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Level 1 School

February 18-19, 2017
University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
Santa Ana Room - Located on the 3rd floor of the Student Union

School Director
Todd Hierlmaier

Registration Information

$190.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) February 6, 2017)
$240.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) February 6, 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.


University of New Mexico
1 University 
Albuquerque, NM 87131

The Cornell Visitor Parking structure is near the bottom of campus map and may be most convenient. On the weekend, coaches may park in any permit zone (not including reserved or handicap spaces or next to any colored curb).


Host Hotel
MCM Elegante Hotel
2020 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Coaches can reserve a single or double room at a discounted rate, $70/night (plus tax and fees), if they call and reference "USATF Coaching School." 

Dr. Wendy Truvillion: Assistant Principal – Athletics/Activities of Alhambra HS, Phoenix, AZ.  Former Track Coach at Georgia Tech and Penn State University. Served as the Head Coach for the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championship Team that traveled to Barcelona, Spain, July, 2012.  Served as the Head Manager for the Pan American Junior Team that traveled to Medellin, Colombia in August, 2013. Presently serves as the USATF Women’s Junior Development Co-Commissioner. USATF – Arizona: vice president for administration, coordinator for Coaches Education.  Level 1 and 2 certified coach and lead instructor. 
Todd Hiermaier: has been a high school cross-country coach for 15 years, with dozens of athletes over 4.0 GPA. He is a USTFCCCA certified Endurance Specialist, he is USATF Level 2 certified in Youth, Endurance, and Combined Events, he is also an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). In addition, Hierlmaier was the 2012 Minnesota Ultimate Runner Series Champion, 2009 Minnesota Class AA Cross Country coach of the year and has received multiple MN 3AA Section Coach of the year honors. 
Mark Rodriguez: currently an assistant throws coach at UTEP, has nearly a three-decade career of coaching spanning stops at Purdue, Miami (Ohio), Indiana State, and on the NCAA Division III level.  In 2015, Rodriguez advanced Samantha Hall in the women’s discus and Rasmus Maukonen in the men’s javelin to the NCAA Division I Outdoor finals in Eugene. 


Important Note: attendance at all sessions is required. Do not book outbound flights before 7:00 PM on Sunday.

*Schedule subject to change

Saturday- February 18  
7:30-8:00 AM Registration
8:00-8:45 AM Positive Coaching
8:45-9:15 AM Ethics and Risk Management
9:15-10:15 AM Physiology
10:30-11:15 AM Biomechanics
11:15-12:00 PM Training Design
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00-1:45 PM Biomotor Training for Speed & Power Events
1:45-6:00 PM Throws 
6:00-7:30 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
7:45-9:00 PM Coaches Social (Optional - Location TBA)
Sunday- February 19  
8:00-8:05 AM School Information
8:05-9:45 AM Sport Psychology
9:45-12:00 PM Endurance
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00-3:00 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
3:00-4:15 PM Horizontal Jumps
4:15-5:30 PM Vertical Jumps
5:30-6:00 PM Wrap up

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