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Level 1 School

March 17-18, 2018
University of Nebraska - Lincoln, NE
Memorial Stadium, Room W161

School Director
Scott Cappos

Registration Information

$205.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) March 10, 2018)
$255.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) March 10, 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.


Memorial Stadium
One Memorial Stadium Dr
West Entrance
Room W161
Lincoln, NE 68588


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Joel Pearson: Director of Cross Country, Track & Field at Harrier Track Club, Distance coach at Meridian Community College. Previously, Joel was the Director at Cardinal Stritch University. During his time, the Wolves captured six national champions, 34 all-Americans, 42 National Qualifiers, and set an NAIA National DMR record. A USATF Level 3 / IAAF Level V Academy Coach - Endurance, Joel holds USATF Level 2 certifications in Endurance, Combined Events, Sprint/Hurdles, Jumps, and Youth. He holds a Masters in Sport Management. 

Scott Cappos: is in his second year at Nebraska's and this spring coached NCAA Discus Champion Nick Percy. Cappos has had more than 100 athletes qualify for the NCAA Championships (preliminary round and finals). Before Nebraska, Cappos spent 18 seasons at the University of Iowa as an assistant coach and director of field events. While at Iowa, his athletes tied or broke Big Ten records in the hammer throw, javelin and long jump. The 2011 Iowa men’s team won the Big Ten Championship with heavy contributions from athletes Cappos recruited and coached. 

Jonathan Graupmann: is in his 4th year at Central College. He has a USATF Level 3 / IAAF Level 5 certification in Sprints and Hurdles and USATF Level 2 certification in Endurance, Jumps, and Sprints / Hurdles. 


*Attendance at all classroom sessions required in order to receive access to the Level 1 exam; schedule subject to change.
Saturday – March 17  
8:00-9:00 AM Registration
9:00-10:10 AM Introduction / Positive Coaching
10:10-11:20 AM Ethics and Risk Management
11:20-12:30 PM Psychology
12:30-1:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:30-2:45 PM Physiology
2:45-4:00 PM Training Theory
4:00-5:30 PM Biomechanics
5:30-6:30 PM Dinner (on your own)
6:00-9:30 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
Sunday - March 18  
9:00-10:15 AM Bio-motor Training for Speed and Power Events
10:15-1:00 PM Throws
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
2:00-5:00 PM Jumps
5:00-6:00 PM Dinner (on your own)
6:00-9:00 PM Endurance / Race Walk
9:00 PM Wrap up

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