USATF Coaching Education Schools (Level 1 School) – Benedictine University – Lisle, IL

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USATF Coaching Education Schools (Level 1 School) – Benedictine University – Lisle, IL

June 23, 2018 @ 7:45 am - June 24, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

$205 – $255

School Director
Dave Pavlansky


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 the USATF to attend the Emerging Elite Coaches’ School in Orlando, Florida. During Dave’s 12-year tenure Boardman teams won 6 League and 7 District Championships, produced individual Indoor and Outdoor state champions, and developed 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.

Dr. Matt Lydum: is the Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Previously he has served in head coaching positions at Pendleton High School, San Francisco State University and Defiance College in Ohio. He was the NCAA DII Regional Coach of the Year and has represented the USOC at the International Olympic Academy. He has worked with numerous NAIA & NCAA DII & DIII All-Americans. Lydum has served as Assistant Coach on international USATF Youth teams and has completed the USATF Coaching Education Level 2 Program in Sprints, Hurdles, Relays; Jumps; Combined events, and Throws. Dr. Lydum also coordinates the Level 2 – Youth Specialization.

Marshall Milbrath: is an assistant professor of exercise and sport studies at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois and has eight years of coaching experience in high school and college settings with endurance and throwing athletes. Milbrath, a doctoral candidate in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Northern Colorado, and holds masters degrees in both curriculum & instruction (Concordia Univ.) and exercise physiology (Univ. of Virginia). He has presented internationally and published nationally on various sport coaching topics and maintains research interests in training assessment, decision-making during coaching, and social justice through sport. As a professor, Marshall currently teaches topics in exercise testing and prescription, and strength and conditioning. Marshall is USATF Level 2 certified in the Endurance; Sprints, Hurdles and Relays, and Throwing events.


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

Saturday – June 23
7:45-8:30 AM Registration
8:30-9:00 AM Introductions
9:00-9:50 AM Ethics & Risk Management
10:00-11:20 AM Positive Coaching/Psychology
11:30-1:00 PM Physiology
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
2:00-2:50 PM Biomechanics
3:00-4:30 PM Training Theory
4:40-6:00 PM Bio-motor Training for Speed and Power Events
6:10-9:00 PM Jumps
9:00 PM Social – Maple Avenue Pub

Sunday – June 24
8:00-11:30 AM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
11:30-1:00 PM Endurance/Racewalk
1:00-4:00 PM Throws
4:00-4:30 PM Wrap Up


June 23, 2018 @ 7:45 am
June 24, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$205 – $255


Benedictine University – Goodwin Hall 321
5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
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