Norine Richardson - 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award
March 17 - 19, 2023
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June 26 - July 01, 2023
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Ahead of upcoming USATF Championships, members are reminded to verify their standing on the USATF Coaches Registry List. All requirements must be completed to be eligible for a coach credential at USATF Championships. If your name no longer appears on the public list, login to your membership profile on USATF Connectto update the lapsed requirement(s) [Learn More]
The online learning platform 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 and 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.
Under the direction of Dr. Christine Brooks, well known USATF Coaching Education sports science director and accomplished exercise physiologist and training theory expert. Over thirteen courses exploring the science of human performance in sport are currently available. These courses are:
All courses are available here.
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.
The National Youth Track Coaches Association through the USATF Coaches Advisory Committee submitted a proposal to change the USATF Youth Championships Coaches Credentialing Program Policy.
The partnership of National Youth Track Coaches Association, USATF Coaches Advisory Committee, USATF Youth Department and Coaching Education Department worked together to devise a policy that not only benefits our USATF youth coaching constituency, but also further promotes the USATF Coaching Education program. I hope that the new policy will result in more youth coaches understanding the benefit of utilizing the coaching education resources provided by USATF.
The USATF Youth Department announces revisions to the USATF Youth Championships Coaches Credentialing Program Policy. This revision is immediately effective. The USATF Youth Department in conjunction with the USATF Coaching Education Departmentencourages all coaches to take advantage of the benefits the USATF Coaches Registry Program offers. Please familiarize yourself with coaching education programs and registry requirements at www.usatf.org/programs/coaches and/or contact Matt.Rohlf@usatf.org.
Youth Championships Coaching Credentials shall be issued based upon the following criteria:
(revised 4-21) USATF National Championships require that event registrants shall be date-of-birth verified. Members are required to upload/submit their birthdate verification documents while completing their membership profile on the USATF Connect system. There may be other competitions that require birthdate verification. Check event eligibility requirements carefully when registering for an event.
DOCUMENT SUBMISSION DEADLINE Documents submitted for birthdate verification will be processed within five (5) business days of submission (excluding holidays). It is the responsibility of the registrant to assure submission in a timely manner to meet entry deadlines.
HOW TO SUBMIT DOCUMENTS Birthdate verification documents must be uploaded through USATF Connect. If you are experiencing trouble uploading these documents, please contact the USATF National Office for assistance. Be advised that birthdate verification documents will not be accepted or uploaded by the National Office. Procedures for uploading these documents in the USATF Connect system must be adhered to and there will be no exceptions. Documents sent to the National Office will be returned and the verification will not be processed. If a document is illegible it will be invalidated and will not be processed. Invalidated documents will not result in an extension of the submission deadline. No extension will be granted for invalidated documents that require re-submission. The processing period will remain in effect. Birthdate verification documents will remain a permanent part of the member profile and will not require re-submission.
DATA PROTECTION Documents/data provided to USATF will be hosted on a secure platform in the USATF Connect system. Association Officers/Employees that are permitted to view membership information within the system are required to submit the mandated USATF Data Protection Policy Agreement or will be denied access.
ACCEPTED DOCUMENTS Accepted verification documents include copy of Birth Certificate, Passport, Certified Baptismal Record, Driver's License, or U.S. Government Issued Identification.