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Level 1 School

November 4-5, 2017
Room 375, Golisano Academic Center - Nazareth College

School Director
Katie Adams

Registration Information

$190.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) November 2, 2017)
$240.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) November 2, 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.


Nazareth College
Golisano Academic Center, Room 375
4245 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14618

For directions, please go to and type the address. Parking is located next to the Golisano Academic Center.

A campus map can be found here.


Country Inn & Suites
2835 Monroe Avenue  
Rochester, NY 14618 

Comfort Inn Rochester
2729 Monroe Ave  
Rochester, NY 14618 

Courtyard by Marriott
1000 Linden Park 
Rochester, NY 14625 


Katie Adams: is in her second year at Wellesley College as the throws coach after debuting the throws program in 2015-2016. Previously, she coached for 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.
Jennifer Potter: has led the Ithaca Women's Track & Field program since 2003. Potter, an all-American sprinter at Ithaca, has led the Bombers to seven indoor and 10 outdoor NYS collegiate titles. She has guided the team to 22 Empire 8 titles in 24 total indoor and outdoor seasons. She has also been received “Coach of the Year” honors from the Empire 8 Conference, NYS Collegiate Track Conference and for the Atlantic Region over 20 times. Potter has coached more than 64 All-Americans during her head coaching career. Potter, who earned her master’s degree from Marshall in 1994, holds USATF Level II Certifications in Sprints/Hurdles/Relays and Jumps. 

Dave Pavlansky: was the head boys' track and cross country coach at Boardman High School from 1999 –2011.  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 2007 he was among 10 sprint coaches selected nationwide by USATF to attend the Emerging Elite Coaches' Camp in Orlando, Florida.  During Dave’s tenure Boardman teams produced numerous All-Ohio athletes, Indoor and Outdoor state champions, as well as two Nike All-Americans.  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 and Mid-Atlantic.


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

Saturday – November 4  
7:30-8:30 AM Registration
8:30-9:00 AM School Introduction
9:00-10:00 AM Positive Coaching
10:00-11:00 AM Philosophy, Ethics, & Risk Management
11:00-12:00 PM Physiology
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-2:00 PM Biomechanics
2:00-3:00 PM Psychology
3:00-4:30 PM
Bio-motor Training for Speed/Power Events
4:30-6:00 PM Training Theory
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:00-10:00 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
Sunday - November 5  
8:30-12:00 PM Throws
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-4:30 PM Jumps
4:30-5:30 PM Dinner
5:30-9:00 PM Endurance/Racewalking

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