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Level 1 School

June 1-3, 2018
National Training Center - Clermont, FL

School Director
Shawn Venable

Registration Information

$205.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) May 19, 2018)
$255.00 - Late Registration (received after midnight (EST) May 19, 2018 or on-site)

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: Only 1/2 of the registration fee ($102.50) will be refunded after the registration deadline, and no refund will be given after the start date.

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 address:

National Training Center
1935 Don Wickham Dr.
Clermont, FL 34711


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Clermont
1750 Hunt Trace, Clermont, FL 34711
Request the $125 – USATF Rate before May 1st


Mike Judge: Head Coach for Throw 1 Deep Club in Marietta, Georgia, Judge has coached multiple state and national champions in the throws and is an expert in training for speed and power events. Coach Judge was the 2013 NASF national high school coach of the year.  He has his USATF Level 3/IAAF Level V certification in throws and is also an instructor for the USATF Level 2 Program.

Rick Rothman: Endurance Instructor: Assistant Coach (Distance)- Florida Atlantic University, Rick has coached for a total of 39 years with his teams winning 151 major championships, including Seven State Championships, and finishing runner-up in 45 other major championships. His record includes seven state titles in girls cross-country; two runner-ups in girls and boys cross country; 12 regional titles, and 25 district titles. Rothman has been selected Coach of the Year 117 times, including State Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year in 1999, 2002, and 2003 along with the Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame State Girls Cross Country Coach of the year in 2009.

Shawn Venable: Sprints/Hurdles/Relays/ Jumps Instructor: Jumps and Hurdles Coach at Liberty University. Prior to starting at Liberty University, Coach Vinny was in charge of the field events and assisted head coach Joe Dial with the sprinting and hurdles events. He has coached several All-Americans and conference champions in the Sprinting and Jumping events. Venable has earned three USATF Level 3 and IAAF Level V Coaching Education certifications (the highest attainable); the jumping events (2013), the sprints/hurdles events (2014), and the combined events (2015). 


*Attendance at all classroom sessions required in order to receive access to the Level 1 exam; schedule subject to change.
Friday - June 1  
5:00-5:45 PM Registration
5:45-6:15 PM Introduction
6:15-7:15 PM Positive Coaching
7:15-8:15 PM Psychology
8:15-9:45 PM Training Theory
Saturday – June 2  
1:00-2:00 PM Physiology
2:00-3:00 PM Ethics and Risk Management
3:00-4:30 PM Bio-motor Training for Speed and Power Events
4:30-5:30 PM Biomechanics
5:30-9:00 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
9:30 PM Social - TBA
Sunday - June 3  
9:00-12:00 PM Throws
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-4:00 PM Jumps
4:15-7:15 PM Endurance/Racewalk
7:15-7:30 PM Wrap up

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