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Level 1 School

December 8-9, 2018
Cerritos College - Norwalk, CA
Classroom TBA

School Director
Chris Richardson

Registration Information

$205.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) November 24, 2018)
$255.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) November 24, 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.

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.


Cerritos College
11110 Alondra Blvd.
Norwalk, CA 90650

From Downtown Los Angeles:

Take I-5 South to I-605 South, exit I-605 at Alondra Blvd, turn left on Alondra Blvd, take Alondra Blvd East. The college will be on the right just past Studebaker Road.

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):

Take I-105 East to I-605 South, exit I-605 at Alondra Blvd, turn left on Alondra Blvd, take Alondra Blvd East.

From John Wayne Airport (Orange County):

Take I-405 North to I-605 North, exit I-605 at Alondra Blvd, turn right on Alondra Blvd, take Alondra Blvd East.


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Chris Richardson: is Head Coach for Track and Field/Cross-Country at Cerritos College. In his last four years, the Falcons have won 7 South Coast Conference Titles, 5 Southern California Regional Championships, and 4 State Championships.  Richardson has developed 52 All-Americans, 19 State Champions, and aided the matriculation of 128 student athletes during his coaching career. A product of the USATF Coach Education Program with certifications spanning Levels 1, 2 and 3, Richardson has been a USATF Level 1 instructor since 2011, and directed numerous coaches education schools. He has been involved in IAAF, NACAC, and Podium Education CE opportunities. Richardson has also been named to multiple USATF delegations serving as Women's Coach at the 2015 Pan Am Combined Event Cup in Ottawa, CA, Throws Coach at the 2016 NACAC Championships U23, Women's Jumps Coach at the 2017 Pan American Junior Championships, Assistant Women's Coach at the 2017 Thorpe Cup (USA vs Germany Multi) and the 2018 Head Women’s Coach USA vs. Germany combined event Competition.

Tony Veney: is currently the Director of men and women’s track and field at Ventura College. Tony served a short stint as Director of track and field/cross country at North Carolina A&T State University (2011). While an assistant coach at UCLA (2003-2009) Coach Veney led 15 Bruins to either indoor or outdoor All-American status, six Pac-10 Champions and four NCAA West Regional titles. Brandon Johnson most notably still ranks as the 5th fastest teenager all-time in the 400 intermediate hurdles as well as being a member of the World Record Junior 4x400 meter relay (2004). During his tenure at Portland State, the Vikings had 28 All-Big Sky Academic award winners. Prior to coaching at Portland State, Veney was an assistant men’s track coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Oregon from 1998-2001. While with the Ducks, he worked with 2001 NCAA decathlon champion Lorenzo Santiago and 10 All-Pac-10 performers. He served as the Elite Junior Film Coordinator from 1987 to 2000 and Elite Senior Film Coordinator and Junior Elite Sprint/Hurdle Camp Clinician from 1988 to 2000. From 1987-1999, he was the Regional Sprint Coordinator. In 1999, he assumed the position of Women’s Sprint Development Chair. A USATF Level 1, 2 and 3 Clinician and certified USATF Master of Coaching, Veney has produced six sprint and hurdles training videos, and has written two sprint and hurdles training manuals and recently published a sprint/hurdle book called Conditioning for Track & Field, published by Human Kinetics.

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 V 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.


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

Saturday – May 26  
8:30-9:00 AM Registration
9:00-10:30 AM Introductions/Positive Coaching
10:30-11:30 AM Ethics & Risk Management
11:30-12:00 PM Lunch
12:30-1:30 PM Biomechanics
1:30-3:00 PM Biomotor Training for Speed & Power Events
3:00-4:00 PM Psychology
4:00-5:00 PM Physiology
5:00-6:30 PM Training Theory
6:30-7:30 PM Dinner
7:30-10:30 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
Sunday - May 27  
9:00-12:30 PM Throws
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-2:30 PM Practical Application Lab
3:00-5:30 PM Endurance
5:30-6:30 PM Dinner
6:30-9:00 PM Jumps

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