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2019 Level 2 School - St. John's University

July 9-12, 2019, First Time Participants and Alumni

St. John's University (Queens Campus)
8000 Utopia Pkwy
Jamaica, NY 11439

Event Disciplines
Coaches can choose any ONE of the following event disciplines to study:
  • Sprints / Hurdles / Relay - Capacity reached (no new applications will be accepted)
  • Endurance 
  • Jumps 
  • Throws
  • Youth Specialization 
  • Combined Events

Level 2 Instructors

Sports Science:
  • Dr. Christine Brooks: Professor of Kinesiology and Physiology at the University of Florida. Dr. Brooks is a training theory and physiology specialist, and veteran lead sports science instructor for the USATF Level 2 Program.

  • Full Lineup TBA


The application includes a $5 fee. An application must be submitted by Friday, May 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (EST). No application fees will be refunded nor late submissions accepted.

The application will give you the option to request one of six event areas to study (Endurance, Sprints/Hurdles/Relays, Jumps, Throws, Combined Events, or 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) Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:59 PM (EST).

Please review the Level 2 application requirements prior to applying. USATF reserves the right to place an application "on hold" while it reviews the entire pool of applicants. 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 2019 USATF membership number 
  • 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

Please check your junk/clutter/spam folders if you do not receive a confirmation email/receipt. You may also login to your application to view acceptance under “Status” and any transaction amounts.

Room and Board Packages

St. John’s University offers single or shared bedroom housing options in on campus dormitories; multiple full bathrooms are within the unit and shared amongst occupants. The room and board package does not include housing on the night of Friday, July 12. Each on campus housing package includes meals, parking and access to the gated campus. All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) will be served in the Montgoris Dining Hall. Meal plan begins with dinner on Tuesday, July 9, and concludes with lunch on Friday, July 12. Linen package is included: pillow, two sheets, pillowcase, light blanket, plus one towel and washcloth. Rooms within the USATF housing block are limited and 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.

Commuter students (residing off campus) may purchase a discounted university meal plan offering daily lunch and dinner, beginning with dinner on Tuesday, July 9 and concluding with lunch on Friday, July 12. No housing is included nor implied in this option.

Only accepted and enrolled Level 2 participants are eligible to stay on campus. If you will have a family member, friend or significant other traveling with you, please seek off-campus housing.

Room & Board
Meal Plan
Double Room 
Includes lunch/dinner - optional
First Timers
$ 475.00
$ 375.00
$ 425.00
$ 425.00
$ 375.00
$ 425.00

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.

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


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Air Travel

Travel to/from St. John's University is at each registrant's own expense. The airports below are recommended for incoming/outgoing flights. Both airports are within seven miles of campus and depending on traffic conditions approximately 25-30 minutes from campus.

  • John F. Kennedy International Aiport (JFK)
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Click here to view a campus map

Check-In / Out
Check-in for ALL participants will occur Tuesday, July 9 from 1:00pm-2:15pm.  Upon arrival, there will be signage directing coaches where to park or be dropped off. The Level 2 school event introductory session will start promptly at 2:30pm. 

All Level 2 participants must check out of their rooms during the scheduled checkout time, 11:30am-1:00pm on Friday, July 12, which is prior to the event exams. The program will conclude at approximately 3:00pm on Friday, July 12, following event exams and graduation. Attendance at the closing session is mandatory in order to receive a Level 2 certificate. 

Classes and Attendance

Classes will be held in the classrooms located on the St. John’s University 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 USATF staff members stay on campus.

Grading Protocols

Sports Science: Within 24-48 hours of acceptance, first time students who make tuition payment will receive a username and password to access the online units (Physiology, Training Theory, Biomechanics and Sports Psychology/Skill Acquisition) and lectures provided by the USATF sports science team. 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. All sports science classroom work must be completed prior to midnight, June 28, 2019. Alumni are not eligible to re-enroll in the sports science modules.

Each sports science unit is comprised of two specific tasks:

  1. Complete all unit quizzes with satisfactory score
  2. Complete all unit insight discussions with satisfactory score

There will be no final comprehensive exam for any sports science unit.

Event Specific Evaluation:

Each event group is comprised of three specific tasks:

  1. Session plan developed by each student will be collected and reviewed on Thursday morning of the event specific lecture (a one-page explanation of a training session to include all the appropriate components). This is an accepted or not accepted evaluation by the event instructors. In the event that a student does not present an acceptable session plan, the instructors will require additional time be spent during the course day to correct the written assignment.
  2. Written exam of 25-30 multiple-choice questions, true false and/or short answer response (80% grade is required to pass the exam). This is the only graded evaluation for passing the class. It is a hard copy test, which is graded onsite for students to receive a certificate.
  3. Either a group presentation or individual oral exam, determined by the event lecturers, may be assigned as part of the class participation in the course. No grade is attached to this assignment, but it is a valuable part of course to evaluate their peers in class.

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

Level 2 Refund Policy

All tuition or room & board full refund requests (less processing fees) must be submitted in writing no later than 11:59pm (EST) on Friday, May 1, 2019.  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 Sports Science Modules, which officially begin the course. No refunds after deadlines.

Contact Information

Matt Rohlf
USATF Coaching Programs Manager
(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 2-3 weeks prior to the school.

ADA Accommodations

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 Coaching Programs Manager, 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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