Online Track & Field Technical Certification

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Online Track & Field Technical Certification

March 26, 2018


The Track and Field Technical Certification Course (TFTC) Online is a 15 hour course in training design and technical instruction for all the common track and field events. The course is taught entirely online. The curriculum is broad based, covering all key aspects of technical coaching. Topics included in the course are:

Foundations of Training Design for Track and Field
Training Components for Track and Field
Training Design for Track and Field
The Sprint Events
The Hurdle Events
The Relay Events
An Overview of the Jumping Events
The Long Jump
The Triple Jump
The High Jump
The Pole Vault
An Overview of the Throwing Events
The Shot Put
The Discus Throw
The Javelin Throw
An Overview of the Endurance Events
Training Design for the Endurance Events

Course Structure

The online TFTC course consists of 17 units, each is comprised of a video presentation. The video presentations present material in a well organized fashion, and are enhanced with pertinent, animated video created specifically for this course that illustrate ley positions and movements in technical events. Private access to the instructor is available via email. You move through the course at your own pace, and the test is available for you to take whenever you feel ready. There is a 30 day timeframe for completion of the course.


The TFTC is the only program that provides a genuine certification for successful completion of its broad based curriculum. The certification is granted for completing coursework and an online examination within 30 days of purchasing the course. The TFTC, along with the Program Management Certification , comprise the Track and Field Coaching Certification program.


Course Instructor for the Online TFTC Course is Boo Schexnayder. Most noted for the 12 years he spent as a member of the Track and Field coaching staff at LSU, Schexnayder, who coached collegiately at Louisiana-Lafayette and Blinn Junior College prior to arriving at LSU, placed quite an imprint on the collegiate track and field scene. Regarded as one of the world’s premier field event coaches, he was the guiding hand behind 19 NCAA Champions during his collegiate coaching career. He was a key component of 12 NCAA Championship teams and a pair of JUCO National titles, as well as developing a host of conference champions and All-Americans. He began his career as a highly successful high school coach, and has 14 years of experience at the prep level.

Schexnayder has also been a prominent figure on the international scene, having coached triple jumper Walter Davis to multiple World Championships, and long jumper John Moffitt to a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He has coached 10 Olympians, and has served on coaching staffs for Team USA to the 2003 Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing, and was the Jumps Coach for Team USA at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Schexnayder was instrumental in the development of the curriculum and instruction of the TFA programs.

For additional information or questions about TFTC Online, contact Dave Svoboda at or (504) 599-8900.