Level 1 School – Kennedy Catholic High School
January 25 @ 5:00 pm - January 27 @ 3:00 pm$205 – $255
Dr. Matt Lydum: is the Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Pacific University. Previously he has held head coaching positions at Pendleton High School in Eastern Oregon, San Francisco State University, and Defiance College in Ohio. He has served as USOC delegate to the International Olympic Academy and was project writer for the Human Kinetics text, Coaching Youth Track & Field.
Joel Pearson: Director of Cross Country, Track & Field at Harrier Track Club. Previously, Joel was the Director at Cardinal Stritch University. During his time, the Wolves captured six national champions, 34 all-Americans, 42 National Qualifiers, and set an NAIA National DMR record. A USATF Level 3 / IAAF Level V Academy Coach – Endurance, Joel holds USATF Level 2 certifications in Endurance, Combined Events, Sprint/Hurdles, Jumps, and Youth. He holds a Masters in Sport Management.
Peter Thompson: has worked with individuals from school level through to national record holders and world record holders. The athletes he has coached have competed in the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Track & Field World Championships, Road World Championships and Cross Country World Championships. He wrote new and updated materials, including Introduction to Coaching – the Official IAAF Guide to Coaching Athletics (2009) and Run! Jump! Throw! – the Official IAAF Guide to Teaching Athletics (2009).
*Attendance at all classroom sessions required in order to receive access to the Level 1 exam; schedule subject to change.
Friday – January 25
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 – January 26
8:00-9:30 AM Bio-Motor Training for Speed & Power Events
9:40-1:00 PM Throws
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
2:00-3:30 PM Training Theory
3:40-8:00 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
Sunday – January 27
8:30-10:30 AM Endurance/Racewalk
10:30-11:30 AM Jumps
11:30-12:15 PM Lunch
12:15-2:45 PM Jumps
2:45-3:00 PM Wrap up