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Track & Field Academy Programs


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Track & Field Academy Certifications

Track and Field Technical Certification. Certification as a coach who has been trained in designing training and conducting 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.

Admission: Open
Prerequisites:  None
Certification Requirements: Course 201 or 251

Track and Field Program Management Certification. Certification as a coach who has been trained in all non-technical aspects of program management. Topics include athlete management, training administration, philosophy and ethics, scheduling, planning, and sports psychology.

Admission: Open
Prerequisites:  None
Certification Requirements: Course 202 or 252

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.

Admission: Open
Prerequisites:  Course 201 or 251 and Course 202 or 252
Certification Requirements: Course 201 or 251 and Course 202 or 252

Sprint, Hurdle & Relay Event Specialist Certification.. Certification as a coach who has been extensively trained 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.

Admission:  Open Competitive Admission
Prerequisites:  3 years formal coaching experience
Certification Requirements: Course 302

Jumping Event Specialist Certification.. Certification as a coach who has been extensively trained 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.

Admission:  Open Competitive Admission
Prerequisites:  3 years formal coaching experience
Certification Requirements: Course 303

Throwing Event Specialist Certification.. Certification as a coach who has been extensively trained 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.

Admission:  Open Competitive Admission
Prerequisites:  3 years formal coaching experience
Certification Requirements: Course 304

Endurance Event Specialist Certification.. Certification as a coach who has been extensively trained 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.

Admission:  Open Competitive Admission
Prerequisites:  3 years formal coaching experience
Certification Requirements: Course 305

Combined Event Specialist Certification.. Certification as a coach who has been extensively trained in technical coaching of the Combined 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 Pentathlon, Men’s Heptathlon, Women’s Heptathlon, and Decathlon.

Admission:  Open Competitive Admission
Prerequisites:  3 years formal coaching experience
Certification Requirements: Course 306

Collegiate Head Coaching Certification.  Certification as a coach who has been extensively trained in all key duties of a collegiate head coach including technical coaching, philosophy and ethics, roster and staff management, academic monitoring, sports psychology, meet management, finance, scheduling and travel management.

Admission:  Open
Prerequisites:  3 years formal coaching experience at the Collegiate Level, 0ne of Courses 302, 303, 304, 305, or 306, also courses 404, 405, 406, 407
Certification Requirements: Course 307

High School Head Coaching Certification. Certification as a coach who has been extensively trained in all key duties of a high school head coach including technical coaching, philosophy and ethics, roster and staff management, academic monitoring, sports psychology, meet management, finance, scheduling and travel management.

Admission:  Open
Prerequisites:  3 years formal coaching experience at the High School Level, one of Courses 201, 251, 302, 303, 304, 305, or 306, also courses 404, 406
Certification Requirements: Course 308

Additional Endorsements to the Track and Field Technical Certification

TFTC Rotational Shot Put Endorsement. Certification as a coach who has undergone additional training beyond the Track and Field Technical Certification in the area of technical issues and teaching of the Rotational Shot Put.

Admission: Open
Prerequisites:  Course 201 or 251
Certification Requirements: Course 211 or 261

TFTC Hammer Throw Endorsement. Certification as a coach who has undergone additional training beyond the Track and Field Technical Certification in the area of technical issues and teaching of the Hammer Throw.

Admission: Open
Prerequisites:  Course 201 or 251
Certification Requirements: Course 212 or 262

TFTC Racewalking Event Endorsement. Certification as a coach who has undergone additional training beyond the Track and Field Technical Certification in the area of training design, training administration, and technical issues in the Racewalking Events.

Admission: Open
Prerequisites:  Course 201 or 251
Certification Requirements: Course 213 or 263

TFTC Cross Country Endorsement. Certification as a coach who has undergone additional training beyond the Track and Field Technical Certification in the area of training design, training administration, and technical issues in Cross Country.

Admission: Open
Prerequisites:  Course 201 or 251
Certification Requirements: Course 214 or 264

TFTC Steeplechase Endorsement. Certification as a coach who has undergone additional training beyond the Track and Field Technical Certification in the area of training design, training administration, and technical issues in the 2K/3K Steeplechase.

Admission: Open
Prerequisites:  Course 201 or 251
Certification Requirements: Course 215 or 265

TFTC Advanced Pole Vault Endorsement. Certification as a coach who has undergone additional training in the Pole Vault beyond the Track and Field Technical Certification’s pole vault related content. Topics include advanced coaching practices, teaching progressions, and equipment guidelines.

Admission: Open
Prerequisites:  Course 201 or 251
Certification Requirements: Course 217 or 267

Track & Field Academy Master Endorsements

Short Sprint Master Coach Endorsement.  Certification as a coach who has been trained to a high level and demonstrated great proficiency in training athletes in the short sprint events.  Such coaches show great command at all levels of athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the 55m, 60m, 100m, and 200m.

Admission: Course 302 and 3 of the following:  401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408
Prerequisites for Certification:  Courses 302, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, in any order
Certification Requirements: Prerequisites, 6 years formal coaching experience, Course 501, and Fulfillment of Mentorship Requirement

Long Sprint Master Coach Endorsement.  Certification as a coach who has been trained to a high level and demonstrated great proficiency in training athletes in the long sprint events.  Such coaches show great command at all levels of athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the 200m and 400m.

Admission: Course 302 and 3 of the following:  401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408
Prerequisites for Certification:  Courses 302, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, in any order
Certification Requirements: Prerequisites, 6 years formal coaching experience, Course 502, and Fulfillment of Mentorship Requirement

Hurdles Master Coach Endorsement.  Certification as a coach who has been trained to a high level and demonstrated great proficiency in training athletes in the hurdle events.  Such coaches show great command at all levels of 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.

Admission: Course 302 and 3 of the following:  401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408
Prerequisites for Certification:  Courses 302, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, in any order
Certification Requirements: Prerequisites, 6 years formal coaching experience, Course 503, and Fulfillment of Mentorship Requirement

Horizontal Jumps Master Coach Endorsement.  Certification as a coach who has been trained to a high level and demonstrated great proficiency in training athletes in the long and triple jump events.  Such coaches show great command at all levels of athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the Long and Triple Jumps.

Admission: Course 303 and 3 of the following:  401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408
Prerequisites for Certification:  Courses 303, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, in any order
Certification Requirements: Prerequisites, 6 years formal coaching experience, Course 504, and Fulfillment of Mentorship Requirement

High Jump Master Coach Endorsement.  Certification as a coach who has been trained to a high level and demonstrated great proficiency in training athletes in high jump event.  Such coaches show great command at all levels of athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the High Jump.

Admission: Course 303 and 3 of the following:  401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408
Prerequisites for Certification:  Courses 303, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, in any order
Certification Requirements: Prerequisites, 6 years formal coaching experience, Course 505, and Fulfillment of Mentorship Requirement

Pole Vault Master Coach Endorsement.  Certification as a coach who has been trained to a high level and demonstrated great proficiency in training athletes in the Pole Vault event.  Such coaches show great command at all levels of athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the Pole Vault.

Admission: Course 303 and 3 of the following:  401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408
Prerequisites for Certification:  Courses 303, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, in any order
Certification Requirements: Prerequisites, 6 years formal coaching experience, Course 506, and Fulfillment of Mentorship Requirement

Hammer Throw Master Coach Endorsement.  Certification as a coach who has been trained to a high level and demonstrated great proficiency in training athletes in the Hammer Throw event.  Such coaches show great command at all levels of athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the Hammer Throw.

Admission: Course 304 and 3 of the following:  401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408
Prerequisites for Certification:  Courses 304, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, in any order
Certification Requirements: Prerequisites, 6 years formal coaching experience, Course 507, and Fulfillment of Mentorship Requirement

Javelin Throw Master Coach Endorsement.  Certification as a coach who has been trained to a high level and demonstrated great proficiency in training athletes in the Javelin Throw event.  Such coaches show great command at all levels of athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the Javelin Throw.

Admission: Course 304 and 3 of the following:  401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408
Prerequisites for Certification:  Courses 304, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, in any order
Certification Requirements: Prerequisites, 6 years formal coaching experience, Course 508, and Fulfillment of Mentorship Requirement

Shot Put and Discus Throw Master Coach Endorsement.  Certification as a coach who has been trained to a high level and demonstrated great proficiency in training athletes in the Shot Put and Discus Throw events.  Such coaches show great command at all levels of athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the Shot Put and Discus Throw.

Admission: Course 304 and 3 of the following:  401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408
Prerequisites for Certification:  Courses 304, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, in any order
Certification Requirements: Prerequisites, 6 years formal coaching experience, Course 509, and Fulfillment of Mentorship Requirement

Middle Distance Master Coach Endorsement.  Certification as a coach who has been trained to a high level and demonstrated great proficiency in training athletes in the 800m, 1500m, and 1600m events.  Such coaches show great command at all levels of athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the 800m and 1500m.

Admission: Course 305 and 3 of the following:  401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409
Prerequisites for Certification:  Courses 305, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409, in any order
Certification Requirements: Prerequisites, 6 years formal coaching experience, Course 510, and Fulfillment of Mentorship Requirement

Long Distance Master Coach Endorsement.  Certification as a coach who has been trained to a high level and demonstrated great proficiency in training athletes in the 3000m, 3000m Steeplechase, 3200m, 5000m, and 10000m.  Such coaches show great command at all levels of athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the Long Distance Events.

Admission: Course 305 and 3 of the following:  401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409
Prerequisites for Certification:  Courses 305, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409, in any order
Certification Requirements: Prerequisites, 6 years formal coaching experience, Course 511, and Fulfillment of Mentorship Requirement

Racewalking Master Coach Endorsement.  Certification as a coach who has been trained to a high level and demonstrated great proficiency in training athletes in the Racewalking Events.  Such coaches show great command at all levels of athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the Racewalking Events.

Admission: Course 305 and 3 of the following:  401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409
Prerequisites for Certification:  Courses 305, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409, in any order
Certification Requirements: Prerequisites, 6 years formal coaching experience, Course 512, and Fulfillment of Mentorship Requirement

Cross Country Master Coach Endorsement.  Certification as a coach who has been trained to a high level and demonstrated great proficiency in training athletes in the sport of Cross Country. Such coaches show great command at all levels of athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to Cross Country.

Admission: Course 305 and 3 of the following:  401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409
Prerequisites for Certification:  Courses 305, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 409, in any order
Certification Requirements: Prerequisites, 6 years formal coaching experience, Course 513, and Fulfillment of Mentorship Requirement

Combined Events Master Coach Endorsement.  Certification as a coach who has been trained to a high level and demonstrated great proficiency in training athletes in the Decathlon and Heptathlon.  Such coaches show great command at all levels of athlete management, training design and administration, competition management, technical issues and instruction, and sports sciences related to the Decathlon and Heptathlon.

Admission: Course 306 and 3 of the following:  401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408
Prerequisites for Certification:  Courses 305, 401, 403, 405, 406, 407, 408, in any order
Certification Requirements: Prerequisites, 6 years formal coaching experience, Course 514, and Fulfillment of Mentorship Requirement