Track Clinics - 2011

Improve your coaching effectiveness this winter by attending one or several of this schools and clinics: Upcoming USATF Coaching Schools and Clinics: Level 1 Schools, the most comprehensive track and field training in the nation, consist of 21 hours of instruction focused on the events of track & field and related sport science. The course consists of classroom instruction as well as hands-on training. The Level 1 program covers all events by emphasizing fundamentals, rules, safety/risk management, and instruction techniques in addition to specific event group training of endurance, sprints/hurdles, throws and jumps. Upon passing the exam, participants will be issued a Level 1 Certificate of Completion. Discounted rates for programs with four or more coaches enrolled. Contact Dave Shrock at for details. 11-12 December, 2010: at Chabot College, Hayward. 21 hour school covering all aspects of sports science and specific event groups. Click here for an informational flyer, or refer to: 15-16 January, 2011: at Sacramento City College. 21 hour school covering all aspects of sports science and specific event groups. Click here for an informational flyer, or refer to: 19-20 February, 2011: at Staybridge Suites, Lake Forest, nr. Irvine: 21 hour school covering all aspects of sports science and specific event groups. Refer to: PAUSATF Level 1 School Scholarships Available: To facilitate the goal of producing well educated coaches, the Pacific Association of USATF (including San Luis Obispo, San Benito, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, counties north to the Oregon border in California, and central/northern Nevada) has made available twenty (20) scholarships to pay the tuition to attend a PA-USATF Level 1 Coaching Education School. Pacific Association registered coaches who complete and submit the application by Sunday, 21 November, 2010 at 5:00pm will become eligible to have their tuition fee paid to the Sacramento City College or the Chabot College Level 1 Schools. Recipients are responsible for their own transportation, USATF membership fees, accommodation, and meals. Click here for information and application, or refer to: Saturday, 22 January, 2011: VSAthletics SuperClinic-Sacramento City College Come join us in improving your coaching effectiveness in a one-day clinic devoted solely to maximizing your athlete's success. Sixteen nationally recognized clinicians will provide information that you will be able to apply immediately to your program's improvement in the event group areas of sprints/hurdles, endurance, throws, and jumps. Spread the word to all coaches! Last year's clinic was a great success with over 300 coaches gaining practical information to begin their seasons. Click here for flyer, or go to: Saturday, 12 February, 2011: Willie Davenport Olympian Learn-by-do Clinic James Logan High school, Union City. 9:00am-4:00pm. Learn by do clinic from some of the world's greatest Olympic athletes in addition to top regional coaches. Details TBA. For further information, contact coach Lee Webb at:, or refer to: Call for nominees for the Pacific Association Legacy Coach Award: In recognition of the many influential coaches who have served in our association who have selflessly strengthened our sport(s) through teaching, mentoring, and promoting our profession, the Coaches Committee is asking for nominees for the Legacy Coach Award. Long time Humboldt State coach Jim Hunt was our inaugural award recipient in 2010. Criterion will be weighted heavily on coaches who were not only great coaches, but who also inspired and trained/mentored many of us to become coaches ourselves...hence the idea of a Legacy Coach Award. Coaches submitted for consideration should have mentored former athletes to become successful coaches in their own right, in addition to: - mentored former athletes - having coached for a period of time in the Pacific Association - exhibited qualities of ethical coaching - contributed to several aspects of the association, while promoting the sports of USATF - candidates could come from any level of coaching Please submit names of nominees with details of their contributions as noted above to Dave Shrock at The deadline for submission of nominees is 31 December, 2010, with announcement of the recipient 22 January at the VSAthletics SuperClinic.