USATF Level 1 School – Zoom #8 (PDT)

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USATF Level 1 School – Zoom #8 (PDT)

September 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - September 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm


School Director
Joel Pearson

Instructors and Bios

Joel Pearson is the Head Cross Country Coach at Pratt Community College. 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.

Dr. Matt Lydum is the Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Pacific University. Previously he has held head coaching positions at Pendleton High School in Eastern Oregon, San Francisco State University, and Defiance College in Ohio. He has served as USOC delegate to the International Olympic Academy and was project writer for the Human Kinetics text, Coaching Youth Track & Field.

Marissa Chew is the Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps and Combined Events coach at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She has been at IUPUI since January 2018 and is the program’s first and only non-distance coach. Prior to IUPUI, Marissa served as an assistant coach at Wabash College (DIII), San Francisco State University (DII) and for several years at the high school level. Marissa is a certified USATF Level 1, Level 2 (Sprints/Hurdles/Relays, Jumps, Youth and Combined Events) and USATF Level 3/World Athletics Level V in the Jumps.

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 Moorprak 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.

Schedule (subject to change)
Attendance at all live sessions is required. Sessions will not be recorded. All times below are Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Time Section
5:00 – 5:30 PM Introduction
5:30 – 6:00 PM Positive Coaching
6:00 – 6:30 PM Ethics & Risk Management
6:30 – 8:00 PM Physiology
8:00 – 9:00 PM Psychology
9:00 PM Wrap up
Time Section
9:30 – 10:30 AM Bio-Motor
10:30 AM – Noon Training Design
12:00 – 2:00 PM Afternoon Intermission
2:00 – 3:00 PM Biomechanics
3:00 – 7:30 PM Sprint / Hurdles / Relays
7:30 PM Wrap Up
Time Section
9:30 AM – Noon Jumps
12:00 – 2:00 PM Afternoon Intermission
2:00 – 3:30 PM Jumps
3:30 – 7:30 PM Throws
7:30 PM Wrap Up

Time Section
5:00 – 7:00 PM Endurance
7:00 – 8:00 PM Q & A
8:00 PM Wrap Up


September 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am
September 21, 2020 @ 8:00 pm