Coaches Advisory & Education Chair:
Kent Ferguson

USA Track and Field's coaching education program provides educational opportunities for all levels of coaches, from grass roots to the elite level. The program is comprised of three certification levels, which include instruction in sport science; technical, event-specific instruction; and hands-on training. USATF's certification levels progress from Developmental, to Levels I, II, and III. Coaches have an opportunity to attend special programs held around the country, or more intense, advanced summit meetings.



USATF's Missouri Valley Association is implementing a background screening program for all coaches and volunteers who come in contact with youth athletes during registered club practices or other club-related track and field activities. The background checks are being implemented nationally by USATF. NOTE: A valid copy of a government issued ID must accompany the application