Level 1 School – Columbia, SC

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Level 1 School – Columbia, SC

December 13, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - December 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

$210 – $260

School Director

Andrew Allden

Registration Information

$210.00 – Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) November 29, 2019)
$260.00 – Late registration (received after midnight (EST) November 29, 2019)

All online and onsite registrations require a credit or debit card for payment. No cash or personal checks will be accepted.

Click here to Register Online now. If you have problems registering online please contact the school director.

(A current USATF membership is required to register–please join online if you are not a member.)

All received registrations are posted on the Registration Status page (Once on the registration status page click on the school location in blue to view the registration list).

Refund policy: 1/2 of the registration fee ($ 105.00) will be refunded after the pre- registration deadline and no refund will be given after the start date of the school.

If you have any difficulties with the online registration process, please contact the School Director.

Any student requesting ADA accommodations must make that request at the time of completing the application/registration, and support the request with the appropriate documentation sent to the Coaching Programs Manager, matt.rohlf@usatf.org. Said application/registration 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 1 coaching school.


USC Indoor Track Facility
1304 Heyward St
Columbia, SC 29208


Graduate Columbia
1619 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Ask for USATF Rate $129 plus tax and $10 parking


Andrew Allden: Currently coach of the women’s cross country team at the University of South Carolina, Andrew Allden will be the school’s Endurance instructor. He is a Level 1 and Level 2 instructor, with 23 years of experience as a Division I collegiate coach. He coached a Division I Men’s National Champion in the 800m and in 2003 was named Southeast Men’s Coach of the Year. Andrew has been involved with Coaching Education since 1993 and is co-author of the Endurance section of the USATF Level 1 textbook.

Glenn McAtee: A veteran USATF Level 1 and Level 2 instructor, McAtee is also USATF Level 3 certified in the Throws. He is currently the Head Boys Coach of J.L. Mann High School in Greenville, SC. McAtee’s coaching experience also includes 10 years at the NCAA Division I level, with stops at Clemson University and Cal State Northridge.

David Pavlansky: was head boys’ track and cross country coach at Boardman High School from 1999–2010. 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 2007, he was among 10 sprint coaches selected nationwide by USATF to attend the Emerging Elite Coaches’ School in Orlando, Florida. During Dave’s tenure, Boardman teams produced both indoor and outdoor state champions as well as two Nike All-Americans. Dave has USATF Level 2 certifications in Jumps, Endurance, and Sprints / Hurdles / Relays and currently serves as USATF Regional Coordinator of Coaching Education for the Midwest. He has also served as a Level 2 instructor.


*Attendance at all classroom sessions required in order to receive access to the Level 1 exam; schedule subject to change.
Friday – December 13
4:30-5:30 PM Registration
5:30-5:45 PM Introduction
5:45-6:45 PM Psychology
6:45-8:15 PM Biomotor Training for Speed and Power Events
8:15-9:45 PM Physiology

Saturday – December 14
8:00-8:30 AM Positive Coaching
8:30-9:30 AM Ethics & Risk Management
9:30-10:45 AM Biomechanics
10:45-12:00 PM Training Theory
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00-4:30 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
4:30-8:00 PM Jumps
8:00 PM Dinner/Social

Sunday – December 15
8:30-12:00 PM Throws
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00-3:30 PM Endurance/Racewalk
3:30-4:00 PM Wrap-up


December 13, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
December 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
$210 – $260


USC Indoor Track Facility
1304 Heyward St
Columbia, SC 29208 United States
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