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Level 1 School

June 29-July 1, 2018
Ithaca College - Ithaca, NY
Classroom, A&E Center - VIP Room

School Director
Jennifer Potter

Registration Information

$205.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) June 15, 2018)
$255.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) June 15, 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.


Ithaca College
953 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850

Enter the main entrance of campus off of 96B.  This is Alumni Circle, Go around Alumni Circle to Grant Egbert Boulevard (this would be a left hand turn without the traffic circle). Take Grant Egbert Boulevard to the first stop sign. Continue straight to the second stop sign at Grant Egbert Boulevard East. Make a left onto Grant Egbert Boulevard East (This will bring you around to the other side of the A&E Center). Follow Grant Egbert Boulevard East to the stop sign, Continue straight. You will then be on Lyceum Drive leading to the A&E Center.


Country Inn and Suites
1100 Danby Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Ask for the USATF school rate - $139/night (includes free breakfast, airport shuttle, internet). Less than a mile to campus and walkable to facility.

The Hotel Ithaca
222 S. Cayuga St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Aiport and campus transportation, full service restaurant, indoor pool and less than 2 miles to campus.

Airbnb also available


Jennifer Potter: Head Coach, Ithaca Women's Track & Field coach since 2003.  Potter, an All-American sprinter at Ithaca, has led the Bombers to two national runner-up finishes at the NCAA Chmpionships,  six indoor and eight outdoor NYS collegiate titles. She has guided the team to 18 Empire 8 titles in 20 total indoor and outdoor seasons. She has also been received “Coach of the Year” honors from the Empire 8 Conference, NYS Collegiate Track Conference and the Atlantic Region over 20 times. Potter has coached over 60 All-Americans and 10 national champions.
Russ Ebbets: USATF Level 3 Coach, has been a Lead Instructor for 30 years. A successful high school and collegiate coach, he is one of the few individuals to have lectured at Levels 1, 2, 3 and USATF High Performance Summits. In 2009, he wrote the curriculum for the Youth Level 2 Endurance, Race Walk and Biomechanics. He currently serves as editor of Track Coach, the technical journal of USATF. Areas: Sciences, Endurance
Katie Adams: is in her third 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.


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

Friday – June 29  
5:45-6:45 PM Registration
6:45-7:00 PM Introduction
7:00-8:00 PM Positive Coaching
8:00-9:00 PM Ethics and Risk Management
9:00-10:00 PM Pyschology
Saturday - June 30  
9:00-10:00 AM Biomechanics
10:00-11:30 AM Physiology
11:30-1:00 PM Training Theory
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00-3:30 PM Biomotor Training for Speed and Power Events
3:30-5:30 PM Endurance/Racewalk
5:30-6:30 PM Dinner
6:30-10:00 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
Sunday - July 1  
9:00-12:30 PM Throws
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-5:00 PM Jumps
5:00-5:15 PM Wrap up

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