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2017 Summer Level 2 School for All Event Disciplines

*The application deadline has passed. No late applications will be accepted.

July 17-22, 2017 (Level 2 - First Time Participants) 
July 18-22, 2017 (Level 2 Alumni)

1509 East Campus Drive
Fullerton, California 92834

Detailed information for onsite arrival will be emailed to all registrants 2-4 weeks prior to school start.

Housing Options
CSU-Fullerton offers two housing options:

  1. Apartment setting with single room per person (4 single bedrooms in apt setting with each apt having two full bathrooms). 
  2. Shared room option in Residence Hall setting with several community-gender only bathrooms located throughout the residence floor.

Linens package is included: pillow, two sheets, pillowcase, light blanket, plus one towel and washcloth. USATF has secured a set number of rooms and single rooms are limited. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis as tuition, room and board payment are made after acceptance to the school.

Students should be prompt in making payment to assure their choices can be accommodated.

Please note that these are college residence halls with twin size, recycled bedding. If you have trouble sleeping, prefer larger bedding or think you will be uncomfortable, we suggest staying off campus at a local hotel or bring additional linens.

Tuition, Room & Board
Tuition Only
Shared Room Total
Single Room Total
First Timers
 $         450.00
 $         855.00
 $         905.00
 $         400.00
 $         730.00
 $         770.00

*Acceptance to the course provides access to the payment page and Sport Science modules for first-timers. No slot is guaranteed until payment is made.

Those needing a parking pass can purchase one during the online payment process. Parking fee will be $8.00 per day during the Level 2 School. Parking can be purchased online at time of paying other fees. There are no parking fees for weekends. 

Check-In / Out
Check-in for First Timers will take place between 2:00pm – 4:00pm on Monday, July 17th. Upon arrival, there will be signage directing coaches where to park or be dropped off.  The Level 2 school introductory session will start promptly at 4:00pm. Location will be posted on the school schedule.

Alumni dorm check-in is from 1:00pm-2:30pm on Tuesday, July 18th, with event specific sessions starting at 3:00pm. Location will be posted on the school schedule.

The program will conclude at approximately 11:00am on Saturday, July 22nd following student evaluations of the staff and graduation. Attendance at the closing session is mandatory in order to receive a Level 2 certificate. Please be advised that you should not purchase a plane ticket until you are notified of acceptance into the school. The room and board package does not include housing on the night of Saturday, July 22nd. The room and board package includes breakfast ONLY for Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Level 2 Instructors

Sports Science
Dr. Christine Brooks, professor of kinesiology and physiology at University of Florida
Dr. Denise Wood, vice president of research & assessment at Huntington College of Health Sciences

Charles Clinton, former head sprint coach at Long Beach Poly High School
Joe Rogers, former assistant coach at Army West Point
Tony Veney, head cross country/track & field coach at Ventura Community College

Kathy Butler, two time Olympian and head coach of the Boulder Track Club Development Team
Dave Mills, long time high school coach and volunteer cross country coach at Boise State University
Mike Smith, director of cross country/track & field at Army West Point

Dr. Will Freeman, head men's cross country/track & field coach at Grinnell College
Rock Light, head track & field coach at Adams State University

Mike Judge, head coach Throw 1 Deep track club
Erin Gilreath, assistant throws coach at Indiana State University

Glenn McAtee, former assistant coach at Clemson University
Mike Turk, head track & field coach at University of Illinois

Dr. Matt Lydum, head cross country/track & field coach at Pacific University

Event Disciplines
Coaches can choose any of the following event disciplines to study.

  • Sprints / Hurdles / Relays (maximum enrollment reached; no more applications will be accepted)
  • Endurance (maximum enrollment reached; no more applications will be accepted)
  • Jumps (maximum enrollment reached; no more applications will be accepted)
  • Throws
  • Combined Events
  • Youth Specialization 

Youth Specialization
The Youth Specialization discipline is designed to address the needs of those seeking advanced training in coaching the developing athlete. The program supports youth, middle and high school coaches as they face challenges ranging from introducing the sport to novices to the unique concerns associated with preparing young elite athletes striving for spots on the podium at state, national, and international championships.

Sport Science Online Modules for First Time Students
Within a week of acceptance, first time students will receive a username and password to access the online Physiology, Training Theory and Sports Psychology lectures provided by the USATF sport science team in which Dr. Christine Brooks is the lead instructor. This interactive format will allow students to learn at their own leisure and gain invaluable tips from one of the leaders in the online learning industry. It is imperative that students review materials including all quizzes prior to arrival in order to pass the exam for physiology, training theory, sports psychology and biomechanics. The exams will be administered on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning of the school. All sport science classroom work must be completed prior to arriving at the school on July 17, 2017. No onsite reviews will be conducted. 

Click here to view the Sports Science online classroom. Please note, no quizzes, discussions or announcements will be accessible to you until you log in. When you register, Dr. Brooks will send you your login information. While you are waiting for your login information, you may begin to explore the classroom website and video lectures.

Tenative Schedule of Exams, Monday, July 17 - Tuesday, July 18


Physiology exam - 4:30pm-5:30pm
Dinner - 5:30pm-6:45pm
Training Theory Exam - 7:00pm-8:00pm


Breakfast - 7:00am-8:30am
Biomechanics Exam - 9:00am-10:00am
Sport Psychology -11:15am-12:15pm
Lunch - 12:30-1:30pm
Event Specific sessions open - 3:00pm

Departure Time
All Level 2 participants must check out of their rooms by 11:30am on Saturday, July 22nd. Housing for the night of July 22nd is not included in the room and board package. Please note that departure prior to the closing session will result in the forfeiture of your Level 2 certificate.

Click here for a detailed daily schedule.

Air Travel
Travel to/from CSU-Fullerton is at each registrant's own expense. The airports below are available for incoming/outgoing flights.

Orange county airport (approximately 25 minute ride from campus; LAX is approximately 45 minutes by airport shuttle; Long Beach airport is 30 minutes from campus.

California State University-Fullerton
1509 Campus Drive
Fullerton, California 92834

Click here to view campus map

Classes and Attendance
Classes will be held in various lecture halls on the CSU-Fullerton campus. 100% attendance is mandatory at all sessions to earn a Level 2 certificate. Be on time. If commuting, be aware that the Level 2 schedule is rigorous and a commute of more than 30 minutes each day could be very taxing. Typically, at least three quarters of the Level 2 attendees and all of the staff members stay on campus.

Housing and Meals
The room & board package for first time Level 2 participants includes housing from July 17-22 and three-meals per day beginning with dinner on July 17 and concluding with breakfast on July 22nd. All meals will be served in the campus dining hall.

All Dorm rooms must be vacated by 11:30am Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Commuters will have the option to purchase individual meals at the dining commons.

Instructor Training Course
ITC will not be offered in 2017. The USATF Coaching Education Committee is currently in a review process for the ITC certification with new guidelines expected by end of 2017.

Level 2 Refund Policy
All tuition or room & board full refund requests (less processing fees) must be submitted no later than 11:59pm (EST) on Monday, May 15, 2017.  A $25 administrative fee will apply to all refund requests. For first timers, only a 50% refund of tuition will be provided after they have entered the Sport Science Modules, which officially begin the course. No refunds after deadlines.

Contact Information
USATF Coaching Programs Coordinator,
(317) 713-4667

Detailed event information regarding check-in, linens, room key deposit, weather and other school related information will be emailed to all participants 2-4 weeks prior to the school.

The application includes a $5 fee. No application fees will be refunded. An application must be submitted by Sunday, June 4 at 11:59pm (EST). No late submissions will be accepted.

The application will give you the option to request 1 of 6 event areas to study (Endurance, Sprints/Hurdles/Relays, Jumps, Combined Events, Throws & Youth Specialization). 

Please note that a seat in your preferred event group is not reserved until the full tuition payment is made. All payments are due no later than 11:59pm (EST) Sunday, June 11, 2017.

Please review the Level 2 requirements prior to applying. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. You should have all of the following information readily available BEFORE starting the application process:

  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)
  • Your 2017 Membership number and password.
  • Level 1 and Level 2 (if applicable) completion year and state.
  • An electronic resume or curriculum vitae to upload.
  • Three names and email addresses for references.

Grading Protocols
Sport Science: The sport science curriculum is required of all first time students to Level 2; online exams are administered for training theory, physiology, sport psychology, and biomechanics during the first two days of the school.  Students have access to the online modules as soon as they have paid tuition to the Level 2 school. Also, specific sport science assignments and the grading protocol will be sent to students at time of access to the online sport science modules. This online learning environment is self-paced. Early access to the online modules assures the student of appropriate preparation for the exams when they arrive onsite July 17.   A passing grade is 80%, any student failing will have a one-time online retake (no exceptions) during the first 30 days after the close of school on July 22. Students must pass all 4 sport science exams to be eligible to gain a Level 2 certification. Students should bring to the school site an electronic device (laptop or tablet) to access the online exams.

Event Specific Evaluation:
Each event group will be evaluated on three specific tasks:

  1. Session plan developed by each student will be collected and graded on Thursday morning of the event specific lecture (a one-page explanation of a training session to include all the appropriate components).
  2. Written exam of 25-30 multiple-choice questions, true false and short answer response (80% grade is required to pass the exam).
  3. Either a group presentation or individual oral exam, determined by the event lecturers.  

There is a onetime retest after the school completion and within 30 days of completion of the school for a student who fails to meet the 80% passing grade. 

Any student requesting ADA accommodations must make that request at the time of completing the application, and support the request with the appropriate documentation sent to the Director of Coaching, Said application 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 2 coaching school.

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