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Level 1 School

July 7-8, 2018
Ironwood Throws Facility - Rathdrum, ID

School Director
Dave Mills

Registration Information

$205.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) June 30, 2018)
$255.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) June 30, 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.


For directions, please go to and type the following addresses:

Ironwood Throws Facility
1620 State High Way 53
Rathdrum, ID 83456




Dave Mills/School Director: is a volunteer assistant coach at Boise State University. Prior to his arrival at BSU, Mills served 34 years as the head cross country and assistant track coach at Boise High School. Dave has USATF Level 3 Coaching Education certification, as well as an IAAF Level 5 certification in Endurance. Dave is an instructor in USATF Level 2 Endurance.
Dr. Matt Lydum: is the Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Pacific University. Previously he has held head coaching positions at Pendleton High School in Eastern Oregon, San Francisco State University, and Defiance College in Ohio. He has served as USOC delegate to the International Olympic Academy and was project writer for the Human Kinetics text, Coaching Youth Track & Field. 

Bryan "Bud" Rasmussen: owner of Ultimate Athlete Training Center in Coeur d’Alene, he was a USATF Throws Coach at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Prior to that, Bud was the Throws Coach at the University of Washington. He is a USATF Level 2 instructor and co-founder of the popular Iron Wood Thrower Development Camp.


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

Saturday – July 7  
7:00-8:00 AM Registration
8:00-8:30 AM School Introduction
8:30-9:50 AM Positive Coaching, Ethics and Risk Management
10:00-11:30 AM Psychology
11:30-12:30 PM Lunch
12:30-2:20 PM Training Theory
2:30-4:20 PM Physiology
4:30-5:20 PM Biomechanics
5:30-7:20 PM Bio-motor Training for Speed & Power Events
7:30 PM Coaches Social
Sunday- July 8  
8:00-10:20 AM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
10:30-12:00 PM Endurance/Racewalk
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-3:50 PM Throws
4:00-5:50 PM Jumps
6:00-6:30 PM Wrap up

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