Level 1 School – Hayward, CA

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Level 1 School – Hayward, CA

January 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 19, 2020 @ 7:10 pm

$210 – $260

Registration Information

$210.00 – Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) January 11, 2020)
$260.00 – Late registration (received after midnight (EST) January 11, 2020)

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.

All Pacific Association member coaches are invited to apply for full tuition scholarships by contacting Association Chair Dave Shrock. Application deadline is December 15, 2019.

Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545

Class room 2611 (by gym and pools in the athletic/P.E. building)
Click here for Chabot directions and map link

Driving: Exit Hwy 92 (2 miles east of the San Mateo Bridge) at Hesperian and go north towards San Leandro. Chabot is less than 1 mile on your left. Turn down Depot Road and right onto the service Road, then follow signs. Detailed campus map will be supplied to pre-registered coaches. $2.00 parking charge on Saturdays.

Air: Oakland International Airport (OAK) is 11 miles north of Chabot College, San Francisco International (SFO) is 21 miles west, and San Jose is 26 miles to the south. SuperShuttle: www.supershuttle.com, 800-258-3826. From SFO to Hayward is $41.00 one-way. There is no SuperShuttle service to and from OAK or San Jose airports to Hayward.

BART: The closet BART Station is Hayward, which is 3.3 miles east of the college.
AC Transit bus route 92 runs between the college and BART station. Refer to AC transit for timings and cost: www.actransit.org


La Quinta Inn (1.6 miles north of college)
20777 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94541

Continental breakfast (waffles, bread, yogurt, oatmeal, muffins, fruits, hard boiled eggs) runs 6:00-9:30am. Complimentary wireless internet available throughout the hotel.


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 – formerly an assistant coach at Fresno State University for four seasons, experienced immediate success leading the throws program where she produced 7 MWC All-Conference athletes, 5 conference champions, 7 National qualifiers and 2 All-Americans in her first two seasons alone. 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-one 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 18
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
9:00 PM Coaches Social at Celia’s Restaurant (across street from Chabot on Hesperian)

Sunday – January 19
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


January 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am
January 19, 2020 @ 7:10 pm
$210 – $260


Chabot College – Classroom 2611
25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545 United States