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Level 1 School

February 15-16, 2014
Benedictine University - Lisle, Illinois


Dave Pavlansky

Registration Information

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$150.00 - Pre-registration (received by February 1, 2014)
$200.00 - Late Registration (received after February 1, 2014 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 East: Take I-80W toward Wisconsin/Iowa/IL-83. Merge onto I-355 N/Veterans Memorial Tollway via Exit 140 toward West Suburbs. Take the Maple Ave. exit. Keep left to take the ramp toward Lisle/Naperville. Turn left onto Maple Ave. Turn left onto College Rd. 5700 College Road is on the right.

From the West:  Take I-88 East to and exit toward Naperville Rd.  Turn right onto Freedom Drive and then left onto E. Diehl Rd. Turn right onto N. Naperville Rd./N. Naper Blvd/ N. Naperville Wheaton Rd. and continue to follow N. Naper Rd. Turn left onto Maple and right onto College.  5700 College Rd. is on the right.  

From the South: Take I-65 N toward Chicago. Merge onto I-80 W/I-94 W/US-6 W via Exit 259A toward Chicago. Keep left to tak I-80 W toward Wisconsin-Iowa/IL-83/Torrence Ave.  . Merge onto I-355 N/Veterans Memorial Tollway via Exit 140 toward West Suburbs. Take the Maple Ave. exit. Keep left to take the ramp toward Lisle/Naperville. Turn left onto Maple Ave. Turn left onto College Rd.  5700 College Road is on the right.  

Birck Hall (listed as Building #3 on the map) is located just inside the main entrance to campus. Parking is available in the lot just south of the building or in the parking garage (#19 on the map).

Link to Benedictine University Campus map:


Hyatt Lisle
1400 Corporetum Dr.
Lisle, Illinois 60532

Hyatt Lisle is offering Benedictine Level 1 students a reduced rate of 75.00 / night. If you wish to take advantage, please use the hotel’s website To make your reservation click on "Special Rates” and use the group code "G-USAC."  If you need assistance making a reservation, please contact Sales Coordinator, Tila Phillips at 630-442-6017 or & she would be happy to help.


  • Matt Lydum, PhD, researches, writes, and teaches on issues related to human performance with a focus on educating coaches to provide developmentally appropriate experiences. He is a Level 2 Coach in Throws, Jumps, Combined Events and Sprints, Hurdles, & Relays. He is the project writer for the Human Kinetics text Coaching Youth Track & Field and serves as Director of the USATF Level 2 – Youth Specialization Course. He served on the Team USA Coaching Staff for the 2007 & 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships. Lydum was the 1998 USOC delegate for the International Olympic Academy and has coached numerous All-Americans at the collegiate and youth levels.
  • David Pavlansky was head boys' track and cross country coach at Boardman High School from 1999 –2010.  Twice named OAT&CCC District 1 Boys' Track 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 the USATF to attend the Emerging Elite Coaches' School in Orlando, Florida.  During Dave’s tenure Boardman teams produced both Indoor and Outdoor state champions as well as two Nike All-Americans.  Dave has USATF Level 2 certifications in Jumps, Endurance, and Sprints / Hurdles / Relays and he currently serves as USATF Regional Coordinator of Coaching Education for the Midwest and Upper East Coast.


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