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Level 1 School

October 13-15, 2017
Marian University - Indianapolis, IN
Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences - Lecture Hall 1

School Director
Dave Pavlansky

Registration Information

$190.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) September 29, 2017)
$240.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) September 29, 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.


Marian University
3200 Cold Springs Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46222

Directions & Campus Map

The Evans Center is #20 on the Campus Map and is located at the corner of 30th St and Cold Spring Rd.


Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Northwest
6930 Intech Blvd
Indianapolis, IN

Discounted rate of $109/night guaranteed through September 29, 2017.


David Pavlansky: was head boys' track and cross country coach at Boardman High School from 1999 –2010.  Twice named OAT&CCC District 1 Boys' Track Coach of the Year, Dave received the 2007 Fred Daffler State Coach of the Year Award for Boys' Cross Country.  In his 11 years as a head coach, Boardman’s track teams won 6 league and 7 district championships, produced Indoor and Outdoor state champions as well as two Nike All-Americans while competing in 14 separate Nike/New Balance National Championships.  In 2007 he was among 10 sprint coaches selected nationwide to attend the USATF Emerging Elite Coaches' School in Orlando, Florida. Dave has USATF Level 2 certifications in Jumps, Endurance, and Sprints / Hurdles / Relays and he currently serves as USATF Regional Coordinator of Coaching Education for the Midwest.
Lawrence W Judge, Ph.D., CSCS*D, RSCC*E, Throws Instructor: Larry is a professor of Kinesiology 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. He is the Indiana State Director for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). 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 nine Olympians. He has served as an assistant coach for the United States for the 2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games and helped tutor Gold Medalists Jeremy Campbell and David Blair in the F44 discus throw. 
John Gartland: In the midst of a 29-year run at Indiana State, former women's head coach John Gartland returns this season as an assistant coach. Gartland served as the women’s head CC coach for 27 seasons and the women’s T & F head coach for 22 after serving five years as an assistant. He is just one of 11 coaches in the Missouri Valley Conference to be named to the league’s All-Centennial Team released in 2007. John’s teams won conference titles in cross country and in indoor and outdoor track. His women’s track teams finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships three times including a 5th place at the 1993 NCAA Indoor Championship and a 6th place at the 1994 Outdoor NCAA Championships. He was named the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year 10 times and the NCAA District V Coach of the Year four times. John serves the USATF as a member of Coaching Education’s Executive Committee.

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

Friday - October 13  
5:00-6:00 PM Registration
6:00-6:15 PM Introduction
6:15-6:45 PM Positive Coaching, Ethics & Risk Management
6:45-7:45 PM Psychology
7:45-9:15 PM Physiology
9:15-10:15 PM Biomechanics
Saturday - October 14  
8:00-9:30 AM Bio-Motor Training for Speed/Power Events
9:40-12:45 PM Throws
12:45-1:45 PM Lunch
1:45-3:00 PM Training Theory
3:00-7:45 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
Sunday - October 15  
8:30-10:30 AM Endurance/Racewalk 
10:30-11:30 AM Jumps
11:30-12:15 PM Lunch
12:15-2:45 PM Jumps
2:45-3:00 PM Wrap up

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