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August 6-7, 2016
Highline Community College - Des Moines, WA
Building 3 - Room 102

School Director
Joel Pearson

Registration Information

$175.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) July 22, 2016)
$225.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) July 22, 2016)

All online and onsite registrations require a credit or debit card for payment. No cash or personal checks will be accepted.

Click here to Register Online now. If you have problems registering online please contact the school director.

(A current USATF membership is required to register--please join online if you are not a member.)

All received registrations are posted on the Registration Status page (Once on the registration status page click on the school location in blue to view the registration list).

Refund policy:  1/2 of the registration fee ($ 87.50) will be refunded after the pre- registration deadline and no refund will be given after the start date of the school.

If you have any difficulties with the online registration process, please contact the School Director.


Highline Community College
2400 S. 240th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone: (206) 878-3710


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Joel Pearson: enters his second year as Director of Track & Field, Cross Country at Cardinal Stritch University. A USATF Level 3 / IAAF Level V Academy Coach - Endurance, Joel holds USATF Level 2 certifications in Combined Events, Sprint/Hurdles, Jumps, and was a grant recipient for USATF Emerging Elite Camp. Prior to his arrival at Stritch, Pearson coached at Kennesaw State University, where the Owls achieved a national qualifier, a conference record holder, two conference champions, and 16 school records. Joel has coached athletes to the Canadian Olympic Trials, U.S. Olympic Trials, World Juniors, and a US Jr. National Record.

Tony Veney: is currently the Director of track and field at Ventura College. Tony served 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. While 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.  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 and is a USATF Level 1, 2 and 3 Clinician and certified USATF Master of Coaching.
Dr. Matt Lydum: is the Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Previously he has served in head coaching positions at Pendleton High School, San Francisco State University and Defiance College. He was the NCAA DII Regional Coach of the Year and has represented the USOC at the International Olympic Academy.  He has worked with numerous NAIA & NCAA DII & DIII All-Americans. Lydum has served as Assistant Coach on international USATF Youth teams and has completed the USATF Coaching Education Level 2 Program in Sprints, Hurdles, Relays; Jumps; Combined events, and Throws. Dr. Lydum also coordinates the Level 2 – Youth Specialization.


Saturday – August 6  
8:00-9:00 AM Registration
9:00-9:30 AM School Introduction
9:30-10:30 AM Positive Coaching
10:30-11:30 AM Psychology 
11:30-12:30 PM Lunch
12:30-1:30 PM Philosophy, Ethics, Risk Management
1:30-2:30 PM Physiology
2:30-4:00 PM Training Theory
4:00-5:00 PM Biomechanics
5:00-6:30 PM Bio-motor Training for Speed/Power Events
6:30-7:30 PM Dinner
7:30-10:30 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
Sunday- August 7  
9:00-12:30 PM Throws
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-5:00 PM Endurance/Racewalking
5:00-6:00 PM Dinner
6:00-9:30 PM Jumps

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