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Youth Level 2 Course

August 1-5, 2010
Lions Gate Hotel and Conference Center Sacramento, California


The application process for the Level 2 School -Youth Specialization has closed.  The program has reached its maximum size. Refunds are not available after July 23, 2010 in order for the school to meet financial obligations from the host conference center.



Tuition Only $350
Room and Board (shared room) $300
Room and Board (single room) $420


Check-in and registration will take place in the lobby of the Lions Gate Hotel: Sunday, August 1, 3:00-5:00pm.

The first session of the Youth Level 2 will begin promptly at 6pm in the Conference Center. Dinner will be available for participants from 5-6pm.

 The school starts Sunday, August 1 at 6pm and will finish on Thursday, August 5 at approximately 2pm. Lunch on Thursday is included in the room and board package. Participants must be in attendance for all sessions in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Meals will be served buffet style in the Conference Dining Room. breakfast and lunch on Saturday, August 5 is included. Check-out for all participants is required before 12 noon on August 5. Anyone failing to check-out prior to the 12 noon time on August 5 will be responsible for any late fees incurred.


Sacramento International Airport is approximately 20 minutes from the hotel and a complimentary shuttle is available.  Call the hotel for pick-up, phone 916-643-6222.  The hotel is located just off of Hwy 80 in Sacramento. Parking is free for participants.

Classes and Attendance

The first session starts at 6 pm on Sunday, August 1. Classes will be conducted in the Conference Center rooms and at a local track facility. Attendance is required at all sessions. Days when classes will be conducted at the track will be on the detailed schedule at check-in. Bring comfortable coaching clothes. Classes will run from 8:45am until 6pm with social activities or time to share with other coaches in the evening.

Online Learning Materials

Online materials are available at:

Access is available via username: Youth2010 and Password: champs

Housing and Meals

Room and board package includes a shared room with 3 meals per day. There are a limited number of single rooms for a higher price, on a first come, first serve basis. All housing arrangements are made through the registration process with your application. The hotel will not offer special pricing for room or meals for the Youth Level 2 school by individual call-in to their reservation desk. There is not a separate meal ticket without a room reservation. Because of the intensity of classroom time, participants are encouraged to stay on site.


Christine Brooks: nutrition/lifestyle, physiology

Charles Clinton: sprints/hurdles/relays, philosophy & ethics

Russ Ebbets: biomechanics, endurance (including walks)

Steve Portenga: psychology, growth and development

Ian Dube: jumps, training theory

Larry Judge: pedagogy & motor learning, throws

Matt Lydum: outreach and talent identification

Joe Vigil: endurance and special presentation: “The Art of Coaching”

Contact Information

School Director: Matt Lydum

Materials from the school

Administration & Management Biomechanics
Growth and Development Dr. Vigil's Keynote address-The Art of Coaching
Pedagogy and Motor Learning Physiology
Sport Psychology Talent Identification and Outreach
Throws Endurance-Race Walk
Jumps Nutrition
Philosophy & Ethics Sprints-Hurdles-Relays

Individuals who have passed the 2010 Youth Level 2 Specialization Exam as of Dec. 17, 2010 are as follows:

LaToya Alexander
Andea Allmond
Fernando Arce
Mary-Elizabeth Aude
Amy Banas
James Bean
Jessica Becker
Craig Benson
Timothy Connor
Douglas Croall
Ken Dennard
Nathan Diamantine
James Engle
Hoy Evans
Kirk Flatow
Debbie Hammond
Ryann Hendricks
Lawrence Libow
Christopher Mack
German Martinez
Myrle Mensey
Stefan Moore
Winston Mora
Don Oliver
Brian Pridden
James Smith
Qwendolyn Stewart
Joe Tranchita
Cathy Washington
Harry Weaver
Chad Worthen
Paul Wright
Jana Yost
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