Academy Policies

Diversity Policy

The Track and Field Academy’s programs and courses are open to all applicants who meet admission criteria regardless of gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. As a matter of belief and policy, the Track and Field Academy desires and promotes diversity in its student body by welcoming and actively soliciting participation from women and all underrepresented populations.

Age Policy

Academy courses are open to anyone aged 15 or above, provided the applicant meets all other entrance requirements. However, certification may not be granted to anyone under the age of 18. Applicants who successfully complete certification granting coursework who are underage at that time may, upon reaching the age of 18, petition the academy in writing to gain certification. Such petitions will be handled on a case-by-case basis and should be made to academy@ustfccca.org. The time that expires between the date of the course and the granting of the certification shall be subtracted from the effective duration of the certification.

Refund Policy

$25 of the payment for any program or course constitutes an administration fee, and is not refundable under any circumstances. Refunds, less the $25 administration fee, will be granted if requested in writing a minimum of 8 days prior to the start of the course. Refunds are not available when cancellations occur within 7 days of the start of the course, or in case of failure to attend without notification. In these cases the funds paid constitute a credit that can be applied to any other Track and Field Academy Program. Room and Board packages purchased for Summer Semester (SCC Courses) programs are non refundable under any circumstances.

International Student Policy

Non-U.S. citizens and persons who reside outside of the United States are welcome and eligible to take coursework in the Track and Field Academy. Such persons are subject to all posted qualifications and/or prerequisites prior to undertaking coursework.  Non-U.S. citizens and persons who reside outside of the United States are subject to all application, registration, and payment deadlines. The  USTFCCCA or the Track and Field Academy will not provide any documents to any state department aside from materials that currently exist in this website and our usual acceptance letters and information bulletins. The USTFCCCA or the Track and Field Academy will not provide any assistance to any prospective course participant during the visa acquisition process. The Academy’s courses are offered in English and no translation services will be provided. The presence of translators in the class may or may not be allowed depending upon space availability, and any expense associated with translation services are the responsibility of the course participant. Students who plan to employ translators in class should notify the USTFCCCA for approval before any arrangements are made.

Certification Maintenance

200 Level Certifications are valid for 3 years after receipt. 200 level certifications can be extended by amassing 6 hours of academy credit at the 200 level or higher. Upon amassing these 6 hours, the certification shall be reextended to its original 3 year length. 300 Level certifications are valid for 5 years after receipt. 300 level certifications can be extended by amassing 6 hours of academy credit at the 300 level or higher. Upon amassing these 6 hours, the certification shall be reextended to its original 5 year length. 500 Level certifications are valid for 7 years after receipt. 500 level certifications can be extended by amassing 6 hours of academy credit at the 500 level or higher. Upon amassing these 6 hours, the certification shall be reextended to its original 7 year length.

Examination Deadlines

The Academy is a genuine certification program, so academic standards and deadlines must be upheld if the certifications are to be meaningful within and outside of the profession. If Academy Certifications are to have value to students when they apply for jobs and represent themselves professionally, these standards are important. These certifications must not only represent the knowledge of the recipients, but also the levels of responsibility and professionalism that Athletic administrators and other parties should expect of Academy graduates. For this reason, deadlines for submission of Academy Examinations will be strictly upheld except in cases where prior arrangements have been made.

Diversity Statement

The Track and Field Academy’s mission includes offering educational opportunity to all coaches regardless of gender, race, nationality, or sexual orientation. The Academy remains especially active in the recruitment of women and minorities to its programs, in order to positively effect the diversity of the Track and Field and Cross Country coaching profession.



Upcoming Academy Course Offerings

Dates Course Offered Location    
Online 251: Track & Field Technical Certification Online Online PDF Brochure REGISTER
December 10-11, 2017 201: Track & Field Technical Certification Phoenix, AZ PDF Brochure REGISTER
December 10-11, 2017 307: Head Collegiate Coaching Certification Phoenix, AZ PDF Brochure REGISTER
December 10-11, 2017 405: Sports Psychology for the Track & Field Coach Phoenix, AZ PDF Brochure REGISTER
December 11, 2017 406: Injury Management for the Track & Field Coach Phoenix, AZ PDF Brochure REGISTER
December 12, 2017 202: Track & Field Program Management Certification Phoenix, AZ PDF Brochure REGISTER
December 12, 2017 404: Meet Management for the Track & Field Coach Phoenix, AZ PDF Brochure REGISTER
December 16-17, 2017 310: Strength and Conditoning Coach Certification Phoenix, AZ PDF Brochure REGISTER
December 16-17, 2017 514: Master's Endorsement in Combined Events Phoenix, AZ PDF Brochure APPLY

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