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Level 1 School

February 17-18, 2018
Benedictine University - Lisle, IL
Goodwin Hall 321

School Director
Dave Pavlansky

Registration Information

$205.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) February 10, 2018)
$255.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) February 10, 2018)

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 ($ 102.50) will be refunded after the pre- registration deadline and no refund will be given after the start date of the school.

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.


From the East: Take 1-80W toward Wisconsin/Iowa/IL-83. Merge onto I-355 N/Veterans Memorial Tollway via Exit 140 toward West Suburbs. Take the Maple Ave. exit. Keep left to take the ramp toward Lisle/Naperville. Turn left onto Maple Ave. Turn left onto College Rd.  5700 College Road is on the right.
From the West: Take I-88 East to and exit toward Naperville Rd. Turn right onto Freedom Drive and then left onto E. Diehl Rd. Turn right onto N. Naperville Rd./N. Naper Blvd/ N. Naperville Wheaton Rd. and continue to follow N. Naper Rd. Turn left onto Maple and right onto College. 5700 College Rd. is on the right.
From the South: Take I-65 N toward Chicago. Merge onto I-80 W/I-94 W/US-6 W via Exit 259A toward Chicago. Keep left to take I-80 W toward Wisconsin-Iowa/IL-83/Torrence Ave. Merge onto I-355 N/Veterans Memorial Tollway via Exit 140 toward West Suburbs. Take the Maple Ave. exit. Keep left to take the ramp toward Lisle/Naperville. Turn left onto Maple Ave. Turn left onto College Rd.  5700 College Road is on the right.
Goodwin Hall (listed as Building 83 on the campus map) is located in the center of campus. Parking is available in the lot just south of the main entrance or in the parking garage (#7 on the map).
Directions to Goodwin Hall (Google Maps)
Benedictine Campus Map


Hilton Lisle/Naperville
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 505-0900

Discounted rates of $109/night guaranteed through Friday, February 2 or until the block fills. Reserve early by calling 630-505-0900 and mention Group Code: CUSA or reserve online using the reservation link

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 2007 he was among 10 sprint coaches selected nationwide by the USATF to attend the Emerging Elite Coaches' School in Orlando, Florida.  During Dave’s 12-year tenure Boardman teams won 6 League and 7 District Championships, produced individual Indoor and Outdoor state champions, and developed 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.
Lawrence W Judge, Ph.D., CSCS*D, RSCC*E,: 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. 
Matt Sinnott, MA Education: Teaches Physics & Chemistry labs and Coaches at North Central College in Naperville, IL.  Matt has a USATF Level 3 certification in Endurance as well as Level 2 certification in the Sprints, Relays, & Hurdles and the Throws events.  He previously coached at West Aurora High School in both Cross Country & Track with multiple state qualifiers and finalists in both sports.  Since 2013, he has been serving at North Central as the freshmen distance coach in the fall and a Mid-Distance coach during the track season.   

Marshall Milbrath: is an assistant professor of exercise and sport studies at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois and has eight years of coaching experience in high school and college settings with endurance and throwing athletes. Milbrath, a doctoral candidate in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Northern Colorado, and holds masters degrees in both curriculum & instruction (Concordia Univ.) and exercise physiology (Univ. of Virginia). He has presented internationally and published nationally on various sport coaching topics and maintains research interests in training assessment, decision-making during coaching, and social justice through sport. As a professor, Marshall currently teaches topics in exercise testing and prescription, and strength and conditioning. Marshall is USATF Level 2 certified in the Endurance; Sprints, Hurdles and Relays, and Throwing events.

Toni Carmichael, MA Education: teaches science at the middle school level.  She has been involved in track and field since 1976 as an athlete or coach. Toni is IAAF Level 5 and  USATF Level 3 certified in Jumps, and USATF Level 2 certified in Sprints, Hurdles, Relays, and Combined Events.  She has coached an Illinois high school state champion in pole vault, and coached many state qualifying athletes in pole vault, high jump, hurdles, and 800m.  Many of her athletes have become All-Americans and national qualifiers in the heptathlon, pole vault, high jump, 800m, 1500m, and 4x800m at the USATF club level.  She is currently the jumps specialist coach at North Park University in Chicago while continuing to teach and coach at the club level. 


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

Saturday - February 17  
7:45-8:30 AM Registration
8:30-9:00 AM Introductions
9:00-9:50 AM Ethics & Risk Management
10:00-11:20 AM Positive Coaching/Psychology
11:30-1:00 PM Physiology
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00-2:50 PM Biomechanics
3:00-4:30 PM Training Theory
4:40-6:00 PM Endurance/Racewalk
6:10-9:00 PM Jumps
9:00 PM  Social - Maple Avenue Pub
Sunday - February 18  
8:00-9:20 AM Bio-motor Training for Speed & Power Events
9:30-1:00 PM Throws
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00-5:00 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
5:00-5:15 PM Wrap Up

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