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2019 Winter USATF Level 2 School – IMG Academy
December 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Dr. Christine Brooks: Professor of Kinesiology and Physiology at the University of Florida. Brooks is a training theory and physiology specialist, and veteran lead sports science instructor for the USATF Level 2 Program
Scott Christensen: Christensen is one of the country’s top high school cross country and track & field coaches, leading Stillwater High School in Minnesota. His accolades include over 13 state titles, multiple National Top 10 High School rankings and he guided 2016 Rio Olympian (1500m) Ben Blankenship during his prep career.
Dave Mills: Mills is a long-time USATF Level 2 Lead Instructor in Endurance and a USATF Level 3 certified coach. Mills is currently a volunteer coach at Boise State University following a 34 year career as head cross country and assistant track coach at Boise High School. He recently served as the USATF Men’s Coach at the 2019 NACAC Cross Country Championships.
Tony Veney: Veney is currently the Director of Men’s and Women’s Track and Field at Ventura College, with a coaching career that includes stops at UCLA, Portland State, and the University of Oregon. Notably at UCLA, Veney led 15 Bruins to indoor or outdoor All-American status, six Pac-10 Champions and four NCAA West Regional titles. Veney is a certified USATF Master Coach and long-time coach educator.
Charles Clinton: Clinton led the sprints/hurdles at one of the top U.S. high school track & field programs, Long Beach Poly High School, for 15 years. During that span, Clinton coached numerous nationally ranked ranked, league, state champions and national qualifiers. Over the last decade, he has been a clinician for USA Track & Field and led the highly regarded Emerging Elite Coaches Camp.
Sports Science: Within 24-48 hours of acceptance, first time students who make tuition payment will receive a username and password to access the online units (Physiology, Training Theory, Biomechanics and Sports Psychology/Skill Acquisition) and lectures provided by the USATF sports science team. This interactive format will allow students to learn at their own leisure and gain invaluable tips from one of the leaders in the online learning industry. All sports science classroom work must be completed prior to midnight, December 20, 2019. USATF recommends a minimal time commitment of thirty hours to satisfactorily complete the sports science modules and all assignments (quizzes and discussion posts) in advance of the course Alumni are not eligible to re-enroll in the sports science modules.
Each sports science unit is comprised of two specific tasks:
Complete all unit quizzes with satisfactory score
Complete all unit insight discussions with satisfactory score
Event Specific Evaluation
Each event group is comprised of three specific tasks:
Session plan developed by each student will be collected and reviewed on Wednesday morning of the event specific lecture (a one-page explanation of a training session to include all the appropriate components). This is an accepted or not accepted evaluation by the event instructors. In the event that a student does not present an acceptable session plan, the instructors will require additional time be spent during the course day to correct the written assignment.
Written exam of 25-30 multiple-choice questions, true false and/or short answer response (80% grade is required to pass the exam). This is the only graded evaluation for passing the class. It is a hard copy test, which is graded onsite for students to receive a certificate.
Either a group presentation or individual oral exam, determined by the event lecturers, may be assigned as part of the class participation in the course. No grade is attached to this assignment, but it is a valuable part of course to evaluate their peers in class.
There is a onetime retest within 30 days of completion of the school for a student who fails to meet the 80% passing grade.
Check-in for first-timers and alumni will occur Friday, December 27, 2019 from 2:00pm-3:15pm. The Level 2 School opening session will begin promptly at 3:30pm. The program will conclude at approximately 8:15pm on Monday, December 30, following event exams and graduation. Attendance at the closing session is mandatory in order to receive a Level 2 certificate.
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Travel to/from IMG Academy is the responsibility of the participant. IMG Academy is accessible from Tampa International Airport (TPA) or Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). TPA is approximately one hour from the IMG Academy campus, and SRQ is approximately a 15-minute drive. Arrival/departure times should be booked in accordance with the posted check in/out times.
USATF advises that applicants wait until they receive an acceptance notification before making travel arrangements.
USATF Coaching Programs Manager
Detailed event information regarding check-in, linens, room key deposit, weather and other school related information will be emailed to all participants 2-3 weeks prior to the school.
Any student requesting ADA accommodations must make that request at the time of completing the application, and support the request with the appropriate documentation sent to the Coaching Programs Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. Said application must be completed no later than six (6) weeks prior to the school opening in order to ensure the availability of any such reasonable accommodations or other required assistance during the Level 2 coaching school.
Level 2 Refund Policy
All tuition or room & board full refund requests (less processing fees) must be submitted in writing no later than 11:59pm (EST) on November 1, 2019. A $25 administrative fee will apply to all refund requests. For first timers, only a 50% refund of tuition will be provided after they have entered the Sports Science Modules, which officially begin the course. No refunds after deadlines.