Level 1 School – Lawrence, KS

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Level 1 School – Lawrence, KS

July 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - July 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

$205 – $255


James Whittaker: is in this third season as head track and field coach at Ottawa University. In his three season, OU has had numerous All-KCAC performers, including OU’s first ever women’s indoor All-American. Before coming to OU, Whittaker was the interim head track and field coach at Goshen College, spending the previous five years as the sprints, hurdles, and jumps coach for the Maple Leafs. He coached Goshen’s first ever NAIA All-American in the high jump, as well as the 2015 Paralympic World High Jump Champion, Sam Grewe.

Matt Sinnott: Teaches Physics & Chemistry labs and coaches at North Central College in Naperville, IL. Matt has a USATF Level 3 certification in Endurance as well as Level 2 certification in the Sprints, Hurdles, and Relays and the Throws events. He previously coached at West Aurora High School in both Cross Country & Track with multiple state qualifiers and finalists in both sports. Since 2013, he has been serving at North Central as the freshmen distance coach in the fall and a mid-distance coach during the track season.

John Baumann: is the Kansas track & field/cross country head strength and conditioning coach. Baumann is a member of both the NAIA Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame at his alma mater, Doane College. Prior to coming to Lawrence, Baumann spent 10 seasons as the throws coach at Oklahoma State University. He also provided assistance in the sprints, jumps and weight programs. While in Stillwater, the Cowboys and Cowgirls enjoyed immense success, with the men’s cross country team winning three NCAA titles, the men’s track & field team winning the 2014 Big 12 Indoor Championship and finishing second in the 2014 Men’s Program of the Year standings. Baumann was 10-time All-American for Doane in the shot put and discus.


*Attendance at all classroom sessions required in order to receive access to the Level 1 exam; schedule subject to change.

Friday – July 19
3:00-4:00 PM Registration
4:00-4:30 PM Introduction
4:30-6:30 PM Positive Coaching, Ethics & Risk Management
6:30-8:00 PM Physiology
8:00-9:00 PM Training Theory
9:00-10:00 PM Psychology

Saturday – July 20
8:00-9:00 AM Biomechanics
9:00-11:00 AM Biomotor Training for Speed and Power Events
11:00-12:00 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30-4:00 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
4:00-5:30 PM Endurance/Racewalk
5:30-7:00 PM Dinner (on your own)
7:00-10:00 PM Jumps

Sunday – July 21
8:00-9:00 AM Jumps
9:00-12:30 PM Throws
12:30-1:00 PM Wrap up


July 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
July 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
$205 – $255


University of Kansas
1450 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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