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Level 1 School

February 22-24, 2013
St. Louis Airport Mariott - St. Louis, Missouri

Location updated below.


James Gillespie

Registration Information

$150.00 - Pre-registration (received by February 8, 2013)
$200.00 - Late Registration (received after February 8, 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.

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.

Location - UPDATED

St. Louis Airport Marriott
10700 Pear Tree Lane
St. Louis, Mo 63134
(The room will be Salon IV & V)

Participants who have accommodations at the Comfort Inn will receive free shuttle to and from the Marriott, as needed.  The Marriott is located about 1-2 miles from the Comfort Inn.


Comfort Inn-St. Louis Airport
9600 Natural Bridge Rd.
St. Louis, Mo 63134
Phone: (314) 427-7600

Mention USATF Level 1 for the negotiated rate of $70/night ($82.18 after tax).

For your Comfort and Convenience:

  • Automated Teller (ATM)
  • Baggage Storage
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Luggage Hold
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Complimentary Airport Shuttle 24 Hours per day
  • Check-In: 3:00 pm
  • Check-Out: 12:00 pm


  • Ben Chisman is a USATF Level 2 Endurance and Jumps coach with 12 years of track and field coaching experience. He has coached high school, college, and professional athletes and is currently training a group of adult endurance athletes.  He is also an Association Level Official for USATF.
  • Mike Cunningham is the Sales Manager for Gill Athletics, the presenting sponsor of USATF Coaches Education.  He joined Gill Athletics after a 10 year coaching career that included stops at Troy State University, Ball State University, and Mississippi State University.  During his coaching career he coached All-Americans in each of the sprint events and long and triple jump events.  Cunningham has earned his Level 2 certificates in Sprints/Hurdles/Relays, Jumps, and Combined Events.  He has taught Level I schools throughout the country for the past 10 years.
  • James Gillespie has produced National Champions and All-Americans, as a collegiate coach. He is currently a coach at Hazelwood Central High School, and previously coached at Florissant Valley C.C. and Lindenwood University.  James is Level 2 certified in sprints/hurdles/relays and jumps.
  • Peter Juszczyk is Level 2 certified in the throws, sprints and multis and has been a Level 1 Instructor for the past 10 years. Peter is a former NCAA qualifier in the Javelin. Former coach at SIUE, and Kinesiology Adjunct Instructor at Blackburn College.


Friday, February 22, 2012 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Saturday, February 23, 2012 - 8:00am to 6:00pm

Sunday, February 24, 2012 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

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