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
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.
For Students Initially Enrolling Full Time in the 2021-22 Academic Year
Given the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the educational environment, the NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the NCAA membership to identify the following changes to the initial-eligibility certification process for students who initially enroll full time in a collegiate institution during the 2021-22 academic year. The Eligibility Center will continue to monitor the environment and make necessary adjustments to prioritize health, safety and fairness for all prospective student-athletes.
INDIANAPOLIS — The USATF COVID-19 Working Group has approved an update to its Event Hosting guidance.
The update includes amended guidance on multiple items, including specific updates for cross country, road race, Mountain / Ultra / Trail (MUT) events, and indoor track and field.
In all phases, USATF stresses personal hygiene, face coverings and social distancing. The updated guidance requires face coverings for all event participants and attendees, with limited exceptions. Until a vaccine is developed, long-term immunity can be confirmed, or a cure is found, there is no way of completely eliminating the risk of fatal infection. This should always be in the forefront when considering return to training or event hosting decisions.
As more information is discovered about COVID-19, the guidance will be amended accordingly. Athletes and coaches are encouraged to visit usatf.org/covid19 regularly for updates.
USATF Event Hosting Guidance - UPDATED v1.4
USATF Guidelines for Return to Training
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.