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Level 1 School

July 19-21, 2013
La Quinta Inn St. Louis Airport - St. Louis, Missouri


James Gillespie

Registration Information

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

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.

Course Location & Lodging

La Quinta Inn St. Louis Airport
5781 Campus Ct.
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Hotel Rate $80.79 after taxes
Phone: (314) 731-3881

Amenities & Services

  • Free Bright Side Breakfast
  • Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Facilities Available
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Airport Shuttle Available
  • Airport Shuttle Notes: 6am-11pm Daily
  • Pets Welcome
  • Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-Out Time: 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.  He is currently training a group of adult endurance athletes and is 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 1 schools throughout the country for the past 10 years.
  • James Gillespie has produced National Champions and All-Americans in his tenure 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. He has been a Level 1 Instructor for the past 10 years and is a former NCAA qualifier in the Javelin. Currently a throws coach at Hazelwood Central High School, he is the former coach at SIUE, and Kinesiology Adjunct Instructor at Blackburn College.


Friday, July 19, 2013 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 8:00am to 8:00pm

Sunday, July 21, 2013 - 8:00am to 12:30pm

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