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Level 1 School

August 15-17, 2014
Central High School - Omaha, Nebraska


Dr. Matt Lydum

Registration Information

$150.00 - Pre-registration (received by midnight (EST) August 1, 2014)
$200.00 - Late Registration (received after midnight (EST) August 1, 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.


Central High School
124 N. 20th St.
Omaha, NE 68102


There are multiple options in downtown Omaha near Central High School, including:

Econo Lodge Downtown
2211 Douglas St.
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 345-9565

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Omaha Downtown
1616 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68102


  • Ryan Scheckel is the Head Cross Country Coach at Mt. Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, a certified Level 2 USA Track & Field Coach in endurance and jumps and a Level 1 Instructor.  He served as the Men's and Women's Track & Field Head Coach from 2001-2010.  Over the past 10 years, the Mustang cross country programs have had 5 teams and 17 individual NAIA national meet qualifiers, while the track & field squads have had 48 athletes compete at NAIA national meets, 20 of them earning All-American honors.  During that time, the cross country and track & field programs have also counted 31 NAIA Scholar-Athletes. In 2010, the Mustang men's and women's cross country and men's and women's track & field teams were all named NAIA Scholar Teams.  During his tenure, he was named coach of the year 16 times and has led his teams to 14 conference titles.
  • Lynn Lindaman MD has coaching experience spanning 40 years which has included working with, simultaneously, a straddling high jumper and a flopping high jumper. He has coached athletes from 7 year old beginners to Olympic Trial competitors.  His years of coaching were interrupted for about 15 years for medical school, an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and a Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship.  He is in private Orthopaedic Surgery practice with special expertise in Pediatric and Adolescent Sport Medicine.  In addition to Coaching and Administrative duties with the Iowa Association of USATF, he has become a Master Level Official and has Officiated everything from local Youth Meets to NCAA Div 1 National Championships, the USATF National Championships and the Drake Relays.
  • David Pavlansky was the 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.
  • Dr. Matt Lydum most recently served as 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 School Director of the USATF Youth Level 2 Program, USOC Delegate to the International Olympic Academy, and project writer for the Human Kinetics publication, Coaching Youth Track & Field, he seeks to expand access to coaching education and promote physical activity opportunities for children.


Friday, August 15, 2014 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 8:30am to 7:30pm

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

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