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Level 1 School

July 20-22, 2018
Nassau Community College - Garden City, NY
F Building

School Director
Frederick P. Benlein

Registration Information

$205.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) July 9, 2018)
$255.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) July 9, 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.


Nassau Community College
One Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530

  1. From the Long Island Expressway (Rte 495) to the Northern State Parkway to the Meadowbrook Parkway South (Exit 31A/Jones Beach).
  2. To exit M4 Hempstead/Coliseum.
  3. Follow the sign for Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
  4. At the first traffic light turn right, to the Nassau Community College parking lot.


429 Duffy Avenue
Hicksville, NY 11801
Contact the school director for a special rate of $121 per night (limited availability).


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. 

Jonathan Hill: Assistant Coach at West Point. Spent four years at Eastern Washington, during which Hill coached 11 new school records and 24 All-Big Sky award winners. In 5th year as assistant coach at West Point. Coached 10 conference champions (Pole Vault, Decathlon, Sprints & Relays), eight school records and two conference records. Also serves as Northeast Regional Coaching Education Coordinator.
Neil L. Fitzgerald: is a USATF Level 2 coach in Sprints/Hurdles, Endurance & Youth. He is the founding director of the NYC Department of Education Developmental Track and Field Series. Masters World Champion 800m, 4x400
Fred Benlein, C.S.C.S., ACSM EP-C: IAAF Level 5 Endurance Coach, USATF Level 3 Endurance Coach, Level 2 Sprints/Hurdles Coach and USTFCCCFA Endurance Events Specialist. He has coached high school, collegiate, professional, post collegiate, masters and disabled athletes from entry to national level for 30+ years. He has owned his own business for 20+ years as an LDR/Track & Field Coach and Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is the former Assistant Cross Country and Track and Field Coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.


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

Friday – July 20  
5:00-6:00 PM Registration
6:00-6:30 PM Introductions
6:30-7:00 PM Positive Coaching
7:00-7:30 PM Ethics & Risk Management
7:30-9:00 PM Physiology
9:00-10:15 PM Training Theory
Saturday- July 21  
8:00-10:15 AM Biomotor Training
10:15-11:45 AM Psychology
11:45-1:15 PM Biomechanics
1:15-2:15 PM Lunch (on your own)
2:15-5:15 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
5:15-8:15 PM Jumps
Sunday - July 22  
8:00-11:00 AM Throws
11:00-2:00 PM Endurance/Racewalk
2:00-2:15 PM Wrap up

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