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Level 1 School

January 19-20, 2013
Chabot College - Hayward, California


Dave Shrock

Registration Information

$150.00 - Pre-registration (received by January 5, 2013)
$200.00 - Late Registration (received after January 5, 2013 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.

The Chabot Level 1 School has reached capacity. If you live in California and are interested in an upcoming school, you can consider the Level 1 School at Pitzer College this weekend or or the Orange Coast College School February 16-17th.

(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.


Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545

School will be in the Planetarium, room 1908. A detailed campus map will be sent to all participants.

Air: Oakland International Airport (OAK) is 11 miles north of Chabot College. San Francisco International (SFO) is 21 miles west, and San Jose is 26 miles to the south.  The La Quinta runs complimentary airport shuttles to OAK airport from 7:00am-10:00pm. The SuperShuttle: (, 800-258-3826) from SFO to Hayward is $41.00 one-way.  No SuperShuttle service to and from OAK or San Jose airports to Hayward.

BART: The closet BART Station is Hayward, which is 3.3 miles east of the college.  AC Transit bus route 92 runs between the college and BART station. Refer to AC transit for timings and cost:

Driving: Exit Hwy 92 (2 miles east of the San Mateo Bridge) at Hesperian and go north towards San Leandro.  Chabot is less than 1 mile on your left.  School will be held in the Planetarium, room 1908. $2.00 parking charge on weekends. Detailed campus map will be supplied to pre-registered coaches.


La Quinta Inn
20777 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94541
(1.6 miles north of college)

Reservations can be booked by calling 510-732-6300 and asking for the "USA Track & Field" rate.  Continental breakfast (waffles, bread, yogurt, oatmeal, muffins, fruits, hard boiled eggs) from 6-9:30am.  Complimentary wireless internet is available throughout the hotel. Complimentary Oakland airport shuttle currently available 7:00am to 10:00pm and is subject to change.


  • Ralph Jones is in his second season as Cal State East Bay's Head Cross Country and Track and Field Coach. Jones was a former student-athlete at Morgan State and Assistant Coach at Central Arizona College and Wilmington College (Ohio). Jones helped coach 15 east coast regional qualifiers and five school record holders in track and field over the past four years with Morgan State. He also coached the programs first 1500, 5000 and cross country champion.  The former Junior College Assistant Coach of the year in 2005 & 2007, Jones coached two individual cross country champions and lead his sprinters and relays to a total of five national titles. He coached over 22 athletes to All-American status. Jones is a Level 2 Coach in endurance, sprints/hurdles and relays.
  • 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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