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Level 1 School

February 24-26, 2012
Defiance College Defiance, OH


Matt Lydum

Registration Information

$125.00 - Pre-registration (received by February 10, 2012)
$150.00 - Late Registration (received after February 10, 2012 or on-site)
$65 - Level 1 Alumni Pricing. Please contact to verify your attendance at a previous Level 1 course.

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 (list is updated hourly).

Refund policy: Only 1/2 of the registration fee ($62.50) will be refunded after the registration deadline, and no refund will be given after the start date.


From the North (Detroit, Michigan - 2 hours) and from (Toledo, Ohio - 1 hour): I-75 South. At Exit 204 take right ramp onto I-475 South to Toledo. At Exit 4B (Waterville/Napoleon exit), follow US 24 West to SR 66 South Exit in Defiance (North Clinton Street). Left at traffic light. At the 6th traffic light turn left on Sessions Ave.  

From the South (Dayton, Ohio - 2 hours): I-75 North to Lima. Take the Bluelick Road Exit 130 and turn left. Follow Bluelick Road to SR 65 North and turn right. Follow SR 65 North to SR 115 North (branches off to the left). Take SR 115 North through Kalida to SR 15 North to Defiance. Follow  SR 15/18 through town (left on East Second Street, right on Clinton Street). Turn right at the 4th traffic light on to Sessions Avenue.

From the West (Ft. Wayne, Indiana - 1 hour): US 24 East to SR 15 South exit (Ralston Ave). Continue straight on to Sessions Avenue.

From Cleveland, Ohio (approx. 3 hours): I-80/90 (Ohio Turnpike) West to Exit 64 to I-75 (Dayton) ramp in Toledo, Ohio. Take right ramp onto I-475 North. At Exit 4B (Waterville/Napoleon exit), follow US 24 West to SR 66 South Exit in Defiance (North Clinton Street). Left at traffic light. At the 6th traffic light turn left on Sessions Avenue.  


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  • Dr. Matt Lydum is assistant professor of physical education and field events coach at Defiance College in Northwest Ohio.  He is an active researcher, writer, teacher, and administrator on issues related to youth in sport.  As School Director of the USATF Youth Level 2 Program, USOC Delegate to the International Olympic Academy, and project writer for the Human Kinetics publication of the book Coaching Youth Track & Field, he seeks to expand access to coaching education and promote physical activity opportunities for children.
  • David Pavlansky has been the Head Boys' Track and Cross Country Coach at Boardman High School since 1999.  Twice named OAT&CCC District 1 Boys' Coach of the Year, Dave received the 2007 Fred Daffler State Coach of the Year Award for Boys' Cross Country.  In 2007 he was among 10 sprint coaches selected nationwide by the USATF to attend their Emerging Elite Coaches' School in Orlando, Florida.  Dave has completed the USATF Level 2 programs in Jumps, Endurance, and Sprints/Hurdles/Relays.
  • Joe Burgireno has spent eight seasons as head coach of Romulus High School with his team placing in the top 20 at the State Meet six of those eight years.  Prior to Romulus, he also spent two years coaching girls' pole vault for Ann Arbor Pioneer.  He has coached one relay and three individuals to state championships and has been a three time finalist for MITCA's D1 Boys Coach of the Year.  Joe is also USATF Level 2 Coach in sprints/hurdles/relays, jumps and throws.
  • John Hartpence has coached All Americans, school record holders, All Ohio athletes and conference champions in his 4 years as the Head Coach at Dickerson College. As the head track coach at DC his teams won multiple team conference championships and Coach Hartpence has won numerous coach of the year honors. He is a Level 2 Coach in endurance, jumps, sprints, and throws.


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