Throughout the year various courses are designated by USATF Coaching Education as Level 3 Seminars. This designation allows a coach to attend the course for Level 3 credit. Courses are held at different locations and times by various course directors causing them to vary in length and price.
Coaches are required to attend at least three Level 3 seminars and document their attendance through the Level 3 credit form available at each seminar. After attending three seminars coaches are partnered with a mentor who will assist them in producing an original technical article that is written specifically for the purpose of meeting the Level 3 requirements. The article topic must be pre-approved by the Level 3 Oversight Committee. Upon final approval, the article will be offered to Track Coach
for publication. If accepted, the publication date will be determined by the publisher of Track Coach
Candidates should demonstrate the following minimum requirements:
Current USA Track & Field Member
Successful completion of a USATF Level 2 - Event Specific course in desired discipline
Minimum of 5 years of coaching experience demonstrating competency within the candidates coaching environment
Current member of the Coaches Registry
Completion of 3 approved level 3 symposiums
Must total 36 hours of instruction in a minimum of three seminars
Two of the seminars must be in the candidates event discipline
Must submit a Level 3 Credit form, post-symposium assessment (provided by symposium Director) and $25 fee within 30 days of symposium completion.
Completion of an approved, individual project under the direction of the level 3 oversight committee
Must be within six years of attendance at the first Level 3 symposium and no earlier than three years after completing Level 2 certification
All Level 3 offerings are listed on the Coaching Education Calendar.
If you have questions regarding the program or have attended three Level 3 seminars and are ready for the next step you can contact USATF Director of Coaching, Terry Crawford.