Level 1 School – Tacoma, WA

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Level 1 School – Tacoma, WA

January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 am - January 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

Instructor Bios

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 is the 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.

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 2007, he was among 10 sprint coaches selected nationwide by USATF to attend the Emerging Elite Coaches’ School in Orlando, Florida. During Dave’s tenure, Boardman teams produced both Indoor and Outdoor state champions as well as two Nike All-Americans. 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 and Upper East Coast.

Saturday, Jan. 25th
7:30-8:00 AM Registration
8:00-9:10 AM Philosophy, Ethics, and Risk Management
9:20-10:20 AM Physiology
10:30-11:30 AM Biomechanics
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Lunch
12:30-1:30 PM Training Theory
1:40-4:30 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
4:40-6:00 PM Biomotor Training for Speed Power
6:10-9:00 PM Jumps
Sunday, Jan. 26th
8:00-11:30 AM Throws
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Lunch
12:40-2:30 PM Endurance/Racewalking
2:40-4:00 PM Positive Coaching/Sports Pyschology


January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 am
January 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm


Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA 98447 United States
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