USATF Level 1 School – Zoom #2021-32 (PDT)

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USATF Level 1 School – Zoom #2021-32 (PDT)

August 13 - August 16

$210

School Director
Joel Royal Pearson
coachjoel85@gmail.com
360-223-0264

Instructors and Bios

Dr. Matt Lydum is the Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Pacific University. Lydum started as head track coach at Pendleton High School in Eastern Oregon, then served in that role at San Francisco State University, and Defiance College in Ohio. He was USOC delegate to the International Olympic Academy and was project writer for the Human Kinetics text, Coaching Youth Track & Field (2000). He completed his PhD in Teaching and Teacher Education at the University of Arizona and currently directs the Youth Specialization – Level 2 program.

Chris Richardson is currently the Director of Track and Field/Cross Country at Cerritos College. Richardson previously served as the Director of Track and Field/Cross Country at El Camino Compton Center, Assistant Coach at the University of Central Arkansas, and Head Coach at Moorpark College. Through these various coaching endeavors many NCAA Division I Regional qualifiers, school record holders, state champions, Junior All-Americans, and CCCAA All-American were developed. Most recently, Richardson has served as a Team USA Coach for the Capital Cup, NACAC U23 Championships, Pan American Junior Championships, and Thorpe Cup USA vs Germany.

Joel Pearson is the Head Coach at Pratt Community College. Previously, Joel was the Director at Cardinal Stritch University as well as Head XC Coach at Meridian Community College and Kennesaw State University. During his time at Stritch, the Wolves captured six national champions, 34 all-Americans, 42 National Qualifiers, and set an NAIA National DMR record. While with the Meridian Eagles, Joel coached the national 4×8 Champions, had 10 all-American honors, and helped lead MCC to a 4th place team finish at nationals. His Harrier Track Club post collegiate race-walking group has had athletes compete in World Championships, Pan-American Games, Pan-American Cup, and NACAC U23. A level 2 instructor for Youth Specialization, Joel holds USATF Level 3, IAAF Level V Academy Certifications in Endurance and Youth.

Sue Humphrey was the 2004 Head Women’s Olympic Coach and received the first Nike Coach of the Year Award. She has had several years of experience coaching all levels of athletes; including Charles Austin, the 1996 Olympic Gold medalist in the high jump. She is the only female coach to have NCAA champions in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. She holds USATF Level 2 certifications in sprints/hurdles/relays, jumps, throws, & youth specialization.

Schedule

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021
Time

Section

5:00 PM-5:30 PM

Introductions

5:30 PM-6:00 PM

Ethics and Risk Management

6:00 PM-6:30 PM

Positive Coaching

6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Physiology

8:00 PM-9:00 PM

Psychology

9:00 PM

Wrap Up

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021
Time

Section

9:30 AM-10:45 AM

Training Theory

10:45 AM-12:00 PM

Biomechanics

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Biomotor Training for Speed and Power

1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Intermission

3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Sprints/Hurdles/Relays

7:00 PM

Wrap Up

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2021
Time

Section

9:30 AM-1:30 PM

Jumps

1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Intermission

3:00 PM-7:00 PM

Throws

7:00 PM

Wrap Up

MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2021
Time

Section

5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Endurance/Race Walking

7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Q & A

8:00 PM

Wrap Up

Venue

Zoom