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Level 1 School

December 15-16, 2012
Sacramento City College Ė Sacramento, California


Dave Shrock

Registration Information

$150.00 - Pre-registration (received by December 2, 2012)
$200.00 - Late Registration (received after December 2, 2012 or on-site)
$75 - 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 ($75.00) will be refunded after the registration deadline, and no refund will be given after the start date.


Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95822

The course will be in Lillard Hall, Room 101 (detailed campus map will be sent to all participants).

Air: Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is 17 miles north of Sacramento City College; San Francisco international is 86 miles west.  The La Quinta runs complimentary airport shuttles, or you can make a reservation with SuperShuttle (, 800-258-3826). To/from Richard Road (Jibboom St) hotels: $14.00, directly to/from City College: $21.00

Light Rail: Sacramento City College is a designated SacMetro Blue Line Light Rail stop.

Driving: From Hwy 5: Exit at Sutterville Road (south of Hwy 5-Bus. 80-50 interchange), travel east until 'T' intersection at Freeport, turn left.  At first light, turn right back onto Sutterville, turn left into SCC main entrance at light, with Hughes Stadium to your right.  After 200m into campus, park in west parking lot on your left. 

From Hwy. 99: Exit at Sutterville/12th Ave. exit (south of Hwy 50-Bus 80), travel west until pass Hughes Stadium on your right.  Turn right into SCC main entrance, After 200m into campus, park in west parking lot on your left.  No parking charges on weekends.


La Quinta Inn
200 Jibboom St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

  • Rate TBA if booked by 9 December, 2012.
  • Reservations can be booked by calling (916) 448-8100 ext. 0 and asking for the "USA Track & Field" rate.
  • Complimentary shuttle runs from 5am-10pm everyday main priority is to/from airport but when free will go within a 5 mile radius which includes SCC.
  • Continental breakfast (waffles, bread, yogurt, oatmeal, muffins, fruits, hard boiled eggs) runs 6-9 during week and 7-10 during weekend.
  • Complimentary wireless internet available throughout the hotel.

Saturday night school social: El Coyote Junction: 232 Jibboom St. moderately priced Mexican grill and bar.  Walking distance from hotels.


  • Ken Grace coached track and field and cross country at both the community college and high school levels for 31 years and is USATF certified at level 1 & level 2 in both jumps and endurance. Coach Grace has six community college state champions, one high school cross country state champion and one national champion to his credit. Grace has authored several articles on training and endurance and returns to the head coaching role at Chabot after serving as dean and athletic director from 1993 to 1995.  Grace was awarded California Community College Coach of the Year in 1991 and has his BS in Kinesiology at Cal-State Hayward and MA in Education at Stanford University.
  • Dr. Matt Lydum is presently an Assistant Professor in Education/Sport Science and Assistant Track Coach at Defiance College. He served as the Head Men's Track Coach at San Francisco State University for eight years before beginning his doctoral work at the University of Arizona. He was the 1998 NCAA DII Regional Coach of the Year and has represented the USOC at the International Olympic Academy.  He has worked with numerous NAIA & NCAA DII All-Americans. More recently, Lydum has served as Assistant Coach on several international USATF Youth teams and authored a book entitled Coaching Youth Track and Field. Lydum has completed the USATF Coaching Education Level 2 Program in Sprints, Hurdles, Relays; Jumps; Combined events, and Throws and coordinates the USATF Instructors Training Course (ITC).
  • Dr. Dave Shrock coaches at Modesto Junior College, where the program has amassed two Nor-Cal championships and three runner-up titles, with Shrock named California Central Valley Coach of the Year ten times and his program generated sixty-four All-Americans.  Shrock began his coaching career thirty-seven years ago at the College of San Mateo before coaching cross country and assisting with track at Stanford and San Josť State. Shrock is Level 2 certified in endurance, jumps, and sprints/ hurdles, while having earned Level 3 certification in training theory.  Shrock also presents internationally on subjects relating to sport management and coaching, and served as the Team USA Menís distance coach at the 2012 World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.


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