USATF-New England Coaching Information

USATF Coaching Education Program

A complete and detailed summary of the USATF Coaches Education program and coaching schools is available at
We recommend that you check out that site if you are involved with coaching.

The USATF Coaching Education program provides educational opportunities for all levels of coaches, from grass roots to the elite level. The program is comprised of three progressional levels.

Youth Club Coaches Background Checks

USATF has, like all youth sports organizations, implemented a required online Background Screening for all Coaches and Volunteers in clubs with members 17 years old and younger. As of 2016, there is a single background screening program with USATF. The check is done online though NCSI, is good for 2 years from date of approval.

Click here for more information about the screening process (recommended reading!).

Clubs with youth programs which do not comply with having coaches obtaining background screening may not be eligible for club practice insurance and other club benefits. "Coach" credentials at major USATF meets will not be issued to individual lacking a completed background check.

Specific questions about the online Background Screening program should be directed to NCSI or the USATF national office (not to the New England office).

Click here for a list of coaches in the New England association who have had a background screening check.

Coaching Education opportunities in New England

Clinics and presentations for coaches and athletes will be posted in this area

Coaching Help Wanted in the association

Coaching Positions available in the New England association will be advertised in this location.
Paid or volunteer positions in all disciplines for youth and open clubs, high schools, and colleges may be listed. There is no fee for postings, which will remain up for 4 weeks or until filled.

Clinics for Athletes

Clinics, and notes on the intended audience (youth, novice, experienced) will be announced here.


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