Level 1 School – Chabot College
January 19 @ 8:00 am - January 20 @ 7:10 pm$205 – $255
Ken Grace – For over thirty-eight years Ken has coached track/field and cross country at both the community college and high school levels. A teacher of Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education at Chabot College, Ken is USATF certified level 1 & level 2 in both jumps and endurance. Over the years Ken has had the opportunity to have coached and taught 6 community college state champions, a high school state champion and Foot Locker National Qualifier in cross country, a U.S. XC National team member, a Western States 100 mile champion, a national road race champion, and thousands of fantastic people. Ken has authored several articles on training and endurance. Grace was awarded California Community College Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1995. Grace earned his BS in Kinesiology from Cal-State Hayward, and holds an MA Education from Stanford.
April Smith – is an Assistant Coach at Fresno State University, where in her first two seasons she has produced 7 MWC All-Conference athletes along with 5 conference champions, 7 National qualifiers and 2 All-Americans. Prior to Fresno St., Smith spent 15 years at Appalachian State and coached 59 conference champions in the throwing events along with 22 Regional qualifiers, 10 National qualifiers and one Olympic Trials qualifier. Smith is the lead coaching education instructor for Central California, was a member of the Pan American Games coaching staff in 2013. Smith holds USATF Level 2 certifications in Throws and Combined Events, along with a USATF Level 3/ IAAF Level V certification in Throws.
Dr. Dave Shrock – Under Coach Shrock’s guidance at Modesto Junior College, the program amassed two Nor-Cal championships and three runner-up titles, with Shrock named California Central Valley Coach of the Year ten times while his program generated sixty-four All-Americans. Shrock began his coaching career forty-four years ago at the College of San Mateo before coaching cross country and assisting with track at Stanford and San José State. Shrock is Level 2 certified in endurance, jumps, and sprints/ hurdles, while having earned Level 3 certification in training theory. Currently, Shrock serves as Chair of USATF’s Association Committee, which is the organization’s largest committee. Shrock also presents internationally on subjects relating to sport management and coaching, and served as the Team USA Men’s distance coach at the 2012 World Indoor Championships in Istanbul and Men’s head coach at the 2016 Pan Am Cross Country Championships in Caracas.
*Attendance at all classroom sessions required in order to receive access to the Level 1 exam; schedule subject to change.
Saturday – January 19
8:00-8:30 AM Registration
8:30-8:45 AM Introductions
8:45-10:00 AM Positive Coaching, Ethics & Risk Management
10:10-11:40 AM Psychology
11:50-1:00 PM Physiology
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
2:00-3:30 PM Training Theory
3:40-4:45 PM Biomotor Training
4:50-6:00 PM Biomechanics
6:10-8:40 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
8:45 PM Coaches Social at Celia’s Restaurant (across street from Chabot on Hesperian)
Sunday – January 20
8:00-8:15 AM Association & Officials Information
8:15-10:15 AM Endurance
10:25-1:15 PM Throws
1:15-2:15 PM Lunch (on your own)
2:15-4:15 PM Practical Application Lab (at track and fitness center-wear light workout clothes)
4:30-7:00 PM Jumps
7:00-7:10 PM Q & A/Wrap-Up