In looking at current registration numbers for Level 1 Schools, we will waive late registration for all January 2019 schools. With the holidays, prospective coaches have been away from their email and priorities elsewhere. The national office will send another round of emails immediately communicating the waived late registration fee.

With this change, the refund policy will be one week out from the school.  

All registration information online has been updated to reflect the changes. Please continue to ramp up your individual outreach efforts over the next few weeks as well.

We appreciate your contributions, and hope you have a Happy New Year.

Renew USATF Coaches Registry Requirements for 2018

Coaches are reminded to renew their status on the USATF Coaches Registry to maintain eligibility for obtaining a credential at USATF Indoor and Outdoor Championships, and to have access to select USATF Coaching Education Programs and coaching enhancement grants. Please verify your status on the USATF Coaches Registry by accessing the published list

A summary of registered coach requirements and steps is listed below. Do not delay renewal or submission of the required background screen, as processing may take up to two weeks. No applications for the Coaches Registry will be processed during the credentialing process at USATF Championship meets.
1.     Be a current USATF member
2.     Pass the USATF background screen
3.     Complete USOC SafeSport course
4.     Accept and adhere to the SafeSport Handbook
5.     List current coaching affiliation in the application process

Click here to begin the USATF Coaches Registry application process.
2018 USATF Level 2 School Location Announced

USATF will return to the campus of Marian University, Indianapolis, Indiana for the 2018 USATF Level 2 School. This week-long program is scheduled for July 16-21, 2018. Applications for each event discipline, including for the Instructor Training Course (ITC), will be available by early March. Please visit the Calendar of Schools for more event information to be posted once available. 
Announcement of Recertification Guidelines for All Current Level 1 Coaches

All current Level 1 coaches are certified with USATF through December 31, 2020. The qualifying period for a current Level 1 certification is course completion from January 1, 2013-December 31, 2020. For coaches who choose not to seek a Level 2 certification before December 31, 2020, the options below apply to extend your Level 1 certification through the next Olympic Quad, 2021-2024. Level 2 or 3 certified coaches are exempt from needing any recertification to maintain a current coach certification with USATF. 

Choose one of the following options: 

· Option 1: Complete one course offered on USATF Campus, from January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020.
· Option 2: Complete one event skill specialist certificate (e.g. Learn By Doing Clinic or Cross Country Specialist Course), from January 1, 2018-December 31, 2020.
· Option 3: As of January 1, 2020-December 1, 2020, register for the online recertification exam to retest on the methodology and content of the Level 1 textbook.
A recertification application will be available in the last 12 months of the current certification period to submit completion of chosen option. Level 1 certification issued prior to December 31, 2012 are no longer current, and coaches will need to register and attend a Level 1 school

For additional Level 1 recertification procedures, click here.

USATF Calendar of Schools Update

2018 program dates and locations continue to be added to the Calendar of Schools, with over 40 Level 1 Schools currently available and the announcement of the Level 2 School venue. Watch for program information for coaching enhancement grants and additional USATF Coach Education specialty offerings to be added soon.