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Level 1 School

July 11-13, 2014
Defiance College - Defiance, Ohio


Dave Pavlansky

Registration Information

$150.00 - Pre-registration (received by June 27, 2014)
$200.00 - Late Registration (received after June 27, 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.

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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 start date.


Defiance College
701 N Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512
Tenzer Hall - Room 303

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 2 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. 3 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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  • Matt Lydum, PhD served as the Head Men's Track Coach at San Francisco State University for eight years before beginning his doctoral work at the University of Arizona. He was the 1998 NCAA DII Regional Coach of the Year and has represented the USOC at the International Olympic Academy.  He has worked with numerous NAIA & NCAA DII All-Americans. More recently, Lydum has served as Assistant Coach on several international USATF Youth teams and authored a book entitled Coaching Youth Track and Field. Lydum has completed the USATF Coaching Education Level 2 Program in Sprints, Hurdles, Relays; Jumps; Combined events, and Throws and acts as the Director of the USATF Level 2 - Youth Specialization.
  • David Pavlansky was the head boys' track and cross country coach at Boardman High School from 1999 2011.  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 Daves tenure Boardman teams produced numerous All-Ohio athletes, 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.
  • John Hartpence has served as Head XC/TF coach at Defiance College for the past seven years, and directed All-Americans, All-Ohio Champions and numerous conference and regional MVPs during his tenure. In his previous position, as the head track coach at Dickinson College (PA) his teams won five conference championships and he was twice named USTFCCCA Regional Coach of the Year. He is certified Level 2 in Jumps, and Throws.


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