Level 1 School – San Diego, CA

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Level 1 School – San Diego, CA

December 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

$210 – $260

School Director
Anthony Garcia

Registration Information

$210.00 – Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) November 23, 2019)
$260.00 – Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) November 23, 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 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.


9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093

Interstate 5, exit Genesee (Head West). Left onto N. Torrey Pines at first signal. Take a left onto Northpoint Dr – UCSD North Campus Entrance. After you turn, you will drive up a gradual hill. At the second stop sign, you will take a right. On the southeast side of the walkway at the end of the parking lot is the Dugout Conference Room.

Anthony Garcia: is currently an Assistant Cross Country and Track and Field coach at UC San Diego, a position he has held since June of 2015. Prior to
coming back to his alma mater, Garcia was the Head Women’s Cross Country and Assistant Track and Field Coach at Cuyamaca College. Before heading to the collegiate ranks he spent 11 years coaching high school as well as a few years coaching youth for the Southern California Road Runners. Garcia has
won coach of the year honors in both high school and college while also coaching All-Americans at both levels. A two time USATF National Team head coach Garcia was also the Head of Development for USATF Race Walking. Garcia is Level 2 Certified in Endurance, Sprints/Hurdles/Relays and Jumps.

Jeremy Fischer: Success has followed Coach Fischer throughout his stellar coaching career. While at CSU Northridge, Fischer was named the 2005 NCAA DI West Region Men’s Jumps/Multi Event Coach of the Year. In 2007 and 2009, he was named the Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year by the USTFCCCA. Over his coaching career Fischer has been responsible for guiding 17 student-athletes to NCAA All-American. Not only has Fischer helped to place his athletes on the podium, he himself was a high school and NCAA All-American and finished 2nd at the 2000 USATF Indoor Nationals. Fischer is USATF Level 3 certified, with Level 2 certificates in Sprints, Jumps and Throws and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is also the Operations Manager and Jumps Coach at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista while coaching top US jumpers Will Claye and Brittney Reese.

Chris Richardson: is currently the Director of Track and Field/Cross Country at Cerritos College. Richardson previously served as the Director of Track and Field/Cross Country at El Camino Compton Center, Assistant Coach at the University of Central Arkansas, and Head Coach at Moorprak College. Through these various coaching endeavors many NCAA Division I Regional qualifiers, school record holders, state champions, Junior All-Americans, and CCCAA All-American were developed. Most recently, Richardson has served as a Team USA Coach for the Capital Cup, NACAC U23 Championships, Pan American Junior Championships, and Thorpe Cup USA vs Germany.

Tony Veney: is currently the Director of men and women’s track and field at Ventura College. Tony served a short stint as Director of track and field/cross country at North Carolina A&T State University (2011). While an assistant coach at UCLA (2003-2009) Coach Veney led 15 Bruins to either indoor or outdoor All-American status, six Pac-10 Champions and four NCAA West Regional titles. Brandon Johnson most notably still ranks as the 5th fastest teenager all-time in the 400 intermediate hurdles as well as being a member of the World Record Junior 4×400 meter relay (2004). During his tenure at Portland State, the Vikings had 28 All-Big Sky Academic award winners. Prior to coaching at Portland State, Veney was an assistant men’s track coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Oregon from 1998-2001. While with the Ducks, he worked with 2001 NCAA decathlon champion Lorenzo Santiago and 10 All-Pac-10 performers. He served as the Elite Junior Film Coordinator from 1987 to 2000 and Elite Senior Film Coordinator and Junior Elite Sprint/Hurdle Camp Clinician from 1988 to 2000. From 1987-1999, he was the Regional Sprint Coordinator. In 1999, he assumed the position of Women’s Sprint Development Chair. A USATF Level 1, 2 and 3 Clinician and certified USATF Master of Coaching, Veney has produced six sprint and hurdles training videos, and has written two sprint and hurdles training manuals and recently published a sprint/hurdle book called Conditioning for Track & Field, published by Human Kinetics.


*Attendance at all classroom sessions required in order to receive access to the Level 1 exam; schedule subject to change.
Saturday – December 7
8:00-9:00 AM Registration
9:00-9:30 AM School Introduction
9:30-10:30 AM Positive Coaching
10:30-11:30 AM Psychology
11:30-1:00 PM Training Theory
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
2:00-3:00 PM Ethics and Risk Management
3:00-4:00 PM Physiology
4:00-5:00 PM Biomechanics
5:00-6:30 PM Bio-motor Training for Speed/Power Events
6:30-7:30 PM Dinner (on your own)
7:30-10:30 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays

Sunday – December 8
9:00-12:30 PM Throws
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30-5:00 PM Jumps
5:00-6:00 PM Dinner (on your own)
6:00-9:30 PM Endurance/Racewalk
9:30-10:00 PM Wrap Up


December 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am
December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
$210 – $260


University of California San Diego (UCSD)
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093 United States
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