Track and Field Academy Course Catalog

201. Track & Field Technical Certification.  (15 Hours – Successful completion of exam required for certification)

251. Track & Field Technical Certification Online.   (15 Hours – Successful completion of exam required for certification)

302. Sprint, Hurdle & Relay Event Specialist Certification.  (36 Hours – Successful completion of exam and project required for certification)

303. Jumping Event Specialist Certification.  (36 Hours – Successful completion of exam and project required for certification)

304. Throwing Event Specialist Certification.  (36 Hours – Successful completion of exam and project required for certification)

305. Endurance Event Specialist Certification.  (36 Hours – Successful completion of exam and project required for certification)

306. Combined Event Specialist Certification.   (36 Hours – Successful completion of exam and project required for certification)

307. Head Collegiate Coaching Certification.  (12 Hours – Successful completion of exam required for certification)

310. Strength and Conditioning Coach Certification. (21 Hours – Successful completion of exam and project required for certification)

321. Speed Specialist Certification Course. (14 Hours – Successful completion of exam and project required for certification)

402. Program Management for Track and Field.  (6 Hours)

403. Testing and Measurement in Track and Field Coaching. (4 Hours)

404. Meet Management for the Track and Field Coach.  (6 Hours)

405. Sports Psychology for the Track and Field Coach.  (6 Hours)

406. Injury Management for the Track and Field Coach. (6 Hours)

407. Weight Training for Track and Field.  (6 Hours)

408. Sports Science for the Speed and Power Events. (12 Hours)

409. Sports Science for the Endurance Events. (12 Hours)

501. Master’s Certification in the Short Sprints. (15 Hours)

Applicants for this course must have already completed course 302 – Sprints,Hurdles, Relays Specialist Certification, in order to be eligible to take this course. Note that taking this class alone does not result in a Master’s certification.
Requirements for Master’s Certification in the Short Sprints

  • 6 Years formal Coaching Experience
  • Courses 302, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408
  • Successful completion of year-long mentorship (701)

502. Master’s Certification in the Long Sprints. (15 Hours)

Applicants for this course must have already completed course 302 – Sprints,Hurdles, Relays Specialist Certification, in order to be eligible to take this course. Note that taking this class alone does not result in a Master’s certification.
Requirements for Master’s Certification in the Long Sprints

  • 6 Years formal Coaching Experience
  • Courses 302, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408
  • Successful completion of year-long mentorship (701)

503. Master’s Certification in the Hurdles. (15 Hours)

Applicants for this course must have already completed course 302 – Sprints,Hurdles, Relays Specialist Certification, in order to be eligible to take this course. Note that taking this class alone does not result in a Master’s certification. 

Requirements for Master’s Certification in the Hurdles

  • 6 Years formal Coaching Experience
  • Courses 302, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408
  • Successful completion of year-long mentorship (701)

504. Master’s Certification in the Horizontal Jumps. (15 Hours)

Applicants for this course must have already completed course 303 – Jumps Specialist Certification, in order to be eligible to take this course. Note that taking this class alone does not result in a Master’s certification. 

Requirements for Master’s Certification in the Horizontal Jumps

  • 6 Years formal Coaching Experience
  • Courses 303, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408
  • Successful completion of year-long mentorship (701)

505. Master’s Certification in the High Jump. (15 Hours)

Applicants for this course must have already completed course 303 – Jumps Specialist Certification, in order to be eligible to take this course. Note that taking this class alone does not result in a Master’s certification. 

Requirements for Master’s Certification in the High Jump

  • 6 Years formal Coaching Experience
  • Courses 303, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408
  • Successful completion of year-long mentorship (701)

506. Master’s Certification in the Pole Vault. (15 Hours)

Applicants for this course must have already completed course 303 – Jumps Specialist Certification, in order to be eligible to take this course. Note that taking this class alone does not result in a Master’s certification. 

Requirements for Master’s Certification in the Pole Vault

  • 6 Years formal Coaching Experience
  • Courses 303, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408
  • Successful completion of year-long mentorship (701)

507. Master’s Certification in the Hammer Throw. (15 Hours)

Applicants for this course must have already completed course 304 – Throws Specialist Certification, in order to be eligible to take this course. Note that taking this class alone does not result in a Master’s certification. 

Requirements for Master’s Certification in the Hammer Throw

  • 6 Years formal Coaching Experience
  • Courses 304, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408
  • Successful completion of year-long mentorship (701)

508. Master’s Certification in the Javelin Throw. (15 Hours)

Applicants for this course must have already completed course 304 – Throws Specialist Certification, in order to be eligible to take this course. Note that taking this class alone does not result in a Master’s certification. 

Requirements for Master’s Certification in the Javelin Throw

  • 6 Years formal Coaching Experience
  • Courses 304, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408
  • Successful completion of year-long mentorship (701)

509. Master’s Certification in the Shot Put and Discus Throw. (15 Hours)

Applicants for this course must have already completed course 304 – Throws Specialist Certification, in order to be eligible to take this course. Note that taking this class alone does not result in a Master’s certification. 

Requirements for Master’s Certification in the Shot Put and Discus Throw

  • 6 Years formal Coaching Experience
  • Courses 304, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408
  • Successful completion of year-long mentorship (701)

510. Master’s Certification in the Middle Distances. (15 Hours)

Applicants for this course must have already completed course 305 – Endurance Specialist Certification, in order to be eligible to take this course. Note that taking this class alone does not result in a Master’s certification. 

Requirements for Master’s Certification in the Middle Distances

  • 6 Years formal Coaching Experience
  • Courses 305, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 409
  • Successful completion of year-long mentorship (701)

511. Master’s Certification in the Long Distances. (15 Hours)

Applicants for this course must have already completed course 305 – Endurance Specialist Certification, in order to be eligible to take this course. Note that taking this class alone does not result in a Master’s certification. 

Requirements for Master’s Certification in the Long Distances

  • 6 Years formal Coaching Experience
  • Courses 305, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 409
  • Successful completion of year-long mentorship (701)

513. Master’s Certification in Cross Country. (15 Hours)

Applicants for this course must have already completed course 305 – Endurance Specialist Certification, in order to be eligible to take this course. Note that taking this class alone does not result in a Master’s certification. 

Requirements for Master’s Certification in Cross Country

  • 6 Years formal Coaching Experience
  • Courses 305, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 409
  • Successful completion of year-long mentorship (701)

514. Master’s Certification in the Combined Events. (15 Hours)

Applicants for this course must have already completed course 306 – Combined Events Specialist Certification, in order to be eligible to take this course. Note that taking this class alone does not result in a Master’s certification. 

Requirements for Master’s Certification in the Combined Events

  • 6 Years formal Coaching Experience
  • Courses 306, 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310, 408
  • Successful completion of year-long mentorship (701)

601. USTFCCCA Convention Educational Seminars. CEU Verification Form Required

*See Academy policies for other ways to extend an existing certification

701. Master’s Certification Candidate’s Mentorship. 

Successful completion of the following courses is required prior to beginning mentorship:

  • The Master’s Course in the Candidate’s Chosen Area (501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 510, 511, 513, or 514)
  • The SCC Course in the Candidate’s Chosen Area (302, 303, 304, 305, or 306)
  • Courses 403, 405, 406, 407 or 310
  • Appropriate Science course (408 or 409).

Upcoming Academy Course Offerings

Dates Course Offered  
Online 251: Track & Field Technical Certification 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