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Level 1 School – Indianapolis, IN
November 1 @ 5:00 pm - November 3 @ 3:00 pm$210 – $260
$210.00 – Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) October 18, 2019)
$260.00 – Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) October 18, 2019)
All online and onsite registrations require a credit or debit card for payment. No cash or personal checks will be accepted.
Click here to Register Online now. If you have problems registering online please contact the school director.
(A current USATF membership is required to register–please join online if you are not a member.)
All received registrations are posted on the Registration Status page (Once on the registration status page click on the school location in blue to view the registration list).
Refund policy: 1/2 of the registration fee ($ 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 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.
3200 Cold Springs Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Directions & Campus Map
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Northwest
6930 Intech Blvd
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 his 11 years as a head coach, Boardman’s track teams won 6 league and 7 district championships, produced Indoor and Outdoor state champions as well as 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.
Lawrence W Judge, Ph.D., CSCS*D, RSCC*E, Throws Instructor: Larry is a professor of Kinesiology 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. He is the Indiana State Director for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also a Level 3 instructor in the International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) coaching education program. He has coached more than 100 NCAA Division I All Americans, including nine Olympians. He has served as an assistant coach for the United States for the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games and helped tutor Gold Medalists Jeremy Campbell and David Blair in the F44 discus throw.
John Gartland: Following a 27-year run at Indiana State, former women’s head coach John Gartland returns for his second season as a volunteer assistant coach. Gartland served as the women’s head CC coach for the previous 27 seasons and the previous five as an assistant coach for the track & field team after spending 22 seasons as the head coach of the women’s track & field team. He is just one of 11 coaches in the Missouri Valley Conference to be named to the league’s All-Centennial Team released in 2007. John’s teams won have won conference titles in cross country, and in indoor and outdoor track. His women’s track teams finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships three times including a 5th place at the 1993 NCAA Indoor Championship and a 6th place at the 1994 Outdoor NCAA Championships. He has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year 10 times and the NCAA District V Coach of the Year four times.
Jeff Martin: Jeff Martin begins his 13th year as the pole vault, long jump and triple jump coach at Indiana State in 2018-19. During his 13 years as an assistant coach, Martin has had eight athletes qualify and compete in the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships, where he has coached four national champions and 11 All-Americans. His athletes also have had great success at the MVC Championship as well. He has guided athletes to 34 conference titles and 81 All-MVC awards.
Martin was named the 2010 USTFCCA Great Lakes Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year and is certified as a USA Track & Field Level 2 coach for jumps and a Level 2 coach for Combined Events.
*Attendance at all classroom sessions required in order to receive access to the Level 1 exam – schedule subject to change.
Friday – November 1
5:00-6:00 PM Registration
6:00-6:15 PM Introduction
6:15-6:45 PM Positive Coaching, Ethics & Risk Management
6:45-7:45 PM Psychology
7:45-9:15 PM Physiology
9:15-10:15 PM Biomechanics
Saturday – November 2
8:00-9:30 AM Bio-Motor Training for Speed/Power Events
9:40-12:45 PM Throws
12:45-1:45 PM Lunch (lunch on your own)
1:45-3:00 PM Training Theory
3:00-7:45 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
Sunday – November 3
8:30-10:30 AM Endurance/Racewalk
10:30-11:30 AM Jumps
11:30-12:15 PM Lunch (on your own)
12:15-2:45 PM Jumps
2:45-3:00 PM Wrap up