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Level 1 School

June 17-18, 2017
Collins Cinema - Wellesley College

School Director
Katie Adams

Registration Information

$190.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) June 3, 2017)
$240.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) June 3, 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.


Wellesley College
106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: (781) 283-2019

The visitor parking garage is found at this address. For directions, please go to and type the address. Click here to download a campus map.


Courtyard by Marriott Boston Natick
342 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760
6.2 miles from Wellesley College

Magnuson Hotel Framingham
130 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
6.8 miles from Wellesley College


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 USATF Level 3 / IAAF Level V coach in the throws. Adams has also completed the Level 2 programs in the sprints/hurdles/relays & youth specialization. She has coached multiple division and state champions, as well as all-state selected athletes.
Dave Kerin: currently serves on USATF's High Performance Committee in the role of Men's Development Chair and as Chair of Men's & Women's High Jump.  In 2016, he served as the US Men's Jumps & Multi Events Coach at the IAAF U20 World Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He is perhaps best known for his work, "What is the most direct means to achieve strength gains specific to the demands of jumping events" making him the first to propose and defend the primacy of eccentric strength for the jumps. Retired from collegiate coaching, his former athlete has held the NCAA Indoor & Outdoor Championships records in HJ for the past 16 years.  He continues to serve as a Coaching Education instructor, and mentor to coaches across the US and Internationally.

Joel Pearson: 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. 


Saturday – June 17   
7:30-8:30 AM Registration
8:30-9:00 AM School Introduction
9:00-10:00 AM Physiology
10:00-11:30 AM Biomechanics
11:30-12:30 PM Training Theory
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-3:00 PM Bio-motor Training for Speed and Power Events
3:00-6:00 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
6:00-7:00 PM Dinner
7:00-10:30 PM Jumps
Sunday - June 18  
9:00-10:00 AM Positive Coaching
10:00-11:00 AM Philosophy, Ethics and Risk Management
11:00-12:00 PM Psychology
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-4:30 PM Throws
4:30-5:30 PM Dinner
5:30-9:00 PM Endurance/Racewalking

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