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Level 1 School

August 3-5, 2018
Bishop Gorman High School - Las Vegas, NV
Classroom, ATC

School Director
Tyrel Cooper

Registration Information

$205.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) July 20, 2018)
$255.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) July 20, 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.

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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.

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.


Bishop Gorman High School
5959 S Hualapai Way
Las Vegas, NV 89148

From McCarren Airport: Take 215 west, exit Sunset Rd West, turn north on S Hualapai Way

From The Las Vegas Strip: Head south on Las Vegas Blvd, turn west on Russell Rd, turn south on S Hualapai Way

For locals: Take 215 to the southwestern area of Las Vegas, exit at Sunset Rd west, turn north onto S Hualapai Rd


There are endless lodging options in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada.  The nearest options are Red Rock Casino Resort, The Palms Hotel & Casino, The Orleans Hotel & Casino or any resort on the southern end of The Las Vegas Strip.


Tyrel Cooper: has had a successful coaching career in the Las Vegas area guiding the Arbor View High School girls cross country program to the 2013 State Championship, 2009 State Runner-Up and a 2012 3rd place finish, as well as the AVHS women’s track program to State Runner-Up in 2015 and 3rd place in 2013.  He is currently in his first year as the head men's and women's track coach at Coronado High School. Cooper holds USATF Level 2 certifications in Sprints/ Hurdles/Relays, Combined Events and Endurance.  He also holds a USATF Level 3/ IAAF Level 5 certification in Endurance Events, along with a Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration. Coach Cooper is the Track & Cross Country Coordinator for the Clark County School District, and also works with post-collegiate sprinters as an assistant coach for Triple Crown Athletics.
Melissa Ferry: is Head Coach of the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country teams at Virginia Union University, where this year alone the Panther men produced 11 NCAA Provisional Qualifiers, second team All-America, 8 USTFCCCA All-Region designations, 5 individual CIAA titles, 27 All-Conference performances, and 7 school records. The women additionally set three school records. Previously Ferry headed Mount Vernon High School in Virginia, winning three AAU and two USATF Youth Indoor Championship titles. Ferry holds USATF Level 2 certifications in Sprints/Hurdles/Relays and Youth Specialization, and is completing a Ph.D. in Sport Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University. As an athlete, Ferry captained the women’s team at George Mason University.
April Smith: is an Assistant Coach at Fresno State University, where in her first two seasons she has produced 7 MWC All-Conference athletes along with 5 conference champions, 7 National qualifiers and 2 All-Americans.  Prior to Fresno St., Smith spent 15 years at Appalachian State and coached 59 conference champions in the throwing events along with 22 Regional qualifiers, 10 National qualifiers and one Olympic Trials qualifier.  Smith is the lead coaching education instructor for Central California, was a member of the Pan American Games coaching staff in 2013. Smith holds USATF Level 2 certifications in Throws and Combined Events, along with a USATF Level 3/ IAAF Level V certification in Throws.


Friday – August 3  
5:00-5:30 PM Registration
5:30-5:45 PM Introduction
5:45-6:15 PM Positive Coaching, Ethics & Risk Management
6:15-7:15 PM Psychology
7:15-8:45 PM Physiology
8:45-9:45 PM Biomechanics
Saturday - August 4  
8:30-10:30 AM Biomotor Training for Speed and Power Events
10:30-1:00 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
2:00-3:00 PM Training Theory
3:00-4:00 PM Hands-on Biomotor and Sprints/Hurdles
4:00-7:00 PM Throws
7:30 Coaches Social (PT's Pub - 5630 S. Hualapai Way)
Sunday - August 5  
8:30-11:00 AM Jumps
11:00-12:00 PM Hands-on Jumps and Throws
12:00-2:00 PM Endurance/Racewalk
2:30-3:00 PM Wrap-up

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