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Instructor Training

If you are interested in teaching at a Level 1 School you must complete the Instructor Training Course (ITC). ITC schools are typically held in conjunction with Level 2 schools.


  • Must have completed at least two areas of the Level 2 program. The second Level 2 program may be completed immediately following the ITC during the summer program. Successful completion of both the ITC and the second area of Level 2 is required in order for credit to be given for ITC.
  • Must have a minimum of five years of Track & Field/Cross Country coaching experience at a high school, college or USATF registered club. Only Track & Field coaching experience gained after the age of 21 will be considered.
  • Must submit a minimum of two letters of recommendation written specifically for admittance into this program.
  • Attend the ITC (see application process below).
  • Plan and present lessons using a variety of media as well as techniques from differing event groups.


  • Recognition as a USATF Level 1 Instructor
  • USATF coaching education instructor's materials
  • Eligibility to teach at Level 1 coaching education schools

About ITC Schools

Instructor Training Courses are typically four-day courses held in conjunction with Level 2 schools. The course consists of classroom instruction as well as hands-on training. Attendance at all sessions is required.

The cost for an ITC school varies by location.

How to Apply

To apply for the ITC, please complete the Level 2 application and select "Instructor Training Course" or "Level 2 - Event Specific & ITC" as your preferred category.

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