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Level 1 School

July 20-22, 2012
Nassau Community College - Garden City, NY
*Location Change*


Frederick Benlein
(516) 728-4754

Registration Information

$125.00 - Pre-registration (received by July 6, 2012)
$150.00 - Late Registration (received after July 6, 2012 or on-site)
$65 - Alumni pricing for those who have already taken and successfully completed the Level 1 Course. Please contact to verify alumni status and register for the 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 Long Island Expressway (495) to the Northern State Parkway to the Meadowbrook Parkway South (Exit 31A/Jones Beach). To Exit M4-Hempstead/Coliseum. Follow the sign for Charles Lindbergh Boulevard. At the first traffic light turn right, which leads into the Nassau Community College parking lot. If you are taking Southern State Parkway to the Meadowbrook Parkway Ė Follow the directions above.

Link to Complete Directions:
Campus Map:
Parking W4B Student & Visitor Parking


429 Duffy Avenue
Hicksville, NY 11801
(516) 433-3900

Call (877) 240-AWAY (2929) or visit and provide the Special Rate ID: 00214580. Register online with your 2012 USATF Membership number for the discounted rate of $93.00.


  • Larry Judge, Ph.D., C.S.C.S. is an Assistant Professor of physical education and coordinator of the graduate coaching program at Ball State University. He has 18 years of Division I coaching experience with Indiana State University, the University of South Carolina, the University of Wyoming and the University of Florida. He is currently the USA Track & Field national chairman for coaching education in the throwing events. He is also a Level III instructor in the International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) coaching education program. He has coached more than 100 NCAA Division I All- Americans, including eight Olympians.
  • Neil L. Fitzgerald is a USATF Level 2 coach in three specialties: Sprints/Hurdles, Endurance and Youth Athletics. He is the Founding Director of the NYC Department of Education Developmental Track and Field Series. He has worked as a running coach, teacher, and teacher educator in New York City since 1996. As a masterís runner, Neil has competed at four World Championship meets between 2005 and 2009 where he won two gold and four silver medals.
  • Joe Rogers is the Assistant Track & Field Coach for the Army Track & Field team and the Jumps Instructor for the Long Island University Level 1 School. Rogers has served USATF as the Chair of Coaching Education and is a three time USATF international staff member. Rogers is also the former Head Coach at Ball State University.
  • Fred Benlein, C.S.C.S., HFS is a USATF Level 3 Endurance Coach and a USATF Level 2 Sprints/Hurdles Coach. He has been a coach for 29 years of high school, collegiate, professional, post collegiate, masters and disabled athletes from entry level to national level. He has owned his own business for 18 years as an LDR/Track & Field Coach and Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is currently the Head Menís and Womanís Cross Country Coach at New York Institute of Technology.


Friday, July 20, 2012 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 8:00am to 9:00pm

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

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