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ACADEMY:Combined Events and Multievents Specialist Certification - Chicago (Course 306)

The Track & Field Academy's Combined Event and Multievent Specialist Certification Course is a detailed, 36 hour course covering all issues in technical coaching of the Pentathlon, Heptathlon, and Decathlon and common event combinations in Track and Field. The course is illustrated with animated take-home video created just for the course to enhance understanding. Certification by the USTFCCCA is granted for successfully completing the course and its evaluations.

 Export to Your Calendar 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017
When: 7/10-14/2017
Course Check In Begins 3:00 PM July 9
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Loyola University
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, Illinois  60660
United States
Contact: Mike Corn
504-599-8903


Online registration is available until: 7/1/2017
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About the Combined Events and Multievents SCC.   The Combined Events and Multievents Specialist Certification Course (SCC) is a detailed, 36 hour course that covers all issues in technical coaching of the Combined Events and athletes who compete in a variety of track and field events events. Certification by the USTFCCCA is granted for successfully completing the course and its evaluations. The course is illustrated with pertinent, animated take-home video created specifically for this course, to enhance clarity and understanding. Topics include training theory, periodization of training, biomechanics of sprinting, jumping, hurdling, throwing, and distance running, training components, training design and administration, peripheral training concerns, technical models, and technical teaching in the pentathlon, heptathlon, decathlon and all common track and field event combinations.

Registration and Requirements.   There is no longer an application process. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and when classes fill, registration will be closed. There are no prerequisite courses required to take this course, however two years of formal coaching experience are required.

Cost.   Course tuition is $425 if paid prior to May 1, 2017.  Tuition is $475 if paid after May 1, 2017. Payment arrangements are detailed in the registration process.

Strength and Conditioning Course.  The Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification will be offered at the same site July 14-16, at the completion of the event specific SCCs.  Students are welcome to attend an Event Specific SCC and the Strength and Conditioning Course. Register for the Strength and Conditioning course separately, but Room and Board Packages are available for the Event Specific Courses only, the Strength and Conditioning Course only, or both. You will have a chance to register for Room and Board during the registration process.

Room and Board.  Room and Board Packages are available. After registering, you can return to the website to purchase for the room and board at a later date.  The deadline to purchase the optional room & board package is June 15th.  These packages are the only arrangements that we have made regarding housing and meals, we do not have information regarding other options in the area. 

  • 5 Night Package.  A five night package is available for $425.  This provides room and board for students taking one of the Specialist Certification Courses (302, 303, 304, 305, or 306) which run from July 10-14. This package includes a room for the nights of July 9-13 (double occupancy), three meals daily from July 10-13, and breakfast and lunch July 14
  • 2 Night Package.  A three night package is available for $260.00.  This provides room and board for students taking only the Strength and Conditioning Coach Certification course (310) which runs from July 14-16. This package includes a room (double occupancy) for the nights of July 14-15, dinner on July 14, three meals on July 15, and breakfast and lunch July 16.
  • 7 Night Package.  A seven night package is available for $685.00.  This provides room and board for students taking one of the Specialist Certification Courses (302, 303, 304, 305, or 306) which run from July 10-14, and the Strength and Conditioning Coach Certification course (310) which runs from July 14-16. This package includes a room (double occupancy) for the nights of July 9-15 , three meals daily from July 10-15, and breakfast and lunch July 16.

Travel.   Students are responsible for their own transportation to Chicago and the Loyola campus. Note when booking air travel that travel times from Loyola University to O’Hare and Midway Airports range from 30 minutes to one hour.

  • Arrival and Departure – Specialist Courses.  Students taking only the Specialist Certification Courses (302, 303, 304, 305, 306) should plan for on-campus arrival any time on Sunday, July 9, 2017.  Specialist Course students should plan to depart campus after 12:30 PM Friday, July 14.  No exceptions will be made. It is suggested that you do not book a flight with a departure time earlier than 3:00 PM.

  • Arrival and Departure – Strength and Conditioning Course.  Students taking only the Strength and Conditioning Coach Certification Courses (310) should plan for on-campus arrival before 12:00 PM on Friday, July 14.  Strength and Conditioning Course students should plan to depart campus after 1:00 PM Sunday, July 16.  No exceptions will be made. It is suggested that you do not book a flight with a departure time earlier than 3:30 PM.

Instructors.  The Specialist Courses is taught by highly respected coaches, who have proven themselves in the coaching field and have extensive experience in the teaching profession. Refer to the course page of this website for information regarding the instructors for the particular course you plan to attend.

For More Information.   For additional information about SCC course offerings including additional travel information and time schedules, refer to our PDF Brochure or contact Mike Corn at mike@ustfccca.org or (504) 599-8903.

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