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Level 1 School

July 26-28, 2013
Defiance College - Defiance, Ohio


David Pavlansky

Registration Information

$150.00 - Pre-registration (received by July 12, 2013)
$200.00 - Late Registration (received after July 12, 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.


From the North (Detroit, Michigan - 2 hours) and from (Toledo, Ohio - 1 hour): I-75 South. At Exit 204 take right ramp onto I-475 South to Toledo. At Exit 4B (Waterville/Napoleon exit), follow US 24 West to SR 66 South Exit in Defiance (North Clinton Street). Left at traffic light. At the 6th traffic light turn left on Sessions Ave.

From the South (Dayton, Ohio - two hours): I-75 North to Lima. Take the Bluelick Road Exit 130 and turn left. Follow Bluelick Road to SR 65 North and turn right. Follow SR 65 North to SR 115 North (branches off to the left). Take SR 115 North through Kalida to SR 15 North to Defiance. Follow  SR 15/18 through town (left on East Second Street, right on Clinton Street). Turn right at the 4th traffic light on to Sessions Avenue.

From the West (Ft. Wayne, Indiana - 1 hour): US 24 East to SR 15 South exit (Ralston Ave). Continue straight on to Sessions Avenue.

From Cleveland, Ohio (approx. three hours): I-80/90 (Ohio Turnpike) West to Exit 64 to I-75 (Dayton) ramp in Toledo, Ohio. Take right ramp onto I-475 North. At Exit 4B (Waterville/Napoleon exit), follow US 24 West to SR 66 South Exit in Defiance (North Clinton Street). Left at traffic light. At the 6th traffic light turn left on Sessions Avenue.


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  • Dr. Matt Lydum is the Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Field Events Coach at Defiance College in Northwest Ohio.  He is an active researcher, writer, teacher, and administrator on issues related to youth in sport.  As the School Director of the USATF Level 2  - Youth Specialization Program, USOC Delegate to the International Olympic Academy, and project writer for the Human Kinetics publication of the book Coaching Youth Track & Field, he seeks to expand access to coaching education and promote physical activity opportunities for children.
  • David Pavlansky has been the head boys' Track and Cross Country Coach at Boardman High School since 1999.  Twice named OAT&CCC District 1 Boys' Coach of the Year, Dave received the 2007 Fred Daffler State Coach of the Year Award for Boys' Cross Country.  In 2007 he was among 10 sprint coaches selected nationwide by USATF to attend their Emerging Elite Coaches' Camp in Orlando, Florida.  Dave has completed the USATF Level 2 programs in Jumps, Endurance, and Sprints/Hurdles/Relays.
  • John Hartpence has coached All Americans, school record holders, All Ohio athletes and conference champions in his 4 years as the Head Coach at DC. As the head track coach at Dickinson College for several years his teams won multiple team conference championships and coach Hartpence has won numerous coach of the year honors. He is certified Level 2 in Endurance, Jumps, Sprints/Hurdles/Relays and Throws.


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