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Level 1 School 

February 19-21, 2016
University of Portland - Portland, OR

School Director
Chad Colwell

Registration Information

$175.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) February 5, 2016)
$225.00 - Late and on-site registration (recieved after midnight (EST) February 5, 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.


From any part of the Portland/Metro are proceed to Interstate 5. Either north or southbound on I-5 take the Rosa Parks exit (# 304). Proceed west on Rosa Parks for approximately 1½ miles, and it will curve to the right and turn into Willamette Blvd. Follow Willamette Blvd for approximately 1½ miles. The University campus will be on your left.


Fairfield Inn and Suites (North Harbour)
1200 N. Anchor Way 
Portland, OR 97217
Mention “University of Portland” for special rates.


Dr. Matt Lydum served as the Head Men's Track Coach at San Francisco State University for eight years before beginning his doctoral work at the University of Arizona. He was the 1998 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 All-Americans. More recently, Lydum has served as Assistant Coach on several international USATF Youth teams and authored a book entitled Coaching Youth Track and Field. Lydum has completed the USATF Coaching Education Level 2 Program in Sprints, Hurdles, Relays; Jumps; Combined events, and Throws and coordinates the USATF Instructors Training Course (ITC).
Tom Millbrooke is the Head Men's and Women's Track & Field / Cross Country Coach at Canby High School. Coach Millbrooke is starting his 36th season as a head track and field coach. He has been described as "One of Oregon's most respected coaches and an asset to our sport.” He has successfully conducted Level 1 Schools for the past 24 years and serves as the Chair of Coaches Education for USATF Oregon.
Peter Thompson has worked with individuals from school level through to national record holders and world record holders. The athletes he has coached have competed in the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Track & Field World Championships, Road World Championships and Cross Country World Championships. He wrote new and updated materials, including Introduction to Coaching - the Official IAAF Guide to Coaching Athletics (2009) and Run! Jump! Throw! - the Official IAAF Guide to Teaching Athletics (2009).


Friday - February 19  
5:00-5:30 PM Registration
5:30-6:00 PM Orientation/Introduction
6:00-7:00 PM Philosophy, Ethics & Risk Management
7:00-8:30 PM Physiology
8:30-9:30 PM Psychology
Saturday - February 20  
8:30-9:30 AM Biomechanics
9:30-12:30 PM Sprints, Hurdles, Relays
12:30-1:15 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:15-3:00 PM Biomotor Training for Speed/Power
3:00-5:30 PM Throws 
5:30-6:30 PM Training Theory 
Sunday - Febraury 21  
8:30-10:00 AM Vertical Jumps
10:00-11:30 AM Horizontal Jumps
11:30-1:00 PM Endurance 

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