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Level 1 School

December 29-30, 2017
Loyola University - New Orleans, LA

School Director
Shawn Venable

Registration Information

$190.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) December 21, 2017)
$240.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) December 21, 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.


For directions, please go to and type in the below address:

Loyola University
6363 Saint Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118


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9008 Westbank Expressway
Westwego, LA 70094
Reference: Request the $108 USATF rate


Shawn Venable, Jumps, Sprints/Hurdles/Relays Instructor: Jumps and Hurdles Coach at Liberty University. Prior to starting at Liberty University. Coach Vinny was in charge of the field events and assisted head coach Joe Dial with the sprints and hurdles events at Oral Roberts University. He has coached several All-Americans and conference champions in the sprints and jumps events. Venable has earned three USATF Level 3 and IAAF Level V Coaching Education certifications (the highest attainable); the jumping events (2013), the sprints/hurdles events (2014), and the combined events (2015). 

Joel Pearson, Endurance Instructor: 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.

Kevin Madden, Throws Instructor: Kevin is currently the Head Coach at St. James High School in Montgomery, Alabama. Kevin has earned IAAF Level 5 and USATF Level 3 Certifications in the Throwing events as well as several USATF Level 2 Certifications. 


*Attendance at all classroom sessions required in order to receive access to the Level 1 exam; schedule subject to change. 

Friday – December 29  
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, and 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
Saturday - December 30  
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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