DAPHNE, Ala. – The United States Sports Academy and the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) have partnered to allow coaches who have successfully completed the Technical Track & Field Coaching certification course (201 or 251) and/or any of the five Specialist Certification Courses of the Track & Field Academy to apply for and receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Sports Academy.For those seeking to enhance their coaching careers, this collaboration has great value. “Obtaining CEUs is an ongoing professional requirement for many coaches both at the high school and collegiate levels,” said USTFCCCA CEO Sam Seemes, “and having the opportunity to satisfy that requirement while acquiring the valuable training offered through the Track & Field Academy is a win-win.”

Sports Academy Acting Director of Continuing Education Dr. Brandon Spradley, a former standout sprinter for the University of Alabama who happened to be named All-Academic by USTFCCCA in 2008, concurred on the benefits of the partnership.

“Speaking as a former Division I track athlete, USTFCCCA is one of the most respected organizations in the track and field community,” said Spradley, whose wife, Camilla, is a track and field coach at Mobile (Ala.) Murphy High School. “We are very excited about this partnership. It provides coaches the opportunity to learn the fundamental, technical, and the event-specific aspects of track and field, in addition to offering the opportunity to apply for (CEUs).

“This benefits coaches educationally and professionally.”

All told, seven courses will be offered in this service to coaches. For more info, click HERE.

The United States Sports Academy, known world-wide as “America’s Sports University®” independent, non-profit, accredited, special mission sports university created to serve the nation and the world with programs in instruction, research and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports.

The Academy is America’s largest graduate program in sports education offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as certificates in sport-specific programs. For more information about the United States Sports Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit the Academy’s website at www.ussa.edu.