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December 16-18, 2016
Public School 9 - New York, NY

School Director
Neil Fitzgerald
(917) 279-7345

Registration Information

$175.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) December 2, 2016)
$225.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) December 2, 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.


Public School 9
100 W 84th St
New York, NY 10024

Public School 9 is located in the heart of the Upper West Side of Manhattan at the corner of 84th Street and Columbus Avenue. Columbus Avenue runs parallel to Broadway (which is two blocks to the west) and Central Park West (which is one block to the east). There are countless shops and restaurant in close walking distance and Lincoln Center is one mile south.


The Hotel Belnord
209 West 87th St
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-5222

It is located on 87th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues. It is one block from the 86th Street subway stop for the 1 train. It is four blocks from the school site at PS 9.

There are several other hotels and hostels within walking distance on the Upper West Side for a range of prices.


Neil 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 and 4x400.
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 currently the Assistant Coach Cross Country and Track and Field at The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Jonathan Hill: Jumps and combined-events, Assistant Coach at West Point. Spent four years at Eastern Washington during which 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.
Kevin McGill: is co-founder of the USATF Coaching Education Program and is honored to have a USATF Legacy Award named after him and given out at each year’s Annual Meeting. He is co-author of The Throws Manual, The Hammer Book, and over forty articles. Kevin is an IAAF Official Lecturer with over 40 Years of coaching experience, including twelve years at Columbia University. Among his many experiences is time spent in Algeria where he was sent by the US Information Service to aid their throwers and provide analysis of Algerian throwers to their coaches.


Friday – December 16  
5:00-6:00 PM Registration
6:00-6:30 PM Introduction/Philosophy, Ethics & Risk Managment
6:30-7:30 PM Psychology
7:30-8:30 PM Physiology
8:30 - 9:45 PM Training Theory
Saturday - December 17  
8:00 - 9:00 AM Biomotor Training
9:00 - 12:00 PM Endurance
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 PM Biomechanics
2:00 - 4:00 PM Sprints/Relays
4:00 - 8:00 PM Jumps
Sunday - December 18  
8:00 - 10:30 AM Throws
10:30 - 1:00 PM  Hurdles
1:00 - 1:30 PM Wrap Up

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