A certification granting course covering all aspects of speed development. The course is designed for strength and conditioning coaches who wish to gain training and certification in the design and administration of speed development training for all sports. This is not a track and field based curriculum, the course covers applications of acceleration, speed and multidirectional speed training in a way that is applicable to any athletic situation. Topics covered include speed/power based neurophysiology, biomechanics, acceleration and speed development exercises, long term and short term program design, and study of periodizational models for strength, fitness and mobility that accelerate speed acquisition.

COURSE OFFERINGS and Registration

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Course tuition is $250 for early registration. Late registration (7 or fewer days out from the start) cost is $270 if available. Enrollment in the course is limited to the first 100 paid registrants.


Certification is granted by the USTFCCCA for successful completion of all course requirements.

The Speed Specialist Certification is valid for five years from the date of successful completion of the course and all of its’ requirements. Certification can be maintained by repeating the course and again successfully completing the course and all of its’ requirements.


Course Instructor – Boo Schexnayder


To gain certification, students must successfully complete an exam and submit an assigned training design project within a specified time period following the on-site portion of the course.


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Upcoming Academy Course Offerings

Dates Course Offered  
Online 251: Track & Field Technical Certification Online REGISTER
Oct 3, 2020TFA407. Weight Training for Track & Field (ONLINE)REGISTER
Oct 26 - Oct 29, 2020TFA408. Sports Science for Speed & Power Events (ONLINE)REGISTER
Nov 14 - Nov 15, 2020TFA321: Speed Specialist Certification Course (ONLINE)REGISTER

For additional information, contact Mike Corn at mike@ustfccca.org or 504-599-8903