USA Table Tennis

Aug 25-30

ITTF Level 2 Coaching Course Regional

Austin, Texas

Dates: August 25-30, 2014

Location: Austin Table Tennis Club/Association

8956 Research Blvd, Austin, Texas, 78758

Tel: (512)-491-7664

Eligibility: Applications for the ITTF Level 2 Course are limited to coaches who meet the following requirements:

  • Currently listed on the ITTF Coaches Registry as a Level 1 Coach
  • Must have attended the ITTF Level 1 Course before August 25, 2013   (1 year between courses)

Course Conductor:

ITTF Course Conductor/Trainer, Richard McAfee will conduct the course.  Coach McAfee is an ITTF “Trainer” and one of the most experienced ITTF Course Conductors having conducted courses in many countries around the World. Marguerite Cheung, Manager of the Austin Table Tennis Association, will serve as the local organizer.

Equipment: Six-eight table tennis tables and balls will be used for the course.

Course Description: 

The ITTF Level 2 Course is a 36 hour course normally held over six days while holding two (3-hour) sessions each day.  The course material and syllabus can be found in the ITTF Advanced Manual.  This material is a big step “up” from the ITTF Level 1 Course and it is highly recommended that all participants get a copy of the ITTF Advanced Manual and spend time in study before attending the course. 

While the ITTF Level 1 Course is a general preparation course for coaches working with beginners and especially children, the Level 2 Course covers how to teach much higher level technical skills to fulfill the needs of athletes from 1800-2400 USATT Level.

ITTF Level 2 Course is officially recognized by ITTF and has the following requirements:

  • Attendance at 36 hour course conducted by an ITTF approved Course Conductor
  • Passing both a verbal and practical exam.
    • Grading: The ITTF Level 2 Course offers much higher level of material than that found at the Level 1. There is a two-part test consisting of a verbal and practical exam.  There are 10 possible points for both the Verbal and Practical Exams with a total of 20 for both.  Coaches must score a minimum of 5 points on each of the two exams to pass the Level 2.  Coaches scoring a minimum of 7 points on both exams with a total of 15 or more points are listed as Level 2* and are eligible to take an ITTF L3 Course in the future. Scores less than 5 on either exam do not pass the course.
  • After the course, 50 hours coaching practice must be completed. 
  •  From the 50 hours coaching practice, 5 hours must be supervised by the ITTF Course Conductor or  a person appointed by the ITTF Course Conductor. This supervisor evaluates each coach using the “Confidential Coaching Report”   This must be approved by the ITTF Course Conductor, who provides the certificates if all requirements are met.

Course Schedule:

  • August 25-30, 2014,  the ITTF Level 2 Course will be conducted.  There will be 2 sessions each day.
  • Daily sessions are 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.

Costs:  $300.00 per person plus each coach must purchase the ITTF Advanced Manual, available from PaddlePalace.com for $29.95.  Coaches must have the manual with them during the course.  Coaches are responsible for their own transportation and room and board arrangements.

Hotel:  Econo Lodge 9102 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas Tel: (512)-835-7070

Entry Form – ITTF/PTT Level 2 Course – ATTA- August 25-30, 2014.  Course is limited to the first 20 entries received with deposit.

First name: _____________________ Last Name______________________________

Street Address: _________________________________________________________

City: _____________________ State: _____________        Zip: ___________________              

Email: ________________________________Phone: __________________________

Are you currently a certified ITTF Level 1 Coach:     (Y/N)              

Date of ITTF Level 1 attended:  ________

Please make check payable to: ATTA

Please mail form and $100 deposit by 8/1/2014 to:

ATTA

CO/ Marguerite Cheung 8956 Research Blvd, Austin, Texas, 78758