About the Academy

The Track and Field Academy

The USTFCCCA Track & Field Academy is a program designed to offer track & field and cross country coaches opportunities to develop their knowledge base and coaching skills.  The program is open to both members and non-members of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association.  Participants are offered multiple options to choose from within the program.  Courses range from the broad based to the highly specialized.

Another function of the USTFCCCA Track & Field Academy is to offer coaches an opportunity to earn professional certification in a number of different disciplines within the sports of track & field and cross country. The certification track is an option for coaches who choose to complete a specified program of instruction.  Because the TFA offers genuine certifications (as opposed to simply a certificate of completion), credit for courses taken outside of the TFA is not offered in lieu of completion of the specified prerequisite courses with a particular program if a participant is seeking certification.

All of the courses in the Track & Field Academy are open not only to coaches who seek to earn a specific certification but also to those who simply seek to take advantage of the professional development opportunities offered by the program. It is not a requirement of the TFA that coaches follow a path to certification.

Why the USTFCCCA Track and Field Academy?

  • The Track & Field Academy is the only program operated by a track & field and cross country coaching organization.  The USTFCCCA has a unique understanding of the problems and issues that coaches deal with in their daily institutional setting.  The curriculum of this program demonstrates that understanding.
  • The Track and Field Academy is the only program available today that presents a sequential, organized program of instruction that addresses every aspect of coaching Track and Field and Cross Country.  While some programs cover the technical aspects of coaching, the Track and Field Academy provides opportunities for professional improvement in other areas including academic monitoring, roster management, budgeting, purchasing, equipment, recruiting, meet management, and many more.
  • The Track and Field Academy is the only program that provides true multilevel certification in coaching track & field and cross country. The Track and Field Academy does not grant certificates of completion, but true certification of your coaching abilities at various levels and in various competencies. This is an invaluable aid in a coach’s professional development and career advancement and serves as evidence to hiring agents as evidence of your professional improvement efforts.
  • The Track and Field Academy is a broad based program, addressing needs in multiple areas and at many levels. The Academy offers multiple opportunities for ongoing continuing education, without the need to exit the program once certifications are achieved.  The Academy offers everything from complete certification programs to brief seminars dealing with a myriad of issues in coaching.
  • The Track and Field Academy utilizes up to date curriculum designed by and continually updated by highly successful coaches. The curriculum is well organized, logically sequenced, and uses the most up to date graphics and visual aids to assist the learner.
  • The Track and Field Academy is designed and taught by coaches with extraordinary records of on the track success, as well as high levels of experience and success in coaching education programs and the classroom setting.
  • The Track and Field Academy is the only program of its kind to offer a variety of delivery options, from face to face learning with top flight instructors to convenient online educational opportunities with user friendly curricula.
  • The Track and Field Academy uses electronic delivery of course materials, enabling students to take home video clips and graphics as well as text. Take – home video with enhanced graphics are featured in technical courses.

Academy Policies

For detailed information regarding the Track and Field Academy’s policies regarding, age, testing and examination deadlines, refunds, certification maintenance, and diversity, Click Here

Upcoming Academy Course Offerings

Dates Course Offered  
Online 251: Track & Field Technical Certification Online REGISTER
December 15 - December 16, 2018TFA201: Track & Field Technical CertificationREGISTER
December 15 - December 16, 2018TFA408. Sports Science for Speed & Power EventsREGISTER
December 15 - December 16, 2018TFA409. Sports Science for Endurance EventsREGISTER
December 16 - December 17, 2018TFA403. Test & Measurements in Track & Field CoachingREGISTER
December 16 - December 17, 2018TFA405. Sports Psychology for the Track & Field CoachREGISTER
December 16 - December 17, 2018TFA406. Injury Management for the Track & Field CoachREGISTER
December 17 - December 17, 2018TFA202: Track & Field Program Management CertificationREGISTER
December 17 - December 17, 2018TFA404. Meet Management for the Track & Field CoachREGISTER
December 17 - December 17, 2018TFA407. Weight Training for Track & FieldREGISTER
December 21 - December 22, 2018TFA310. Strength & Conditioning Coach CertificationREGISTER
December 21 - December 22, 2018TFA501: Masters Certification in the Short SprintsAPPLY
December 21 - December 22, 2018TFA504: Masters Certification in the Horizontal JumpsAPPLY
January 5 - January 6, 2019TFA201: Track and Field Technical Certification (Lafayette, LA)REGISTER
January 5 - January 6, 2019TFA201: Track and Field Technical Certification (Dubuque, IA)REGISTER

For additional information, contact Mike Corn at mike@ustfccca.org or 504-599-8903