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BECOME A USATF LEVEL 1 COACH ON ZOOM!
Become a USATF Level 1 Coach from the convenience of your home. In the NEW format, the course is presented in real-time across four days on Zoom. Enjoy all the benefits associated with the traditional USATF Level 1 School including:
• Science- based, athlete-centered and coach- driven curriculum delivered in a digestible format
• Q & A session with Team USATF instructors and interaction with coaches from across the nation
• The USATF Coaching Essentials e-book (complete with sample microcycles, drills, error correction techniques and dedicated units for every track and field event)
• Accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE)
• Meets the USATF Coaches Registry - Education Standard and provides eligibility to more advanced levels of the USATF Professional Pathway
• Open to USATF (adult) members of all levels. No coaching experience is required
• Attendance at all live sessions is required in order to sit for the USATF Level 1 Exam.
• Registration is limited to 55 participants per school
REGISTER NOW AT USATF.ORG/CALENDAROFSCHOOLS
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
PITTSBURGH - The USA Track & Field Foundation is currently accepting Youth Grant applications from interested clubs and organizations for its 2021 Youth Grant awards, announced USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic.
Youth track clubs and programs from all areas of the United States are encouraged to apply. The Foundation favors the use of grant money to expand existing youth
programs/clubs, to provide additional competitive opportunities for children and to enhance the experience for all participants. Preference is given to clubs that are based in low-income areas. It also favors programs that have a history of solid financial management, multiple funding sources and community support. Allowable expenses include equipment, uniforms, meet fees, travel, facility rental, and outreach.
Interested parties may fill out the USATF Foundation grant application online at:
https://usatffoundation.org/grant-info/applications/youth-club-grant-application/The grant application deadline is January 31th, 2021. Grants will be awarded in February. Grantees will be contacted directly if they should be selected. Each individual organization is eligible for one grant per calendar year. The USATF Foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 in Youth Club Grants since 2006.
The USA Track & Field Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track & field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging elite athletes, and distance training centers. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts and from generous fans
of track & field.
Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants, career counseling (mentoring and jobs) and participation in Run With US! (www.runwithus.org). Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.
For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, visit
www.usatffoundation.org or contact Trixie Saumsiegle at (302)332-5043 or
USATF CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) INFORMATION PAGE UPDATED REGULARLY
2020 USATF ANNUAL MEETING DECEMBER 3 – 6
USATF Annual Meeting Held Virtually
National Youth Track Coaches Association
Congratulations to our new officers!
NYTCA Newly Elected Officers
Ron Williams – President / GA
James Smith - Vice President / AZ
Ronda Broome – Secretary /GA
Keith Combs – Treasurer / TX
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.