Coaches Advisory

USATF Georgia Coach Advisory Committee (CAC) provides coaching education opportunities with a science based, coach driven and athlete centered approach; aiding in the tradition and pursuit of the World’s number one track and field team. Explore the education, grant and support programs that await coaches of all levels, from the grass roots to the elite.

Ron Williams

Ronda Broome
Vice Chair

Vernika Reeves

2020 Coaching Enhancement Grants

USATF Georgia Coaches Advisory Committee (CAC) is pleased to offer the following grants to assist Georgia coaches with opportunities to enhance their professional growth. For interested candidates, an application is required within the stated timeline to be considered. All applications will be forwarded to the Executive Committee of USATF Georgia Coaches Advisory Committee.

"USATF Georgia Member Coaches from all of our communities  –  which include collegiate, post-collegiate, youth, high school and club  –  can take advantage of these grants.” 

2020 Level 1 Coaching Enhancement Grant

USATF Georgia Coaches Advisory Committee is pleased to offer Level 1 grants for the 2020 year to assist coaches in an opportunity to enhance their professional growth. An application within the stated timeline is required of interested candidates. 

2020 Level 2 Program Coaching Enhancement Grant

USATF Georgia Coaches Advisory Committee is pleased to offer Level 2 grants for the 2020 year to assist coaches in an opportunity to enhance their professional growth. An application within the stated timeline is required of interested candidates. 
  • Check back soon for the 2020 Level 2 Program Coaching Enhancement Grant application information.

Coaches Registry

The USATF Registered Coaches Program was conceived in 2010 to establish a set of standards for all coaches affiliated with USATF. The program involves a four-pronged process, which results in a published list of coaches who have demonstrated the ethics, honesty, trustworthiness, and sport knowledge necessary for endorsement by the national governing body. The centerpiece of the process is a comprehensive SafeSport Handbook which focuses on only the highest ethical and honorable standards. Registered Coaches also carry with them the rights and privileges available only to those within the registry. These benefits may include:
  • Discounts for premier seminars and coaching education programs
  • Registered Coach credential at USATF National Championships
  • Selection to international team staffs
  • Selection for Coaching Enhancement Grants
  • Involvement in USATF High Performance Programs
  • Compensation from USATF or USOPC athlete support programs
To become registered a coach, you must complete the application process, which includes the steps outlined below.
  1. Be a current USATF member.
  2. Pass the USATF background screen.
  3. Successfully complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport Training course.
  4. Accept and adhere to the SafeSport Handbook.
  5. List current coaching affiliation in the application process.
  6. Fullfill Education Standard and submit verification application.

Coming Soon, Become a USATF Level 1 Coach at Home

USATF will be piloting the delivery of online Level 1 Schools beginning in May and expanding opportunities throughout the summer. Level 1 Schools will be delivered using Zoom and delivered in real-time across a four-day schedule for an indefinite period. USATF members who pre-registered at a cancelled 2020 Level 1 School will be contacted by the national office once registration is open and offered the first opportunity to register for the initial schools.

Watch for additional course information to be updated on the Calendar of Schools soon.

USATF Level 2 School Summer Update

The USATF Coaching Education Executive Committee is committed to continuing to provide educational opportunities amid the pandemic and is finalizing dates for conducting an online USATF Level 2 School in late July-early August. A traditional, in person USATF Level 2 School will not be conducted during summer 2020.

In preparation for announcing a summer USATF Level 2 School date, enrollment in the USATF Level 2 Sports Science Classroom will begin in May. The USATF Level 2 Sports Science Classroom is a prerequisite to the event-specific Level 2 course. Led by Dr. Christine Brooks, the online course provides insight into the science behind human performance and athlete development. Similar to university-level and other open enrollment type courses, individuals should be prepared to dedicate a minimum of twenty hours to satisfactorily complete all assignments. Each unit is comprised of lecture videos, supplemental readings, discussion posts and quizzes.

Sports Science enrollment will continue on a quarterly basis and completion valid for application to a future Level 2 School (within a two-year window). USATF Level 2 Alumni are eligible to enroll in the classroom as a refresher and to review the latest materials at the general rate.

Completion of the sports science classroom is valid for Level 1 recertification, but general USATF Level 2 application requirements apply to enter the classroom.

Upcoming USATF Campus Site Maintenance and Relaunch

USATF Campus will be moving to a new site over the weekend of Friday, May 8 – Monday, May 11. Users will be unable to login to their account to complete courses, including the Level 1 Exam, retrieve certificates or purchase new courses during this time.

Upon relaunching, all users will receive a new system generated password to login. Username will remain your registered email address. Please contact if you require additional login or navigating assistance upon the new site launching.

We apologize for the inconvenience but look forward to bringing you a new look and improved user experience very soon.

USATF Level 1 Recertification Application Update 

USATF Level 1 certificates are set to expire December 31, 2020 for those that have completed a course during the qualifying period below:

Qualifying period: January 1, 2013 – June 30, 2019

Individuals earning a certificate during this period must complete one of the outlined Level 1 recertification options to extend their certificate to the next period, 2021-2024. Any certificate dated prior to this period is no longer valid.

Individuals who completed a course or will during the last 18 months of the quad (July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020) are waivered until the end of the subsequent quad and no action is necessary.

The USATF Level 1 recertification application will open during summer 2020 and continue through December 31, 2020. A current USATF membership will be required to access the application. After submitting a completed recertification application to the National Office, the course completed will be verified and an updated Level 1 certificate issued.

An all member communication will be sent once the application is available.

Quick Links


  • Coaches Advisory Committee Operating Procedures [Link]
  • 2018 Coaches Advisory Committee Annual Meeting Minutes [Link]