TRACK & FIELD ACADEMY

The following Track & Field Academy courses are offered in conjunction with the 2019 USTFCCCA Convention.

NOTE: Track & Field Academy course registration fee(s) is not included in USTFCCCA convention registration fee.

201. Track & Field Technical Certification

Dec. 14 (8:00 am-7:00 pm)

Dec. 15 (8:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Course Fee: $135 until December 3rd ($155 after)

Instructor: Tommy Badon

Course Information

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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310. Strength & Conditioning Coach Certification

Dec. 14 (8:00 am – 7:00 pm)

Dec. 15 (8:00 am – 7:00 pm)

Course Fee: $260 until December 3rd ($310 after)

Instructors: Boo Schexnayder, Carrie Lane and Kyle Pierce

Course Information

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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402. Track & Field Program Management

Dec. 16 (8:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Course Fee: $100 until December 3rd ($120 after)

Instructors: Jack Sands and Brian Bancroft

Course Information

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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403. Test & Measurements in Track & Field Coaching

Dec. 15 (8:00 am-12:00 pm)

Course Fee: $100 until December 3rd ($120 after)

Instructor: Kebba Tolbert 

Course Information

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.

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404. Meet Management for the Track & Field Coach

Dec. 16 (8:00 am-2:00 pm)

Course Fee: $100 until December 3rd ($120 after)

Instructor: Andrea Tepe

Course Information

A course covering all aspects of meet management including facility use and preparation, timing, equipment, scheduling, intradepartmental relationships, and management of officials.

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405. Sports Psychology for the Track & Field Coach

Dec. 15 (3:00 pm-10:00 pm)

Course Fee: $100 until December 3rd ($120 after)

Instructor: Gloria Balague

Course Information

A course covering key psychological principles and skills applicable to athletic performance.  Topics include anxiety management, psychological skills, major meet preparation.

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406. Injury Management for the Track & Field Coach

Dec. 15 (3:00 pm-10:00 pm)

Course Fee: $100 until December 3rd ($120 after)

Instructor: Dustin Williams

Course Information

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.

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407. Weight Training for Track & Field

Dec. 16 (8:00 am-2:00 pm)

Course Fee: $100 until December 3rd ($120 after)

Instructor: Boo Schexnayder

Course Information

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 and field events.

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408. Sports Science for Speed & Power Events

Dec. 20 (8:00 am-8:00 pm)

Dec. 21 (8:00 am-12:00 pm)

Course Fee: $150 until December 3rd ($170 after)

Instructor: Boo Schexnayder

Course Information

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.

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409. Sports Science for Endurance Events

Dec. 20 (8:00 am-8:00 pm)

Dec. 21 (8:00 am-12:00 pm)

Course Fee: $150 until December 3rd ($170 after)

Instructor: John Eric Smith

Course Information

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.

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506. Master’s Certification in The Pole Vault

Dec. 20 (8:00 am-8:00 pm)

Dec. 21 (8:00 am-12:00 pm)

Course Fee: $200 until December 3rd ($220 after)

Instructor: Todd Lane and Tom Hays

Course Information

A high level certification granting course that covers the coaching and preparation of pole vault athletes 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.

NOTE: Prerequisites apply, see course information

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509. Master’s Certification in The Shot  Put &  Discus

Dec. 20 (8:00 am-8:00 pm)

Dec. 21 (8:00 am-12:00 pm)

Course Fee: $200 until December 3rd ($220 after)

Instructor:  Don Babbitt  

Course Information

A high level certification granting course that covers the coaching and preparation of 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.

NOTE: Prerequisites apply, see course information

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510. Master’s Certification in The Middle Distances

Dec. 20 (8:00 am-8:00 pm)

Dec. 21 (8:00 am-12:00 pm)

Course Fee: $200 until December 3rd ($220 after)

Instructor:  Scott Christensen

Course Information

A high level certification 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 Middle Distances.

NOTE: Prerequisites apply, see course information

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