCACE.
USATF will resume its cornerstone Level 1 Program beginning in July, offering schools live on Zoom for the first-time. Click here for more info on USATF Coaching Education Programs.
USATF Level 1 Recertification Application Now Open
USATF members with an expiring Level 1 certificate in 2020 can now apply for renewal through December 31, 2020. Members may verify their certificate expiration date according to the schedule below or by logging into USATF Campus (certificates are available under Transcripts).
January 1, 2013-June 30, 2019
December 31, 2020
July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020 (waiver period)
December 31, 2024
Members who completed a Level 1 during the waiver period do not need to take any action until the next recertification period. Level 2 and 3 coaches remain exempt from recertification and no action is necessary.
You must complete steps 1-3 before accessing the recertification application. Please do not email copies of your certificates unless requested.
*Recertification course must be completed both after Level 1 certificate was last attained and quad start (January 1, 2017). No credit will be provided for any courses completed prior to (last) Level 1 certificate date.
Announcing a Winter Session USATF Level 2 School on Zoom
USATF Coaching Education is pleased to announce a second USATF Level 2 School to close out 2020. The course will be conducted on Zoom December 27-31, 2020. Don’t miss your opportunity to gain an in-depth education in a singular event-group and the knowledge to write a comprehensive training plan. Choose from: Endurance, Sprints/Hurdles/Relays, Jumps, Throws or Youth Specialization.
Nearly 250 USATF members from across the USA (and globally) converged to complete the pilot Level 2 School during the summer. Early application is advised for entry into first choice discipline.
Learn more about the USATF Level 2 Program and apply here.
USATF CALENDAR OF SCHOOLS
USATF Coaching Education will continue on Zoom indefinitely and all remaining 2020 schools are now posted. Don’t miss these upcoming schools available on the USATF Calendar of Schools.
Level 1 Zoom #13 – Eastern Time
Level 1 Zoom #14 – Pacific Time
Level 1 Zoom #15 – Central Time
Level 1 Zoom #16 – Eastern Time
Level 1 Zoom #20 – Eastern Time
Level 1 Zoom #21 – Central Time
Level 1 Zoom #22 – Eastern Time
Level 1 Zoom #23 – Pacific Time
Level 2 – Event Specific School