Level 1 School
June 6 - 8, 2014
Houston Baptist University - Houston, Texas
$150.00 - Pre-registration (received by May 23, 2014)
$200.00 - Late Registration (received after May 23, 2014 or on-site)
$75 - Alumni pricing for those who have already taken and successfully completed
the Level 1 Course. Please contact
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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
Houston Baptist University - Bradshaw Fitness Center
7737 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074
The Bradshaw Fitness Center is located on the northbound feeder of US-59
between Beechnut and Fondren. The course will be instructed in Classrooms A, B,
and C on the second floor.
6780 Southwest Freeway
Crowne Plaza Suites
9090 Southwest Freeway
- Casey Thom is an Assistant Coach at Rice University,
responsible for coaching the menís sprints, throws, and multi-events. Thom
was an All-American decathlete at the University of Nebraska. Before
arriving in Houston, Thom had stints at UCLA, Tulane, and the University of
Nebraska. Thom coached Ryan Harlan, who was ranked 7th in the world in the
decathlon in 2006. In 2007 Harlan was the NACAC decathlon champion and
placed 4th at the USA championships. Thom holds a Masterís degree in sport
coaching and is USATF level 2 Coach in Sprints, Jumps, Throws, and
- Ryan Turner is the Head XC/Track & Field Coach at
Garden City Community College. Prior to coaching at Garden City CC, Turner
spent five years at the University of Houston as the Head Cross Country and
Assistant Track & Field Coach. Turnerís 2011 Menís team placed 3rd at the
CUSA Championships. During his time at Houston, Turner coached two
individuals who advanced to the NCAA Cross Country Championships. The
Holdenville, Okla., native holds a bachelorís degree in physical education,
a master's degree in education and is a USATF Level 2 Coach in the endurance
and sprints/relays/hurdles events. He has two daughters, Lauryn and Haylie.
- Richie Mercado is the St. Johnís High School (Houston,
TX) Head Track & Field Coach. Richie competed as a decathlete at University
of Virginia. He has coached 30 years at St. John's School and is the Head
Coach for girls and boys. During that time he has coached dozens of
conference champions in the pole vault, high jump, long jump, triple jump,
sprints, and hurdles. He recently earned his USATF Level 3 and IAAF Level V
Elite Coach Diploma in the Jumps. He also has a USATF Level 2 in the
combined events and is the Jr. Coordinator for USA Heptathlon. Mercado was
the Head Coach for Team USA Heptathlon in the 2008 Thorpe Cup USA-Germany
dual and the 2011 NACAC Cup Heptathlon in Jamaica, and has been manager for
the 2013 Pan Am Juniors in Colombia and will serve as manager for the NACAC
U-23 in Canada this summer. He has served several times as an instructor in
USATF Women's Jr. Elite jump camps, working with many top juniors, including
Tianna Madison, 2005 World Long Jump Champion. He has directed the St.
Johnís Track & Field Camps for the past 18 years, and has served as
secretary and annual congress coordinator of the North America, Central
America, and Caribbean T&F Coaches Association for the last 23 years.
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