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Level 1 School

November 16-18, 2012
Public School 9 - New York, New York


Neil Fitzgerald

Registration Information

$150.00 - Pre-registration (received by November 2, 2012)
$200.00 - Late Registration (received after November 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.


PS - 9
100 West 84th Street
New York City, NY

The course will be held in the PS-9 Auditorium.


Belnord Hotel
209 West 87th St.
New York, NY 10024
Phone: 212-873-5222

The Belnord Hotel is approximately four blocks from PS 9.


  • Neil Fitzgerald is the PS-9 School Director and Sprints Instructor. A Level 2 Coach in the sprints, Endurance and Youth events, Fitzgerald brings a wealth of knowledge to the program. He also continues to compete in the sport at the Masters level, winning World Masters titles in the 800m and 4x400m relay.
  • 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 Men’s and Woman’s Cross Country Coach at New York Institute of Technology.
  • Kevin McGill is the Throws Instructor for the PS-9 Level 1 School. He is a co-founder of the USATF Coaching Education Program and co-author of the Throws Manual. He has been named an IAAF “Official Lecturer” for throwing events and has over 40 years of coaching experience.
  • Jonathan Hill works with the jumpers and multis at West Point. He has Level 2 certificates in the Jumps, Sprints/Hurdles/Relays, and Combined Events. While at Eastern Washington University, he chaired Coaching Education for the Inland NW region. Hill helped athletes to 24 All-Big Sky performances and 12 individual school records as well as three OSAA Champions and 17 All-State awards.


Friday, November 16, 2012 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 8:00am to 8:00pm

Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

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