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Level 1 School

November 11-12, 2017
Cardinal Stritch University - Milwaukee, WI
Communication Fine Arts - Room 151

School Director
Joel Pearson

Registration Information

$190.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) October 28, 2017)
$240.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) October 28, 2017)

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 ($ 95.00) 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.

Any student requesting ADA accommodations must make that request at the time of completing the application/registration, and support the request with the appropriate documentation sent to the Director of Coaching, Said application/registration must be completed no later than six (6) weeks prior to the school opening in order to ensure the availability of any such reasonable accommodations or other required assistance during the Level 1 coaching school.


From the Milwaukee (MKE) airport, go West on I-94 W/I-43 N for 3.6 miles. Keep left to take I-43 N toward Green Ba for 8.1 miles. Take exit 80 ‘Good Hope Ed’ toward Cardinal Stritch University, turn right onto W. Good Hope Rd, then am immediate right the onto N Port Washington Rd for 400 meters, turn left onto W Green Tree Rd. before taking the second right onto N. Yates Rd.

Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N. Yates Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53217


Radisson Hotel Milwaukee, North Shore (1200 meters from campus)
7065 N Port Washington Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Motel 6 (1.85 miles from campus)
5485 N Port Washington Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53217


Joel Pearson: Director of Cross Country, Track & Field at Harrier Track Club. 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. 

Nate Davis: enters his tenth year as an Assistant Track & Field coach at University of Wisconsin. He is a USATF Level 3 / IAAF Level V Academy Coach - Jumps, and serves as a USATF Level II instructor for Combined Events. Nate has coached 17 Big Ten Champions and 25 All-Americans in the heptathlon, decathlon, high jump, pole vault, horizontal jumps and sprint hurdles. He has also coached six athletes participate at the 2012 USA Olympic Trials and has had 10 athletes make international teams - earning three medals.
Katie Adams:  is in her second year at Wellesley College as the throws coach after six years combined at Salem and Pelham High Schools and Pinkerton Academy.  She is an IAAF Level V and a USATF Level III Coach in the throws. Adams has also completed the Level II programs in the sprints/hurdles/relays & youth specialization. She has coached multiple division and state champions, as well as all-state selected athletes.


Saturday – November 11  
8:00-9:00 AM Registration
9:00-9:30 AM 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- November 12  
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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