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Event Logo Coaching Education Level 1 School
Friday, December 12, 2014 - Sunday, December 14, 2014
Public School 9
New York, NY

School information and registration information

USATF New York is pleased to announce it will provide its members the opportunity to attend a USATF Level 1 Coaching Education School. The upcoming school will be held December 12-14 at Pubic School 9 in New York City.  

This will be the second Level 1 school offered by the association this fall.  In October a Level 1 school was offered at the United States Military Academy in West Point.

For more information on the school, including registration opportunitiesclick here.

USATF Coaching Education Level 1 Overview
The Level 1 course is the cornerstone of the USATF Coaching Education Program. It establishes a common ground amongst coaches by developing a language specific to the track and field coaching community.  The program covers all events in a straightforward manner by emphasizing fundamentals, rules, safety/risk management, and instruction techniques. Certified by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE), the course prepares an individual to coach at the junior high school, high school, club, and junior age division level.

Course Structure
Schools are typically two-and-a-half-day courses where 21.5 hours are spent on track & field and related sport science.  The course consists of classroom instruction as well as hands-on training. 
After the school, participants have 90 days* to complete the online exam which covers event-related and sport science subjects. Upon passing the exam participants will be able to download a Level 1 Certificate.
Attendance Requirements
To attend a Level 1 School a coach must:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a current USATF membership
  • Recognition as a USATF Level 1 Coach
  • Curriculum book covering sport science and individual events
  • Skills and knowledge to coach athletes at all levels
  • Access to instructors and mentors with extensive experience
  • Eligibility to attend a Level 2 School (Must have completed Level 1 no later than April 30th of the year prior to the Level 2 School for which you are applying)