USATF Coaching Education Schools (Level 1 School) – Nassau Community College – Garden City, NY

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USATF Coaching Education Schools (Level 1 School) – Nassau Community College – Garden City, NY

July 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - July 22, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

$205 – $255

School Director
Frederick P. Benlein


Lawrence W Judge, Ph.D., CSCS*D, RSCC*E: Larry is a professor of Kinesiology and coordinator of the graduate coaching program at Ball State University. He has 18 years of Division I coaching experience with Indiana State University, the University of South Carolina, the University of Wyoming and the University of Florida. He is currently the USA Track & Field national chairman for coaching education. He is the Indiana State Director for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also a Level 3 instructor in the International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) coaching education program. He has coached more than 100 NCAA Division I All Americans, including nine Olympians. He has served as an assistant coach for the United States for the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games and helped tutor Gold Medalists Jeremy Campbell and David Blair in the F44 discus throw.

Jonathan Hill: Assistant Coach at West Point. Spent four years at Eastern Washington, during which Hill coached 11 new school records and 24 All-Big Sky award winners. In 5th year as assistant coach at West Point. Coached 10 conference champions (Pole Vault, Decathlon, Sprints & Relays), eight school records and two conference records. Also serves as Northeast Regional Coaching Education Coordinator.

Neil L. Fitzgerald: is a USATF Level 2 coach in Sprints/Hurdles, Endurance & Youth. He is the founding director of the NYC Department of Education Developmental Track and Field Series. Masters World Champion 800m, 4×400

Fred Benlein, C.S.C.S., ACSM EP-C: IAAF Level 5 Endurance Coach, USATF Level 3 Endurance Coach, Level 2 Sprints/Hurdles Coach and USTFCCCFA Endurance Events Specialist. He has coached high school, collegiate, professional, post collegiate, masters and disabled athletes from entry to national level for 30+ years. He has owned his own business for 20+ years as an LDR/Track & Field Coach and Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is the former Assistant Cross Country and Track and Field Coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.


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

Friday – July 20
5:00-6:00 PM Registration
6:00-6:30 PM Introductions
6:30-7:00 PM Positive Coaching
7:00-7:30 PM Ethics & Risk Management
7:30-9:00 PM Physiology
9:00-10:15 PM Training Theory

Saturday- July 21
8:00-10:15 AM Biomotor Training
10:15-11:45 AM Psychology
11:45-1:15 PM Biomechanics
1:15-2:15 PM Lunch (on your own)
2:15-5:15 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
5:15-8:15 PM Jumps

Sunday – July 22
8:00-11:00 AM Throws
11:00-2:00 PM Endurance/Racewalk
2:00-2:15 PM Wrap up


July 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
July 22, 2018 @ 2:15 pm
$205 – $255


Nassau Community College
One Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530 United States
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