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2015 Level 2 & Instructor Training Course

July 5-11, 2015 (Level 2 - First Time Participants)
July 7-11, 2015 (Level 2 Alumni)
July 5-7, 2015 (Instructor Training Course)-This course is full and no more applications will be accepted.
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

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

The sprint/hurdle section is now closed; coaches if already accepted, may contact Terry Crawford,, if interested in being accepted into their second choice and intend to make payment to secure a spot.
The application process for Level 2 is now closed!!!!

The Endurance section for this school is closed. No more applications will be accepted. Students who have not secured their spot and want to be admitted to their second choice please contact Lauren Gonzalez at

Level Two Faculty

Sport Scientists:
Dr. Chris Brooks, Lead Sport Science Instructor for USATF CE
Dr. Phil Cheetham, USOC biomechanist
Dr. Denise Wood, Motor Learning, Sport Psychologist

Joe Rogers, formerly of West Point 
Charles Clinton, former head sprint coach at Long Beach Poly HS.
Dr. Larry Judge, Lead instructor, professor of Coaching Education at Ball State University 
Mike Turk, University of Illinois 
Mike Judge, Top HS and Club Coach in Atlanta.
Rock Light, Head Track Coach at Adams State
Chris Bostwick, Clemson University 
Dr. Will Freeman, Head Coach at Grinnell College
Combined Events:
Mike Turk, Lead instructor, University of Illinois Head Coach 
Nate Davis, University of Wisconsin 
Lori Shepherd, former head coach at Vanderbilt University
Dave Mills, Boise State University, Long time HS coach 
Troy Engle, former West Point head coach, Director of Coach Education at Singapore Sports Institute 
Mike Smith, Director of Track and Field, West Point Academy.
Youth Level 2:
Dr. Matt Lydum, Lead instructor; Level 2 event specialists faculty members.

Housing Options
North Carolina State is offering housing in 4 room suites setting with two beds per room with a private bath for each suite.  Room and Board package includes full linen package. Linens included pillow, two sheets, pillowcase, light blanket, plus one towel and washcloth. USATF has secured a set number of rooms and they are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Students applying after quota is reached will be placed in other conference housing with same layout, but in a different building.

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  $         825.00  $         885.00
Alumni  $         400.00  $         673.00  $         713.00
ITC  $         350.00  $         572.00  $         602.00
ITC / Alum  $         750.00  $     1,125.00  $     1,185.00

*Payment will not be made until coach is accepted into the course.

Those needing a parking pass can purchase one through the payment process. Parking will be charged at the following rates:
·         Four Days - $21.20
·         Six Days - $31.80

Check-In / Out
Check-in will take place between 3:30pm – 5:30pm on Sunday, July 5th. Upon arrival, there will be signage directing coaches on where to park or be dropped off.  The Level 2 School and Instructor Training Course (ITC) will start promptly at 6:30pm and all participants must be present at this time.

Alumni dorm check-in is from 2:30pm - 5:30pm on Tuesday, July 7th, with sessions starting that evening.

The program will conclude at approximately 12:00pm on Saturday, July 11th (8:30pm on July 7th for ITC) 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 11th.  Breakfast on Wednesday, July 8th is included in the ITC room & board package.

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

  • Sprints / Hurdles / Relays
  • Endurance
  • Jumps
  • Throws
  • Combined Events
  • Youth Specialization - New

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 motor learning. The exam will be administered the second day of the school. Click here to view a preview of the lectures.

Departure Time
All Level 2 participants must check out of their rooms before 2:00pm on Saturday, July 11th (ITC - Wednesday, July 8th). Housing for the night of July 11th 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 the schedule 

Air Travel
Travel to/from North Carolina State University is at each registrants own expense. The airports below are available for incoming/outgoing flights.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (approximate 20 minute ride from Campus, local shuttle and taxi service the NC State campus)

Directions to North Carolina State University
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695

Click here to view and download campus map.

Classes and Attendance
Classes will be held in various lecture halls on the North Carolina State 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 of the staff members stay on campus.

Housing and Meals
The room & board package for first time Level 2 participants includes housing from July 5 – 11 and three-meals per day beginning with dinner on July 5th and concluding with lunch on July 11th. All meals will be served in the campus dining hall.

ITC participants will receive housing and meals from July 5th through breakfast on the 8th. Alumni will receive dinner on July 7th through lunch on July 11th.

All Dorm rooms must be vacated by 2:00pm Saturday, July 11, 2015.
Commuters will have the option to purchase meals at the dining commons or through restaurants close to campus.

Instructor Training Course
The ITC course is full and no more applications will be accepted.

Coaches applying for the USATF Instructor Training Course (ITC) can complete the application below. Please review the course requirements and the application procedures (below) BEFORE starting the application process. Class size is very limited! Maximum size of class is twelve students. Coaches with an extensive coaching career will get priority for selection.

ITC Participants are asked to bring their laptops, as they will be necessary for the final presentation.

Level 2 Refund Policy
All room & board full refund requests must be submitted no later than 11:59pm (EST) on Monday, June 1, 2015. Refunds have an administrative fee of $25. Coaches can receive a 50% tuition refund if request submitted by 11:59pm (EST) on Monday, June 8, 2015. No refunds after deadlines.

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.

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

The application includes a $5 fee. No application fees will be refunded. All application must be submitted by Friday, May 15 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) Saturday, May 30, 2015.

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 2015 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 after review sessions for training theory, physiology, sport psychology, and biomechanics during the first two days of the school. Specific sport science assignments and the grading protocol will be sent to student at time of access to the online sport science modules. 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 11. Students must pass all 4 sport science exams to be eligible to gain a Level 2 certification.

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 one time retest after the school completion and within 30 days of completion of the school for a student who fail to meet the 80% passing grade.

Any student requesting ADA services must make that request at the time of application and support the request with documentation sent to the Director of Coaching, A student must acknowledge a need for special services or support at the time of application and no later than 6 weeks prior to school opening to ensure the availability of special services, assistance, or other accommodations during the school or the testing protocol.

Click here for the Level 2 Application.


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