Course Catalog ::: USTFCCCA Track & Field Academy

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Track and Field Academy Course Catalog

101. Introduction to Track and Field Coaching.  An introductory course in the coaching of Track and Field, designed for the beginning or inexperienced coach. Topics include Ethical, Managerial, and Technical Duties of the Coach, Training Components and Workout Design, and Event Specific study. (6 Hours)

151.  Introduction to Track and Field Coaching Online.   Currently Under Development… An online course in the coaching of Track and Field, designed for the beginning or inexperienced coach. Topics include Ethical, Managerial, and Technical Duties of the Coach, Training Components and Workout Design, and Event Specific study. (6 Hours)

201.  Track and Field Technical Coaching Certification.   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.   (15 Hours)

202. Track and Field Program Management Certification. A certification granting course covering all non-technical aspects of Track and Field coaching. Topics include ethics, roster management, budget, finance, equipment, academic monitoring, entries, eligibility, meet management.  (6 Hours)

211.  Rotational Shot Put Endorsement for the TFTC.  Currently Under Development… An endorsement granting course supplementing courses 201 or 251, covering technical issues and coaching of the Rotational Shot Put.  (1 Hour)

212.  Hammer Throw Endorsement for the TFTC.  Currently Under Development… An endorsement granting course supplementing courses 201 or 251, covering technical issues and coaching of the Hammer Throw.  (1 Hour)

213.  Racewalking Endorsement for the TFTC.  Currently Under Development…  An endorsement granting course supplementing courses 201 or 251, covering training, technical issues and coaching of the Racewalking Events.  (1 Hour)

214.  Cross Country Endorsement for the TFTC.  Currently Under Development…  An endorsement granting course supplementing courses 201 or 251, covering training, technical issues and coaching of Cross Country.  (1 Hour)

215.  Steeplechase Endorsement for the TFTC.  Currently Under Development…  An endorsement granting course supplementing courses 201 or 251, covering training, technical issues and coaching of the 2Km and 3Km Steeplechase.  (1 Hour)

216.  Advanced Pole Vault Endorsement for the TFTC.  Currently Under Development…  An endorsement granting course supplementing courses 201 or 251, covering additional Pole Vault related topics such as advanced coaching practices, teaching progressions, and equipment guidelines.  (1 Hour)

251. Track and Field Technical Coaching Certification Online. An online certification 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.   (15 Hours)

252.  Track and Field Program Management Certification Online.  Currently Under Development  An online certification granting course covering all non-technical aspects of Track and Field Coaching. Topics include athlete management, training administration, philosophy and ethics, scheduling, planning, and sports psychology.  (6 Hours)

261.  Rotational Shot Put Endorsement for the TFTC Online.  Currently Under Development…  An online endorsement granting course supplementing courses 201 or 251, covering technical issues and coaching of the Rotational Shot Put.  (1 Hour)

262.  Hammer Throw Endorsement for the TFTC Online.  Currently Under Development… An online endorsement granting course supplementing courses 201 or 251, covering technical issues and coaching of the Hammer Throw.  (1 Hour)

263.  Racewalking Endorsement for the TFTC Online.  Currently Under Development…  An online endorsement granting course supplementing courses 201 or 251, covering training, technical issues and coaching of the Racewalking Events.  (1 Hour)

264.  Cross Country Endorsement for the TFTC Online.   Currently Under Development…  An online endorsement granting course supplementing courses 201 or 251, covering training, technical issues and coaching of Cross Country.  (1 Hour)

265.  Steeplechase Endorsement for the TFTC Online.  Currently Under Development…  An online endorsement granting course supplementing courses 201 or 251, covering training, technical issues and coaching of the 2Km and 3Km Steeplechase.  (1 Hour)

266.  Advanced Pole Vault Endorsement for the TFTC Online.  Currently Under Development…  An online endorsement granting course supplementing courses 201 or 251, covering additional Pole Vault related topics such as advanced coaching practices, teaching progressions, and equipment guidelines.  (1 Hour)

301. Track and Field Coaching Certification. Certification as a coach who has been trained in all key aspects of Track and Field Coaching, including technical and management areas. This certification is granted for gaining the Track & Field Technical and Track and Field Program Management certifications. Requirement submission only  (0 hours)

302. Sprint, Hurdle, and Relay Event Specialist Certification.   Prerequisites: 3 years formal coaching experience.  A detailed certification granting course that covers all issues in technical coaching of the sprint, hurdle and relay events. Topics include training theory, biomechanics of sprinting and hurdling, training components, design and administration, peripheral training concerns, training design, technical issues, and technical teaching in the sprint, hurdle and relay events.  (36 Hours)

303. Jumping Event Specialist Certification.  Prerequisites: 3 years formal coaching experience.  A detailed certification granting course that covers all issues in technical coaching of the jumping events. Topics include training theory, biomechanics of the jumping events, training components, design and administration, peripheral training concerns, training design, technical issues, and technical teaching in jumping events.   (36 Hours)

304. Throwing Event Specialist Certification.  Prerequisites: 3 years formal coaching experience.  A detailed certification granting course that covers all issues in technical coaching of the throwing events.  Topics include training theory, biomechanics of the throwing events, training components, design and administration, peripheral training concerns, technical issues, and technical teaching in the throwing events.  (36 Hours)

305. Endurance Event Specialist Certification.  Prerequisites: 3 years formal coaching experience.  A detailed certification granting course that covers all issues in technical coaching of the endurance events and cross country. Topics include training theory, biomechanics of the endurance events and running efficiency, training components, design and administration, peripheral training concerns, technical issues  and  teaching in the endurance events.  (36 Hours)

306. Combined Event Specialist CertificationPrerequisites: 3 years formal coaching experience.  A detailed certification granting course that covers all issues in technical coaching of the Combined Events.  Topics include training theory, biomechanics of the combined events, training components, design and administration, peripheral training concerns, technical issues, and technical teaching in the Pentathlon, Men’s Heptathlon, Women’s Heptathlon, and Decathlon.  (36 Hours)

307. Head Collegiate Coaching Certification. Prerequisites: 3 years formal coaching experience at the Collegiate Level,  one of Courses 302, 303, 304, 305, or 306, also courses 404, 405, 406, 407.  A certification granting course that covers all key duties of a collegiate head coach including technical coaching, philosophy and ethics, roster and staff management, meet management, finance, scheduling and travel management.  (12 Hours)

308. Head High School Coaching Certification. Prerequisites: 3 years formal coaching experience,  one of Courses 201, 251, 302, 303, 304, 305, or 306, also courses 404, 406.   A certification granting course that covers all key duties of a high school head coach including technical coaching, philosophy and ethics, roster and staff management, academic monitoring, meet management, finance, scheduling and travel management.  (12 Hours)

401. International Competition Protocol in Track and Field. A course covering meet management practices and protocol in international competitions for all event areas, designed to prepare coaches who have athletes make national teams.   (3 Hours)

403. Testing and Measurement in Track and Field Coaching. A course covering all aspects of physical testing for athlete evaluation, program evaluation, and talent identification purposes. Topics include sample tests, testing protocols, results analysis, and testing markers for high performance in all events.   (3 Hours)

404. Meet Management for the Track and Field Coach. A course covering all aspects of meet management including facility use and preparation, timing, equipment, scheduling, intradepartmental relationships, and management of officials.  (6 Hours)

405. Sports Psychology for the Track and Field Coach. A course covering key psychological principles and skills applicable to athletic performance.  Topics include goal setting, anxiety management, and communication skills.  (6 Hours)

406. Injury Management for the Track and Field Coach. A course covering various aspects of athletic injury applicable to the coach. Topics include the anatomy of common injuries, study of various sports medicine fields, applicable rehabilitation procedures, and altering training in the event of injury.  (6 Hours)

407. Weight Training for Track and Field..  A course covering the design and administration of weight lifting programs for all track and field events. Topics include adaptations to weight training, categories of lifts and sample exercises, teaching and techniques progressions for key exercises, and periodization of weight training for all track adn field events.  (6 Hours)

408. Sports Science for the Speed and Power Events.   A high level course covering various fields of science applicable to the sprint, hurdle, jumping, throwing, and combined events. Topics include neuromuscular physiology and the basis for speed and power training, the stretch shortening cycle, energy system and endocrine system physiology, musculoskeletal function, motor learning theory.  (12 Hours)

409. Sports Science for the Endurance Events.  A high level course covering various fields of science applicable to the endurance events. Topics include neuromuscular physiology, musculoskeletal function, energy system function,  cardiorespiratory physiology, gender specific physiology.  (12 Hours)

501. Short Sprint Master Coach Endorsement.  Prerequisites to take the Course:  Courses 302, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 302, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408. Prerequisites may be taken in any order.  A high level endorsement granting course that covers the coaching and preparation of short sprint athletes at all levels. Topics include athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the 55m, 60m, 100m, and 200m. Mentorship requirement attached.   (15 Hours)

502. Long Sprint Master Coach Endorsement.   Prerequisites to take the Course:  Courses 302, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 302, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408. Prerequisites may be taken in any order.  A high level endorsement granting course that covers the coaching and preparation of long sprint athletes at all levels. Topics include athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the 200m and 400m.  (15 Hours)  Mentorship requirement attached.

503. Hurdle Master Coach Endorsement.   Prerequisites to take the Course:  Courses 302, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 302, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408. Prerequisites may be taken in any order.  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.

504. Horizontal Jumps Master Coach Endorsement.    Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 303, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 303, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408. Prerequisites may be taken in any order.  A high level endorsement granting course that covers the coaching and preparation of horizontal jumpers at all levels. Topics include athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the Long and Triple Jumps.  (15 Hours)  Mentorship requirement attached.

505. High Jump Master Coach Endorsement.  Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 303, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 303, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408. Prerequisites may be taken in any order.    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.

506. Pole Vault Master Coach Endorsement.  Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 303, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 303, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408. Prerequisites may be taken in any order.   A high level endorsement granting course that covers the coaching and preparation of pole vaulters at all levels. Topics include athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the Pole Vault.  (15 Hours)  Mentorship requirement attached.

507. Hammer Throw Master Coach Endorsement.  Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 304, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 304, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408. Prerequisites may be taken in any order. 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.

508. Javelin Throw Master Coach Endorsement.  Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 304, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 304, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408. Prerequisites may be taken in any order. A high level endorsement granting course that covers the coaching and preparation of javelin throwers at all levels. Topics include athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the Javelin Throw.  (15 Hours)  Mentorship requirement attached.

509. Shot Put and Discus Throw Master Coach Endorsement.  Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 304, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 304, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408. Prerequisites may be taken in any order.  A high level endorsement granting course that covers the coaching and preparation of shot putters and discus throwers at all levels. Topics include athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the Shot Put and Discus Throw.  (15 Hours)  Mentorship requirement attached.

510. Middle Distance Master Coach Endorsement.  Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 305, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 305, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409. Prerequisites may be taken in any order.    A high level endorsement granting course that covers the coaching and preparation of middle 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 800m , 1500m,  1600m, and Mile.  (15 Hours)  Mentorship requirement attached.

511. Distance Master Coach Endorsement.  Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 305, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 305, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409. Prerequisites may be taken in any order.   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.

512. Racewalking Master Coach Endorsement.  Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 305, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 305, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409. Prerequisites may be taken in any order.A high level endorsement granting course that covers the coaching and preparation of racewalkers at all levels. Topics include athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the racewalking events .  (15 Hours)  Mentorship requirement attached.

513. Cross Country Master Coach Endorsement.  Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 305, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 305, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409. Prerequisites may be taken in any order.  A high level endorsement granting course that covers coaching and preparation in the sport of Cross Country at all levels. Topics include athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to Cross Country.  (15 Hours)  Mentorship requirement attached.

514. Combined Events Master Coach Endorsement.  Prerequisites to take the Course: Courses 306, and three of the following: 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409.  Prerequisites for Certification: 6 Years formal Coaching Experience, Courses 306, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408. Prerequisites may be taken in any order. A high level endorsement granting course that covers coaching and preparation of Combined Event athletes at all levels. Topics include athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the Pentathlon, Men’s Heptathlon, Women’s Heptathlon, and Decathlon.  (15 Hours)  Mentorship requirement attached.

601. Philosophy and Ethics in Coaching Symposium.   A guided discussion covering philosophical approaches to coaching and ethical issues in Track and Field Coaching. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

602. Meet Management Symposium .  A guided discussion covering various topics and current issues in competition management and equipment. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

603. Roster Management in Track and Field Coaching Symposium.   A guided discussion covering certain aspects of roster and program organization. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

604. Track and Field Budgeting and Finance Symposium.   A guided discussion covering various aspects of budgeting and financial management of track and field programs. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

605. Issues in Collegiate Recruiting Symposium .  A guided discussion covering various topics and current issues related to collegiate rule compliance and the organization of recruiting efforts. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

606. Track and Field Equipment Management Symposium.   A guided discussion covering various aspects of equipment management of track and field programs. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

607. Issues in Assistant Coaching Symposium.   A guided discussion covering various issues and concerns related to the assistant coaching profession.  The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

608. Issues in High School Coaching Symposium.   A guided discussion covering various topics and current events related to high school track and field program management. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

621. Sport Science Symposium for the Sprints, Hurdles, and Relays.   A guided discussion covering certain topics in sport science related to the sprint, hurdle, and relay events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

622. Sport Science Symposium for the Jumping Events.  A guided discussion covering certain topics in sport science related to the jumping events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

623. Sport Science Symposiumfor the Throwing Events .  A guided discussion covering certain topics in sport science related to the throwing events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

624. Sport Science Symposium for the Endurance Events.  A guided discussion covering certain topics in sport science related to the endurance events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

625. Sport Science Symposium for the Combined Events.   A guided discussion covering certain topics in sport science related to the combined events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

631. Training Design Symposium for the Sprints, Hurdles, and Relays.   A guided discussion covering certain topics in training design related to the sprint, hurdle, and relay events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

632. Training Design Symposium for the Jumping Events.   A guided discussion covering certain topics in training design related to the jumping events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

633. Training Design Symposium for the Throwing Events .  A guided discussion covering certain topics in training design related to the throwing events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

634. Training Design Symposium for the Endurance Events.   A guided discussion covering certain topics in training design related to the endurance events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1.5 Hours)

635. Training Design Symposium for the Combined Events.  A guided discussion covering certain topics in training design related to the combined events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

641. Technical Symposium for the Sprints, Hurdles, and Relays.   A guided discussion covering certain technical topics related to the sprint, hurdle, and relay events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

642. Technical Symposium for the Jumping Events.   A guided discussion covering certain technical topics related to the jumping events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

643. Technical Symposium for the Throwing Events. A guided discussion covering certain technical topics related to the throwing events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

644. Technical Symposium for the Endurance Events.  A guided discussion covering certain technical topics related to the endurance events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)

645. Technical Symposium for the Combined Events.  A guided discussion covering certain technical topics related  to the combined events. The course is designed as a continuing education opportunity.   (1 Hour)