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Level 1 School

June 6-7, 2014
Drury Inn St. Louis Airport - St. Louis, Missouri


James Gillespie

Registration Information

$150.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) May 23, 2014)
$200.00 - Late Registration (received after midnight (EST) May 23, 2014 or on-site)
$75 - Alumni pricing is 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.

Location & Lodging

Lodging: Drury Inn St. Louis Airport
10490 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63134

Reservations can be made by reserving online ( or by calling (1-800-325-0720). When prompted online or by phone, enter group number of 2208773 to recieve the discounted rate of $94.95 (single room) or $99.95 (double room) before tax. Make reservations by May 5th in order to receive the discounted rate.

Hotel Services:
  • Free Hot QUIKSTART® Breakfast
  • Free 5:30pm-7:00pm Kickback® - hot food & cold beverages
  • Free wireless internet
  • Free soda/popcorn in lobby (daily 3-10 pm)
  • Free 24 hour airport shuttle
  • Microwaves & refrigerators in all rooms
  • Free gated parking during Stay
  • Check –in 3:00pm, check-out 11:00am


  • Ben Chisman is a USATF Level 2 Endurance and Jumps coach with 15 years of track and field coaching experience. He has coached high school, college, and professional athletes and is currently training a group of adult endurance athletes.  He is also an Association Level Official for USATF.
  • Mike Cunningham is the Division 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 11 years.
  • James Gillespie has produced national champions and All-Americans as a collegiate coach and is currently a coach at Hazelwood Central High School (2013 Missouri State Champions). He previously coached at Florissant Valley C.C. and Lindenwood University.  James is Level 2 certified in sprints/hurdles/relays and jumps.
  • Peter Juszczyk is a Level 2 Caoch in the throws, sprints and multis, and has been a Level 1 Instructor for the past 10 years. Peter is a former NCAA qualifier in the Javelin and the current throws coach at Hazelwood Central High School (2013 Missouri State Champions). He is a former coach at SIUE, and Adjunct Kinesiology Instructor, Blackburn College.


Friday, June 6, 2014 - 2:45pm to 10:00pm

Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 8:00am to 10:00pm

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