Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach Ellakisha O’Kelley took her coaching knowledge to another level when she completed the USA Track & Field (USATF) Coaching Education Level 2 Program on July 16, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Held on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology, the five-day course provided coaches with a more advanced, in-depth knowledge in one event group of their choosing. O’Kelley received her Level 2 Certification in the sprints, hurdles, and relays grouping.
Course instruction was divided into two segments: sports science concepts and training principles. According to O’Kelley, “Both segments were extremely informative. The sports science instruction enhanced my understanding of sports psychology, pedagogy and sports medicine and the training principles session clarified my approach to student-athlete training in my chosen areas.”