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Level 1 School

February 24-25, 2018
Hilton Garden Inn El Paso University - El Paso, TX
Classroom: Del Norte Ballroom I 
(Hotel is located on the campus of UTEP)

School Director
Todd Hierlmaier

Registration Information

$205.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) February 17, 2018)
$255.00 - Late and on-site registration (received after midnight (EST) February 17, 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.


All Border and New Mexico Association member coaches are invited to apply for scholarships by contacting school director, Todd Hierlmaier. Application deadline is January 21, 2018.


Hilton Garden Inn El Paso/University
111 W University Ave
El Paso, TX 79902

Hotel is located at the entrance to the University of Texas at El Paso campus. Follow signs from the front desk to the classroom: Del Norte Ballroom I.


Hilton Garden Inn / University
111 W University Ave, El Paso, TX 79902
$99+tax, includes hot breakfast ($89+tax, no breakfast)

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham ELP
6789 Boeing Dr, El Paso, TX 79925

For group rates reference: USATF Coaching


Mark Rodriguez: Throws Coach at UTEP, has nearly a three-decade career of coaching spanning stops at Purdue, Miami (Ohio), Indiana State, and on the NCAA Division III level.  In 2015, Rodriguez advanced Samantha Hall in the women’s discus and Rasmus Maukonen in the men’s javelin to the NCAA Division I Outdoor finals in Eugene.
Todd Hierlmaier: has been a high school cross-country coach for 16 years, with dozens of athletes over 4.0 GPA. He is a USTFCCCA certified as an Endurance Specialist, USATF Level 2 certified in Youth, Endurance, and Combined Events, and NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Additionally, Hierlmaier was the 2012 Minnesota Ultimate Runner Series Champion, 2009 Minnesota Class AA Cross Country coach of the year and has received multiple MN 3AA Section Coach of the year honors. 
Dr. Wendy Truvillion: is Assistant Principal of Athletics and Activities at Alhambra High School, Phoenix, AZ.  Truvillion formerly coached at Georgia Tech and Penn State University. She served as the Head Coach for the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championship Team that traveled to Barcelona, Spain, July, 2012 and the following year as the Head Manager for the Pan American Junior Team. Truvillion presently serves as the USATF Women’s Junior Development Co-Commissioner, USATF – Arizona: vice president for administration and coordinator for Coaches Education. Truvillion is a USATF Level 1 and 2 certified coach and lead instructor. 


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

Saturday – February 24  
7:30-8:00 AM Registration
8:00-8:45 AM Positive Coaching
8:45-9:15 AM Ethics and Risk Management
9:15-10:15 AM Physiology 
10:15-11:30 AM Biomechanics
11:30-12:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
12:30-1:30 PM Biomotor Training for Speed and Power Events
1:30-3:00 PM Psychology
3:00-3:45 PM Training Theory
3:45-6:45 PM Sprints/Hurdles/Relays 
7:00 PM Coaches Social
Sunday - February 25  
8:00-10:00 AM Horizontal Jumps
10:00-10:45 AM Vertical Jumps
10:45-12:00 PM Endurance
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)
1:00-1:45 PM Endurance
1:45-5:30 PM Throws
5:30-6:00 PM Wrap Up

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