USATF Coaching Education Schools (Level 1 School) – Cerritos College – Norwalk, CA

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USATF Coaching Education Schools (Level 1 School) – Cerritos College – Norwalk, CA

December 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am - December 9, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

$205 – $255

School Director
Chris Richardson


Chris Richardson: is Head Coach for Track and Field/Cross-Country at Cerritos College. In his last four years, the Falcons have won 7 South Coast Conference Titles, 5 Southern California Regional Championships, and 4 State Championships. Richardson has developed 52 All-Americans, 19 State Champions, and aided the matriculation of 128 student athletes during his coaching career. A product of the USATF Coach Education Program with certifications spanning Levels 1, 2 and 3, Richardson has been a USATF Level 1 instructor since 2011, and directed numerous coaches education schools. He has been involved in IAAF, NACAC, and Podium Education CE opportunities. Richardson has also been named to multiple USATF delegations serving as Women’s Coach at the 2015 Pan Am Combined Event Cup in Ottawa, CA, Throws Coach at the 2016 NACAC Championships U23, Women’s Jumps Coach at the 2017 Pan American Junior Championships, Assistant Women’s Coach at the 2017 Thorpe Cup (USA vs Germany Multi) and the 2018 Head Women’s Coach USA vs. Germany combined event Competition.

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.

Eric Dixon: Coach Dixon has competed and coached Sprints, Hurdles and Relays for over 40 years, concentrating mainly on sprinting events. He has coached many; nationally ranked youth athletes, World and American Masters record holders. He is certified to coach Elite Youth and Adult athletes for National/International/Olympic level competition via USA Track & Field (USATF) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Coach Dixon is an IAAF Level V Academy Elite coach in Sprints/Hurdles, USATF Level 3 sprints/hurdles/relays and USATF Youth Specialization Level 2. In addition, Dixon served as the Head Sprint Coach for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. He is also the Coaches Education Committee Chair for USATF Southern California Association.


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

Saturday – December 8
8:30-9:00 AM Registration
9:00-10:30 AM Introductions/Positive Coaching
10:30-11:30 AM Ethics & Risk Management
11:30-12:00 PM Lunch
12:30-1:30 PM Biomechanics
1:30-3:00 PM Biomotor Training for Speed & Power Events
3:00-4:00 PM Psychology
4:00-5:00 PM Physiology
5:00-6:30 PM Training Theory
6:30-7:30 PM Dinner
7:30-10:30 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays

Sunday – December 9
9:00-12:30 PM Throws
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-2:30 PM Practical Application Lab
3:00-5:30 PM Endurance
5:30-6:30 PM Dinner
6:30-9:00 PM Jumps


December 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am
December 9, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
$205 – $255


Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650 United States
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