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Level 1 School

*Late registration fee waived for all January 2018 Level 1 Schools.

January 12-14, 2018
Taylorview Middle School - Idaho Falls, ID
Classroom, Media Center

School Director
Dave Mills

Registration Information

$205.00 - Pre-registration (received by 6:00 PM (MST) January 12, 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 January 2, 2018 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.


Taylorview Middle School
350 Castlerock Ln
Idaho Falls, ID 83404


The following hotels will give participants a group rate. Just tell them you are with the USATF Level 1 School. 

Booking must be completed prior to Dec. 11th, 2017.

Partner Hotel 1:
Residence Inn Idaho Falls
SpringHill Suites Idaho Falls 
Group rate of $85/night, plus tax (which is 13% in Idaho Falls).  King rooms as well as double Queen rooms.
T: 208.542.0000 | F: 208.542.0021
635 W Broadway
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Partner Hotel 2:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Double Queen rooms.
2270 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, Idaho  83404
o.208.542.9800 f.208.542.9888 


Dave Mills: 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 certification, as well as an IAAF Level V certification in Endurance. Dave is an instructor in USATF Level 2 Endurance.

Dr. Matt Lydum: is the Director of Cross Country and Track & Field at Pacific University in Hillsboro, Oregon. Previously he was head coach at Pendleton High School in Eastern Oregon, San Francisco State University, and Defiance College in Ohio. Matt is the Youth events instructor for the USATF Level 2 program. He has served as USOC delegate to the International Olympic Academy and was project writer for the Human Kinetics text, Coaching Youth Track & Field.

George Ragan: Formerly Head Cross Country and Track Coach at Idaho Falls High School and Head Track Coach at Capital High School in Boise. He operates a race timing company in Boise and travels extensively timing races and meets around the Northwest. He has a Level 2 certification in Sprints, Hurdles and Relays as well as Jumps.


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

Friday – January 12  
5:00-6:00 PM Registration
6:00-6:30 PM Introduction
6:30-8:00 PM Positive Coaching, Ethics & Risk Management
8:00-9:30 PM Psychology
Saturday - January 13  
8:30-10:00 AM Training Theory
10:00-12:00 PM Physiology
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:30 PM Biomechanics
2:30-4:00 PM Bio-motor Training for Speed & Power Events
4:00-6:30 PM Jumps
6:30 PM Coaches Social
Sunday - January 14  
8:30-10:00 AM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
10:00-1:00 PM Throws
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
2:00-4:00 PM Endurance/Racewalk
4:00-4:30 PM Wrap up

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