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Personal Coaches and Medical

USA Track & Field welcomes and encourages personal coaches and personal medical to attend the World Championships with their athletes. To be eligible to receive services from USATF, personal coaches and personal medical must meet the following criteria:
Personal Coaches

  • Be a current member of the USATF Coaches Registry

  • Be a coach in good standing with USATF

  • Must submit an application for housing/credential at Team Processing in Sacramento

Personal Medical

  • Must be a current member of USATF

  • Must Provide proof that he/she has successfully completed the Safe Sport Course (contact Kimberly Sims at for information on how to take the course)

  • Must provide a copy of his/her current medical license to USATF

  • Must submit an application for housing/credential at Team Processing in Sacramento

USATF will have a few bed spots at the team hotel and a few team official credentials that it will pass on to personal coaches. More details will be made available at Team Processing in Sacramento.  The housing/credential package will be offered to personal coaches (coach of record), at their cost, of athletes who make the Team. Since the housing/credential packages are limited, the Personal Coaches Policy will be used to identify those who will be offered the housing/credential package. Personal medical will be accommodated, after the personal coaches, if space/credential is available, with priority going to personal medical who are serving potential podium athletes and multiple athletes. Each athlete may only apply for one coaches’ housing/credential package. Athletes can only apply for a personal medical package for an individual who has professional credentials to support the request.
Personal Coaches Policy – Used to establish Coach Rank Order

  • Prioritized by the number of athletes who have medaled at an Olympic Games and/or World Championships

  • Prioritized by the probability of having a medal winner

  • Prioritized by athletes whose marks rank in the top 5 in the World by July 10, 2017

  • Prioritize by number of competing athletes at the World Championships that the coach works with

  • Participation in USATF Coaching Education Program/Seminars

Additional Credentials/Housing for Personal Coaches

Personal coaches/medical who do not receive housing and a credential with the Team may purchase a credential offered through the IAAF. This credential does not include housing. Optional accommodation in one of the hotels (subject to availability) is available at an extra cost. Interested coaches should contact


USATF will notify personal coaches/medical who will receive housing in the Athlete Hotel and/or a World Championships credential no later than July 15, 2017. Individuals not receiving housing will be contacted and offered a chance to purchase the CREDENTIAL ONLY package if their contact information is provided on the application.  Payment for any services must be made no later than July 18, 2017.
The housing/credential package is not available for spouses of coaches, medical staff or friends and family unless they are the legitimate and substantiated coach/medical support of record.

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