I am a firm believer where you can never stop learning.
I’ve promoted (and attended) several Track and Field conferences such as the latest offerings from the USATF, CACC, and UKA. As well, I also recommend books and DVDs from Amazon and Affiliates.
USTFCCCA Track & Field Academy in another great resource for coaches to enhance their knowledge which includes both Track & Field and Cross Country.
Some of their coaches and presenters include Gary Winckler for Sprints, Hurdles and Relays; Boo Schexnayder, for the jumping events; and Mike Young from Elite Track and HPC Sport for Sport Sciences.
With the USTFCCCA, you can take a course for a certification, or you can take an individual course for a specialized event. Currently, the USTFCCCA represents over 8,000 coaches working in the NCAA, NAIA, and high schools nationwide. It serves as an advocate and lobbyist for coaches and their interests, and provides a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership.
Track & Field Technical Certification, February 4-5, 2011
The Track & Field Technical Certification (TFTC) is a 2 day, 15 hour course in the coaching of Track & Field. Certification by the USTFCCCA is granted for successfully completing the course and evaluation. The curriculum covers all key aspects of technical coaching.
Each section is illustrated with pertinent, specific, animated video created specifically for this course, to enhance clarity and understanding. Topics included in the course are workout planning, administration of training, techniques, and teaching progressions for all commonly contested Track & Field events.
Friday, February 4, 2011
- 5:30: Introduction & Orientation
5:45-6:25: Training Principles
6:35-7:15: Training Components for Track & Field
7:25-8:05: Training Design for Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps & Throws
8:15-8:55: The Sprint Events
Saturday, February 5, 2011
- 8:00-8:40: The Hurdle Events
8:50-9:30: The Relay Events
9:40-10:20: Overview of the Jumps
10:30-11:10: The Long Jump
12:30-1:10: The Triple Jump
1:20-2:00: The High Jump
2:10-2:50: Overview of the Throws
3:00-3:40: The Shot Put
3:50-4:30: The Discus Throw
4:40-5:20: The Javelin Throw
5:30-6:10: The Endurance Events
6:20-7:00: Training Design for the Endurance Events
7:10-7:50: The Pole Vault
8:15: Optional Endorsements
Dates: February 4-5, 2011
Location: HPC Athletic Lab, 1823 NW Maynard Dr, Cary, NC, 27513
Cost: Course cost is $130 when registering at least 10 days prior. Late or on-site registration is $150.
For more information, click here or click here for the brochure. (PDF, 384 Kb)