GrassRoots Athletics encourages it’s coaches to attain higher learning as athletic science, training and modalities are always changing and evolving. Attending USATF certified Level I and II classes is supported as well as Level III and IAAF Level V Academies to “sharpen” the coaching skills with current training methodologies and to foster new ideas.
Coaches must participate in a the USATF Coaches Registry which sets the standards for coaches affiliated with USA Track and Field. The registry are for coaches who have demonstrated the ethics, honesty and trustworthiness necessary for endorsement by the national governing body of the sport.
A Registered Coach provides a designation to coaches around the country that will flag them as among the most ethical and respected in their field and will carry with it certain rights and privileges not available to those who are not Registered Coaches. The centerpiece of this program is a comprehensive Code of Conduct for Registered Coaches.