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February 11-12, 2017
San Diego State University - San Diego, CA

School Director
Eric Dixon

Registration Information

$190.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) January 27, 2017)
$240.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) January 27, 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.


San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

·         From Los Angeles:
Take I-5 South, Merge onto I-8 East (see below)
·         From Riverside:
Take I-15 South, Merge onto I-8 East (see below)
·         From San Diego International Airport:
Turn left onto N. Harbor Dr., Turn left onto W. Grape St., Merge onto I-5 South, Merge onto CA-163 North, Merge onto I-8 East
·         From I-8:
Take College Avenue exit and go south. San Diego State University will be on your right.
Proceed past Canyon Crest Drive (through the first stoplight) then make an immediate right turn to the green Information Booth for parking information. Ask the parking guard for directions as to where you may park.
Class information and detailed campus map will be sent to all participants who register on time.

John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) 
Ontario Airport (ONT) 
San Diego International Airport (SAN)


Hotels near SDSU


Dave Bartholomew  - Head Cross Country/Track Coach at Deer Valley High School in Antioch. Coach Dave holds certifications in Level 2 Endurance as well as Youth Specialization, and is in the final stages of earning his Level 5 Endurance certification by the USATF/IAAF. Bartholomew is a certified USATF Instructor and has been an RRCA marathon Coach for several years. Coach Dave currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Association, USATF. In addition to his coaching, Dave is an avid distance/endurance runner and frequent age-group winner in the 100+ marathons he has completed.  He was educated at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Texas and continues to enjoy the challenge of completing his Master’s degree requirements.
Eric Dixon - Coach Dixon has competed and coached Sprints, Hurdles and Relays for over 40 years, concentrating mainly on sprinting events. He has coached many; nationally ranked youth athletes, World and American masters record holders. He is certified to coach Elite Youth and Adult athletes for National/International/Olympic level competition via USA Track & Field (USATF) and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Coach Dixon is an IAAF Level 5 Academy Elite coach in Sprints/Hurdles, USATF Level 3 sprints/hurdles/relays and USATF Youth Specialization Level 2. In addition Dixon served as the Head Sprint Coach for the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. He is also the Coaches Education Committee Chair for USATF Southern California Association.
Cornelius Young - serves as a catalyst to the success of many athletes competing at all levels, some have transitioned to collegiate ranks that hold World and American records. 2012 recognized as an Emerging Elite Coach Sprints/Hurdles and in 2013 participated in the USATF/USOC Mater Coach Mentorship Program. Young has his USATF Level 3 and IAAF Level V Academy Elite Coaching certifications (the highest attainable) in the Jump events. Additionally, he has a USATF Level 2 certification in Sprints, Hurdles & Relays events.


Attendance at all sessions is required.
Do not book Sunday outbound flights before 10:30pm Sunday

Saturday – February 11  
8:00-8:30 AM Registration
8:30-8:45 AM Orientation/Introductions 
8:45-9:25 AM Philosophy & Ethics 
9:35-11:00 AM Psychology 
11:10-12:40 PM Physiology 
12:40-1:40 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:45-3:30 PM Training Theory 
3:40-4:45 PM Bio Motor Training 
4:50-6:00 PM Biomechanics 
6:10-9:00 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
9:00 PM Coaches Social (TBA)
Sunday- February 12  
8:00-8:15 AM Association Information - Paul Greer (USATF SD)
8:15-10:15 AM Endurance 
10:25-1:10 PM Jumps 
1:10-2:10 PM Lunch (on your own)
2:15-4:15 PM Practical Application Lab (at track and fitness center-wear light workout clothes)
4:30-7:55 PM Throws 
8:00-8:10 PM Wrap-up 

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