USATF COACHING EDUCATION
USATF Calendar of Schools
Jan 17-19 — University of Hawaii at Manoa – Honolulu, HI
Jan 17-19 — Boise High School – Boise, ID
Jan 18-19 — Chabot College – Hayward, CA
Jan 25-26 — Pacific Lutheran University – Tacoma, WA
Feb 14-16 — Canby High School – Canby, OR
Feb 15-16 — Christian Brothers College High School – St. Louis, MO
Feb 15-16 — North Central College – Naperville, IL
Feb 22-23 — Alhambra High School – Phoenix, AZ
Feb 29-Mar 1 — Skyline High School – Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 7-8 — Catholic University of America – Washington, DC
Mar 21-22 — Villanova University – Philadelphia, PA
June 7-9 — Life University – Marietta, GA
June 12-14 — Morristown Medical Center – Morristown, NJ
June 21-23 — High Point University – High Point, NC
June 27-28 — North Central College – Naperville, IL
July 17-19 — Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
July 31-Aug 2 — Yale University – New Haven, CT
Oct 2-4 — Community College of Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 9-11 — Marian University – Indianapolis, IN
Nov 15-17 — Life University – Marietta, GA
Nov 21-22 — Allen High School – Allen, TX
Dec 11-13 — University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC
Dec 11-13 — St. John’s School – Houston, TX
Dec 18-20 — Westerville South High School – Westerville, OH
Dec 21-22 — Florida Atlantic University – Boca Raton, FL
INTRODUCING BASIC SCIENCE OF SPRINTING ON USATF CAMPUS
From USATF Level 2 Sports Science Director and University of Florida professor, Dr. Christine Brooks, USATF presents a new online course on USATF Campus, Basic Science of Sprinting. The three-hour course provides analysis into the fundamental questions below surrounding speed training:
• How does strength, power and speed interact to produce optimum acceleration, maximum speed and fatigue resistance?
• How do neural mechanisms determine a sprinter’s explosive and reactive strength?
• Why do some forms of strength quality training transfer to speed improvement while other forms do not transfer?
Basic Science of Sprinting joins over 10 sports science courses available on USATF Campus spanning the disciplines of plyometric training, fatigue, motor learning, training theory and more.
And for a Limited Time Save 20% on All Courses on USATF Campus
Use promo code NEWYEAR20 at the checkout to save 20% on all courses on USATF Campus now through January 31, 2020. USATF Professional Pathway courses (Level 1, 2, 3) excluded from the promotion.
All courses on USATF Campus include a certificate of completion, life-time access, CEU eligible in partnership with Indiana University and qualify for credit toward the USATF Coaches Registry Education Standard.
Learn more at courses.usatf.org
2019 USATF COACHING EDUCATION AWARD WINNERS
Nike Coach of the Year: Lawrence “Boogie” Johnson, California State University Northridge
The Nike Coach of the Year Award was established in 1998 to recognize the outstanding achievements by coaches in the sport of track and field.
Dr. Joe Vigil Sports Science Award: Andrew Allden, University of South Carolina
This award recognizes a coach who is very active in the area of scholarship, and contributes to the coaching literature through presentations and publications. This award identifies a coach who utilizes scientific techniques as an integral part of his/her coaching methods, or has created innovative ways to use sport science.
Ron Buss Service Award: Dave Pavlansky, Boardman Local School System
This award recognizes a coach that has a distinguished record of service to the profession in leadership roles, teaching, strengthening curricula and advising and mentoring coaches. This person is a leader, whose counsel others seek, and who selflessly gives his/her time and talent.
Fred Wilt Coach/Educator of the Year Award: Charles Clinton, USATF Level 2/Emerging Elite Instructor
This award recognizes a coach that has a distinguished record, which includes sustained, exceptional performance. This award will be presented annually to recognize one individual who has exemplified passion and leadership nationally for the promotion of USATF Coaching Education.
Vern Gambetta/Young Professional Award: Dr. David Bellar, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
This award recognizes a young coach in the first 10 years of his/her career that has shown an exceptional level of passion an initiative in Coaching Education. This award will be presented annually to recognize one individual who has exemplified passion and leadership nationally for the promotion of USATF Coaching Education.
Terry Crawford/Distinguished Female in Coaching Award: Makiba Batten, Western Michigan University
This award recognizes a female coach that has shown an exceptional level of accomplishment, passion and initiative in Coaching Education. This award will be presented annually to recognize one female coach who has exemplified passion and leadership nationally for the promotion of USATF Coaching Education.
Kevin McGill/Legacy Award: Dr. Larry Judge, Ball State University
This award recognizes a veteran coach with 25+ years of involvement that has shown an exceptional level of passion an initiative in Coaching Education. This award will be presented annually to recognize one individual who has exemplified passion and leadership nationally for the promotion of USATF Coaching Education.
Level 2 Coaches/Rising Star Award: Jacob Cohen, University of Illinois
This award recognizes a coach that has utilized the USATF level 2 CE program to make an impact on their coaching that includes sustained, exceptional performance. This award will be presented annually to recognize one individual who has recently completed the level 2 school and it has helped to make an impact on their coaching. This award winner exemplifies the impact of the USATF Coaching Education program.
Navigating the New USATF.org – Coach Information
The new and improved USATF website launched in early November and navigation has never been easier. Simply select Coaches from the Programs heading and you’ve arrived at the crossroads for the USATF Coaches Registry, Calendar of Schools, grants, national team selection and more. 2020 programming information continues to be added weekly and a full calendar will be available in early 2020.
Test drive the new look and website today at usatf.org!
USATF Coaching Education by the Numbers — 2019 Year in Review
Level 1 — 1,800 participants across 43 schools in 27 states
Level 2 — 400 participants across three schools (Queens, NY, Chula Vista, CA, Bradenton, FL)
Level 3 — 51 participants across the disciplines of Sprints/Hurdles and Endurance
Cross Country Specialist Course — 200 participants across two schools (Houston, TX, Colorado Springs, CO)
USATF Campus — 700 courses delivered online
Grants — $20,000 awarded in coaching education grants and mentorship experiences
Thank you to all who participated in a 2019 course and to the dedication of our USATF certified instructors in delivering coaching education and aiding in the tradition and pursuit of the World’s #1 track and field team!