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Level 1 School – Fresno State – Fresno, CA
January 4 @ 5:00 pm - January 6 @ 4:30 pm$205 – $255
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.
Tyrel Cooper: has had a successful coaching career in the Las Vegas area guiding the Arbor View High School girls cross country program to the 2013 State Championship, 2009 State Runner-Up and a 2012 3rd place finish, as well as the AVHS women’s track program to State Runner-Up in 2015 and 3rd place in 2013. He is currently in his first year as the head men’s and women’s track coach at Coronado High School. Cooper holds USATF Level 2 certifications in Sprints/ Hurdles/Relays, Combined Events and Endurance. He also holds a USATF Level 3/ IAAF Level 5 certification in Endurance Events, along with a Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration. Coach Cooper is the Track & Cross Country Coordinator for the Clark County School District, and also works with post-collegiate sprinters as an assistant coach for Triple Crown Athletics.
*Attendance at all classroom ressions required in order to receive access to the Level 1 exam – scheduled subject to change.
Friday – January 4
5:00-6:00 PM SafeSport Course (Optional)
6:00-6:30 PM Registration
6:30-6:45 PM Orientation/Introductions
6:45-8:00 PM Positive Coaching, Ethics & Risk Management
8:00-9:30 PM Psychology
Saturday – January 5
8:30-9:40 AM Physiology
9:40-10:50 AM Biomotor Training for Speed/Power Events
11:00-12:30 PM Biomechanics
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30-3:00 PM Training Theory
3:00-5:30 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
5:45-8:45 PM Jumps
9:00 PM Coaches Social – (Buffalo Wild Wings
Across from the Save Mart Center, East Shaw)
Sunday – January 6
8:45-9:00 AM Association & Officials Information
9:00-11:30 AM Endurance/Racewalk
11:30-1:15 PM Throws
1:15-2:15 PM Lunch (on your own)
2:15-3:15 PM Throws
3:15-4:15 PM Practical Application Lab (at track, wear workout clothes)
4:15-4:30 PM Wrap-up