USATF Coaching Education Schools (Level 1 School) – University of Southern Maine – Portland, ME

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USATF Coaching Education Schools (Level 1 School) – University of Southern Maine – Portland, ME

October 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 14, 2018 @ 7:15 pm

$205 – $255

School Director
Katie Adams


Katie Adams: is in her third year at Wellesley College as the throws coach after debuting the throws program in 2015-2016. Previously, she coached for six years combined at Salem and Pelham High Schools and Pinkerton Academy. She is an USATF Level 3 / IAAF Level V coach in the throws. Adams has also completed the Level 2 programs in the sprints/hurdles/relays & youth specialization. She has coached multiple division and state champions, as well as all-state selected athletes.

Dave Kerin: currently serves on USATF’s High Performance Committee in the role of Men’s Development Chair and as Chair of Men’s & Women’s High Jump. In 2016, he served as the US Men’s Jumps & Multi Events Coach at the IAAF U20 World Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He is perhaps best known for his work, “What is the most direct means to achieve strength gains specific to the demands of jumping events” making him the first to propose and defend the primacy of eccentric strength for the jumps. Retired from collegiate coaching, his former athlete has held the NCAA Indoor & Outdoor Championships records in HJ for the past 16 years. He continues to serve as a Coaching Education instructor, and mentor to coaches across the US and Internationally.

Joel Pearson: 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.


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

Saturday – October 13
8:00-8:30 AM Registration
8:30-8:45 AM School Introduction
8:45-10:00 AM Positive Coaching
10:00-11:00 AM Ethics and Risk Management
11:00-12:15 PM Physiology
12:15-1:15 PM Lunch
1:15-2:15 PM Psychology
2:15-3:15 PM Biomechanics
3:15-4:45 PM Training Theory
4:45-6:00 PM Bio-motor Training for Speed and Power Events
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:00-10:30 PM Throws

Sunday – October 14
8:30-12:00 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
12:00-1:30 PM Jumps
1:30-2:30 PM Lunch
2:30-4:00 PM Jumps
4:00-7:00 PM Endurance/Racewalk
7:00-7:15 PM Wrap up


October 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am
October 14, 2018 @ 7:15 pm
$205 – $255


University of Southern Maine
96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME 04103 United States
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