Level 1 School – Catholic University of America – Washington, D.C.

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Level 1 School – Catholic University of America – Washington, D.C.

March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

$205 – $255


David Pavlansky: was head boys’ track and cross country coach at Boardman High School from 1999 –2010 and has over 30 years of coaching experience. Twice named OAT&CCC District 1 Boys’ Track Coach of the Year, Dave received the 2007 Fred Daffler State Coach of the Year Award for Boys’ Cross Country. In his 11 years as a head coach, Boardman’s track teams won 6 league and 7 district championships, produced Indoor and Outdoor state champions and two Nike All-Americans while competing in 14 separate Nike/New Balance National Championships. In 2007 he was among 10 sprint coaches selected nationwide to attend the USATF Emerging Elite Coaches’ School in Orlando, Florida. Dave has USATF Level 2 certifications in Jumps, Endurance, and Sprints / Hurdles / Relays and he currently serves as USATF Regional Coordinator of Coaching Education for the Midwest.

Larry Judge: is an Assistant Professor of Physical Education and coordinator of the graduate coaching program at Ball State University. He has 18 years of Division I coaching experience with Indiana State University, the University of South Carolina, the University of Wyoming and the University of Florida. He is currently the USA Track & Field National Chairman for Coaching Education in the throwing events. He is also a Level III instructor for the International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) Coaching Education Program and has coached more than 100 NCAA Division I All-Americans, including nine Olympians.

Shawn Venable: is assistant coach for jumps and hurdles and recruiting coordinator at Liberty University. He has coached several All-Americans, conference champions and school record holders in the sprints and jumps events. Venable holds multiple coaching education certifications, including the highest attainable certification with USATF Level 3 and IAAF Level V certification in Jumps, Sprints/Hurdles, and Combined Events. In addition to coaching, he also serves as the USATF Level 1 Regional Coordinator for the Southeast region.

Hank Wilson: CSCS, NSCA-CPT is the Head Coach—Track & Field for Fairfax High School (VA). He is a USATF Level 2 Coach, certified in Combined Events; Sprints, Hurdles & Relays; and Youth Specialization. Leading up to, and including, his co-founding APEX Track Club, Coach Wilson has shepherded dozens of athletes to national-level competition, coaching them to youth All-American status, national top-three finishes, and national championship titles.


*Attendance at all classroom sessions required in order to receive access to the Level 1 exam; schedule subject to change.
Saturday – March 9
8:00-8:30 AM Registration
8:30-9:00 AM Introductions
9:00-9:40 AM Ethics & Risk Management
9:50-11:20 AM Positive Coaching/Psychology
11:30-12:30 PM Physiology
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-2:20 PM Biomechanics
2:30-4:00 PM Training Theory
4:10-7:00 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
7:10-9:00 PM Endurance/Racewalk

Sunday – March 10
8:00-9:50 AM Biomotor Training for Speed & Power Events
9:50-1:00 PM Throws
1:10-3:50 PM Jumps
3:50-4:00 PM Wrap up


March 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am
March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
$205 – $255


Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20064 United States
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