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Level 1 School

January 7-8, 2017
Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, FL
Founder's Lounge - Tom Oxley Athletic Center

School Director
Shawn Venable

Registration Information

$190.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) December 24, 2016)
$240.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) December 24, 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 ($ 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.


For directions, please go to and type the following addresses:

Florida Atlantic University
1880 E. University Dr.
Boca Raton, FL 33431


Fairfield Inn & Suites 
3400 Airport Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Request the $159 – USATF Rate  


Larry Judge, Ph.D., Throws Instructor: Larry is an assistant professor of physical education and coordinator of the graduate coaching program at Ball State University. He has 18 years of Division I coaching experience with Indiana State University, the University of South Carolina, the University of Wyoming and the University of Florida. He is currently the USA Track & Field national chairman for coaching education in the throwing events. He is also a Level 3 instructor in the International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) coaching education program. He has coached more than 100 NCAA Division I All Americans, including eight Olympians.
Rick Rothman: Endurance Instructor: Assistant Coach (Distance)- Florida Atlantic University. Rick has coached for a total of 39 years with his teams winning 151 major championships, including Seven State Championships, and finishing runner-up in 45 other major championships. His record includes seven state titles in girls cross-country; two runner-ups in girls and boys cross country; 12 regional titles, and 25 district titles. Rothman has been selected Coach of the Year 117 times, including State Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year in 1999, 2002, and 2003 along with the Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame State Girls Cross Country Coach of the year in 2009. 

Shawn Venable: Jumps, Sprints/Hurdles/Relays Instructor: Assistant Coach-Liberty University. Shawn is in charge of the jumps and hurdles events. He has coached several All-Americans and conference champions in the Sprinting and Jumping events. Venable has earned three IAAF Level V/USATF Level 3 Coaching Education certifications (the highest attainable), in the jumping events (2013), sprints/hurdles events (2014) and the combined events (2015). 


Saturday – January 7  
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- January 8  
9:00-12:30 PM Throws
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-5:00 PM Endurance/Racewalk
5:00-6:00 PM Dinner
6:00-9:30 PM Jumps

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