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

January 5-7, 2018
University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC
Public Health Research Center, Room 114  
921 Assembly Street Columbia, SC 29208 

School Director

Andrew Allden

Registration Information

$205.00 - Pre-registration (received by 5:30 PM (EST) January 5, 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.


For your GPS: Public Health Research Center, Room 114  

921 Assembly Street Columbia, SC 29208 


Park on the street is by meter and at your own risk, but it is cheap or free.  Double check but meters should be free after 6:00 on Friday so if you put in some quarters you should be ok after 6:00. Saturday meters are in force. Sunday they are free. Again make sure you read meters and signs wherever you choose to park. There is a deck at the corner of Park and Green Street ($1.00 per hour, but may be free because school is not in session).  Parking at the host hotel is an option because if you are staying there you are already paying for that. It is as nice 6 block walk through campus to the School of Public Health. 


Inn at USC (a Wyndham Garden Hotel)
1619 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Ask for USATF Rate $125 plus tax includes full cooked breakfast. Hotel is walking distance to class.


Andrew Allden: Currently coach of the women’s cross country team at the University of South Carolina, Andrew Allden will be the school’s Endurance instructor. He is a Level 1 and Level 2 instructor, with 22 years of experience as a Division I collegiate coach.  He has coached a Division I Men’s National Champion in the 800m and in 2003 was named Southeast Men’s Coach of the Year. Andrew has been involved with Coaching Education for 20 years and is the founder of the Running Summit, a multi-city coaching education course for endurance coaches.  
Glenn McAtee:  A veteran USATF Level 1 and Level 2 instructor, McAtee is also USATF Level 3 certified in the Throws. He is currently the Head Boys Coach of J.L. Mann High School in Greenville, SC. McAtee's coaching experience also includes 10 years at the NCAA Division I level, with stops at Clemson University and Cal State Northridge. 

David Pavlansky:  was head boys' track and cross country coach at Boardman High School from 1999–2010.  Twice named OAT&CCC District 1 Boys' Track Coach of the Year, Dave received the 2007 Fred Daffler State Coach of the Year Award for Boys' Cross Country.  In 2007, he was among 10 sprint coaches selected nationwide by USATF to attend the Emerging Elite Coaches' School in Orlando, Florida.  During Dave’s tenure, Boardman teams produced both indoor and outdoor state champions as well as two Nike All-Americans.  Dave has USATF Level 2 certifications in Jumps, Endurance, and Sprints / Hurdles / Relays and currently serves as USATF Regional Coordinator of Coaching Education for the Midwest.


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

Friday – January 5  
5:00-5:30 PM Registration
5:30-5:45 PM Introduction
5:45-6:15 PM Positive Coaching, Ethics & Risk Management
6:15-7:15 PM Psychology
7:15-8:45 PM Physiology
8:45-9:45 PM Biomechanics
Saturday - January 6  
8:30-10:00 AM Bio-motor Training for Speed/Power Events
10:00-1:00 PM Throws
1:00-2:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
2:00-3:00 PM Training Theory
3:00-6:45 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays
Sunday - January 7  
8:30-10:30 AM Endurance/Racewalk
10:30-11:30 AM Jumps
11:30-12:15 PM Lunch (on your own)
12:15-2:45 PM Jumps

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