CONVENTION UPDATE: Track & Field Academy Courses

NEW ORLEANS – Whether you are a newcomer to coaching track & field or a long-time veteran looking to push the boundaries of your knowledge, the Track & Field Academy has offerings for everyone at the 2016 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Convention in Orlando, Florida, this December.

Nine classes – including such popular courses as the “310: Strength & Conditioning Coach Certification,” the “201: Track & Field Technical Certification,” and the “Master’s Endorsement Program” for several disciplines – will be taught at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes Resort & Spa by some of the world’s best coaches and clinicians.

Please note that enrollment in Track & Field Academy courses at the USTFCCCA Convention is a separate process and a separate cost from the Convention registration.

Six of the nine courses take place on December 12 and 13 – which is prior to and/or on the official December 13 start date of the USTFCCCA Convention. The Convention lasts through Friday, December 16.

Three courses, including the “Strength & Conditioning Coach Certification” and the “Track & Field Technical Certification” offerings, will take place December 17-18.

A full listing of courses at the Convention, listed in order of course number, can be found below or on the USTFCCCA Convention website here.

Registration/application is available on the USTFCCCA Convention website here or on the Track & Field Academy website here.

Questions about the USTFCCCA Track & Field Academy? Please contact Boo Schexnayder.

201. T&F Technical Certification

Dec. 17 (9am – 8pm) & Dec. 18 (8am – 1pm) | $135*

Instructors:
Tommy Badon

Course Brochure

A certification granting course covering training design and technical instruction in a variety of Track & Field event areas. Topics include training components, training design, technical instruction and teaching progressions in the 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500/1600, 3K/3200, 5K, 10K, 100/110h, 300/400h, Glide SP, DT, JT, LJ, TJ, HJ, PV, 4×100, 4×200, 4×400. 

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* Increases to $155 10 days prior to the course

 

202. T&F Program Management Certification

Dec. 13 (8am – 2pm) | $85*

Instructors:
Brian Bancroft
Jack Sands

Course Brochure

A certification granting course covering all non-technical aspects of Track & Field coaching. Topics include ethics, roster management, budget, finance, equipment, academic monitoring, entries, eligibility, meet management

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* Increases to $100 10 days prior to the course

 

310. Strength & Conditioning Coach Certification

Dec. 17 (8am – 10pm) & Dec. 18 (8am – 4pm) | $245

Instructor:
Boo Schexnayder

Carrie Lane
Kyle Pierce

Course Brochure

A detailed course covering all aspects of strength training, and other key athletic qualities. Successful completion of the course and its evaluations grants the Track & Field Academy’s Strength & Conditioning Certification. This course is open to anyone, and credit received for successfully completing the course is applicable to the Master’s Endorsement Program.

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408. Sports Science for Speed/Power Events

Dec. 12 (2pm – 9pm) & Dec. 13 (8am – 1pm) | $135*

Instructors:
Boo Schexnayder

Course Brochure

A 12 hour course covering applicative science for sprint, hurdle, jump, and throw training programs. Topics include motor learning, speed/power physiology, biomechanics, musculoskeletal function, and growth and development.

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* Increases to $155 10 days prior to the course

 

409. Sports Science for Distance Events

Dec. 12 (2pm – 9pm) & Dec. 13 (8am – 1pm) | $135*

Instructor:
Scott Christensen

Course Brochure

A 12 hour course covering applicative science for middle distance, distance, racewalking, and cross country training programs. Topics include several physiology related issues, biomechanics, and growth and development.

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* Increases to $155 10 days prior to the course

 

503. Master’s Endorsement in the Hurdles

Dec. 12 (1pm – 9pm) & Dec. 13 (8am – 4pm) | $225

Instructors:
Dennis Shaver
Tommy Badon

Course Brochure

A high level endorsement granting course that covers the coaching and preparation of hurdlers at all levels. Topics include athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the 55H, 60H, 100H, 110H, 300H, and 400H.  (15 Hours)  Mentorship requirement attached.

Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 302, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408. Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 302, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408.

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505. Master’s Endorsement – High Jump

Dec. 12 (1pm – 9pm) & Dec. 13 (8am – 4pm) | $225

Instructors:
Ed Jacoby
James Thomas
Todd Lane

Course Brochure

A high level endorsement granting course that covers the coaching and preparation of high jumpers at all levels. Topics include athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the High Jump.  (15 Hours)  Mentorship requirement attached.

Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 303, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 303, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408.

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507. Master’s Endorsement – Hammer

Dec. 12 (1pm – 9pm) & Dec. 13 (8am – 4pm) | $225

Instructor:
Don Babbitt (Georgia)

Course Brochure

A high level endorsement granting course that covers the coaching and preparation of hammer throwers at all levels. Topics include athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the Hammer Throw.  (15 Hours)  Mentorship requirement attached.

Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 304, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 304, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408.

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511. Master’s Endorsement – Distance Events

Dec. 17 (8am – 8pm) & Dec. 14 (8am – 12pm) | $225

Instructors:
Scott Christensen

Course Brochure

A high level endorsement granting course that covers the coaching and preparation of distance runners at all levels. Topics include athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the 3000m, 3000m Steeplechase, 3200m, 5000m, and 10000m.  (15 Hours)  Mentorship requirement attached.

Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 305, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 409. Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 305, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 409.

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