Coaches Advisory

Ron Williams

Ronda Broome
Vice Chair

Vernika Reeves

2019 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.” 

Registered Coaches Program

The USATF Registered Coaches Program was conceived to establish a set of standards for all coaches affiliated with USA Track & Field. The program involves a four-pronged process, which results in a published list of coaches who have demonstrated the ethics, honesty and trustworthiness 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 USA National Championships
  • Selection to international team staffs
  • Selection for Coaching Enhancement Grants
  • Involvement in USATF High Performance Programs
  • Compensation from USATF or USOC athlete support programs
To become registered a coach must complete the application process which includes the steps outlined below. Effective January 2019, all existing and future Coaches Registry applicants must fulfill the new requirement of the Education Standard and submit verification application.
  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 the Education Standard for USATF Coaches Registry
  7. Submit USATF Coaches Registry Education Standard verification application - Effective January 2019


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

USATF Coaching Education

  • USATF Coaching Education home page [Link]