Due to the extenuating circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the country, Rule 306 Junior Olympics Program (found in 2021 USATF Competition Rules) cannot be followed in its entirety. Therefore, the Youth Division, with support, and cooperation from the Association Executive Committee and endorsement of the National Office, has decided that for the competition year 2021, local Association and Regional Championship meets will not serve to qualify youth athletes into the National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championship in Jacksonville, Florida on July 26 - August 01, 2021.
Although there will be no advancement requirements (Association or Region ), in an effort to preserve the integrity of the JOTF National Championship suggested "Guidelines of Participation" for direct entry into the 2021 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships will be provided shortly. These guidelines will be posted on-line (www.usatf.org) and on athletic.net (registration site). Athletes and coaches are encouraged to review these suggested “Guidelines for Participation” when considering entry into this National Championship.
USATF remains committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of our athletes, officials, volunteers, staff and guests while making every effort to resume offering our youth athletes an opportunity to compete in a safe and secure environment.
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:
JULY 26 - AUGUST 01, 2021
University of North Florida - 1 UNF Drive Jacksonville , FL 32224
SUMMER LEVEL 2 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
USATF Coaching Education is pleased to announce the summer USATF Level 2 School is set for July 19-23, 2021. Enrollment will be limited to 50 per discipline (Endurance, Sprints/Hurdles/Relays, Jumps, Throws or Youth Specialization). Early application is advised for placement in first-choice event-group. [Learn More]
INTRODUCING NEW “SCIENCE OF LONG JUMPING” COURSE ON USATF CAMPUS
Explore how the brain learns, controls and stores long jump movements, how to select the jumper’s most effective takeoff leg and more in this course authored by Dr. Christine Brooks, Level 2 Sports Science Coordinator [Learn More]
REMINDER TO VERIFY STATUS OF USATF COACHES REGISTRY REQUIREMENTS
Members may verify their registry status by logging into their membership profile on USATF Connect while development of the public Coaches Registry listing is under construction. To meet all requirements, a green (current) status must be displayed under Membership, Center for SafeSport Training, Background Screening and the Coach Certification tabs. All requirements must be current through the last date of competition to qualify for a registered coach credential.
In addition, members must be listed on the club profile and/or designated by declared athlete during the specified USATF Championship. [Learn More]
New spring and summer dates for Level 1 Schools have been added to the Calendar of Schools All schools continue to be conducted in the Zoom format indefinitely. [View upcoming schools]
LATE LEVEL 1 RECERTIFICATION APPLICATIONS STILL OPEN
If your Level 1 certificate expired on December 31, 2020, apply now for late recertification. Members must complete a four-step process to extend their certificate until December 31, 2024 and retain recognition as an USATF Level 1 Coach, eligibility for the Coaches Registry and upper level coaching education courses. [Learn More]
As of April 13, 2021 *schedule subject to change*
2021 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships
June 23-26, 2021
2021 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
July 26-August 1, 2021
2021 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships
December 11, 2021
2022 USATF National Youth Indoor Championships
Staten Island, NY
March 18-20, 2022
2022 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships
June 21-26, 2022
2022 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
July 25-31, 2022
2022 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships
College Station, TX
December 10, 2022
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 CORONAVIRUS 2019 (COVID-19) INFORMATION PAGE UPDATED REGULARLY
December 11, 2021
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